Submission Guidelines

Submissions for the December 2019 publication are closed, please check back in January 2020.

Steel House Review currently accepts fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from May 3 through November 1, with publication in December. While we do not adhere to thematic requirements and welcome a wide variety of style, form, and genre, we ask that submitted work be original, thought-provoking, and tasteful. 

For all submissions, we use Submittable, and you can find the submission links for each genre below.


All submissions must include a cover letter with your first and last name, a short bio, title of work, and indication of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. Cover letter may include a brief list of genres, which may be used as a sorting feature on our site. Submission piece must be attached in a .doc or .docx file.

Submissions must adhere to the following guidelines and formatting:

Fiction & Nonfiction

  • 5000 word maximum

  • Readable 12pt font 

  • Double spaced


  • One to three poems, totaling seven pages or less

  • Readable 12pt font

  • Double spaced

We accept one submission per person per three months.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Please label them as such in your submission email and notify SHR immediately upon their acceptance and publication elsewhere.

Please use discretion when submitting content with mature themes. Mature content is acceptable so long as it appears tastefully and with purpose.

Steel House Review holds first and one time publication rights only, to include corresponding issues of digital and print publication. No previously published material will be accepted. Steel House Review is currently a web-based literary journal only.

Because we operate with a small number of staff, we are unable to respond to inquiries about submission status.


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