Submission Guidelines

In addition to the interviews and book reviews we already publish on our blog, we're now soliciting submissions for Burn Pile, The Woodshop, and Long Way From, Long Time Since.

The Woodshop

Joan Didion spent the night in the same room as her work when it was almost finished. Don DeLillo kept a picture of Borges close by. Where, and how, do you do your work?

CutBank is looking for photos of writers’ workspaces, and some thoughts about their practice. Take a few moments to respond to the following:

  1. Where do you do your work?
  2. What do you keep on your desk?
  3. What's your view like?
  4. What do you eat/drink while you work?
  5. Do you have any superstitions about your work?
  6. Share a recent line/sentence written in this space.

Then, along with your responses, send us a well-lit, high-resolution photo of your workspace. [Note: Please keep files smaller than 1MB.]

Submissions should also include your name, e-mail address, a brief bio, and a link to your website. Please email your submissions and use “Woodshop” as your subject. If we plan to publish your piece, you’ll hear from us. If you haven’t heard back within several months, we wish you our best of luck in placing your submission elsewhere.

 

Long Way From, Long Time Since

Dear aspiring literary pen pals: CutBank wants your letters to other writers, living or dead, for a new web series. We don’t mean your actual correspondence; rather, we want your queries and inquiries, your best wishes and arguments, short pieces that explore correspondence as a creative form.

In turn, we’ll post select letters—“To Gary Shteyngart, from Boise,” say, or “To Virginia Woolf, from Miami”—on CutBankOnline.org.

Submissions should be double-spaced, and should include your name, e-mail address and a brief bio, as well as a link to your website. Please email your submissions  and use “Long Way From” as your subject.

If we plan to publish your piece, you’ll hear from us. If you haven’t heard back within several months, we wish you the best of luck in placing your work elsewhere.

 

Burn Pile

CutBank is always looking for material for Burn Pile, our regular menagerie of interviews, essays, reviews, and other recommended readings you've discovered on the Web. Have something our readers should know about? Email us a link and a brief note and use “Burn Pile” as your subject. We appreciate your contribution and make every effort to use submitted material. However, we cannot guarantee a response if your recommendation does not suit our current needs.

 

Book Reviews

CutBank wants your contribution to our oldest digital feature – original reviews of contemporary poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Please browse our archives for a taste of the diverse content and style we appreciate. There are no word limits or media constraints, though we do prefer books by lesser known authors published within the last two years.

If you are interested in writing a review, if you have a review you would like us to consider, or if you have a book that you would like reviewed, please email the CutBank Review Editor. We make every attempt to respond to all inquiries. However, please allow at least two months before checking back in.

For the list of available books that are waiting in our office to be reviewed, click here for poetry and here for prose titles. We are also more than happy to consider reviews of books not on this list.

If you have a book that you would like reviewed, please send a review copy to the following address:

CutBank / English Department / University of Montana / Missoula, MT 59812

 

Interviews

CutBank features interviews with writers, publishers and editors who have influenced the way our world reads, writes and thinks. We welcome you to submit interview project ideas, as well as completed interviews, with intriguing literary figures for consideration. Please send an email to our editors with "Interview" in the subject line.