Calling All Ohio Writers! Rubbertop Review: An Annual Journal of The University of Akron and Greater Ohio blends tradition with innovation and is looking for excellent craftsmanship in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.
Each issue of Rubbertop will feature 1/4 of its content from undergraduate and graduate students at The University of Akron. The remainder of the journal will feature the very best of work by writers living in Ohio.
We will consider submissions from any Ohio resident. No university affiliation is required; we solely consider the quality of writing and the passion for the craft.
Submissions are accepted September 1 – February 1.
When submitting please keep to the following guidelines:
– 3-5 poems only
– Short fiction or creative nonfiction should not exceed 4,000 words
– No attachments, please. Paste your submission directly into the text of your e-mail. If your work is accepted we will ask for an electronic file.
– Include a brief description of you and your work before your submitted piece
– Electronic submissions only. Please e-mail the appropriate editor and in the subject line put your name and genre (i.e., Fiction – Jane Smith). Akron students should make their affiliation clear in the subject line (i.e., UA Poetry – John Smith).
As we are a small journal, please respect our ability to only give payment of one (1) contributor’s copy for accepted pieces. All authors included in each issue will be invited to read their work at our annual release party in the spring.
We look forward to reading your work.
Editor-in-Chief: Tara Kaloz
Fiction Editors: Shurice Gross & Cody Rush-Ossenbeck
Poetry Editors: Joel Lee & Ramona Paul
Creative Nonfiction Editor: Marissa Marangoni
Rubbertop Review holds an annual essay contest for undergraduate students at The University of Akron. The contest is always judged by an accomplished Ohio writer. Information on the contest for volume two of the journal will be forthcoming in September, 2009.
Any questions about the contest may be sent to Rubbertop Editor-in-Chief Tara Kaloz at
Editor.Rubbertop@gmail.com, or Rubbertop Faculty Advisor Eric Wasserman at EW22@uakron.edu.