Rubbertop Review – volume Five - 2013

Rubbertop Review 2012





    Check out these dynamic interviews in the fourth issue of Rubbertop Review!

    Michael Goroff in conversation with John Simmons Short Fiction Award winner Josh Rolnick

    David Giffels in conversation with songwriter Dan Auerback of the Grammy Award winning band The Black Keys

    Calling All 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, creative nonfiction, art, and anything beyond.

    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 the submissions we receive. We solely consider the quality of writing and the passion for the craft.

    Submissions are accepted October 1 - April 1

    The fifth issue of the Rubbertop Review will focus on the theme of "Conversation." This theme may be interpreted as loosely or as rigid as the contributor sees fit. All submissions, however, should make an attempt to contribute towards this theme.

    When submitting please keep to the following guidelines:

    • All authors are able to submit one entry per genre (poetry excluded)
    • Up to 7 poems can be submitted per author
    • Short Fiction and Creative Nonfiction are not to exceed 4,000 words
    • One-Act Plays are not to exceed 10 pages
    • All art must be available in print-quality format
    • University of Akron students should distinguish themselves as such

    All questions and concerns may be addressed to James Bigley, Editor-In-Chief:

    As we are a small journal, please respect our ability to only give payment of one (1) contributor's copy for accepted pieces.

    We look forward to reading your work.

    Submit your best work here!

    Copies of Rubbertop may be purchased for $5 each. Please send cash or a check made out to "The University of Akron" with "Rubbertop Review" in the subject line to:

    Rubbertop Review, c/o Professor Eric Wasserman, Faculty Advisor The University of Akron Department of English Olin Hall Akron, Ohio 44325-1906

    Rubbertop Staff

    For details about obtaining copies, please e-mail Professor Eric Wasserman, Rubbertop's faculty advisor:

    • Editor-in-Chief: Jacob Euteneuer
    • Fiction Editors: James Bigley, II  & Nicholas Reali
    • Poetry Editors:Nathan Kemp, & Rebecca Ligon
    • Creative Non-fiction Editors: Sharon Cebula & Jaclyn Geier

    Any questions about the contest may be sent to Rubbertop Editor-in-Chief Jacob Euteneuer at or Rubbertop Faculty Advisor Eric Wasserman at

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