Rubbertop Review

Calling all writers! 

Rubbertop Review is an annual literary journal looking for excellent craftsmanship in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and greyscale art. We solely consider the quality of writing and the passion for the craft.

Submissions are accepted October 1-December 3, 2023.

When submitting, please keep to the following guidelines: 

  • All authors are able to submit one entry per genre with the exception of poetry and art.
  • Submit up to 5 poems for consideration.
  • We are partial to accepting works of flash fiction and creative nonfiction, i.e. works up to 2,000 words or less, but we also are open to stories up to 5,000 words.
  • Please submit up to 5 pieces of art in print-quality format. Please no color. 

All questions and concerns may be addressed to the 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!


Rubbertop Review - Twelfth Volume - 2021 -

Click the cover to view the latest volume of the Rubbertop Review.

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Rubbertop Review - Eleventh Volume - 2020 -


Rubbertop Review - Tenth Anniversary Volume, including an interview with National Book Award finalist Leslie Harrison - 2018

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Rubbertop Review - Volume Nine Special Edition: Writing the Body - 2017

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    Check out this dynamic interview from 2014's Volume Six Rubbertop Review!

    Jaclyn Geier-Klein and Sharon Cebula in conversation with Chuck Klosterman, New York Times Magazine popular culture writer.

    Check out these dynamic interviews from 2012's Volume Four 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