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Spillway Review is committed to encouraging creative efforts.
See also: Special Calls for submissions
Frequently Asked Questions
Submit material by e-mail to:
Include the word submission
in the subject line of the e-mail.
If possible, please submit work in the body of the e-mail rather than as an attachment.
Please indicate whether or not your work has been previously published and which of the
following categories best fits your contribution:
(see special instructions for
Within three months of submitting your work, you will be notified of whether or not it has been accepted for publication.
Here are some themes:
Special Calls for Submissions
In addition to seeking creative work on almost all topics, the editors are seeking work on the following topics for possible inclusion in special collections.
The Area 57
Creative Endeavor Contest
See Area 57 for details.
The River Collection
We are collecting stories, poems, photos and art work about rivers.
The Mississippi River, Natchez Mississippi
June 12, 2005; Photo by Anne Bolner
To to request permission to use or copy any material displayed on Spillway Review contact the editors at:
We are looking for subtly creepy poems and stories, along the lines of HH Munro, who used the pen name Saki. We are not looking for gory horror stories.
Photo by Anne Bolner
Day of the Dead/All Souls Day/All Saints Day
The day after Halloween is All Saints Day. The Day of the Dead Collection has been posted. We are accepting work for the 2006 Day of the Dead collection.
Vicksburg Civil War Cemetery, Vicksburg, Miss.
June, 2003, photo by Anne Bolner
Bucktown is an area of New Orleans near Lake Pontchartrain. We are seeking stories about our Bucktown photos. We are also seeking more Bucktown photos. If you are unfamiliar with Bucktown, just use your imagination.
Bucktown, December 2003
Photo by Anne Bolner
Mardi Gras Collection
We want to share your Mardi Gras stories. Keep it clean, if possible.
2004 Mardi Gras Collection
2005 Mardi Gras Collection
Photo by Anne Bolner.
The Moviegoer Collection
The Moviegoer Collection has been posted, but we could add to it. We are looking for stories about movies and movie theaters, including (but not limited to) stories about going to the movies before it was possible to rent videos or see movies on HBO.
The Louisiana Collection has been posted, but we are still seeking work about Louisiana.
Pie Day, 2004, near New Iberia, Louisiana
Photo by Anne Bolner
We are looking for facts or fiction about the Pontalba buildings overlooking Jackson Square in New Orleans.
The Pontalba, Jackson Square, New Orleans, Louisiana
Photo by Anne Bolner, November 9, 2003
Writing on Writing
The Writing on Writing collection has been posted. Let us know if you have any work to add.
We are looking for works of around 1000 words or less concerning publishing and writing.
Hemingway v. Stevens -- fist fight
The Hemingway v. Stevens collection has been posted, but we continue to seek work on the subject of the 1936 Ernest Hemingway v. Wallace Stevens fist fight.
"Making groceries" means "grocery shopping" in much of New Orleans. We are seeking work involving grocery shopping, in New Orleans or elsewhere. We are seeking photos or graphics for use as cover art with written material. Making Groceries collection has been posted, but we would still consider adding work to this collection.
Piggly Wiggly store, photo by Valerie MacEwan
Send us your feud story. Change the names and details so no one gets killed.
We are calling for a story board, or photographs of a mock-up of a little theater or puppet theater show which could be presented on the website as a slideshow or a photo gallery with captions. Puppets, if used, could be hands, drawings or actual puppets the artist might make. Painted hands with black light, or other sophisticated theater lighting might be effective. The "stage" might just be a window. It does not have to have curtains. The story does not have to be for children.
Please see the submission procedure for graphics (below) before sending or undertaking work. This is particularly important with the theater project, so that applicants might know in advance if their proposed project is appropriate to the objectives of the editors.
Graphics by Anne Bolner
The Sushi Collection is in archives, but if you have some work about Sushi, let us know.
All submissions should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
If possible, please submit written work in the body of the e-mail rather than as an attachment.
Please note special instructions for images etc.:
Before sending groups of graphic images, photos, or any video file, please send:
1. a brief description of the work
2. the approximate total file size of the intended submission, and
3. one sample image file
Spillway Review is an online creative journal, with a lot of Louisiana themes