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Rock & Sling
tcaraway@whitworth.edu
  • Type of organization
    magazine
  • Phone
    (509) 777-3243
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
    Twitter, Facebook
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    The editors of Rock & Sling believe that the act of writing, and of reading, is a way of drilling down to the core of language’s vitality, and accepting an understanding of artistic language as a kind of testimony. The compulsion of the word is bracing in its charge to the writer to understand that his and her work matters not just as an expression of experience and response but as an active language engaged morally as well as aesthetically. To tell the truth is an act of responsibility as well as an expression of hope. To testify is an act of courage as well as an expression of faith. This means we look for complexity, with an understanding that what appears simple is rarely easy. We look for work that engages ideas of faith, with an understanding that doubt is an integrated, essential aspect of faith. We look for beauty, with an understanding that we are called to be made uncomfortable. We look for structure, with the understanding that every new work is a new experiment. The editors believe that faith isn’t easy, no matter what one has faith in, and we look for work that is not afraid to acknowledge difficulty, work that isn’t afraid to say, “I don’t know.”
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
    yes
  • If Yes, please name
    Whitworth University
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Thom Caraway
  • Contact title
    Editor-in-Chief
  • Publishes
    essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, art, translation, graphic novel
  • Focus
    Please visit our web site.
  • Representative authors
    Nancy Mairs, Christopher Howell, Jessie van Eerden
  • Submissions policy
    Please visit our web site for submission guidelines. (See website for details)
  • Accepts unsolicited submissions?
    Yes
  • Submission Guidelines URL
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
    yes
  • Reading period
    Year round
  • Reporting time
    1 - 4 months
  • Author Payments
    copies
  • Number of paid staff
    3
  • Number of unpaid staff
    25
  • Distributors
    Ubiquity
  • CLMP Member?
    yes
  • How many writers did you publish in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
    50
  • How many live events did you present in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
    5
  • ISSN Number
    1552-5929
  • Total Circulation
    400
  • Paid Subscriptions
    250
  • Individual Price
    18/yr / Institution $18/yr
  • Insitutional Price
    18/yr
  • Single Copy Price
    10
  • Back Issues Available
    yes
  • Ads?
    yes
  • Ad Rate
    Swap
  • Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
    yes
  • If Yes, What Percent Of All Unsolicited MSS Are Published?
    35
  • Format
    perfect
  • Dimensions
    9 - 6
  • Average Number of Pages
    125