Rock & Sling


Type Of Organization
Magazine
Phone
(509) 777-3243
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.”

Social Media Platforms Used
Twitter, Facebook
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
Contact Email
Publishes
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, art, translation, gr_novel
Representative Authors
Nancy Mairs, Christopher Howell, Jessie van Eerden
Submissions Policy
Please visit our web site for submission guidelines.
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
Year Founded
2004
Distributors
Ubiquity
Total Circulation
400
Paid Subscriptions
250
Individual
$18/yr / Institution $18/yr
Insitution
$18/yr
Single Copy Price
$10
Total Number Of Issues Published
21
Back Issues Available
yes
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
yes
If Yes, What Percent Of All Unsolicited MSS Are Published
35
Format
perfect
Dimensions
6 - 9
Average Number Of Pages
125

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