“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.” 

                                                                                ~Margaret Atwood


Our theme this year is “Emotional Texture.” The idea of being who you are, feeling what you feel, and knowing what you’re made of. The theme explores the attributes of self-acceptance, self-awareness, and resiliency. Oscar Wilde says, “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” The editors here are RORR want to know what the theme emotional texture means to you. What are you made of?

The deadline for submissions has been extended to March 31, 2019. Genres include poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, art, and photography. Please read and follow our guidelines below. Submissions that do not follow guidelines will not be considered. Please send your most polished work. Works that are selected, the editors will contact you via the contact information in your Submittable account by March 15, 2019 (for those that have met the December 1, 2018 deadline) and June 15th (for those who submit for the March 1, 2019 deadline). If you have any questions, email us at submissions@rainonrooftopsreview.com. Please do not send submissions to this email. Submissions will only be accepted through our online submissions manager Submittable. 

 

 

 

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  • Submit up to 3 poems (per entry fee), single-spaced (8 pages max). 12pt standard font. There are no restrictions on form. Send as a SINGLE attachment/file (.doc; .docx; .pdf). 
  • Only original, previously unpublished work will be considered. One submission, or group of poems per reading period.
  • We judge blind. No identifying information on submitted work.
  • Include a cover letter in the provided space in the Submittable form (not in the document). Include your mailing address, email and phone number, a brief bio, and poem titles.
  • Simultaneous submissions are okay, so long as you let us know in your cover letter. Notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere by adding a note to your Submittable account.
  • Please do not query submission status. Response time is 8-12 weeks. 
  • Revisions can be made after acceptance; do not withdraw and resubmit work due to revision concerns.
  • If you have been published by Rain on Rooftops Review, please wait one year before resubmitting.
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  • Submit one story up to 2,500 words per reading period (distinct, character-driven stories preferable). Double-spaced, 12pt standard font. Send as a SINGLE attachment/file (.doc; .docx; .rtf; .pdf). 
  • Only original, unpublished work will be considered. 
  • We judge blind. No identifying information within submitted work.
  • Include a cover letter in the provided space in the Submittable form (not in the document). Include your mailing address, email and phone number, a brief bio, and story title.
  • Simultaneous submissions are okay if noted in your cover letter. Notify us immediately if work is accepted elsewhere by adding a note to your Submittable account.
  • Please do not query submission status. Response time is 8-12 weeks. 
    • Revisions can be made after acceptance; do not withdraw and resubmit work due to revision concerns.
    • If you have been published by Rain on Rooftops Review, please wait one year before resubmitting.
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    $3.00

    • Submit one piece, up to 2,500 words, or up to three essays double-spaced. 12pt standard font. Submit as a SINGLE attachment/file (.doc; .docx; .rtf; .pdf).
    •  We accept personal essays, lyric essays, literary journalism/ creative nonfiction, memoir, or hybrid prose. We do not publish literary criticism, scholarly articles or reportage. 
    • Only original, previously unpublished work will be considered. One submission per reading period.
    • We judge blind. No identifying information on submitted work.
    • Include a cover letter in the provided space in the Submittable form (not in the document). Include your mailing address, email and phone number, a brief bio, and titles of the pieces you are submitting.
    • Simultaneous submissions are okay if noted in your cover letter. Notify us immediately if work is accepted elsewhere by adding a note to your Submittable account.
    • Please do not query submission status. Response time is 8-12 weeks. 
    • Revisions can be made after acceptance; do not withdraw and resubmit work due to revision concerns.
    • If you have been published by Rain on Rooftops Review, please wait one year before resubmitting.
    Art
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    • Submit up to 4 images, digital versions (per entry fee). Minimum 300 dots per inch (dpi). Send as a SINGLE attachment/file (.tif; .jpg; .png). List the titles of each piece in the title section of the Submittable form. 

        • Only original, previously unpublished work will be considered. One submission per reading period.
        • We judge blind. No identifying information on submitted work.
        • Include a cover letter in the provided space in the Submittable form (not in the document). Include your mailing address, email and phone number, a brief bio, and art titles. 
        • Simultaneous submissions are okay if noted in your cover letter. Notify us immediately if work is accepted elsewhere by adding a note to your Submittable account.
        • Please do not query submission status. Response time is 8-12 weeks. 
        • Revisions can be made after acceptance; do not withdraw and resubmit work due to revision concerns.
        • If you have been published by Rain on Rooftops Review, please wait one year before resubmitting.
        Ends on March 31, 2019$3.00
        $3.00


        • Submit up to 4 original photographs, digital versions, in web-readable format (per entry fee). Minimum 300 dots per inch (dpi). Send as a SINGLE attachment/file (.tif; .jpg). Must have a title. List the title of each piece in the title section of the Submittable form. 

            • Only original, previously unpublished work will be considered. One submission per reading period.
            • We judge blind. No identifying information on submitted work.
            • Include a cover letter in the provided space in the Submittable form (not in the document). Include your mailing address, email and phone number, a brief bio, and the titles of the pieces you are submitting.
            • Simultaneous submissions are okay if noted in your cover letter. Notify us immediately if work is accepted elsewhere by adding a note to your Submittable account.
            • Please do not query submission status. Response time is 8-12 weeks
            • Revisions can be made after acceptance; do not withdraw and resubmit your work due to revision concerns.
            • If you have been published by Rain on Rooftops Review, please wait one year before resubmitting.
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