The Salal Review

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


Submissions are accepted from anyone with a connection to the Lower Columbia region. We ask that submitters include a brief biographical note (one to four sentences) that mentions their connection to the Lower Columbia region.

  • Writing is accepted through October 31. Up to five poems and two prose pieces: may include short fiction, non-fiction essays, and graphic narratives (comics).  All written work must be word-processed.
  • Artwork is accepted through January 31. Up to five pieces of art may be submitted. All forms of visual art suitable for print reproduction will be considered. We cannot accept one-of-a-kind originals, so please send high resolution JPG files, 300dpi minimum, or ask for assistance.
To enable unbiased reviews of submissions, author names should not be included on written works: i.e., no by-lines, and omit the author's name from the file names of any file attachments.  Only include the author's name on the submission form, where it is hidden from reviewers until after the piece is accepted or rejected.

Each piece is judged individually, so if you are submitting more than one piece of writing or artwork for consideration, complete a new submission for each.  In other words, please do not submit multiple poems or stories in one document file attachment.  Instead, submit each in a separate file attachment.

Questions may be directed to the editorial staff at salal@lowercolumbia.edu.


The Salal Review