The Rove is a small press and "institute" for disruptive creativity.

We publish original books, a quarterly arts magazine, online articles, and whatever else we want.

We're now taking submissions for the debut issue of our quarterly magazine. Due to release this upcoming spring, The Rove No. 1 will showcase:

  • 1 fictionist
  • 1 nonfictionist
  • 1 poet
  • 1 visual artist

What do we want?

Find specific guidelines in each category.

We are also accepting submissions for book-length manuscripts; see full guidelines in the "Books" category.

All prose forms are welcome. But, however you describe your work, you'll have to choose between fiction and nonfiction when submitting. 
  • No more than 10,000 words (whether a single piece or a set of shorter works)
  • Standard manuscript format, pretty please
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine, but do inform us or withdraw your work if it is accepted for publication elsewhere
  • Submit sets of flash prose as a single document
  • For critical essays/journalism/etc., please include the necessary citations in your document
  • 3-7 poems totaling no more than 15 pages, all in a single document
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please inform us or withdraw your work immediately if it is accepted for publication elsewhere
  • 4-7 high resolution images
  • Files may be submitted as a single attached .zip folder, or by providing a link to a Dropbox, Google Drive, or similar file sharing folder
$15.00
$15.00
In your cover letter, please include a brief summary of your book, a brief description of its intended and potential audiences, and your biography.

Fiction & Nonfiction
As a single document, attach your complete manuscript with a 1-3 page synopsis placed before the cover page.
  • Minimum word count: 30,000
  • Standard manuscript format
  • If your manuscript includes photos or illustrations, please attach them and the manuscript in a single .zip file.
Poetry
As a single document, attach your complete manuscript.
  • Minimum page count: 100
  • Standard manuscript format
  • If your manuscript includes photos or illustrations, please attach them and the manuscript in a single .zip file.
Graphic Novels & Art/Design Books
  • Minimum page count: 100
  • Standard manuscript format for scripts/text content
  • For graphic novels: Submit your complete manuscript as a high resolution PDF, as well as the full script (if any) with a 1-3 page synopsis placed before the cover page
  • For art/design books: Submit your complete manuscript as a high resolution PDF, a full script of all text content (if any), and a portfolio of 3-5 samples of unrelated artwork
  • Files may be submitted as a single attached .zip folder

We welcome submissions of articles to be posted on our website. These can be opinion pieces, journalism, craft essays, photo/video essays, or whatever form of content you'd like.

You may submit pieces on any subject, but we encourage topics that relate, whether concretely or abstractly, to The Rove's mission, which is to "support critical literature and art, and to foster a sustainable, socially engaged community of diverse artists."

Unfortunately we are unable to pay article contributors at this time; however, all contributors will receive a free digital copy of The Rove Magazine's most current issue.

Some guidelines:
  • Written pieces should be no more than 2,500 words
  • Audio/video pieces should be no more than 10 minutes
  • Visual content such as photos should be submitted as an attachment here; please submit multiple files within a single .zip folder