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Frequently Asked Questions

I am not an undergraduate student, can I still submit to Sink Hollow?

Sorry! We only accept submissions from undergraduate students.


Does Sink Hollow accept international submissions?

Yes! We accept work from all undergraduate students—though we only publish in English (unless other languages are used for thematic/stylistic purposes).

When is Sink Hollow's submission/reading period?


We have two submission/reading periods a year. Those periods take place in the spring and the fall semesters. Watch our social media for announcements on when those periods open and close. 

How do I submit to Sink Hollow?

Submissions are accepted through Submittable. We do not accept e-mail submissions.

How often does Sink Hollow release issues?

We release issues biannually—one in the Fall (November) and one in the Spring (April).

Does Sink Hollow accept simultaneous submissions?

Yes. However, if your work is accepted elsewhere we ask that you notify us immediately at and withdraw your submission through your Submittable account.

How do I withdraw my submission?

You can withdraw submissions through your Submittable account.

Does Sink Hollow pay the authors it publishes?

Unfortunately, we are not currently able to pay the writers we publish.

What are my rights should my work be accepted for publication in Sink Hollow?

Sink Hollow asks for First North American Serial Rights, Internet Rights of all work accepted for publication. Prior to publication, authors and artists will be asked to grant these rights to Sink Hollow. A more detailed explanation of these rights are as follows:

First North American Serial Rights (FNASR)

The right to be the first publisher of your work one time in North America. Selling first North American serial rights allows you to sell first serial rights to the same work in places other than North America.


Internet Rights

The right to publish your work on the Internet or via e-mail (as in an e-mail newsletter). Unlike electronic rights, Internet rights do not grant a publisher the right to reproduce your work on CD-ROM or another physical electronic device.


I have another question!

Have another question not answered here? Contact us directly at and we will get back to you as quickly as we can!
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