Our submission window is currently closed, but will reopen next year around the month of February (2017). Issue 3 is now live!

Uproot is a literary journal whose main interest lies in place–more specifically, moving from place to place. We’re interested in geological and emotional estrangement, displacement, alienation, longing, and all of the other contradictory feelings associated with moving to a new/old location. We want to read and share literature that challenges notions of genre, work that pulls you up by the roots and plants you somewhere else, somewhere unexpected.

General Submission guidelines:
● We are especially interested in hybrid works, including flash fiction, prose poetry, and the lyric essay. Our only limitation is that submissions fall under 5,000 words and contain no more than 6 individual works.
● Please submit work as either .doc/.docx file or PDF file as attachments.
● We do not accept work that has been copied and pasted into the body of an email.
● Please submit a brief 60 word bio written in the 3rd person.
● Please send only original, unpublished work.
● We do accept simultaneous submissions.
● If your work has been published elsewhere please let us know so we can retract your submission.
● We do not accept multiple submissions. We will only accept one submission per person per submission window.
● Our current submission window for our next issue is 2/5/16-3/5/16.
● Please send submissions to uprootmag@gmail.com

Thanks for reading!

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7 thoughts on “UPDATES

  1. I like your focus, but where are you based? I ask because this website did not come up when I googled “uproot magazine”. Are you the same outfit as the uproot on wix, based in Chico? Different names on the masthead, but maybe that’s an old site?
    I also can’t find a place to click to follow you. Which surprises me because I am also on wordpress.

    1. Hello Ellen! Thanks for your interest in our journal. We are based out of Central Illinois, more specifically Springfield. Have you had any success finding the link to follow us?

  2. You’re off to a good start with Uproot . I’ve needed a reason to write poetry again after a hiatus of about a year. When I have something new . I will send it your way. Best of luck to you.

  3. About a year ago I sent several poems to Uproot, but never heard from you. so I wonder if it might be worthwhile to resubmit or if your hiatus is over and you still have these old submissions.

    1. Hi Christa,
      Please resubmit! The hiatus is over and we now have a new staff. We had to start over with submissions, so sorry about that, but we will read everything that comes in and send out letter regarding the submissions. Thanks for your continued interest and we’ll look for your submission!

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