Welcome to the University of Alabama Creative Writing Program submissions page. 

Find active calls for submission below. For more about UA's Department of English and our undergraduate and graduate creative writing programs see our website. Contact Paul Albano (ppalbano@ua.edu), Assistant Director of Undergraduate Creative Writing, with questions.

Eligibility: Students must have declared a Minor in Creative Writing, and must enroll as a full-time undergraduate student for the 2023-2024 school year.

To apply: Upload a creative writing sample in PDF or Word Document format: no more than 15 pages (double-spaced) prose, OR 4-5 poems (10 pages max). If a mixed-genre application, please adhere to the 15 page limit.

Our judges will be evaluating the submissions blindly, so please do not include your name in the body of your submission.

Red Rook student-run press from University of Alabama, inviting submissions for inaugural publications in poetry and prose.

Our team of student-editors will read all manuscript submissions and select two for publication. Our editorial teams will then edit, design, publish, and market both books.


All current undergraduate and graduate students (graduating in Spring of 2023 or later) are eligible. All majors and minors are welcome.


  1. Please submit all manuscripts as Word Documents of through our Submittable page. You will be prompted to create a free user account that will allow you to submit your manuscript and monitor its status.
  2. Please submit manuscripts as a single file and include a title page (without a name). We ask that your name be removed from the manuscript for blind reading.
  3. Prose manuscripts should be 20,000-60,000 words.
  4. Poetry manuscripts should be between 50-125 pages.
  5. The submission deadline is December 10th, 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact Paul Albano at ppalbano@ua.edu

University of Alabama Creative Writing