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Rock & Sling

a journal of witness

About Rock & Sling: Rock & Sling, a literary journal of witness, seeks work that aspires, that challenges, that sings, that demands our attention.

Contact Information:

Editors: Thom Caraway, Laurie Lamon, Julie Riddle

Whitworth University

300 W. Hawthorne Road

Spokane, WA 99251

Phone: (509) 777-3253



Submission/Subscription Information:

Genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, artwork

Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: year-round Response time: 8-16 weeks Payment: copies Contests: no ISSN: 1552-5929 Founded: 2004 Issues per year: 2 Distributors: Ubiquity Copy price: $10 Sample price (postpaid): $10 Average pages: 120 Subscription (ind) 1 year: $18 Subscription (inst) 1 year: $75

Publisher's description: The editors of Rock & Sling believe that the act of writing and of reading literature is a way of witnessing to the truth of experience, drilling down to the core of language’s vitality and accepting an understanding of artistic language as a kind of testimony. The word “witness” means to testify: to tell the truth. The demands of the word are bracing in its charge to the writer to understand that his and her work matters not just as expressions of experiences and responses but as an active language engaged morally as well as aesthetically. To tell the truth is an act of responsibility as well as an expression of hope. To testify is an act of responsibility as well as an expression of faith.

We seek work which engages and wrestles with the big questions of truth and faith, quality art that doesn’t shy away from any particular point of view and is comfortable in exploring ambiguity. We resist easy answers and familiar imagery. Above all, we seek beauty in form, content, and depth.