Rockhurst Review is a print annual of poetry, short fiction, and essays based at Rockhurst University in Kansas City. We’re proud to publish work that moves and challenges from some of the best writers working today, including Donika Kelly, Kathryn Nuernberger, and Marcus Jackson.

To see what we’re about, please check out issues 29 and 30.


Issue 31 (Forthcoming) Masthead

Abigail Breyer
Veronica Clay
Ally Gearhart
Elizabeth Lynch
Elizabeth Shelton
Erin Spelger
Allison Vermiglio
Jacob Williams

Faculty Editor
Elizabeth Barnett




We are open to submissions from September 1 to January 15.

Please send one prose piece or three to five poems as a single Word document or PDF attachment to rockhurstreview@gmail.com. Please include your name and email address on each page of the submission. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged.

We typically make editorial decisions in May and pay $20 a printed page.



One year, $7

Two years, $13

Five years, $30

Please send a check payable to “Rockhurst University” to

Rockhurst Review
c/o Elizabeth Barnett
1100 Rockhurst Road
Kansas City, MO 64110



Composition, Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman, 1924, Rijksmuseum.