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Editors: Daniel Kilkelly, Tyson Tofte
Editorial Assistants: Kemry Gett, Nicole Schwing

Readers for Spring 2013
Kevin Heimermann, Nicole Howe,
Jon Heimer, Amber Casperson,
Marten Salfer, Anthony Caron,
Katie Schwarz, Ashley Mau

SMSU Faculty Advisor:
Marianne Zarzana

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Note: The Bare Root Review will be going on hiatus after the Spring 2014 Issue. We will no longer be accepting submissions at this time.


We want your best works of flash fiction, short fiction, and poetry.

Why "Bare Root" you ask? The name stems from Minnesota's state flower, the pink and white Lady Slipper. The Lady Slipper's roots must be cut and individually transplanted. But once planted, they spread and grow thick.

Under the surface, the roots dive and tangle in a complex bundle we can only appreciate when we dig deep and push aside the chaff. Writing is a high risk, high reward endeavor. Dig deep and don't be afraid to take chances.

We are looking for work like that -- complex and strong and deliciously unexpected. Submissions should showcase solid writing and demonstrate complexity of thought. Fiction submissions should exhibit an understanding of prose and an advanced command of narration. Poetry submissions should give us new insights into the possibilities of the medium and language. And creative non-fiction submissions should give us an introspective and honest view into the world you see.

We want work compelling enough to keep us coming back for more.

You may submit:

Flash Fiction - Up to 1000 words.
Fiction – Up to 3000 words.
Poetry – Up to three poems.
Creative Non-Fiction – Up to 3000 words.

We read from September 1st through November 15th and January 10th through March 30th. Submissions sent outside of these time frames will not be read and will be deleted.

It is Bare Root Review's policy to read work within two months and notify the author of acceptance or rejection. We do not pay authors at this time.

Works can be can be submitted as an attachment to an email message in .doc or .rtf format.

Please send work to: bareroot@smsu.edu

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title photography by Amber Casperson