Split This Rock

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Split This Rock cultivates, teaches, and celebrates poetry that bears witness to injustice and provokes social change. By building the audience for poetry of provocation and witness from our home in the nation's capital, we call poets to a greater role in public life, foster a national network of socially engaged poets, and celebrate poetic diversity and the transformative power of the imagination.

Split This Rock entered a fallow season on July 1, 2021, and all of our external programming and publishing efforts are on pause until April 1, 2022. We’re excited for time to dig into deeper wells of creativity for: 

  • expanding the organizations’ capacity for working towards liberation; 
  • defining more concretely what working towards liberation means at Split This Rock; 
  • increasing the impact of our poetry, resistance, and community building offerings; and 
  • more deeply aligning the organization’s mission with its systems, protocols, and practices. 

Learn more about the inspiration, projects, and goals for fallow season at the News from Split This Rock webpage. Visit the fallow season webpage to explore responses to frequently asked questions. We’re eager to continue engaging with you! To be invited to fallow season community gatherings we’ll be hosting, be sure to complete this online form.

Split This Rock