FAQs


1. Who makes ROPES?
We are students of the Masters of Literature and Publishing at the University of Galway. This year we are producing the 31st edition of the journal in aid of the Galway Rape Crisis Centre.


2. Who can submit to ROPES?
ROPES is open to everyone. We are especially eager to hear from emerging writers and artists! 


3. What can I submit to ROPES?
We accept submissions of any genre (up to 3000 words for written submissions, and 300 PPI for visual submissions.) We only accept previously unpublished writing/artwork. Please note that there is a limit of 3 submissions per person. We are open to simultaneous submissions, however, submissions should be withdrawn promptly if they are accepted to other publications.


4.  Is there a specific format for submissions?
All submissions should be formatted as a PDF. Written submissions should include a word count at the end of the piece. We ask that the style of typescript is kept professional and clear. For multiple submissions, please send a separate PDF for each submission, rather than compiled.
5. When will ROPES be published?
We intend to publish ROPES Literary Journal in April 2023.


6. Where can I buy ROPES?
We will be selling this year’s edition of ROPES in our online shop. ROPES will also be available for purchase in select local Irish bookstores. Keep an eye on our social media to see where you can pick up your copy!


7. Will there be a launch event for ROPES 2023?
There will be a launch event in April to promote our edition of ROPES. Stay tuned for info on tickets and how to participate!


8. Will contributors be paid?
As all proceeds for ROPES will be donated to the Galway Rape Crisis Centre, we are unable to offer monetary compensation. However, we will offer contributors one free copy of ROPES 2023 (postage not included).


9. How can I help the students making ROPES?
Please refer to our GoFundMe to aid in ROPES production. Visit Galway Rape Crisis Centre's website here to donate to them directly.


10. Where can I keep up to date on ROPES news?
Please follow us on social media: Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.


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