General Guidelines


We accept literary submissions in any genre. We do not reprint previously published work, book reviews, or unsolicited translations. Our submission periods are September 15th to December 15th, and January 15th to April 15th.



We recommend considering the page count of your work before submitting. Since NOR is a relatively thin volume, a prose piece of more than 20 pages will have to work hard to find a place. 


Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know in your cover letter and inform us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. 


Please submit only once per reading period in each genre unless we request more work.

We truly appreciate your interest in our magazine and we hope you will subscribe!

FORMAT:

Poems should be individually typed, either single- or double-spaced, on one side of the page. (Please do not send more than six poems in a single submission.) Prose should be typed, double-spaced on one side. Cross-genre work or any work that is unusually formatted is welcome, but please be aware that our page width and font size are restricted. If you are submitting through our online system, we prefer Microsoft Word documents (.doc or .docx).


RESPONSE TIME:

Approximately 2 - 4 months 


WITHDRAWAL: 


Prose: please click "remove" on the submission manager to delete the entire document.

Poetry: please click "activity" on the submission to add a note indicating which poem you would like withdrawn from consideration.

You may submit one story per submission. Prose should be typed, double-spaced, and be no longer than 20 pages.

Submissions for this contest are blind. Please exclude your contact information from your actual submission--including name, email address, and mailing address.

$1,500 Prize and publication in New Ohio Review 30.

Stories that are not selected will still be considered for publication.

Entry fee comes with 1-year subscription (issues 29 and 30).

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Anthony Marra is the author of the collection of short stories The Tsar of Love and Techno, and the novel A Constellation of Vital Phenomena.

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena won the National Book Critics Circle’s inaugural John Leonard Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in fiction, and the inaugural Carla Furstenberg Cohen Fiction Award. Additionally, Marra’s work has been anthologized in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012. Currently, Marra teaches at Stanford University as the Jones Lecturer in Fiction.

You may submit one essay/memoir per submission. Prose should be typed, double-spaced, and be no longer than 20 pages.

Submissions for this contest are blind. Please exclude your contact information from your actual submission--including name, email address, and mailing address.

$1,500 Prize and publication in New Ohio Review 30.

Pieces that are not selected will still be considered for publication.

Entry fee comes with 1-year subscription (issues 29 and 30).

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Jerald Walker is the author of The World in Flames: A Black Boyhood in a White Supremacist Doomsday Cult and Street Shadows: A Memoir of Race, Rebellion, and Redemption. The latter won the 2011 PEN New England Award for Nonfiction. 

His work has been published in Harvard Review, The Missouri Review, and River Teeth among others. Walker has been widely anthologized, including five times in Best American Essays. He was the recipient of the University of Texas at Austin’s James A. Michener Fellowship and received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. Currently, he is a professor of creative writing at Emerson College.

His book, How to Make a Slave and Other Essays, published by Ohio State University Press, was a National Book Award finalist in 2020. Find out more about the book here: https://ohiostatepress.org/books/titles/9780814255995.html


You may submit up to 6 single-spaced pages of poetry per submission entry.

Submissions for this contest are blind. Please exclude your contact information from your actual submission--including name, email address, and mailing address.

$1,500 Prize and publication in New Ohio Review 30.  

Pieces that are not selected will still be considered for publication. (customarily, we publish 30-40 poems that were originally submitted as contest entries)

Entry fee comes with 1-year subscription (issues 29 and 30).

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Diane Seuss is the author of the poetry collections Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl (2018); Four-Legged Girl (2015), finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; Wolf Lake, White Gown Blown Open (2010), winner of the 2009 Juniper Prize for Poetry; and It Blows You Hollow (1998). Her work has appeared in Poetry, the Georgia Review, Brevity, Able Muse, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and the Missouri Review, as well as The Best American Poetry 2014. She was the MacLean Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of English at Colorado College in 2012, and she has taught at Kalamazoo College since 1988. 

Her new book, frank:sonnets, arrives March 2nd, 2021. Find out more here: https://www.graywolfpress.org/books/frank-sonnets

(Bio from Poetry Foundation)

Our normal 1-year subscription rate is $16.00. For this submitting option, pay $16.00, get your subscription, and we waive our reading fee.


One story per submission. Prose should be typed double-spaced and be no longer than 20 pages. Cross-genre work or any work that is unusually formatted is welcome, but please be aware that our page width and font size are restricted. Please include your email address, mailing address, and genre at the top of your submission. 

Please use .doc or .docx file type.

Subscribers may submit two stories per reading period.

Our normal 1-year subscription rate is $16.00. For this submitting option, pay $16.00, get your subscription, and we waive our reading fee.


One essay per submission. Prose should be typed double-spaced and be no longer than 20 pages. Cross-genre work or any work that is unusually formatted is welcome, but please be aware that our page width and font size are restricted. Please include your email address, mailing address, and genre at the top of your submission. 

Please use .doc or .docx file type.

Subscribers may submit two essays per reading period.

Our normal 1-year subscription rate is $16.00. For this submitting option, pay $16.00, get your subscription, and we waive our reading fee.


Each typed poem should be on a new page. Please single- or double-space. Cross-genre work or any work that is unusually formatted is welcome, but please be aware that our page width and font size are restricted. Please include your email address, mailing address, and genre at the top of your submission. 

Please use .doc or .docx file type.

Subscribers may submit up to three batches of poems per reading period.

***Submitters receive a copy of issue 28, as supplies last. Regular $3.00 submissions begin March 1st***

For regular submissions: One story per submission. Prose should be typed double-spaced and be no longer than 20 pages. Cross-genre work or any work that is unusually formatted is welcome, but please be aware that our page width and font size are restricted. 

Please submit in .doc or .docx

Limit to one submission per reading period unless we request more.

***Submitters receive a copy of issue 28, as supplies last. Regular $3.00 submissions begin March 1st***

For submissions:

One essay per submission. Prose should be typed double-spaced and be no longer than 20 pages. Cross-genre work or any work that is unusually formatted is welcome, but please be aware that our page width and font size are restricted. 

Please submit in .doc or .docx. 

Limit to one submission per reading period unless we request more.

***Submitters receive a copy of issue 28, as supplies last. Regular $3.00 submissions begin March 1st***

For submissions:

Submit up to six pages of poetry. Each typed poem should be on a new page. Please single- or double-space. Cross-genre work or any work that is unusually formatted is welcome, but  be aware that our page width and font size are restricted. 

Please use .doc or .docx file type.

Limit to one submission per reading period unless we request more, or unless you are a subscriber.

Thank you!


This portal is for SUBSCRIBERS TO NEW OHIO REVIEW ONLY. 

Subscribers who wish to submit a regular submission in any genre can do so for free. In your cover letter, please let us know when you subscribed so we can cross-check our records. 

Please also specify the genre of your piece in the submission title. E.G: "Fiction: Wuthering Heights" or "Poetry: The Waste Land and Four Others."

Please use .doc or .docx file type.

Subscribers also have the right to submit during the summer months and during our winter break.

They may also submit twice per reading period.

If you'd like to subscribe, check the subscription options elsewhere on Submittable. And please see our guidelines before you submit as well.

Thank you for your support.

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