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, but we will consider work year-round from subscribers. 

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Poetry: please click "activity" on the submission to add a note indicating which poem you would like withdrawn from consideration.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 28.

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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Lauren Groff bio (from laurengroff.com):

Lauren Groff is the author of the novels The Monsters of Templeton, shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers, Delicate Edible Birds, a collection of stories, and Arcadia, a New York Times Notable Book, winner of the Medici Book Club Prize, and finalist for the L.A. Times Book Award.

Her third novel, Fates and Furies, was a finalist for the National Book Award in Fiction, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Kirkus Award. It won the 2015 American Booksellers’ Association Indies’ Choice Award for Fiction, was a New York Times Notable book and Bestseller, Amazon.com’s #1 book of 2015, and on over two dozen best-of 2015 lists. It also received the 2016 American Bookseller Association’s Indies’ Choice Award for Adult Fiction and, in France, the Madame Figaro Grand Prix de l’Héroïne. Rights have been sold in thirty countries.

Her most recent collection of stories, Florida, was released in June 2018. It won the Story Prize, and was a finalist for the National Book Award, Kirkus Prize, and the Southern Book Prize. 

Her work has appeared in journals including the New Yorker, the Atlantic MonthlyHarper’sTin House, One Story, and Ploughshares, and in the anthologies 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, and five editions of the Best American Short Stories.

In 2017, she was named by Granta Magazine as one of the Best of Young American Novelists of her generation.

In 2018, she received a Guggenheim fellowship in Fiction and a Fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

She lives in Gainesville, Florida with her husband, two sons, and dog.

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 28.

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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Ira Sukrungruang bio (from Kenyon.edu)

Ira Sukrungruang is the author of three nonfiction books Buddha’s Dog & other Meditations; Southside Buddhist; and Talk Thai: The Adventures of Buddhist Boy, as well as the short story collection The Melting Season and the poetry collection In Thailand It Is Night. He is the recipient of the 2015 American Book Award, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Nonfiction Literature, an Arts and Letters Fellowship and the Emerging Writer Fellowship. His work has appeared in many literary journals, including Post Road, The Sun and Creative Nonfiction. He is the president of Sweet: A Literary Confection, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, and is honored to be the Richard L. Thomas Professor of Creative Writing at Kenyon College.

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 28.  

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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Ada Limón bio:

Ada Limón is the author of five books of poetry, including The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry and was named one of the top 5 poetry books of the year by the Washington Post. Her fourth book Bright Dead Things was named a finalist for the National Book Award, a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She serves on the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte Low Residency M.F.A program, and the online and summer programs for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. She also works as a freelance writer in Lexington, Kentucky.

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.

***Consider our annual contest, judged by Lauren Groff***

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.

***Consider our annual contest, judged by Ira Sukrungruang***

For regular 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.

***Consider our annual contest, judged by Ada Limon***

For regular 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!


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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