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Poetry: please click "activity" on the submission to add a note indicating which poem you would like withdrawn from consideration.

Ends on November 15, 2019$20.00
$20.00

We love the work of our poetry contributors and think they can help us search for the next great NOR poem. For this reason, we are instituting a new prize, "The NORward." This prize will be judged by a group of 38 of our past contributors, including Claire Bateman, Michael Chitwood, Danusha Lameris, Lance Larsen, Suzanne Lummis, and Martha Silano.

The winner will receive a $1,000 Prize and publication in New Ohio Review 27. 

Additionally, any poem that receives a first-place vote from one of our contributors is guaranteed to be published on newohioreview.org, with a citation. These are "Honorable Mentions in the NORward Prize."

Pieces that are not selected will still be considered for publication in our print issues (and our online editions).

The contest will be judged "blind." 

Entry fee comes with a 1-year subscription.

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. 

If you choose to submit a second batch, that is $16.00. You may submit through our "subscriber submissions" portal. Please indicate "NORward Prize" as part of your submission title.

Good luck.


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.

Ends on December 15, 2019$3.00
$3.00

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.

Ends on December 15, 2019$3.00
$3.00

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.

Ends on December 15, 2019$3.00
$3.00

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.

New Ohio Review