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.

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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Poetry: please click "activity" on the submission to add a note indicating which poem you would like withdrawn from consideration.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 This opportunity will close after 300 submissions have been received.$3.00
$3.00

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 one submission per reading period unless we request more.

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 use .doc or .docx file type.

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

Ends on This opportunity will close after 500 submissions have been received.$3.00
$3.00

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!

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 the piece's genre at the top of your submission. 

Please use a file type of .doc or .docx. 


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

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 the piece's genre at the top of your submission. 

Please use a file type of .doc or .docx. 

Subscribers may submit up to four batches of poems per reading period

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. 

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

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—including name, email address, and mailing address—from your actual submission.

$1,500 Prize and publication in New Ohio Review 33 or 34.

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

Entry fee comes with 1-year subscription (two print issues).

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Megan Giddings has degrees from University of Michigan and Indiana University. In 2018, she was a recipient of a Barbara Deming Memorial fund grant for feminist fiction. Her novel, Lakewood, was published by Amistad in 2020. It was one of New York Magazine’s 10 best books of 2020, one of NPR’s best books of 2020, a Michigan Notable book for 2021, was a nominee for two NAACP Image Awards, and a finalist for a 2020 LA Times Book Prize in The Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Speculative Fiction category. In 2021, she was named one of Indiana University’s 20 under 40. Her second novel, The Women Could Fly (Amistad 2022), was named one of The Washington Post’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy novels of 2022, one of Vulture’s Best Fantasy books of 2022, and was a New York Times Editors’ Choice. She lives in Minneapolis and teaches at the University of Minnesota. (adapted from www.megangiddings.com/about)

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 "concealed." Please exclude your contact information—including name, email address, and mailing address—from your actual submission.

$1,500 Prize and publication in New Ohio Review 33 or 34. Pieces that are not selected will still be considered for publication. Entry fee comes with 1-year subscription (two print issues).
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Barrie Jean Borich is the author of Apocalypse, Darling (Ohio State University Press: Mad Creek Books/Machete Series in Literary Nonfiction 2018), which was shortlisted for a Lambda Literary Award. Her memoir Body Geographic (University of Nebraska Press/American Lives Series 2013) won the Lambda Literary Award in Memoir. Borich’s book, My Lesbian Husband (Graywolf 1999, 2000), an LGBTQ classic, won the American Library Association Stonewall Book Award. Borich’s essays have been anthologized in: Critical Creative Writing; Waveform:Twenty-First Century Essays by Women; and in After Montaigne: Contemporary Essayists Cover the Essays, and have been cited in Best American Essays and Best American Non-Required Reading. She is the recipient of The Florida Review Editor’s Prize in the Essay and the Crab Orchard Review Literary Nonfiction Prize, and her work has appeared in Ecotone, The Seneca Review, Hotel Amerika, Indiana Review, TriQuarterly, Passages North, The Washington Post, The Rumpus, and many other literary journals. Borich is an associate professor in the English Department and MA in Writing and Publishing Program at DePaul University in Chicago. 

You may submit up to 6 single-spaced pages of poetry per submission entry.   
Submissions for this contest are "concealed." Please exclude your contact information—including name, email address, and mailing address—from your actual submission.    

$1,500 Prize and publication in New Ohio Review 33 or 34. 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 a 1-year subscription (two print issues).
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Denise Duhamel has published numerous collections of poetry, including Second Story (2021), Scald (2017), Blowout (2013), which was a finalist for a National Books Critics Circle Award, Ka-Ching! (2009), Queen for a Day: Selected and New Poems (2001), and Kinky (1997). She coedited, with Nick Carbo, Sweet Jesus: Poems about the Ultimate Icon (2002), and, with Maureen Seaton and David Trinidad, Saints of Hysteria: A Half-Century of Collaborative American Poetry (2007). Duhamel has also collaborated with Seaton on several poetry collections, including Little Novels (2002), Oyl (2000), and Exquisite Politics (1997).

Duhamel’s honors include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and her work has been included in several volumes of Best American Poetry. It has also been featured on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and Bill Moyers’s PBS poetry special Fooling with Words. She is a professor at Florida International University.

This portal is for SUBSCRIBERS TO NEW OHIO REVIEW ONLY (unless you have heard specifically from us to use this method of submitting).

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.

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