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Poetry: please click "activity" on the submission to add a note indicating which poem you would like withdrawn from consideration.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 essay per submission. Prose should be typed, double-spaced, and be no longer than 20 pages. 

Winner receives a $1000 Prize and publication in New Ohio Review 31. 

Submissions for this contest are "Concealed," meaning that NOR staffers and the judge will not know the identity of the submitter. Please exclude your contact information from your actual submission--including name, email address, and mailing address. 

Pieces that are not selected will still be considered for publication in print and online.

Entry fee comes with 1-year subscription.

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Eric LeMay (www.ericlemay.org) is the author of five books. He has taught writing at Harvard, Columbia, and the University of Chicago. He is currently on the faculty of the writing program at Ohio University, his alma mater. He is also a host on the New Books Network. His work has appeared in The Paris ReviewGastronomicaPoetry Daily, the Best Food Writing series, and other venues.

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


Winner receives a $1000 Prize and publication in New Ohio Review 31. 


Submissions for this contest are "Concealed," meaning that NOR staffers and the judge will not know the identity of the submitter. Please exclude your contact information from your actual submission--including name, email address, and mailing address. 


Pieces that are not selected will still be considered for publication in print and online.


Entry fee comes with 1-year subscription.

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Patrick O'Keeffe is an Irish-born author whose work includes the highly acclaimed 2006 collection The Hill Road and the 2014 novel The Visitors, both released by Viking Press. Born in 1964 in Ireland's County Limerick, O'Keeffe moved to the United States in the early 1990's, where he eventually earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan. He currently teaches in the graduate creative writing program at Ohio University. His work has been honored wtih several prestigious awards, including the Story Prize for fiction in 2005. (bio from whiting.org)

We love the work of our poetry contributors and think they can help us find the next great NOR poem. For this reason, we are happy to announce the 3rd annual "NORward Prize." 

This prize will be judged by a group of our past poetry contributors.

The winner will receive a $1,000 Prize and publication in New Ohio Review 31. 

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

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

The contest will be judged "concealed," meaning NOR staffers and contest judges will not know the identities of the entrants. Please exclude your contact information from your actual submission--including name, email address, and mailing address. 

Entry fee comes with a 1-year subscription.

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

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.

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.

New Ohio Review