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Poetry: please click "activity" on the submission to add a note indicating which poem you would like withdrawn from consideration.

$22.00

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 35 or 36.

     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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Kate Bernheimer is the author of two story collections, including How a Mother Weaned a Girl from Fairy Tales, three novels, and, with Laird Hunt, the collaborative novella Office at Night. She has edited four fairy-tale anthologies of original work, including the World Fantasy Award-winning My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales. In 2005 she founded, and continues to edit, Fairy Tale Review. Her newest short stories have appeared in The Iowa Review, The Hopkins Review, American Short Fiction, and elsewhere. With her brother, Andrew Bernheimer, she curates their long-running series Fairy Tale Architecture for Places Journal and co-authored a book of the same title. 

$22.00

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 35 or 36. 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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Lily Hoàng is the author of six books, including Underneath (winner of the Red Hen Press Fiction Award), A Bestiary (PEN/USA Non-Fiction Award finalist), and Changing (recipient of a PEN/Open Books Award). She has two books forthcoming in 2024—The Mute Kids (micro-tales) and A Knock at the Door (fairy tales)—and her collaborative collection Timber & Lụa with Vi Khi Nao is forthcoming in 2025. She is a Professor of Literature at UC San Diego, where she teaches in their MFA in Literary Arts.. 

$22.00

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 35 or 36. 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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Palestinian-American writer, editor and educator Naomi Shihab Nye grew up in St. Louis, Jerusalem, and San Antonio, Texas, where she graduated from Trinity University and continues to live. She has been Young People’s Poet Laureate for the U.S. (Poetry Foundation), poetry editor for the New York Times magazine, and The Texas Observer, and a visiting writer in hundreds of schools and communities all over the world. Her books include Everything Comes Next, The Tiny Journalist, Voices in the Air, Sitti’s Secrets, Habibi, This Same Sky, & The Tree is Older than You Are: Poems & Paintings from Mexico. Her volume 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East, was a finalist for the National Book Award. The Turtle of Oman and The Turtle of Michigan have both been part of the Little Read program, North Carolina. She has received Lifetime Achievement Awards from The Texas Institute of Letters, the Arab American National Museum, and the National Book Critics Circle.

$16.00

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 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.

$16.00

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 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

$16.00

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.

Ends on This opportunity will close after 300 submissions have been received.$3.00
$3.00

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!

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.

Thank you for your support.

New Ohio Review