A Special Note on Our Submission Calendar: 

  • The Journal will be open for submissions from September 1st through December 1st, and from February 1st through May 1st. We will be closed for submissions during the summer months. 
  • We look forward to reading your work! 

We are interested in quality fiction, poetry, nonfiction, photo essays, author interviews, and reviews of new books of poetry and prose. We impose no restrictions on category or type of submission for fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but we ask that you notify us of this at the time of submission. Multiple submissions are not accepted and will not be read or responded to; please wait until you receive a response from us before submitting again. Please allow four to six months for a decision.


Contributors to print issues receive a one-year subscription to The Journal and two contributor’s copies, and contributors to online issues receive a one-year subscription. Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to offer monetary payment to our contributors. 

Recent contributors, please wait at least one year from when your work appears in The Journal before submitting again.

In order to comply with federal, state, and local laws (including the Ohio Public Records Act), as well as Ohio State policies, communications with The Journal may be required to be disclosed publicly. 

Our current issue features fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and artwork from: Patrycja Humienik, Jessica Kim, Angelo Mao, Ilana Bean, Anthony Correale, Cynthia Marie Hoffman, and many more.

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