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. 

We’re interested in visual art of all media. We are looking for a cohesive suite of work that demonstrates a clear point of view. Please send 6 – 10 pieces of art (at least 300 dpi) and include a short bio with your submission. 

You can visit our online archives to preview the type of work we've accepted in the past. 

Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but we ask that you notify us of this at the time of submission and withdraw your submission immediately if it is accepted elsewhere.


Interviews should be double-spaced and between 6 – 12 pages.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but we ask that you notify us of this at the time of submission.
Reviews should double-spaced and be no more than 1,200 words. We are particularly interested in reviews of new books or prose or poetry that have been published within the last two years. 
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