...she's tired, and scared, and she's also / mad as hell, / not at my dad, but me--yelling / that she doesn't want to be in this poem / for one more minute...

Tony Hoagland, "My Father Tells Me a Story" from Issue 5

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2015 New Ohio Review Contest Winners

Congratulations to this year's contest winners. All prize winners are to be published in the fall 2015 issue. We are grateful to all of our entrants.

Fiction (Selected by Maud Casey)
Winner: Suzanne McConnell, "Neighbors"
Second Prize: Susan Finch, "Rock Harbor"

Poetry (Selected by Robert Pinsky)
Winner: Keith Kopka, "Not Holding the Gun" and "You, Strung"
Second Prize: Christopher Kempf, "In a Year of Drought, I Drink Wine in a Los Angeles Hot Tub," "Before the Storm," and "The Wall"

Announcing the 2015 New Ohio Review Prize in Fiction and Poetry

Judges:           Maud Casey in fiction
                         Robert Pinsky in poetry

Postmark Deadline:    CONTEST SUBMISSIONS CLOSED ON MARCH 15, 2015
Entry Fee:       $20 (with a one-year subscription included)

Prizes:            $1,500 first prize in each genre
                        $500 second prize in each genre

Guidelines:      Entrants may submit up to six single-spaced pages of poetry or 25 double-spaced pages of fiction. If you are submitting through our online system, we prefer Microsoft Word documents (.doc or .docx). Contest entries are judged blind, so please include your name in your cover letter only. No names should appear on contest manuscripts. Past contest winners may not enter again. Electronic submissions may be submitted via New Ohio Review's submission manager. Mail submissions must be postmarked March 15th and should be sent to:

New Ohio Review
English Dept.
360 Ellis Hall
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701

All manuscripts and correspondence regarding submissions should be accompanied by a S.A.S.E. For international submissions, please include a stamped International Reply Coupon (I.R.C.) with your S.A.S.E. or provide a valid e-mail address. Unless you specify in your cover letter that you would like your manuscript returned (and supply sufficient postage), all unused manuscripts will be recycled.