The fire swayed and dodged the men.
When they smacked at the fire, it jumped.

Michael Chitwood, "The Elements Will Have Their Way" from Issue 8

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New Ohio Review submissions opened September 15th, 2015.

Electronic Submissions:



We accept literary submissions in any genre; however we do not accept unsolicited translations. We do not reprint previously published work. Our reading periods are September 15th to December 15th, and January 15th to April 15th, but we will consider work year-round from subscribers.

New Ohio Review’s contributors receive a payment of $10/page for prose and $15/page for poetry, $30 minimum, in addition to two copies of the issue and a one-year subscription.

We recommend considering the page-count of your work before submitting. Since NOR is a relatively thin volume, a story of more than 20 pages will have to work hard to justify its length.


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. Please include your email address, mailing address, and genre at the top of your submission. We have no preferences regarding placement of author name, staples, or paper clips. Please do not include submissions in more than one genre in the same envelope.

Simultaneous submissions:

Simultaneous submissions to other journals are fine as long as you indicate so in your cover letter and inform us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Response time:

Because of the high volume of submissions we receive, we typically take anywhere from 2-4 months to respond to submissions.

Submissions by mail:

New Ohio Review encourages electronic submissions but if you prefer to submit through mail, we hope you will consider subscibing to our journal. Please include a valid email with your manuscript so we may contact you regarding our decision. Manuscripts will be recycled.

For submission withdrawals, please contact us at

Mail submissions to:

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