...he had not lived in fear of mediocrity so much as the disdain of beautiful women. He had not made art because he wanted to be loved, preferably by many beautiful women in a slow but uninterrupted progression...

Christine Sneed, "Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry" from Issue 5

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New Ohio Review submissions are closed until September 15th, 2015.

As of January, 2014, New Ohio Review began requiring a $3 reading fee for online submissions. This regrettable charge has become necessary due partly to rising printing costs and, more significantly, to the recent inundation of online submissions overwhelming our small staff, whose editors continue to consider every submission with care and respect. We are happy to waive online submission charges for our subscribers; and paper submissions are not subject to any fee. Thank you for your loyalty and understanding in these cyber-trying times.


New Ohio Review’s contributors receive honoraria of $10/page for prose and $20/page for poetry, $30 minimum, in addition to two copies of the issue and a one-year subscription. We accept literary submissions in any genre; however we do not accept unsolicited translations. Please do not send more than six poems in a single submission. We do not reprint previously published work. Our reading period is September 15th to December 15th, and January 15th to April 15th, but we will consider work year-round from subscribers. Please do not submit more than once every six months.


Please include a brief cover letter with your submission. Poems should be individually typed, either single- or double-spaced, on one side of the page. Prose should be typed double-spaced on one side and be no longer than thirty 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 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.

Electronic Submissions:

Click here to go to Submittable.

Submissions by mail:

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.

Mail submissions to:

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

Response time:

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

Submission withdrawals:

For submission withdrawals, both electronic and postal, please contact us at noreditors@ohio.edu.