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The award-winning literary magazine of The Ohio State University

Highlights

This magazine may have some eligibility requirements

Please double-check before submitting.

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    4-6 months*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    104 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:
    3% *
    Editor reported data
     / 
    4.94%*
    Chill Subs tracker stats

PaysNo

FeeNo

  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors

    yes

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 8000 words max

Max words: 1001

Max words: 8000

Max pieces: 1

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 3

Nonfiction - 6000 words max

Max words: 6000

Max pieces: 1

Poetry

Max pieces: 5

Review

Max words: 1200

Max pieces: 1

Particularly interested in reviews of new books that have been published within the last two years

Interview

Max pieces: 1

6-12 double-spaced pages

Art

Max pieces: 10

Send ~10 pieces of art as a cohesive series and include a short bio with your submission. High-quality TIFF or PDF files preferred. One artist is featured per issue and receives a cash honorarium.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    For art, include a short bio with your submission.

  • Eligibility

    Creators from a specific location / ethnic group

  • Formatting

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Author's rights

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Additional info

    Copies. Print contributors receive a one-year subscription and two contributor’s copies; online contributors receive a one-year subscription

Tracker statistics

263

Total submissions tracked

104 days

Average response time

4.94%

Average acceptance rate

7 days

Fastest response time

349 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 939 days, 3349 days

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    Review, Interview, Art

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    Sep 1, 2024 - Dec 1, 2024

About

The award-winning literary magazine of The Ohio State University, The Journal is published four times yearly and supported by the Department of English, private contributions, advertisements, and sales. The magazine is endorsed by The Ohio State University, and its contents determined solely by the ...

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Founded

1973

Country

US

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    Editor  avatar

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Hannah Smith avatar

    Hannah Smith

    Managing Editor

    Editor Kathryn LeMon avatar

    Kathryn LeMon

    Production & Online Editor

    Editor Sappho Stanley avatar

    Sappho Stanley

    Production & Online Editor

    Editor Ellen Rhudy avatar

    Ellen Rhudy

    Fiction Editor

    Editor Elise Gorzela avatar

    Elise Gorzela

    Nonfiction Editor

    Editor Amanda Scharf avatar

    Amanda Scharf

    Poetry Editor

    Editor Arah Ko avatar

    Arah Ko

    Art Editor

    Editor Eros Livieratos avatar

    Eros Livieratos

    Reviews & Interviews Editor