Established in 1972, The Journal
is the nationally distributed, prize-winning literary journal of the Ohio State University. We publish the highest quality fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and reviews (of new books of poetry) by both emerging and established authors.
Our taste is eclectic; excellence is our only criterion. Work published in The Journal
has been awarded the prestigious Pushcart Prize and has been noted in the Best American series. We have published such diverse authors as Brenda Hillman, Carole Maso, Carl Phillips, Erin Belieu, T.R. Pearson, Dionisio Martinez, Cornelia Nixon, John DíAgata, Barbara Hamby, Mary Grimm, Lia Purpura, Kay Ryan, and Pinckney Benedict.
Payment: Honorarium (when available) and contributorís copies
: We are interested in quality fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and reviews of new books of poetry. We impose no restrictions on category, type, or length of submission for Fiction, Poetry, and Nonfiction. We are happy to consider long stories and self-contained excerpts of novels. Please double-space all prose submissions. At this time we are not accepting electronic submissions. Simultaneous submissions accepted, but please notify us of this at time of submission. Address correspondence to the Editors. We will only respond to submissions accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE).
Department of English
The Ohio State University
164 West 17th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Reporting Time: We strive to respond within 8 weeks. Manuscripts are read year around; during the summer months, from June through September, we may be slower to reply.
Terms: The Journal
acquires first North American copyright, including electronic rights; all rights revert to author on publication.