About

Sphere is the oldest print literary journal at Ohio University. We accept submissions from undergraduate students at OU in the fall, and publish in the spring.

We just published our 64th edition virtually this year, in light of COVID-19. When we are able to return to campus, we will distribute a print edition of Sphere 64.

In the fall, we hire new staff, solicit for submissions, and fundraise for printing. You may see us selling our own poetry!

Over winter break, we review submissions and make our decisions. If your work is accepted for publication, you get the chance to workshop it alongside one of our editors in the spring. After a couple of Donkey Coffee sessions with your editor, your piece is ready to publish.

We finish off our publication with a release party, featuring readings from our own authors!

If you have any questions about what we do or how you can get involved, we would love to hear from you! Send an email to sphereou@gmail.com. We’ll get back to you soon.


We would love to publish your creative work.


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