Submit My Work

Submissions are Open!

Sphere is now accepting submissions for its 2023 edition, and we would love to see your creative work! Please read the submission guidelines below:

We publish poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and art from current students at Ohio University. The deadline for submissions is December 10.

Fiction:

  • 12-point font, double-spaced, with numbered pages 
  • Maximum of 4,000 words
  • We welcome literary fiction submissions that incorporate experimental or genre elements, but we generally do not publish pure genre fiction (sci-fi, horror, fantasy, etc.). 

Creative Nonfiction:

  • 12-point font, double-spaced, with numbered pages 
  • Maximum of 4,000 words
  • We accept memoirs and personal essays.

Poetry:

  • 12-point font, double-spaced, with numbered pages 
  • Maximum of 250 lines
  • We accept poems of any style or genre

Art:

  • Please submit a photograph of your submission along with an artist’s statement.
  • Maximum of 250 words (artist’s statement)
  • We accept art from any medium that is able to be reproduced in a printed journal.

Fill out the following Google Form for each piece you wish to submit:

Please email our managing editor, Anna (ag202918@ohio.edu), or sphereou@gmail.com with any questions.

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