Submission Guidelines

Oyez Review accepts previously unpublished submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art. There are no restrictions on style, theme, or subject matter. Oyez Review is open for submissions from August 1st to October 1st each year, but please check each genre category, as certain genres may close earlier than others. The journal seeks First North American Serial Rights on all submissions, in addition to the requisite digital rights to distribute each issue of the journal as an e-book. Simultaneous submissions in any category are not accepted.


All Manuscripts:

  • Standard font and font size.
  • 8.5″ x 11″ white paper is preferred.

Fiction and Creative Nonfiction:

  • Typed and double-spaced.
  • No strict length restrictions, but because of space limitations, we are unlikely to publish manuscripts longer than 15-20 pages (4,500-5,500 words).


  • Up to five poems, not to exceed ten pages total.


We feature one visual artist per issue, whose work appears on the front and back covers of the magazine and in an eight-page spread at the magazine’s center. We feature both color and black-and-white work. Please send us a thoughtful sampling of about thirty high-resolution images. We cannot consider work less than 300 dpi. We prefer to receive your work via Submittable, but if you are submitting by mail, please send your art on a CD or a flash drive, and be sure to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Do not send original artworks.

How To Submit

The annual reading period is August 1 through October 1. Submissions received before or after this period will be returned unread. Simultaneous submissions and previously published work will not be considered.

  • Or you can send your work via snail mail:
Oyez Review
Attn: Janet Wondra
Department of Literature & Languages
Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
If submitting via postal mail, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with sufficient postage for reply.

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6 Responses to Submission Guidelines

  1. Dennis R. Sans says:

    Do you accept and use cartoon submissions? Can the cartoon topic be general or should it pertain to fiction, poetry or art?

    • Oyez Review says:

      Dennis – Thanks for your interest! “Oyez” accepts one artist per issue, whose work appears on the front and back covers as well as in an eight-page insert. We’ve never published comics before, but there’s no rule against them, either. (Literary-related would be preferred, but again, there’s no hard-and-fast rule about this.) Our submission window is August 1 to October 1, if you’re interested in submitting.

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  4. iganassi says:

    Do you accept multiple submissions in different generes? That is, I submitted some poems but would also like to submit some art. Should I wait until I hear about the poems?

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