There are presently no open calls for submissions.

About OxMag

OxMag (or more formally: Oxford Magazine) is a literary & arts magazine edited and published by creative writing MFA students at Miami University. Since our premiere in 1984, our magazine has received Pushcart Prizes for both fiction and poetry, and has published authors such as Charles Baxter, William Stafford, Robert Pinsky, Stephen Dixon, Helena Maria Viramontes, Andre Dubus, and Stuart Dybek.  Appearing biannually, OxMag is a web-based journal that accepts fiction, poetry, new media, and creative nonfiction/essays. 

Issue 50 (Spring 2023) Submissions Schedule

  • Submit Art + New Media: February 13  - March 24 (or until submission cap is met)
  • Submit Fiction: February 13  - March 24 (or until submission cap is met)
  • Submit Nonfiction: February 13  - March 24 (or until submission cap is met)
  • Submit Poetry: February 13  - March 24 (or until submission cap is met)

What We're Looking For: We encourage prose/poetry writing and art that bends genres, experiments with forms, and includes interesting premises. We like writing that searches for meaning in experience—writing that makes us feel and think, cry and laugh, reflect and relate. We encourage those who come from underrepresented communities and backgrounds to submit work, including but not limited to: race/ethnicity, class, geography/culture, religion/spirituality, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and ability.


Cover letters: Make sure to write a brief bio in the space marked by Submittable as "Cover Letter." 

Submissions: We accept submissions through Submittable only. We no longer accept email submissions. Please only send one submission per reading period. 

Simultaneous submissions: are okay as long as you remember to withdraw your submission via Submittable if your work is accepted elsewhere. For poetry, you can add a note indicating which poems are no longer up for consideration.

Response time: Our response time varies. We will make every effort to accept or decline all submissions within four to six months. It could take longer, but hopefully not. If we haven't gotten back to you and it's past the response time, drop a gentle nudge to oxmag@miamioh.edu.

Rights: OxMag acquires first North American serial rights, one-time anthology rights, and online serial rights. Previously published work is not accepted



PS: Remember to track your submission on Duotrope!