OxMag accepts fiction, poetry, new media, and creative nonfiction/essays! Appearing biannually, OxMag is a web-based journal that acquires first North American serial rights, one-time anthology rights and online serial rights. Simultaneous submissions are okay as long as you kindly let us know if and when someone beats us to the punch (that means, please withdraw your submission via Submittable as soon as possible).
OxMag accepts only electronic submissions via Submittable. Emailed submissions will not be read. Please send the files as Word documents (.doc), Rich Text Files (.rtf), or PDFs for text submissions. New media work can be sent in various formats, but questions should be directed to the Media Editor @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
All submissions should include your name, address, and e-mail address where you can be reached.
We make every effort to accept or decline submissions within six months starting in September. Occasionally it may take longer. If we haven't gotten back to you in three months, feel free to check in.
We are open for submissions from February to May and September to November.
Please limit submissions to unpublished work oto 3 works of art. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but if your submission is accepted elsewhere please withdraw it immediately via Submittable. Upload each submission as a separate entry. All submissions are considered for use on the cover.
If you're not sure what to do with your awesome creative work, drop us a line @ email@example.com
Please submit only one piece of unpublished fiction at a time. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but if your work is accepted elsewhere please withdraw it immediately via Submittable. All work should be included in the same document. If you have work of an unusual file format/cross genre, feel free to check out our "Art + New Media " submission page or drop us an email.
Nonfiction: What We’re Looking For
Oxmag is looking for creative nonfiction which excels at storytelling that is true. Send us your personal essays, memoir excerpts, flash creative nonfiction, narrative journalism, and any creative nonfiction piece that might fall between genres or forms (no academic forms, please). We encourage work that has both style and substance. We like writing that searches for meaning in experience—writing that makes us feel and think, cry and laugh, reflect and relate. Send us your work with a compelling narrative, a strong voice, and a reflective aspect that leads readers to an understanding or deeper meaning. You’ve been through a lot, we know. You have a story to tell, so make it something special and then share that story with us.
Flash creative nonfiction is considered anything under 1,000 words.
Regular nonfiction submissions should be no more than 5,000 words.