ORP publishes voices that speak to what it means to be alive in this world. We look for language and stories and images that move us out of ourselves and into other spaces. We embrace the reality that the personal has become the political. This means that even though we are not seeking purely political submissions, we do actively seek to publish those who bring balance and diversity to historical institutions of power. We are committed to disseminating the voices of those who need to and must be heard—decentered and marginalized voices—whose words and images transcend ignorance and prejudice to reveal the nuanced, resilient, connective power of humanity.
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Oyster River Pages publishes fine fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and visual art online annually. We will be open for submissions January 2019. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please contact us immediately if your work is picked up elsewhere. We request first serial rights, after which all rights revert to the author or artist. We do not reprint previously published work.
Fiction: Please submit one story up to 6,000 words in .docx format. All work should be double-spaced. Your name should not appear anywhere in the document.
Creative Non-Fiction: Please submit creative non-fiction pieces that are no longer than 2,500 words in .docx format. All work should be double-spaced. Your name should not appear anywhere in the document.
Poetry: Please submit up to three poems in .docx format. Each poem should start on its own page. Otherwise, the spacing of the submission will remain as is in publication to preserve the integrity of the poem. Your name should not appear anywhere in the document.
Visual Art: Please submit photography or other visual arts that are saved at 300 dpi or greater. We reserve the right to crop or edit submissions in order to fit in print or on our webpage.