45th Parallel

Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
45th Parallel is a literary magazine that features creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and visual art and comics. The magazine was established in 2015 as a print journal, but has recently moved completely into the digital realm – although it still publishes once annually, in the spring. 45th Parallel is affiliated with Oregon State University’s School of Writing, Literature, and Film in Corvallis, and managed and edited by MFA student volunteers. We also publish interviews with visiting authors and book reviews on our website. We’re looking for well-crafted work that challenges readers and is original in its ideas, themes, or form. For more information about submitting, check out our submissions page.

Social Media Platforms Used
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
If Yes, Please Name
Oregon State University
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Chris Smith
Contact Title
Managing Editor
Submissions Policy
45th Parallel welcomes submissions during our annual window via Submittable. Submitting to 45th Parallel and accessing our digital issues are absolutely free. Please proofread and format your work carefully before submitting it. Submissions must be double-spaced (prose only) with numbered pages and with all identifying information removed. Please include a brief cover letter or artist’s statement in the “bio” field. All pieces submitted must be previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are accepted and encouraged, but please let us know as soon as possible if your piece has been accepted by another publication, so we can remove it from consideration. The editors especially welcome work from BIPOC writers and other folks whose identities are underrepresented in the literary community. See specific genre guidelines for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and arts and comics requirements. We look forward to reading your words! *Note: If you're having trouble submitting on Submittable, please email us your submissions (following the same guidelines, including a brief bio in the body of the email) at [email protected].
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Submission Guidelines URL
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
Year round
Reporting Time
Year Founded
Average Print Run
just moved to entirely digital format
Total Circulation
not tracked in our first year of digital circulation
Number Of Issues Per Year
Back Issues Available
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
Publish Print Anthology?