The Journal

Artwork from the Summer 2012 issue of The Journal.

The award-winning literary journal of The Ohio State University, The Journal contributes significantly toward the literary landscape of Ohio and the nation. The Journal seeks to identify and encourage emerging writers while also attracting the work of established writers to create a diverse and compelling magazine. The Journal has recently had poems reproduced in the Best American Poetry anthology.

The Journal, originally titled The Ohio Journal, was founded in 1973 by William Allen of the English Department at The Ohio State University, and has been published continuously ever since. David Citino served as Editor from 1985 to 1990 and was a contributing editor until his death in 2005. Michelle Herman and Kathy Fagan became Fiction Editor and Poetry Editor, respectively, in 1990 and currently serve as Advisory Editors. The graduate staff has maintained The Journal’s commitment to publishing the best work by new and emerging writers around Ohio and the nation, including writing not easily classified by genre, excerpts from novels, longer stories, and other daring or wholly original pieces.


Call for Art Submissions

The Journal is looking for visual art for our upcoming print and online issues. We are interested in visual art of all kinds and accept work that both excites us and demonstrates a strong awareness of concept and craft. We offer a monetary payment of $100 upon acceptance. With your submission, please include up to eight pages of work along with a brief artist statement/bio. To get a better sense of who we are and what we do please visit here. Thank you, we look forward to seeing your work.
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