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Submission Guidelines

"Love Letters" by Jorge Santos. Courtesy of Naomi Silva Gallery. From OA Issue 65.


The Oxford American welcomes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry submissions, as well as proposals for Points South and feature articles.

Please familiarize yourself with recent issues of the magazine before you submit. The Oxford American can be purchased at discerning bookstores and newsstands everywhere. Back issues may be purchased here. The OA is also available on most electronic platforms, including iTunes, Zinio, Kindle, and Nook.

Issues appear in March, June, September, and December. Our annual music issue, which concentrates on the unique music and culture of a different Southern state each year, appears in December.



Spring Issue: December 1

Summer Issue: March 1

Fall Issue: June 1

Winter Issue: September 1



Submitting and responding to submissions via post is needlessly wasteful, slow, and expensive. We encourage prospective contributors to save time and paper by using our online submission system. No need for a self-addressed stamped envelope or a trip to the post office.

The Oxford American accepts electronic manuscript submissions only through Submittable. Electronic submissions are subject to a nominal fee to cover administrative costs.

Please note: This fee is waived for subscribers.

CLICK HERE to create a Submittable account, log in through an existing account, or log in via Facebook.

Submissions must be in one of the following formats: (.doc), (.rtf), (.txt), or (.pdf).

To become a subscriber, click here.

Please allow up to 16 weeks for a response.

Standard mail submissions may be sent to the following address. Submissions must include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Submissions without an SASE will not be considered or returned.

P.O. Box 3235
Little Rock, AR



The Oxford American welcomes art and photography submissions. Images may be uploaded via Submittable or emailed to CDs or DVDs may be sent to the address above. Please do not send original artwork. The Oxford American is not responsible for lost submissions.

Image files may be in any standard format.


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