The New Plains Review seeks quality creative works ranging from poetry and prose to plays/screenplays and music and short films.

Established in 1986, New Plains Review is a student-run literary journal published in spring and fall through the University of Central Oklahoma’s New Plains Student Publishing. Keeping with the university’s goals of both excellence and diversity, it is our mission to share with our readers thought-provoking, quality work from a diverse number of authors and artists. We receive hundreds of submissions from all over the world, and the authors and artists we publish range from well-known to the soon-to-be-discovered.

While we do not have any specific guidelines for style or subject matter, we look for written works that are thoughtful and compelling. We also accept audio and video submissions for online exclusive publication only. Contributors can submit multiple submissions, but we will not accept previously published work. By submitting, contributors give NPSP permission to publish works in print and online. Authors and artists with accepted submissions to our print journals receive two free copies upon publication.

For deadlines and additional information, please visit us at newplainsreview.com.

We are currently accepting submissions for our Spring 2020 issue. 

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We are interested in poetry that is thoughtful and compelling, but otherwise we do not have any specific guidelines for style or subject matter. Submissions are being accepted up to March 1 for the Spring 2020 issue. Allow for 6-8 weeks for a response.
 We do accept simultaneous submissions. We do not accept previously published work. Your submission gives us permission to publish your work online.
 We accept no more than three poems at a time.
Please do not include any contact or biographical information within the document. 

We are interested in fiction, flash fiction, and nonfiction that is thoughtful and compelling, but otherwise we do not have any specific guidelines for style or subject matter. Submissions are being accepted up to March 1st for the Spring 2020 issue. Allow 6-8 weeks for a response.
  We do accept simultaneous submissions. We do not accept previously published work. Your submission gives us permission to publish your work online.
  Please limit submissions to 5500 words.
  Please do not include any contact or biographical information within the document.
 

We are interested in one-act plays and screenplays that are no more than twelve pages. Submissions are being accepted up to March 1st for our Spring 2020 issue. Allow for 6-8 weeks for a response.
  We do not have any specific guidelines for style or subject matter; however, we are thoughtful and compelling material.
  We do accept simultaneous submissions. We do not accept previously published work. Your submission gives us permission to publish your work online.
  Please do not include any contact or biographical information within the document.
 

New Plains Review is calling for visual art submissions for the upcoming issue. This can include individual artwork, complete works, an excerpt from a larger body of work, or graphic novel. Please allow 6-8 weeks for response. Submissions are being accepted up to March 1st for the Spring 2020 issue. Allow for 6-8 weeks for a response.

  Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions can be a self-contained work or an expert from a larger work.
  • We do accept simultaneous submissions.
  • We do not accept previously published work.
  • Your submission gives us permission to publish your work online. 
  • Your image may be adjusted for print size.
  • No pornographic content.
  • We accept color images, but they will be printed in black and white.

      Image File Specifications
  • 300 dpi/ppi (pixels/dots per inch) resolution is preferred 
  • 1800-pixel minimum (width or height)
  • JPG, TIF, and PSD formats are preferred

 
  Image Description
  Include the following information:

  • Title of work
  • description of work / media type
  • dimension
  • year of production
     

   Example

  1. Title, Oil on canvas, 11 x 17 inches, 2016
  2. Title, Pen and Ink on Paper, 10 x 10 inches, 2016
  3. Title, Digital, 8 x 10 inches, 2016

  
 

New Plains Review is calling for visual art submissions for the upcoming Spring 2020 issue. This can include individual artwork, complete works, an excerpt from a larger body of work, or graphic novel. Visual Art submissions are being accepted year round. Allow 6-8 weeks for response.
  Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions can be a self-contained work or an expert from a larger work.
  • We do accept simultaneous submissions.
  • We do not accept previously published work.
  • Your submission gives us permission to publish your work online. 
  • Your image may be adjusted for print size.
  • No pornographic content.
  • We accept color images, but they will be printed in black and white.

   Image File Specifications

  • 300 dpi/ppi (pixels/dots per inch) resolution is preferred 
  • 1800-pixel minimum (width or height)
  • JPG, TIF, and PSD formats are preferred

   Image Description
  Include the following information:

  • Title of work
  • description of work / media type
  • dimension
  • year of production

   Example:

  1. Title, Oil on canvas, 11 x 17 inches, 2016
  2. Title, Pen and Ink on Paper, 10 x 10 inches, 2016
  3. Title, Digital, 8 x 10 inches, 2016

  
 

We are looking for audio and/or video files of spoken word poetry to be used only as online exclusives. Submissions are now being accepted. Allow for 6-8 weeks for a response.
We are also looking for short films no longer than 10 minutes.
There is no specific requirement for content, although material that focuses on thoughtful and provocative content takes precedence.

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