2022 Anthology Submission

We are collecting fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry dealing with the theme of metamorphosis. We are looking for stories about transformation, change, growth, and new beginnings. Our submission window runs May 1, 2022 through May 31, 2022. It is only $5 to submit, but paying members of the Ohio Writers’ Association may submit one piece for consideration at no charge here! We are looking for stories from 1,000 to 10,000 words. If you would like more information about this anthology, please contact us at info@ohiowriters.org

Find the submission form below. 

Submission Guidelines* 

For a complete list of submission guidelines, click here.


Here are a few of the highlights

  • Please submit as PDF, Word, or RTF

  • It's recommended to use the the Modern Manuscript Format as explained here

  • 1000-10,000 words.

    • For poetry, you can submit 1-3 poems, and up to 10 pages. 

  • Fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry.

  • Authors selected will be paid $15, given a complimentary copy of the anthology, and an equal share of 60% of the royalties, right from the start—including pre-sales thru the first year of sales.

  • You can submit up to 3 pieces at $5 per piece. Members with Supporting, Writer, and Patron Subscriptions can submit one piece for free. 

  • Open to anyone who has a connection to Ohio—born here, lives or lived here, worked in Ohio, or attended school or other significant event in Ohio. 

  • We claim first world electronic rights (text and audio), first print rights, and non-exclusive anthology rights. If you are unfamiliar with the term “First Rights,” an explanation can be found here. We do not accept previously published pieces.

  • Any questions? Contact us at info@ohiowriters.org

*Subject to change at any time at the discretion of our board. 

All other submissions below. 

Before you do, check out our memberships. Starting at $10/yr, a membership subscription gives you access to the free submission form.  Plus, all of our plans offer a free trial which you can cancel at any time without any impact on your submission. 

Are you a paying member? You get one submission free, here.

2020 Anthology Submission & Payment Form
Select an option
Upload File

Each submission is $5. Paying members get one submission free, here. You must complete this form for each submission. 

Thanks for submitting!