Submission Guidelines

We accept electronic submissions in the categories of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, short plays and play excerpts, literary translation, and art. All submissions to Ozone Park must be original, previously unpublished work in English.

How to Submit

-Your submission should include a cover letter and up to three poems (with maximum of 10-pages), one ten-page short play or play excerpt, one short story or nonfiction piece no more than 5,000 words.

-No multiple submissions within a single genre, please! You may submit to more than one genre. We welcome simultaneous submissions (work that is also under review at other venues) with the understanding that you will immediately inform us if your work is accepted elsewhere.

-Manuscripts should be sent as a single .doc file. Times New Roman, 12-pt. font, one-inch margins. Send art as .jpg, .gif, .tif, or .png image files. Please include a brief biography with your submission.

Translated work should include both an English translation and a copy of the work in the original language. Although Ozone Park Journal is responsible for securing foreign rights for translations, translators should determine in advance of submission that rights are available or that the work is in the public domain.


Our Winter submission period is August 1 to November 15. Our Summer submission period is February 1 to May 1. 

Where to Submit

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically to the email address that corresponds to your genre.

For all other inquiries, please send an email to

Response Time

Because of the volume of submissions, we cannot respond individually to each submission. If you have not heard from us within three months, you may follow up by email. Please include your name, the title of your work, and the date you sent it.


By submitting your work to Ozone Park, you indicate your consent for us to publish your work in our online journal. Ozone Park acquires first North American serial rights. After publication, all rights revert to the author.

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