The Journal, the literary magazine of The Ohio State University MFA
Program in Creative Writing, selects one full-length manuscript of poetry
each year for publication by The Ohio State University Press. In addition to
publication under a standard book contract, the winning author receives the Charles B. Wheeler prize of
Entries of at least 48 typed pages of original
poetry must be submitted electronically during the month of September. Your name or any other identification
must not appear anywhere on the manuscript. All manuscripts will be read anonymously.
Manuscripts must be previously unpublished. Some
or all of the poems in the collection may have appeared in periodicals,
chapbooks, or anthologies, but these must be identified.
A nonrefundable handling fee of $25.00 (US dollars) will be charged for each entry.
Entrants will receive a one-year subscription (two issues)
to The Journal.
The winning entry, screened by the editorial staff of The Journal and The Ohio State University Press Associate Poetry Editor, Pablo Tanguay, will be chosen by Poetry Editor, Kathy Fagan, and announced the following January.
Submissions are accepted only electronically. Click here to submit your manuscript (look for The OSU Press/The Journal Wheeler Prize in Poetry submit button).
Contact Information -- Please note that email is preferred for a faster response.