The Oxford American is Seeking Debut Fiction Submissions

The Oxford American is seeking fiction submissions from debut writers for its Fall 2020 issue.

Based in Little Rock, Arkansas, the Oxford American is a nonprofit, quarterly literary magazine dedicated to featuring “the best in Southern writing while documenting the complexity and vitality of the American South”.

The journalism and literature published in the Oxford American have received numerous prizes, including The O. Henry Prize and The Pushcart Prize, and has been featured in The Best American Essays, The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, and The Best American Travel Writing.

For its Fall 2020 issue, the Oxford American is seeking submissions from writers who have not yet been published in a print publication with a circulation over 5000 copies.

The editor’s primary consideration is quality, though they would be “especially pleased to include the work of an author with ties to the South and/or a story that furthers our mission of exploring the complexity and vitality of the South”.

The Fall 2020 issue of the Oxford American will be published in August 2020.

WORD LIMIT

10,000 words

PAYMENT

$1000

DEADLINE

Wednesday 1 April 2020

MORE INFORMATION

Visit the Oxford American website to read the full submission guidelines.

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