Submissions for Volume XI of The Oval: Undergraduate Literary Magazine

To submit, you must be an undergraduate at the University of Montana.

Submissions are outlined as:

  • Two pieces of fiction or of dramatic works, limited to 5,000 words each, double-spaced, submitted as Word documents.
  • Two pieces of non-fiction, limited to 5,000 words each, double-spaced, submitted as Word documents.
  • Five poems, each must be submitted in separate Word documents.
  • Three pieces of visual art.

An individual may submit to more than one genre. 

Under Cover Letter/Biography, please include a brief biography written in third person, your UM student ID number (790) and, if submitting to the visual arts category, the original medium of your work.

Volume 10 submissions open November 15th, 2017 and will close February 26, 2018.



10 thoughts on “Submissions

    Emily Atmore said:
    February 12, 2012 at 12:41 AM

    Can one person submit multiple pieces?

      Oval Staff responded:
      February 13, 2012 at 1:45 PM

      Hi Emily,

      Thanks for your question. We do not currently have a limit on the number of submissions we will review per person.

      Thanks and we look forward to seeing your work!

    KAL said:
    February 15, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Question: Is it okay to submit digitally created art into the visual art category, of course providing it’s 100% original?

      Oval Staff responded:
      February 15, 2012 at 4:21 PM

      Hi Kal,

      Answer: Absolutely! We like a nice mix of visual art submissions ranging from charcoal to integrated digital art and everything in between. Definitely submit your compositions!


    Chelsey Moore said:
    February 16, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    You guys should consider opening your submissions up to other undergrads next year! 🙂

      Oval Staff responded:
      February 20, 2012 at 7:35 AM

      Thanks for your feedback, Chelsey!

    Anita Green said:
    February 22, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    I have several poems contained in one attached submission. Will each of my poems be considered/reviewed separately or do I need to do a separate submission for each poem?

      Oval Staff responded:
      February 22, 2013 at 3:49 PM

      Hi Anita,

      You will need to attach each of your poems to the submission form separately. Remember, you can only submit five works of poetry.

      Oval Staff

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