Submission Guidelines for Oak Tree Journal

*Submissions open again September 1st and run until February 1st.

Oak Tree Journal is delighted to announce we are now open for submissions. If you are a current Eastern Gateway Community College student or community college student anywhere in Ohio, you are most welcome to participate.

We are the very first online literary journal at EGCC! Staffed by students, created by students, and published for students, we are thrilled to launch Oak Tree Journal.

For our premiere issue, we are seeking to publish your original high-quality work in the following genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Art/Mixed Media.

Please include a cover letter stating your name, school email address, phone number, school where you are currently enrolled as a student, genre, and title of your piece.

Please submit your work to Oak Tree Journal using the email address

Be sure to state the genre of your work in your subject line (Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, or Art/Mixed Media).

All submissions must be works that have not been previously published.

All submissions must be original work created by you.

Please remember to run a spell and grammar check on your submissions.

Genre Specific Guidelines:


You may submit one piece up to 7,000-8,000 words. Please use 12-pt. Times New Roman font, double spaced on an MS Word Document. For flash fiction (1000 words or fewer), you may submit up to 3 pieces.


You may submit one piece with a maximum of 6,000 words. Please use 12-pt. Times New Roman font, double space on an MS Word Document.


You may submit 3-5 poems up to 7 pages total. Please use 12-pt. Times New Roman font, single space on an MS Word Document. Any poetry form is acceptable for consideration.

Art/Mixed Media

You may submit up to 3 pieces. Photography submissions should be enhanced. Please submit as a JPEG.

Timeline and Deadline:

Our editorial staff will carefully review all submissions and reply to you within 3-6 months informing you whether your piece has been accepted for publication.

You may submit entries in all genres. The deadline for submission for consideration for publication in our very first issue is February 1st, 2023.

Thank you for sending us your work and considering Oak Tree Journal. A journal by you, for you!

Yours truly,

The Editorial Staff