UC Blue Ash College

Blue Ash Review Submissions

Blue Ash Review: UC Blue Ash College Literary and Visual Arts Magazine

UC Blue Ash students, faculty and staff can submit their work to the Blue Ash Review at any time. See all the various categories and instructions below.

Open Submissions

We accept open submissions in text, text/art combinations, and audio-visual formats from May to August of each year. We respond between September and December. See submission requirements for each genre below. Note: All text submissions should be submitted as Microsoft Word documents.

We regret that we cannot pay authors and artists for their work. Rights to publication revert back to authors and artists.

Text Submissions

Poetry

We consider free verse, formal verse, or experimental poetry that leads us through its subject with depth and surprise; that demonstrates skill with language and form. Send three to five poems, eight-page maximum per submission.

Fiction

We consider character-driven fiction that explores the human experience from a variety of perspectives. No mysteries, detective stories, sci-fi, or other sub-genre forms. 10 pages, double-spaced, maximum. We will consider excerpts from longer works.

Non-Fiction Prose

We consider lyrical essays, memoir, personal essays approaching the writer's relationship to a broader subject (2,000 to 4,000 words), book reviews (500 to 750 words), and interviews with writers and artists.

Short Plays

We consider one-act or 10-minute plays (five-page limit), short dramatic monologues, or a short scene from a full-length play (include a brief synopsis of the full play).

Audio/Visual Submissions

Audio Recordings

We consider audio recordings of individual poems or short prose works read aloud by the author; individual songs performed solo or with accompaniment; experimental audio works and sound poetry. No audio submissions may be longer than three minutes. File format for audio submissions is MP3 at 128 Kbps or better. Up to three pieces may be submitted for consideration.

Video Recordings

We consider video recordings of individual poems or short prose works read by the author; individual songs performed solo or with accompaniment; experimental video works, performance art and sound poetry. No video submissions may be longer than three minutes. File format for video submissions is H.264 Quicktime (.mov) files with ACC (MP4) audio at 1280x720 resolution. Up to three pieces may be submitted for consideration.

Photography and Visual Art (2-D)

We consider black-and-white or color photography. All art and other 2-D visual media submitted must be high-resolution images to accommodate potential print publication. Submit art and visual media in the following file formats: .jpeg (high res); .pdf (high res); .tif; .psd; .eps; or .png. Up to ten images may be submitted for consideration.

Rights & Permissions

Submit poetry or prose as an email attachment in either .rtf or .doc file formats to:

Rhonda Pettit, Ph.D.
Professor and Print Editor
Blue Ash Review
Department of English & Communication
University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College
9555 Plainfield Road
Blue Ash, Ohio 45236
rhonda.pettit@uc.edu

or

Claudia Skutar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Online Editor
Blue Ash Review Online
Department of English & Communication
University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College
9555 Plainfield Road
Blue Ash, Ohio 45236
claudia.skutar@uc.edu

Send art, photographs and media submissions on CD-ROM disc, DVD-ROM disc or flash drive to:

H. Michael Sanders
Professor and Media Editor
Blue Ash Review
Department of Electronic Media Communications
University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College
9555 Plainfield Road
Blue Ash, Ohio 45236

Resources

Contact Information

Print Editor
Rhonda Pettit
rhonda.pettit@uc.edu

Media Editor
H. Michael Sanders
h.michael.sanders@uc.edu

Online Editor
Claudia Skutar
claudia.skutar@uc.edu

Editorial Associate
Amber Kuftic
amber.kuftic@uc.edu