Ovis accepts submissions on a rolling basis. We may accept some material later than April 3, but to respect our editors’ time and they work involved in editing the material we receive, we can’t guarantee that anything received after the deadline will be forwarded to our editors for Issue 2, Spring 2018. We will be happy to review any new submissions for Issue 3, Fall 2018.
To avoid any work getting lost or overlooked, please do not send printed copies or physical artwork to Ovis or MCC library staff.
We are very grateful to be able to spend time with your work; thank you for taking the time to submit to Ovis. See below for some submission guidelines; if you have any questions about the work we accept or how to get it to us, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Accepted types of work
Ovis endeavors to highlight every type of creative expression that the MCC community produces: fiction, poetry, and non-fiction writing; photography, painting, sculpture, and other visual art forms; sound, music, video, and other time-based media; and virtually any other work of art.
Works in text may be submitted in plain text, Word Document or PDF formats. Ovis reserves the right to make editorial decisions regarding the exact wording, format, and layout of your text. In general we will respect the spacing and positioning of your poetry as submitted.
Images should be attached in JPG format. Images should be the highest resolution available, cropped, color-corrected, and otherwise presented exactly as you would like them to be published.
Sound and video art should be attached as MP3 or MP4 format.
Please contact us before attempting to submit any files larger than 10MB. If your work is in a different format, or you aren’t sure what format it is in, contact us and we will help you figure it out. If you have questions
Submissions of multiple related works, such as a group of poems or a set of photographs, are allowed and encouraged, but Ovis reserves the right to make editorial decisions regarding the grouping and arrangement of multiple submissions.
Multiple submissions of unrelated works from one individual are also allowed and encouraged; however, acceptance of one submission does not guarantee acceptance of all submissions.
We will gladly accept work you have simultaneously submitted to other publications. Please inform us by email if you would like us to withdraw a submission that has been accepted for publication elsewhere.
We will acknowledge receipt of your submission within 2 business days. Ovis accepts submissions on a rolling basis, and you will be notified if your work was accepted or not as soon as our editors confirm the final set of accepted works. If you have not heard back about your submission, please feel free to get in touch with us at any time.
Protecting your work
We understand the need for artists to protect their intellectual property, and we make every effort to ensure that your rights as a creator are respected. When you submit work to Ovis, you still own your copyright. When we publish your work, you also still own your copyright. The license you grant MCC to publish your work is detailed in the MCC Academic Work Product Agreement.
Visual art published in Ovis is uploaded and displayed at resolutions high enough to ensure good reproduction on computer displays, but low enough to ensure that work cannot be printed at high quality.
All work accepted for publication in Ovis is subject to the terms of the MCC Academic Work Product Agreement; as such, we do not pay contributors for their work at this time.