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Oval Magazine
Oval Magazine


guidelines and submission windows... Send your short story to subs@oval-magazine.com...

Submit your final drafts with $2 via PayPal to: subs@oval-magazine.com.   Your word number must be at least 500 and preferably less than 5,000.

See our guidelines page for current publication contest rules; send us a story anytime.


Click the image above to contact us...

We do offer editorial services, in case you have a story you want to publish elsewhere.  We proof all of your submissions, currently, so long as they are not rejected due to overly questionable content or the excessive use of inappropriate language.  We also must consider the story to qualify, at least, as an actual story.

About Oval

Editorial thoughts...

We publish once a year, now, before October 1rst. We publish all-genre fiction and a few writings on composition. We started as a "low-vol" periodical, Oval Magazine. Thank you for your patience and understanding, as we work towards becoming what we want to be for you.

June 2015 Publication Goal Met!  The 6 - 15 - 15 issue is now available...

Send 3$ via paypal to subs@oval-magazine.com and we will send you the 130 page pdf file, with over 20 works.  The June issue contains an epilogue with commentary on the stories and three water-color illustrations.  We are happy it is done, found it to be remarkable, hope you do, too.


Oval Magazine.  We exist to praise the notion of great fiction writing.  Join our forces; send us a story; we cannot wait to publish your amazing work.  Check out our "20 Stories" page up on the right. Be sure to view our guidelines page for current rules and recommendations; all stories sent after 3.1.16 will require a $2 reviewing fee sent to subs@oval-magazine.com via PayPal. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Get In Touch

     We always love to hear from our readers/viewers.  We are currently accepting short story manuscript submissions all year long. Please, view our guidelines page for current rules.  Send your 500+ word stories and $2 via PayPal to:


     Try not to write your stories over 5,000 words - you are more than welcome to submit more than one story.  Please, do not submit over ten stories, including entries on writing, within twelve months.  We are happy to help you share your talent and creative writing skills/works.

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We are new to social networking - thank you for your efforts, so far.  If you find us inspiring, let others know.  We cannot wait to share your prose with others.

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