Submissions for Volume X 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 and your UM student ID number (790). Please note that your submission is incomplete without this brief biography. 

Submissions for Volume X open November 15, 2016 and close at midnight on February 15, 2017. 

Ends on February 15, 2017
To submit, you must be an undergraduate at the University of Montana. Individuals may submit two separate works of fiction or dramatic works. 

Submission Guidelines
  • 5,000 word limit per submission
  • Double-spaced
  • Submitted as Word docs
Under Cover Letter/Biography, please include a brief biography written in third person and your UM student ID number (790). Please note that your submission is incomplete without this brief biography. 
Ends on February 15, 2017
To submit, you must be an undergraduate at the University of Montana. Individuals may submit up to five separate poems.

Submission Guidelines
  • Each poem must be submitted in separate Word documents.

Under Cover Letter/Biography, please include a brief biography written in third person and your UM student ID number (790). Please note that your submission is incomplete without this brief biography. 

Ends on February 15, 2017
To submit, you must be an undergraduate at the University of Montana. Individuals may submit two separate works of non-fiction.

Submission Guidelines
  • 5,000 word limit per submission
  • Double-spaced
  • Submitted as Word docs

Under Cover Letter/Biography, please include a brief biography written in third person and your UM student ID number (790). Please note that your submission is incomplete without this brief biography. 

Ends on February 15, 2017

To submit, you must be an undergraduate at the University of Montana. Individuals may submit a maximum of three different pieces of visual art.

The Oval defines Visual Art as photographed or scanned art compositions, including but not limited to original paintings, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, and digital art. 

Submission Guidelines

  • Each work must be submitted separately. 
  • Submissions must be formatted as a high-resolution JPEG file. Other file formats will not be accepted. 
  • Identify the original medium of your work in the Cover Letter/Biography section of the submission form.

An individual may submit to more than one genre.

Under Cover Letter/Biography, please include a brief biography written in third person and your UM student ID number (790). Please note that your submission is incomplete without this brief biography.