The Tulsa Review seeks bold, unique voices for publication in our annual journal. We accept submissions of any unpublished, short creative writing (such as poems, fiction, novel excerpts, creative nonfiction, one-act plays, and short screenplays) and visual artwork (such as photographs, illustrations, or digital images).

Submission deadline for our 2018 issue: March 1, 2018.

Spring Contest Submissions

Each spring, we hold a contest for current students of Tulsa Community College, sponsored by the TCC Foundation. Prizes of $100 (1st place), $50 (2nd place), and $25 (third place) are awarded in three categories:

  • Prose
  • Poetry
  • Visual arts

All contest winners will be published.

Standard Submissions

Although only currently enrolled TCC students can enter the contest, we also accept unpublished work from emerging or established writers and artists anywhere in the world, for publication only.

Submission Guidelines

  1. Only students enrolled for the spring semester at TCC may submit to the Spring Contest.
  2. Any writer or artist who is not a TCC student may submit their unpublished work as a Standard Submission.
  3. Do not include your name on your manuscript or artwork. We read and judge submissions blindly.
  4. Prose and poetry submissions must be in a .DOC, .DOCX, .RTF, or .TXT file format. Because of our data limits, artwork must be submitted as a .PDF of less than 5 MB. (If your artwork is selected for publication, we’ll contact you for a higher-resolution image.)
  5. Include only one piece per submission. For example, don’t put three poems in the same document in a single submission.
  6. You may enter multiple submissions, but we will select only one work from each author or artist per genre per issue.
  7. Submissions are accepted year round but are reviewed only during spring semesters.
  8. Simultaneous submissions are okay, but please let us know immediately if a work you’ve submitted to us has been accepted for publication somewhere else.
  9. When a submission is accepted for publication, Tulsa Review is given first-publication rights.
  10. Spring Contest Submissions are additionally considered as Standard Submissions. If you are a TCC student submitting to a contest, there is no need to make a separate Standard Submission as well.

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