Submission Guidelines


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Please follow the guidelines for submissions and book review requests below:

  • Send ALL creative submissions  to ovunquesiamo1@gmail.com, and address the appropriate editor(s):
    • Michelle Messina Reale , Managing Editor: general requests, queries, fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, art, etc.
    • Chad Frame, Poetry Editor: poetry
    • Elizabeth Jaeger Book Review Editor. Please email Elizabeth directly at holangee13@gmail.com

 ***Unsolicited books sent to any staff member will not be reviewed.  Please be kind and query with a request for a review and give us time to get back to you.  

Please submit  only your original , unpublished  and proofread work, addressed to the appropriate editor, and include a 75 word or less , third person bio in either an attachment or pasted in the body of an email.  Send no more than 5 poems at a time.  All other works should be under 5,000 words.  If your work is polarizing, racist, homophobic, or otherwise demeaning or abusive to any group or person, your work will be immediately deleted.

We are  a  literary magazine that curates the work of Italian-American writers , but we are people, too.  Please follow submission and query etiquette.  Emails that are sent suggesting that the piece attached “might be something you can use” show a lack of respect for the work as well as for the staff who are supposed to read it and  will deleted without comment.

Show up for your own work by sending a polite and professional email, the title(s) of your work, the genre and for long pieces, a word count.  Doing so is a sign of respect to yourself , your work and the editors.

Please do not query on your submission until after 3 weeks.

We are a small staff, working hard here, but we also have primary  jobs. Patience and kindness go a long way. We are happy to read and endorse work that adhere to these guidelines and are happy to nominate for the Pushcart and Best Small Fictions.

We ask that if you are published in OVUNQUE SIAMO that you wait at least one issue before submitting your work to us again.

Failure to adhere to guidelines will result in your submission not being read.

Please report your submission to Duotrope!

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