Please note that you can submit your work for free through the site's forum. Click here for details. 

The fees listed below for submitting through Submittable help us to offset the amount that Submittable charges us to use the service. Submittable raised the fee by over 100% this year, so the cost is substantial for an arts publication like ours.

The fee associated with your submission helps us to offset the cost of a Submittable plan. If you would like to submit for free through the site, please sign up now and follow the instructions you receive thereafter. 

Along with your submission, please include a brief autobiographical note and an author/artist photograph that we may publish along with any accepted work.   

We typically respond within a few days.  

Please do not submit previously published work.   

If we publish your work, we retain first publication rights, and we retain the right to use or link to your work in any occasional newsletter or other material we send to readers. All other rights revert to you. 

Thank you for your support of Open Arts Forum, which is run entirely by volunteers. Your support will help us offset the costs associated with any Submittable fee, web hosting, site software, and other expenses. This support is entirely voluntary and in no way will it affect the status of this or any future submissions you might make. 

Open Arts Forum accepts unsolicited submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art. For initial submissions, provide us up to five poems, one piece of fiction or nonfiction, or a selection of your choice in the visual art category. Under nonfiction, we accept essays, literary criticism, interviews, book reviews, and commentary on the world of literature. For all categories, we look for and accept only work of high quality. 

Along with your submission, please include a brief autobiographical note and a photograph that we may publish along with any accepted work. 

Please do not submit previously published work. 

If we publish your work, we retain first publication rights, and we retain the right to use or link to your work in any occasional newsletter or other material we send to members or potential members. All other rights revert to you.

Thank you for supporting Open Arts Forum, which is run entirely by volunteers. 

By submitting using this option, you are enabling us to offer submissions through Submittable for free for an entire year. Submittable's (newly raised) annual fee for arts publications is $444 per year, which is what OAF will receive after Submittable deducts its commission for this option. 

Please let us know in your submission whether you wish to remain anonymous as a patron.

Open Arts Forum accepts unsolicited submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art. For initial submissions, provide us up to five poems, one piece of fiction or nonfiction, or a selection of your choice in the visual art category. Under nonfiction, we accept essays, literary criticism, interviews, book reviews, and commentary on the world of literature. For all categories, we look for and accept only work of high quality. 

Along with your submission, please include a brief autobiographical note and a photograph that we may publish along with any accepted work. 

Please do not submit previously published work. 

If we publish your work, we retain first publication rights, and we retain the right to use or link to your work in any occasional newsletter or other material we send to members or potential members. All other rights revert to you.