Call for Short Stories or Plays, and Poems

Writers on the Rock 2018 (Literary Magazine) – Call for Original Writing and Photographs

Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to submit a poem (21 lines maximum), a short story (fiction or non-fiction; about 500-750 words), or a play about 3 pages single-spaced) for publication in OCC’s Literary Society magazine (print version) entitled Writers on the Rock.  The theme for this year’s publication is “Sleds, Scarves, and Shovels.”  The writing pieces might include settings, characters, plots, and imagery that embody the winter theme.   Other themes are also welcomed.

If you have previously-unpublished photographs that you or a friend/family member took that go with your theme, please send them along.  Please include the photographers’ full names so that they can be given proper credit.  Also, please indicate the category of work (poem, fiction, non-fiction, or play). 

Submissions must be one’s original work and must not have been previously published.  Kindly submit only one piece of writing for each category.  E-mail your entries to Professor Annet O’Mara at  Deadline for submission is March 30, 2018. 

If your work is accepted, you will be notified by May 15, 2018.