About OxMag

OxMag (or more formally: Oxford Magazine) is a literary & arts magazine edited and published by creative writing MFA students at Miami University. Since our premiere in 1984, our magazine has received Pushcart Prizes for both fiction and poetry, and has published authors such as Charles Baxter, William Stafford, Robert Pinsky, Stephen Dixon, Helena Maria Viramontes, Andre Dubus, and Stuart Dybek.  Appearing biannually, OxMag is a web-based journal that accepts fiction, poetry, new media, and creative nonfiction/essays.  

What We’re Looking For: We encourage prose/poetry writing and art that bends genres, experiments with forms, and includes interesting premises. We like writing that searches for meaning in experience—writing that makes us feel and think, cry and laugh, reflect and relate. Send us your work with a compelling narrative, a strong voice, and a reflective aspect that leads readers to an understanding or deeper meaning. You’ve been through a lot, we know. You have a story to tell, so make it something special and then share that story with us. We encourage those who come from underrepresented communities and backgrounds to submit work, including but not limited to: race/ethnicity, class, geography/culture, religion/spirituality, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and ability.


Fiction: under 10,000 words (no excerpts from larger works) 

Creative nonfiction: under 5,000

Poetry: 3-5 poems 

Art: up to 3 works of art (photography, graphics, paintings, high resolutions images of 3D art such as: ceramics, textiles, crochet, metal working, jewelry). Optional: feel free to include an artist statement (no more than 100 words) explaining your vision behind the piece. 

We also hold Spring Street readings every month where graduate students in the MFA program read current work: 

Next Spring Street Reading with Sean Pierson, Kara Anand, and Lloyd Mullins: February 9th @ 8 PM in Bachelor Reading Room 337

*Virtual option available, link to register: https://miamioh.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYod-GvrTkiHdPY7K3JcQfxAO9nO5YynBf8


Miami University is located within the traditional homelands of the Myaamia and Shawnee people, who along with other indigenous groups ceded these lands to the United States in the first Treaty of Greenville in 1795. The Miami people, whose name our university carries, were forcibly removed from these homelands in 1846.