Oyster River Pages is a new online literary journal formed by four literary connoisseurs who hope to showcase good literature that’s gone unnoticed. Frustrated by the amount of thoughtful writing that never gets read, the editors of Oyster River Pages want to create an online literary community that redefines “publishable” and celebrates newly discovered work.
They prefer writing that speaks feelingly and movingly, writing that inspires readers to meaningful action. They encourage submitting authors to browse their website to get a sense of what they like. There, they provide lists of authors they admire, as well as descriptions of their stylistic preferences for each genre.
Oyster River Pages will be published once a year online, and right now through May 31, they’re accepting submissions for their first issue, which will be published in August 2017. Poets may submit up to three poems. Fiction writers may submit stories 6,000 words or fewer. Authors of creative nonfiction may submit essays 5,000 words or fewer. Oyster River Pages also accepts photography and other visual art.
Oyster River Pages accepts submissions online, not via post or email. They accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that authors immediately withdraw work published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work.
If you would like to learn more or submit to Oyster River Pages, please visit their website at https://www.oysterriverpages.com/submit/.