The Oval

Submission Guidelines

We accept submissions from current University of Montana undergraduates between November and February. Click on the link at the bottom of this page for current deadlines and specific information on how to submit. Here are some general guidelines:

You must be a University of Montana undergraduate to be considered. Under the "Cover Letter / Biography" category, please include your year, major, and hometown, along with any additional information you would like us to know. Submissions are limited as follows:

  • Two pieces of fiction, limited to 5,000 words each.
  • Two pieces of non-fiction, limited to 5,000 words each.
  • Five poems.
  • Three pieces of visual art.

An individual may submit to more than one genre.