Please read the category-specific guidelines before submitting.

  • All submissions will be reviewed anonymously, so make sure that your name appears nowhere on your work.
  • Cover letters are required for all Contest submissions, are appreciated for art submissions, and are a nice but completely optional touch for all other categories.
  • As of Spring 2015, all section guidelines contain a copy of the Artist/Olivetree contract, and submitted work is considered as having been submitted under these terms.

-Upload your POETRY here in .docx format. Note that we will maintain the formatting of your original piece, but we may need to break it up into two photos when we post it and/or change the font for consistency. 

-Upload your PROSE here in .docx format. Note that we will maintain the formatting of your original piece, but we may need to break it up into two photos when we post it and/or change the font for consistency. 

Things to consider:

-What is the title of your piece? (if none, put n/a)

-Would you like your name to be included on your piece when we post it?

-If yes, what name should we include?

-Would you like to be tagged on the post in which your piece appears?

-If yes, what is your Instagram username?


We understand that as we approach the time during which pieces will be posted, you may begin to question whether or not you really want your piece out there in the world. If you change your mind and would like to either switch from having your name on your piece to remaining anonymous, or if you would like to withdraw your piece entirely, either send us an email at olivetreereview@gmail.com or send us a DM on Instagram. We will never post a story that you're not ready to share. If we don't hear from you, your piece will be posted on our Instagram (@olivetreereview) sometime between November 25th and December 10th. 

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