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.
Ends on October 13, 2019

 Make sure your name appears nowhere on your submission, or your work may be dropped from consideration.  Please, no more than FIVE poems per student per semester.   We will only not accept revisions of original submitted works, so ensure your work is proofread and complete. All written work must be in standard 12 pt, Times New Roman font.  Please note that at the bottom of this guideline you will find The Olivetree Review's publication contract. Submitting work to us through Submittable now counts as acceptance of this contract so please read through if you have any concerns. Please note, we do NOT claim any control over your work/the images of your work, or sole right to it's publishing status in case this question ever comes up in the future.   Publication Contract: [SubmitterFirstName] [SubmitterLastName]   This email is our agreement for your contribution (the Work) to our print and online publication, The Olivetree Review. You, the Artist ([SubmitterFirstName]), retain all rights for your Work. The Artist avows that the Work is an original work and does not impair anyone else's copyright or other right. The Artist agrees to hold The Olivetree Review harmless, and indemnifies us, against any loss or expense arising out of any claim or lawsuit regarding the work, including that of libel, invasion of privacy, or copyright infringement.   The Artist grants The Olivetree Review non-exclusive rights to publish the Work in the print medium for one magazine issue. The Artist also grants The Olivetree Review use of the Work for promotional and internal use in the print medium. The work shall be credited to the Artist in all instances. The Artist grants the Olivetree Review non-exclusive rights to use the Work in the electronic medium for one magazine issue.  Artist also grants The Olivetree Review use of the work for promotional and internal use in the electronic medium. The work shall be credited to the Artist in all instances.   Finally, the Artist grants The Olivetree Review the right to do necessary light edits on the Work for the purpose of publication, provided the substance of the Work is not materially altered. The Artist will be notified of any and all major edits that are either necessary or suggested for printing purposes.

Ends on October 13, 2019

Please try to submit no more than ten pages or ten minutes of a scene, script, or screenplay. Excerpts from longer works are permitted. Please format your work as professionally as possible. A title sheet is not necessary and please make sure your name appears nowhere on the work itself or the piece may be dropped from consideration.  Please no more than five drama submissions per student per semester.    We do not accept revisions, so make sure your work is proofread and complete.  Please note that at the bottom of this guideline you will find The Olivetree Review's publication contract. Submitting work to us through Submittable now counts as acceptance of this contract so please read through if you have any concerns. Please note, we do NOT claim any control over your work/the images of your work, or sole right to it's publishing status in case this question ever comes up in the future.        Publication Contract:  [SubmitterFirstName] [SubmitterLastName]  This email is our agreement for your contribution (the Work) to our print and online publication, The Olivetree Review. You, the Artist ([SubmitterFirstName]), retain all rights for your Work. The Artist avows that the Work is an original work and does not impair anyone else's copyright or other right. The Artist agrees to hold The Olivetree Review harmless, and indemnifies us, against any loss or expense arising out of any claim or lawsuit regarding the work, including that of libel, invasion of privacy, or copyright infringement.  The Artist grants The Olivetree Review non-exclusive rights to publish the Work in the print medium for one magazine issue. The Artist also grants The Olivetree Review use of the Work for promotional and internal use in the print medium. The work shall be credited to the Artist in all instances. The Artist grants the Olivetree Review non-exclusive rights to use the Work in the electronic medium for one magazine issue.  Artist also grants The Olivetree Review use of the work for promotional and internal use in the electronic medium. The work shall be credited to the Artist in all instances.  Finally, the Artist grants The Olivetree Review the right to do necessary light edits on the Work for the purpose of publication, provided the substance of the Work is not materially altered. The Artist will be notified of any and all major edits that are either necessary or suggested for printing purposes.

Make sure your name appears nowhere on your submission, or your work will be dropped from consideration. Your cover letter will be your biography if your submission is accepted. Please do not make it more than 4-5 sentences.  Please, no more than five prose entries per student. We will not accept revisions of original submitted works, so ensure your work is proofread and complete.   We recommend a max of 8,000 words in your piece. All written work must be in standard 12 pt, Times New Roman font, double-spaced.  Please note that at the bottom of this guideline you will find The Olivetree Review's publication contract. Submitting work to us through Submittable counts as acceptance of this contract so please read through if you have any concerns. Please note, we do NOT claim any control over your work/the images of your work, or sole right to its publishing status.      Publication Contract:  [SubmitterFirstName] [SubmitterLastName]  This email is our agreement for your contribution (the Work) to our print and online publication, The Olivetree Review. You, the Artist ([SubmitterFirstName]), retain all rights for your Work. The Artist avows that the Work is an original work and does not impair anyone else's copyright or other right. The Artist agrees to hold The Olivetree Review harmless, and indemnifies us, against any loss or expense arising out of any claim or lawsuit regarding the work, including that of libel, invasion of privacy, or copyright infringement.  The Artist grants The Olivetree Review non-exclusive rights to publish the Work in the print medium for one magazine issue. The Artist also grants The Olivetree Review use of the Work for promotional and internal use in the print medium. The work shall be credited to the Artist in all instances. The Artist grants the Olivetree Review non-exclusive rights to use the Work in the electronic medium for one magazine issue.  Artist also grants The Olivetree Review use of the work for promotional and internal use in the electronic medium. The work shall be credited to the Artist in all instances.  Finally, the Artist grants The Olivetree Review the right to do necessary light edits on the Work for the purpose of publication, provided the substance of the Work is not materially altered. The Artist will be notified of any and all major edits that are either necessary or suggested for printing purposes.

Ends on October 13, 2019


 We accept ALL kinds of visual art. No more than ten art entries per student per semester. We will only accept revisions of original submitted works until two weeks before submissions close, so ensure your work is complete.    All images should have a minimum resolution of 300 DPI and minimum size of about 1500 pixels on the smallest side to be considered for publication. Keep this in mind when you're photographing or scanning. The larger your image is the larger we can print it.    Please title all pieces. Include information about the medium of your work in the "Cover Letter" section if necessary. For example: Gelatin silver print 11"x14", or Oil on canvas 30"x30." etc.  Singular Pieces: upload all singular / NON-series pieces as single uploads each, to avoid misunderstandings of the intentions of your submitted pieces.  Series Pieces: upload all series pieces as a single upload with both 1) an over-arching title and 2) titles for each individual piece, to better ensure editors understand the intentions of your submitted pieces.  Painting, Drawing, Sculpting, etc.: if a submitted image / scan of your piece is unsuitable for printing or an anomaly such as a flash or bad lighting occurs, we may ask for an alternate image of a piece.  Please note that at the bottom of this guideline you will find The Olivetree Review's publication contract. Submitting work to us through submittable now counts as acceptance of this contract so please read through if you have any concerns. Please note, we do NOT claim any control over your work/the images of your work, or sole right to it's publishing status in case this question ever comes up in the future.      Publication Contract: [SubmitterFirstName] [SubmitterLastName]   This email is our agreement for your contribution (the Work) to our print and online publication, The Olivetree Review. You, the Artist ([SubmitterFirstName]), retain all rights for your Work. The Artist avows that the Work is an original work and does not impair anyone else's copyright or other right. The Artist agrees to hold The Olivetree Review harmless, and indemnifies us, against any loss or expense arising out of any claim or lawsuit regarding the work, including that of libel, invasion of privacy, or copyright infringement.   The Artist grants The Olivetree Review non-exclusive rights to publish the Work in the print medium for one magazine issue. The Artist also grants The Olivetree Review use of the Work for promotional and internal use in the print medium. The work shall be credited to the Artist in all instances. The Artist grants the Olivetree Review non-exclusive rights to use the Work in the electronic medium for one magazine issue.  Artist also grants The Olivetree Review use of the work for promotional and internal use in the electronic medium. The work shall be credited to the Artist in all instances.   Finally, the Artist grants The Olivetree Review the right to do necessary light edits on the Work for the purpose of publication, provided the substance of the Work is not materially altered. The Artist will be notified of any and all major edits that are either necessary or suggested for printing purposes.

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