Below are commonly asked questions. If what you need to know is not included, please leave a new question in the “Leave a Reply” box at the bottom of the page.
Q: I am one of the authors of a poem/story published in the OASIS Journal. Do I need permission to publish it elsewhere? I noticed the copyright page says nothing can be reprinted without permission.
A: The book as a whole is copyrighted by the editor/publisher, but each author retains the copyright to his or her own work. Once the OASIS Journal has been published, you can reprint your poem or story anywhere you wish.
Q: Do your contest judges see the author’s name on the entries they read?
A: No, this is a blind contest. All author identification is removed from the copies that are sent to the judges.
Q: May I submit more than one item to the OASIS Journal?
A: Yes, people often send in more than one submission, and also in more than one category.
Q: From the guidelines it’s not clear to me whether you want a title page with poem titles, name, address, etc., or if you want name, address, etc. at the top every every page of poetry.
A: Either is okay, but the author’s name should appear on every page, just in case the pages get separated.
Q: Do you keep submission copies or do you send them back?
A: All submissions are recycled once they are no longer needed by the publisher, so please never send originals—only copies.
Q: I was wondering if submissions are eligible that have been published on the Internet.
A: Yes, Internet publication is not the same as print publication—not yet, anyway. Feel free to submit anything that has been e-published.
Q: Do you consider simultaneous submissions?
A: No, I’m sorry, but we can’t accept a submission that is currently being looked at elsewhere. If it were selected for publication in the Journal, and then you decided to pull it because it had been accepted someplace else, the time put into evaluating your entry would have been wasted.