Off the Oak

Off the Oak

Off the Oak

Creative Submissions!

EMAIL ANY SUBMISSIONS TO: [email protected]

Must be school appropriate; meaning:

  • No profanity (cursing) 
  • Not sexually explicit
  • No extreme explicit violence
  • No hate speech directed at a specific group of people 


  • English preferred.
  • Foreign languages are allowed but you must submit an English translation for review.
  • Languages included, but are not limited to: Spanish, Creole, Portuguese, Vietnamese, French, etc.

Please tag any trigger/content warning that your submission may include. Examples of such warnings may include, but are not limited to, mentions of:

  • Sexual Assault/Rape
  • Self-Harm
  • Suicide
  • LGBTQ+
  • Child Abuse
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Divorce

Submission Requirements

    • Poem Length Requirements: 3-52 lines.
    • Story/Nonfiction Length Requirements: 100-1,000 words.
    • Can be attached document or typed into the email.
    • Font Type: Arial or Times New Roman
    • Font Size: 11
    • Attach the image(s) that you want uploaded!
    • Optional: Write an artist statement to go along with your photo.
    • Attach the image(s) of your comic strip or attach your digital version.
    • Optional: Write a summary of the entire work of your comic. We upload your comics in parts but we can’t upload an entire book’s worth!

For all submissions, please include in your email:

  • Your First and Last Name,
  • Your Grade Level,
  • Whether you wish to be credited or remain anonymous,
  • Your Submission,
  • Title of your submission should be clear,
  • Featured Photo to go along with it. (This last one is optional.)

DISCLAIMER: Your submission does not guarantee that you will be featured in the newspaper. Your submission is still subject to review and if it is deemed not suitable for ORHS Pubs, it will NOT be uploaded.

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