Flights is an annual literary magazine published in the fall of each year by Sinclair Community College. Submissions are open to everyone; however, we give special consideration to writers from the Southwest Ohio area, and we welcome work from Sinclair students, faculty and staff. Submissions will be read from September 1 until March 31 of each year.


Stories in any genre, from short-shorts of 50 to 100 words to longer stories up to 5,000 words. Query for longer lengths.

Any subject, but no greeting card verse. No more than three poems per entry, please, and no more than five poems may be submitted by any one author during a single reading period. Poems should be no more than 70 lines. Query for longer lengths.

Creative Non-fiction:
Essays on any subject will be considered, up to 5,000 words. Query for longer lengths.

Photography and Artwork:
Black and white photos and artwork will also be considered for publication.


Submissions should be double-spaced with pages numbered. Please include contact information on the first page. We do not accept submissions via email. Please click “submit” above to access our submissions manager and read more about our guidelines.

We are unable to offer payment at this time; however, if your piece is published, you will receive two issues of the magazine in which your work appears.

In order to give voice to as many diverse writers as possible, we ask that if you are published in Flights, you wait at least one year before submitting to us again.