The Oakland Arts Review (OAR) is an annual journal published through Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan. The OAR is dedicated to the publication and advancement of literature written by undergraduate students from across the United States and around the world. We publish fiction, poetry, essays, comics, and screenplay excerpts, as well as artwork. Because we believe that undergraduate students have much to contribute to the literary world, it is our mission to provide a platform for this generation’s emerging writers and, in so doing, create a journal that is of both high artistic quality and great literary significance to readers from all backgrounds.
The Oakland Arts Review (OAR) seeks high quality literary fiction, poetry, nonfiction, comics, and art submissions for publication. Please read these guidelines carefully and be sure to check the appropriate submissions category for further specifications.
We accept submissions year round!
Please upload your work using ONE FILE (do not upload files as multiple submissions).
Please proofread your work carefully before submitting.
While we do accept simultaneous submissions, we ask that you indicate this in your cover letter and withdraw your submission if it is accepted elsewhere.
While we make every effort to respond in a timely manner, response for submissions averages between 3 - 4 months.
We ask that you wait three months between submissions of the same type.
Writers and artists must be actively enrolled undergraduate students in a degree granting institution to be considered for publication. Please include the name of your college and your current year (freshman, junior, etc.), as well as any other relevant information, in a brief cover letter.
To stay up to date on all things OAR check out our website, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter. Students may submit work (for free) to: www.oar.submittable.com. There is no deadline for submissions, but we hope to make final selections for our second issue by October 31, 2016.
Questions? Please contact our editors at firstname.lastname@example.org.