About Us

The Oakland Review is Carnegie Mellon University’s premier literary-arts journal. Since 1973, the publication has featured works of poetry, prose, and art, all reviewed and selected by an undergraduate editorial board. The Oakland Review is published annually and welcomes submissions from writers and artists of all backgrounds.

Run entirely by undergraduate students, with faculty advisor assistant professor of English Lauren Shapiro, The Oakland Review accepts submissions of fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, playwriting, screenwriting, and artwork. It has been recognized nationally by the Associated Writing Programs, placing as a finalist in their Undergraduate Journal competition.

For more information on submitting to our journal, please visit our submit page. For questions, please contact us at oakland.review@gmail.com

Faculty Advisor
Lauren Shapiro

Hyunho Yoon
Julie Kim

Managing Editor
Emily Nagin

Production Manager
Juliana Schnerr

Poetry Editors
Sophie Bernstein
Jordan Romah

Prose Editors
Rachael Johnson
Margaret Mertz
Conlon Novak

Editorial Board
Matthew Benusa, Leila Berger, Jennifer Bornemann, Owen Fox, Kevin Geng, Katrina Jiao, Edwin Peng, Aaditya Saraiya, Maggie Zhang

Note: The Oakland Review is funded in part by the CMU Student Activities Fee. The opinions expressed in The Oakland Review and on our social media accounts are not necessarily the opinions of Carnegie Mellon University.