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

Editor in Chief
Izzy McCarthy

Production Manager
Rissa Lee

Poetry Editor
Julie Kim

Prose Editors
Conlon Novak
Margaret Mertz
Rachael Johnson

Assistant Production Managers
Juliana Schnerr
Nawon Choi

Assistant Poetry Editor
Sophie Bernstein

Note: The Oakland Review is funded in part by the CMU Student Activities Fee. The opinions expressed in or by The Oakland Review are not necessarily the opinions of Carnegie Mellon University.