The Oakland Review is currently closed to submissions.

Thank you to everyone who submitted poetry, prose, and art for our Spring 2019 issue! 

We will be re-opening submissions for Fall 2019 in a few months, so stay tuned….

Submission Guidelines

All work must be previously unpublished. Only our editors see the names and bios of submitters. All other board members read submissions blind. 


·       Up to 5 pieces, submitted in a single document

·       Please use 12 point, Times or Times New Roman font

·       Upload doc, docx, or PDF documents 

Prose (fiction, creative non-fiction, screenwriting, and plays)

·       Up to 2 pieces, no longer than 20 pages each

·       Please use 12 point, double-spaced, Times or Times New Roman font

·       Please specify your genre

·       Upload doc, docx, or PDF documents 


·       Up to pieces

·       Please use a high resolution image—preferably greater than 200ppi

·       We prefer large JPEGs but also accept high quality PDFs, and TIFF images

·       Artwork is evaluated for use as the issue’s cover as well as glossy insert in the center of the journal 

How to submit: The Oakland Review no longer accepts email or print submissions. Please use our Submittable link. The deadline to submit is December 31st, 2018.


The Oakland Review accepts submissions via Submittable. To send us your work, click here: