Submit to the Spring 2018 Edition

We are accepting submissions for the Spring 2018 edition of The
Oakland Review until Friday, March 30th. Submission guidelines
are as follows:

Email your work as Word or RTF attachments to

Use your name and the genre(s) of the pieces in the subject line. (e.g. Poetry Submission: J. Smith)

In the body of the email, include:

  1. Your name as you would like it to appear in print
  2. Your phone number and preferred email address
  3. A short biography (less than 100 words)
  4. The titles and genres of the work that is attached

Who can submit

  • The Fall and Spring Issues will accept submissions from Carnegie Mellon undergraduates, graduates, alumni as well as from any interested writers & artists.

What you can submit

Any combination of the following:


  • Up to 5 pieces
  • Please use 12 point font


  • Up to 2 pieces
  • Each piece may be no longer than 20 pages of 12-point,
    double-spaced type
  • This category includes fiction, creative non-fiction, screenwriting,
    and plays


  • Up to 5 pieces
  • We prefer large JPEGs for evaluation, but also accept high
    quality PDFs, TIFF images and RAW images
  • High resolution images, preferably greater than 200ppi
  • Artwork is evaluated for use as the issue's cover as well as a
    glossy insert in the center of the journal

General Rules

  • All work must be previously unpublished.
  • No simultaneous submissions.


Note: Only our editors see the names and bios of submitters, all other
board members review all work anonymously.