OAKLAND ARTS REVIEW (OAR)


General Guidelines:

The Oakland Arts Review
 (OAR) seeks high quality literary fiction, poetry, nonfiction, comics, and art submissions for publication, and we accept year-round. Please read these guidelines carefully and look to the appropriate submissions category for further specifications.
  • Please upload your work using ONE FILE (do not upload files as multiple submissions).
  • We do accept simultaneous submissions on the condition 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 is generally around 3-5 months.
  • We ask that you wait 3 months between submissions of the same type.
  • Please proofread your work carefully before submitting.

Eligibility:


Writers and artists must be actively enrolled undergraduate students in a degree-granting institution at the time of submission 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.

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Questions? Contact our editors at ouartsreview@oakland.edu.
The Oakland Arts Review invites undergraduates nationwide to submit your work now to the Hajja Razia Sharif Sheikh Prize in Nonfiction and The Hajja Razia Sharif Sheikh Prize in Poetry. Awards will be given to the best essay and poem that addresses the experience of being Muslim in America.

DEADLINE: November 15, 2017

FIRST PRIZE: $500 and publication in OAR
SECOND PRIZE: $300 and possible publication in OAR

Winning pieces will speak to the experience — joys and challenges — of being Muslim in America today in ways that educate and inform our readers. Winning pieces may also demonstrate an understanding of Islamic history, culture, contributions, and / or its influence on society.
Winners must be undergraduates currently enrolled in degree granting colleges in the United States. Authors do not have to identify as Muslim to be awarded the prize.

There is no fee to enter.


Please also follow these general guidelines for submissions:
  • Please upload your work using ONE FILE (do not upload files as multiple submissions).
  • We do accept simultaneous submissions on the condition that you indicate this in your submission, and contact us to let us know if it is accepted elsewhere.
  • Please proofread your work carefully before submitting
  • You must be an undergraduate enrolled in a degree-granting institution at the time of submission to have your work considered for publication.

The Oakland Arts Review invites undergraduates nationwide to submit your work now to the Hajja Razia Sharif Sheikh Prize in Nonfiction and The Hajja Razia Sharif Sheikh Prize in Poetry. Awards will be given to the best essay and poem that addresses the experience of being Muslim in America.

DEADLINE: November 15, 2017

FIRST PRIZE: $500 and publication in OAR
SECOND PRIZE: $300 and possible publication in OAR

Winning pieces will speak to the experience — joys and challenges — of being Muslim in America today in ways that educate and inform our readers. Winning pieces may also demonstrate an understanding of Islamic history, culture, contributions, and / or its influence on society.
Winners must be undergraduates currently enrolled in degree granting colleges in the United States. Authors do not have to identify as Muslim to be awarded the prize.

There is no fee to enter.

Please also follow these general guidelines for submissions:
  • You may submit up to five (5) poems in one submission. Please upload your work using ONE FILE (do not upload files as multiple submissions).
  • We do accept simultaneous submissions on the condition that you indicate this in your submission, and contact us to let us know if it is accepted elsewhere.
  • Please proofread your work carefully before submitting
  • You must be an undergraduate enrolled in a degree-granting institution at the time of submission to have your work considered for publication.

Please submit one piece of literary short fiction for consideration, not to exceed 8,000 words. Excerpts of longer works, including novellas and novels, are acceptable if the excerpt is also successful as a stand-alone piece.
We welcome free verse and formal poetry, as well as works that are highly experimental in content and form. Please submit a single file of up to 5 poems for consideration, rather than making multiple submissions per poem.

Questions? Please contact the Oakland Arts Review editors at oaklandartsreview@gmail.com.
We accept creative nonfiction on a variety of subjects and in multiple forms. Please submit one piece of nonfiction for consideration, not to exceed 8,000 words.
We are looking to publish comics that are of high literary and artistic quality. Excerpts of longer works, such as graphic novels or memoirs, are acceptable, providing that the excerpts work well as stand-alone pieces. Please submit up to 20 pages in .jpg, .tiff or .pdf format.
Please submit 1-2 scenes of screenwriting. We also ask that you include a synopsis of the screenplay in your cover letter and adhere to screenplay formatting.
We are looking for original undergraduate art of various media to be used as cover art and to be featured in our pages. Please submit high-quality images of your work for consideration.

Artists must be undergraduate students actively enrolled in colleges across the United States or abroad.