We welcome free verse and formal poetry, as well as works that are highly experimental in content and form. We encourage students to review the poetry in our most recent issue before submitting (available online here: https://issuu.com/oaklandartsreview/docs/oar_vol._4_2019) to see if our journal might be the right place for your work. 

Please submit a single file of up to 3-5 poems for consideration, rather than making multiple submissions per poem.

Simultaneous submissions are fine, but we do ask that you let us know in your cover letter if the pieces are going to other journals, and of course let us know straightaway if something has been taking by another magazine. 

Finally, our editorial class meets in the fall semester, and we accept work year round. That means that anything submitted outside the months of September - December is likely to get a slower response. But we still want to see your work! 

Questions? Please contact the Oakland Arts Review editors at ouartsreview@oakland.edu.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.