About Us

The Oakland Review is Carnegie Mellon University’s premiere literary-arts journal. Since 1973, the journal has included work from Carnegie Mellon faculty as well as college students from all over the nation, but we now publish only the work of CMU alumni and CMU undergraduates.

The Oakland Review is run entirely by undergraduate students, and the current issue is free to members of the campus community. Some back issues are available for sale.

We accept submissions of fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, playwriting, screenwriting, and artwork.

In the fall semester, we accept submissions only from CMU alumni for publication in our annual alumni edition. In the spring semester, we accept submissions from current CMU undergraduates enrolled in any discipline.

Please visit our How to Submit page to view eligibility requirements if you are interested in sending work to the Oakland Review for consideration.

The Oakland Review has been recognized nationally by the Associated Writing Programs, placing as a finalist in their Undergraduate Journal competition.

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


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