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The Oakland Review
File:The Oakland Review's logo; student-run journal at Carnegie Mellon, Feb 2019.jpg
Editors-in-chiefJulie Kim, Hyunho Yoon
CategoriesLiterary & art magazine
FrequencyAnnually
First issue1973; 46 years ago (1973)
CountryUnited States
Based inPittsburgh
LanguageEnglish
Websitewww.oakland-review.com
ISSN1093-3891
OCLC number16267084

The Oakland Review is a student-run literary-art magazine at Carnegie Mellon University, founded in 1973. The magazine is a showcase of all forms of poetry, prose, and art. Formerly only available to CMU students and alumni,[1] the magazine has since opened to the general public. It has been a finalist in the Association of Writers & Writing Programs' National Program Directors' Prize for undergraduate journals.[2] The editors-in-chief currently are Julie Kim and Hyunho Yoon.

History[edit | edit source]

The Oakland Review was created in 1973 by Carnegie Mellon University's creative writing department in an attempt to form a national journal.[3] Originally named Two Hands the journal was renamed to The Oakland Review after issues with funding forced the journal to only include those submissions that were received from the campus.[3] As a result, the magazine initially became a resource only to members of the Carnegie Mellon community.

While The Oakland Review initially started out as a creation of the university's English department[3], it found itself in the hands of English undergraduate students once it focused in on campus submissions. The Oakland Review then served as a playground for undergraduate students to work on their writing and get it disseminated. This was the case for the debut novel Voodoo Dreams by Jewell Parker Rhodes[4][5][6] and debut short story collection Inventing Victor by Jennifer Bannan,[7] which grew out of their work on earlier short stories that appeared in the magazine. Now as a journal with a national reach, it continues to be student-run.

Over the years The Oakland Review has been advised under many different professors, including Jim Daniels and Terrance Hayes[1].

Editorial board[edit | edit source]

The editorial board is decided on a year-to-year basis. Excluding the faculty adviser, all members of the editorial board are students.

Notable past contributors[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]


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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Fernandez, Juan (18 April 2011). "Oakland Review provides opportunities for alumni". The Tartan. Pittsburgh. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  2. "The Oakland Review". Carnegie Mellon University. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Simbeck, Rob (23 October 1973). "Interview: C-MU Poet". The Tartan. Pittsburgh. p. 8. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  4. McCurdy, Molly. "Voodoo". CARNEGIE MELLON TODAY. 8 (3). Carnegie Mellon University. p. 7. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  5. Rhodes, Jewell. "How I Came To Write Voodoo Dreams". Jewell Parker Rhodes. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 Jenkins, Stacey; Holly, Chris; Polcek, Michael, eds. (1998). Oakland Review Anthology. Pittsburgh: Oakland Review.
  7. O'Driscoll, Bill (Oct 2, 2003). "Long Story Short". Pittsburgh City Paper. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  8. "Notes on Contributors Issue 29". Zoetrope: All-Story. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  9. "Notes on Contributors Issue 36". Zoetrope: All-Story. Retrieved 8 April 2019.

External links[edit | edit source]

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