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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; 47 years ago (1973)
CountryUnited States
Based inPittsburgh
LanguageEnglish
Websitewww.oakland-review.com
ISSN1093-3891
OCLC number16267084

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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]

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]

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]

  • Jewell Parker Rhodes[6]
  • David Yezzi[6]
  • Catherine S. Vodrey[6]
  • Gerald Costanzo[6]
  • Paul Kameen[6]
  • Susan Henderson[6][8][9]

See also[edit]


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References[edit]

  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. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  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.

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