Oakland Arts Review, a literary journal produced by undergraduates and which features only undergraduate work invites submissions.
Students may submit poetry, fiction, nonfiction, scripts, graphic narratives, as well as artwork for our cover. There is no submission fee and they can submit online at our website: www.oaklandartsreview.com https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.oaklandartsreview.com_&d=DQMFaQ&c=aqMfXOEvEJQh2iQMCb7Wy8l0sPnURkcqADc2guUW8IM&r=xMXgvGR4H2nY3H60-WWuHsrO003wQtziHNk8qAA3D9k&m=XXJeuvQbKHU8KAgCajW2zOwCpythSeiynlE9iF3HkCA&s=Zu2Mn6rpACmPm4Btalu7g95Q0TCo--xnlMmwC_Aqr_8&e=. Submissions are accepted year round, but we will start considering work in October and will finalize decisions for our second issue by November.
We are also excited to offer a prize this year—the *Hajja Razia Sharif Sheikh Prize in Poetry and Nonfiction*. Winners must be undergraduates currently enrolled in degree granting colleges in the United States, and awards will be given to the best essay and poem that addresses the experience of being Muslim in America. While the authors would not have to identify as Muslim to be awarded the prize, each piece must in some way speak to the experience — joys and challenges — of being Muslim in America today, or describe components of the American Muslim experience in ways that educate and inform our readers. It is free to enter. The first prize in each category will be $500 and publication in OAR, and the second prize will be $300 and publication.