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About Oyez Review

Oyez Review is the literary magazine of Roosevelt University's MFA Program in Creative Writing. We publish high-quality fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art from all over the nation and the world!

Roosevelt’s Reading Series for Fall is announced!

The seasons are changing, and one of our favorite things about Fall is the kick-off of the Roosevelt Reading Series! Each year the MFA program brings in writers that we feel are making a difference in the literary world. The … Continue reading

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Submissions Now Open!

Readers and Writers: Submissions are now open for Vol. 42 of Oyez Review, which will be published early in 2015. We’re seeking original, unpublished work: Literary fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and artwork. Our Submittable page is here. Our complete submission … Continue reading

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The Beauty of the Byline

Our humble little blog rolls along… Today, Oyez Review reader/editor Phyllis Lodge offers notes about bylines and publishing. You recently completed a piece of creative nonfiction, poetry, fiction, or artwork that you’d love to showcase. You do some online research … Continue reading

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Terrible Cover Letters: A List of Do’s and Don’ts

You may glance at this title and think “C’mon, really? With writing, editing, reading, submitting, and so on, what’s the big deal about a cover letter?” Brendan Delaney is back to provide some sound advice. Cover letters matter. Seriously, take … Continue reading

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The New Angst

Today, Oyez Review 41 reader/forthcoming fall intern Brendan Delaney explores common tropes in submissions and how to make one’s polished work stand out. Brendan will have another post here next week; stay tuned. A staggering number of submissions use technology … Continue reading

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Finding Your Audience as a Minority Writer

In today’s post, Oyez Review 41 reader/editor N’Kyenge Ayanna Brown examines the issues and realities of being a minority artist. When submissions for Oyez Review 42 open this August, we want submissions from everyone! We want to see creative writing … Continue reading

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Journey to Genre (Part Two)

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be featuring blog posts by current and former Oyez Review student editors. Today’s post is the second of a two-part entry by Ryan Michael Johnson. As we transition from celebrating Issue 41 to opening submissions for … Continue reading

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Journey to Genre (Part One)

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be featuring blog posts by current and former Oyez Review student editors. Today’s post is the first of a two-part entry by Ryan Michael Johnson. As we transition from celebrating Issue 41 to opening submissions … Continue reading

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Oyez Review 41; Preparation for Oyez Review 42

 Greetings! Before we begin, look at issue 41 of Oyez Review. Look at it. Gaze. Imagine what delicious contents are contained within. The student editors, along with faculty advisor Janet Wondra, were thrilled to see this issue take shape, from … Continue reading

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Volume 40, Spring 2013

The Spring 2012 issue of Oyez Review contains high-quality poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction by both new and established writers. For the first time, it also features art in full-color art by Chicago artist Chuck Jones on the front and back cover, … Continue reading

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