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About zachtarvin

Zach Tarvin is an editor, writer, occasional designer, and all-around techie based in Chicago. He's currently an MFA-candidate at Roosevelt University where he is the editor of Oyez Review.

Coming Soon: Oyez Review Volume 41

Featuring “Icarus” by featured artist Dan Augustine, we couldn’t be more excited to share this sneak peek at Volume 41 with you. Want to know what else you can look forward to in this issue? Stay tuned!

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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween! To get you in the spirit, check out Ben Percy’s reading of “Goodnight Moon,” courtesy of Graywolf Press. And be sure to check out Graywolf, an awesome press producing great books.   Like what you see here? We … Continue reading

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From Folios and Signatures to ePubs and Mobis: Creating the Oyez Review eBook, Part 2

We recently discussed the motivation behind creating the Oyez Review eBook, but the story and method behind the effort definitely warrants an entry all of its own. As with any technology, a lot of people believe that the work behind … Continue reading

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Embracing the Digital: Creating the Oyez Review eBook, Part One

A lot of people have asked about how Oyez Review went about creating its eBook edition. Who did we use as a vendor? What software did we use? How much did it cost? This post is the first in a … Continue reading

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Submission Season Bonus Round: Handling an Editor’s Decision

You’ve written, you’ve examined the marketplace, you’ve formatted your manuscript, and you’ve submitted with a great cover letter. Time goes by. Months, perhaps even close to a year. Suddenly an email shows up in your inbox or a self-addressed, stamped … Continue reading

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Now Accepting Submissions for Volume 41

The reading period for Oyez Review Volume 41, Spring 2014 has begun! You can submit your fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or art for our consideration by visiting our online submissions portal. We’re excited to begin considering each piece carefully, discovering what shape the … Continue reading

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Preparing for Submission Season, Part III: Cover Letters and Bios

So you’ve written a great story or poem and you’re ready to send it out into the world for publication. Great! We’ve spent the last two entries talking about how to format your submission and general pointers at playing the … Continue reading

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Preparing for Submission Season, Part II: Attack of the Bad Advice

Early writers are awash in advice. All you have to do is join some writing forum online or stumble across any number of blogs and, BOOM, advice. Try not finding advice on the Internet. It’s the one place where everyone’s an … Continue reading

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Preparing for Submission Season: Part One

It’s almost here! Submission season is that magical time of year when literary journals (especially those tied to a university) start reading and accepting work for their upcoming issues. With July ticking on into August, it’s not a bad idea … Continue reading

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Oyez At Printers Row Lit Fest

Join us this weekend in celebrating literature, writers, books, and publishers at the Chicago Tribune‘s Printers Row Lit Fest. Oyez Review is teaming up with the Creative Writing Program at Roosevelt University to host a table where you can grab the latest … Continue reading

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