Oyez Review is the literary magazine of the Creative Writing Program at Roosevelt University. It is published annually, edited by a staff of MFA candidates under the direction of a faculty member with professional experience in the publishing world. Founded in 1965, Oyez Review has featured work by such writers as Charles Bukowski, James McManus, Carla Panciera, Michael Onofrey, Tim Foley, John N. Miller, Gary Fincke, and Barry Silesky, and visual artists Thomas C. Jackson, Steve Harp, Vivian Nunley, C. Taylor, Jennifer Troyer, and Frank Spidale.
The name Oyez comes from the Anglo-Norman word for
hear ye, the imperative plural of
to hear. It was used as a call for silence and attention in court and at public gatherings.
The Oyez Review staff can be contacted during the active semester (spring) via e-mail at oyezreview [at] roosevelt [dot] edu. Email is for inquiries only. We do not accept e-mail submissions. Submissions may be sent digitally through Submittable.
We no longer accept snail mail submissions. Please do not mail your work to Roosevelt.
For additional information, please see our Submission Guidelines page.