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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!

Submissions are live!

We have beaten technology into submission, yet again! Head to our Submission Guidelines and send us your best work until October 1! We look forward to reading your best work!

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On the Importance of Reading Outloud.

As children, there was a time before any of us could read. This is a fact (no matter what Baby Einstein paid programming may insinuate), and therefore, most of our first interactions with books were from them being read to … Continue reading

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Do’s and Dont’s in Publishing in 2015

Sometimes as a writer in 2015, it may feel as if there is no hope of ever getting published. While this isn’t a new phenomenon for any writer, it is one that in the digital age should be approached differently … Continue reading

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What to do when you’re stuck…

As a writer, searching for the routines and habits that help us develop our craft and get our ideas on paper – which is our job – can be a struggle. I’m one of those people that thrives on order. … Continue reading

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When we love it, we fight for your words.

Every editor knows that at some point they’re going to have to fight for a piece that they absolutely love and feel they cannot pass-up because if they don’t grab it when they have the chance, they will never stop … Continue reading

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When it comes to Creative Non-Fiction we all have issues…

Creative nonfiction is a relatively new genre, so perhaps it shouldn’t be so surprising that many people attempt it without really understanding what they’re attempting. Though essays have a rich history, creative writing as we understand it has moved away … Continue reading

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We’ll never tell you what to write about, but…

As a poetry editor, the sheer amount of poems you read can be very daunting. When you read hundreds of poems, you begin to notice that there are a few topics everyone seems to want to write about. It only … Continue reading

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Chicago native Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski reads Monday at the Gage Gallery.

Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski is reading this Monday, March 23 at 5 pm at the Gage Gallery as part of our Spring Reading Series. Mr. Galaviz-Budziszewski is a Chicago born and raised writer. His short stories have been published in many literary … Continue reading

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Oyez 42 Launch Reading! Featuring Donna Vorreyer

Oyez Review’s Issue 42 has arrived! As you can see we’re updating our website, but the new volume is out! Join us for a reading at Quimby’s (1854 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622) this Friday, March 20, at 7:00 … Continue reading

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Rebecca Curtis Reads on Monday, February 23rd!

The Roosevelt University MFA Program is thrilled to host writer Rebecca Curtis this coming Monday in Room 700 of the Gage Building (18 South Michigan Avenue). The reception starts at 4:30pm, and Rebecca’s reading will start at 5pm. This event … Continue reading

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