volume seven | number one | spring 2006


Staff and Guidelines


Christina Billings is a sophomore majoring in English at Cameron University.

Kenzie Claunch is a Senior at Cameron University. She is an English major with an emphasis on Creative Writing and a Criminal Justice major. After graduating, she plans to attend law school.

Jordan Ferguson is a student at Cameron University where he majors in English and minors in journalism. In his free time he likes to write poetry, knit sweaters, and star in his own homemade films. He also made his roommate write this bio for him.

Robert Christian is a senior English major at Cameron University.

John G. Morris is Professor of English at Cameron University and teaches courses in American literature. The author of a chapbook of poetry entitled Learning to Love the Music (Rose Rock Press, 1999), has published poems in Westview, the Wisconsin Review, the Oklahoma English Journal, Upriver, and Cooweescoowee. His recent poem, "As I Stand Over the Body of Stricken Man at the Beginning of Autumn With a Forties Tune in My Head, I Think of a Dead Poet from Ohio," won the long, unrhymed poetry contest sponsored by the Oklahoma Writer's Federation, Inc. In addition, his poems have appeared in Hidden Oak and the Chariton Review, and Poetry Motel.

Julie Hensley, MFA, is Assistant Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at Cameron University. This is her first year as an advisor to the magazine.

John Hodgson teaches courses in composition, creative nonfiction, and British literature.

Call for Submissions:

The Oklahoma Review is an electronic literary magazine published through the Department of English at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. The editorial board consists of English and Professional Writing undergraduates, as well as faculty advisors from the Departments of English and Foreign Languages & Journalism.

The goal of our publication is to provide a forum for exceptional fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction in a dynamic, appealing, and accessible environment. The magazine's only agenda is to promote the pleasures and edification derived from high-quality literature.

The Oklahoma Review is a continuous publication, now in its fifth year. We publish two issues online each year, Spring and Fall. Although we accept submissions at any time, our general deadlines are as follows:

  • To have your work considered for the Spring issue: March 1
  • To have your work considered for the Fall issue: November 1


All works must be submitted electronically to The Oklahoma Review. Submissions are welcome from any serious writer working in English. We will neither consider nor return submissions sent in hard copy, even if return postage is included.

Writers may submit the following:

  • As many as three (3) prose pieces of 30 pages or less.
  • As many as five (5) poems or translations of any length.
  • As many as three (3) nonfiction prose pieces of 30 pages or less.
  • Files should be sent as e-mail attachments in either .doc or .rtf format. If an attachment is impossible, writers may submit their work in the body of their e-mail messages, noting specific format criteria when necessary.
  • When sending multiple submissions (e.g. five poems), please include all the work in a single file rather than five separate files.
  • Authors should also provide a cover paragraph with a short biography in the body of their e-mail. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable.
  • Please indicate in your cover letter if your work is under consideration elsewhere.

Questions or comments? E-mail The Oklahoma Review.

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