volume seven | number two | fall 2006


Staff and Guidelines


Nisha Gurley is a Creative Writing senior with a minor in journalism.  She will work as a staff writer for the Cameron Collegian in the Spring of 07.  Nisha enjoys writing short stories and is currently working on a novel.  After graduation she plans to get a Master’s in Broadcast Journalism or Creative Writing.  Her plans for the future are to be news reporter, songwriter, novelist, and to write/produce commercial ads for an advertising agency.

Petulah Olibert  is a Creative Writing senior with minors in journalism and foreign languages.  She has worked as a staff writer, A&E Editor and Copy Editor for the Collegian.  Writing is her first love. Editing is her second.  Petulah plans to go on to grad school right after graduation to get through this poverty-stricken period of her life faster.

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 is Associate Professor of English at Cameron University where he teaches courses in British Literature and Creative Writing.

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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