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Oxford American, The


Medium: Print and Online


Genres Accepted: fiction,nonfiction,poetry

Established: 1992



The Southern magazine of good writing

Payment: Pay scale varies.


The Oxford American is published quarterly out of the University of Central Arkansas. It features writing and art from and/or about the American South. It was established as a general interest magazine such as The New Yorker geared specifically toward the South. Publication has been stopped several times due to lack of financing, but has been published in its current form since 2004.


Calvin is a great cultural gulf away from the South, but if there are any Southerners out there looking for a place to submit regional literature, The Oxford American might be the place. I picked up the “Best of the South 2009” issue almost on a whim, and couldn’t put it down. There’s a travel piece that centers around the fountain of youth myth, Billy Collins is a contributor, and there’s a half-page ad for Neko Case’s new CD.

Calvin Connection:

Hekman Availability: Available in print

Submission Instructions:

Manuscripts must be from and/or about the South.
Manuscripts must be typed and double-spaced.
Include self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Allow 8-12 weeks response time.
Simultaneous submissions accepted with notification.
No previously published work.
Submit 3-5 poems of any length, also from and/or about the South.
“We do not publish pornography, society gossip, or poems about cats.”

Mail submissions to:

The Oxford American
201 Donaghey Avenue
Main 107
Conway, AR 72035


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