The New Plains Review is a student-driven literary journal with its roots at the University of Central Oklahoma that strives to present the same creative and academic excellence upon which the university is founded. We serve as an inclusive collection of creative works in the forms of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and artwork, passionately showcasing the character, voice, and spirit of our writers. It is through this collection that we hope to empower writers and artists from varying cultures and backgrounds.

Fall 2014 Issue In Progress!

Spring 2014 Issue
Now Available

We are interested in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction that is thoughtful and compelling, but otherwise we do not have any specific guidelines for style or subject matter. We no longer arrange issues with thematic topics, but be sure to check out our Special Section for announcements as each issue usually contains a section focused on a specific topic relevant to Oklahoma and the Plains.

We do accept simultaneous submissions. We do not accept previously published work. Your submission gives us permission to publish your work online. At this time, we do not pay upon publication. Each submission is, however, automatically eligible for the editors' prize.

Submit your poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction to newplainsreview@gmail.com. Allow 6-8 weeks for response. Attach submissions in either Word (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please include type of submission (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction) in the subject line.

Please see our Editorial Guidelines section of our website for more details.

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