Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Historically we have published authors such as Kathleen Norris, Siv Cedering, and Albert Goldbarth. More recent contributors include Ted Kooser, Kent Meyers, Linda Hasselstrom, Patrick Hicks, and Terese Svoboda.
Digital, Print
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

Founded in 1975, Oakwood is South Dakota State University's literary annual; we publish a handsome print edition in the spring followed by web publication. In recent years, Oakwood has embraced a regional identity and begun publishing work from writers of the entire Northern Great Plains region at all levels of experience, including those living here now and those who have been shaped by the region but currently live elsewhere.

Tips From the Editor

Pay particular attention to the geographical aspects of our submission guidelines and indicate your relationship with the Northern Great Plains region in your submission email. Submissions without this element will not be read.

Contact Information

Steven Wingate, Professor & Coordinator of Creative Writing
South Dakota State University
Department of English and Interdisciplinary Studies
Pugsley 300 CB 2218
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Last updated: Sep 26, 2023