Publisher’s description: 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. Oakwood serves as a connecting point for the literature and arts of the Northern Great Plains—defined in this case as South Dakota and the states that adjoin it. We aim to harness and foster the literature of the region, drawing from the writers at all phases of their careers who are in the Northern Great Plains now or who have been shaped by these places.
In its earliest decades, Oakwood published such authors as Ted Kooser and Kathleen Norris. In recent years, we have published a range of notable authors including Kent Meyers, Linda Hasselstrom, Terese Svoboda, and Patrick Hicks. We seek to expand our contributor list and establish Oakwood as a go-to destination for writers of this region.
We accept submissions via email annually from mid-November to mid-February. You don't have to be a current resident of this region to submit, but we do expect a connection to the region. (Please note in our contributor notes that we'd like to hear about that connection with your submission.) We produce a handsome print journal—magazine style with color art throughout—in April, after which the contents are made available worldwide via Issuu.com and on the SDSU's Open Prairie Archive.