What We Seek

The editors of Oak Orchard Review seek to publish and celebrate the very best writers and artists in the Western New York region. We seek writers who have a clear sense of voice and use vivid and original imagery, who incorporate compelling figurative language and elements, and whose prose is grammatically correct. We seek artists who have a unique eye, who demonstrate a command of artistic conventions, and whose work is compelling and speaks to the viewer.

All writers and artists who choose to submit should follow the required submission guidelines for the category entered, or their entries will not be considered for publication. We do not pay our published writers and artists; however, we do honor them with a public reading and online publication.