The Oklahoma Review Calls for Submissions

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The Oklahoma Review, an online journal published by the Department of English and Foreign Languages at Cameron University will be accepting submissions in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry until March 15. Submissions may be sent via email to





Here are the guidelines for submission:

All works must be submitted electronically to Files should be sent as email attachments in either .doc or .rtf format. If an attachment is impossible, writers may submit their work in the body of their email messages, noting specific format criteria when necessary. When sending multiple submissions (e.g. five poems), please include all the work in a single file. Indicate in the file name: your name and the title(s) in the following format (Author–Title of Piece). If you have any questions, please email Dr. Bayard Godsave at

Authors should provide a cover paragraph with a short biography in the body of their email. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Please indicate in your cover letter if your work is under consideration elsewhere. If your work is accepted by another publication, please let us know immediately.

Reading dates for the Spring issue will be January 1 to March 15.

We will neither consider nor return any submissions turned in via hard copy. Writers may submit the following:

  • One piece of fiction, not surpassing thirty (30) total pages
  • One piece of nonfiction, not surpassing thirty (30) total pages
  • As many as five (5) pieces of poetry or translation



The Writing Series Presents a Screening & Discussion of Hamlet

A Screening of Michael Almereyda’s Hamlet at Forum Theatre




When: Thursday, January 29th, 6:00 pm

Where: Forum Theatre, Campion

What: As part of the Writing Series Events going on this spring, the SJU Medieval, Renaissance and Reformation Studies Department is sponsoring a screening of Michael Almereyda’s Hamlet (2000, starring Ethan Hawke) with a discussion led by Villanova’s Dr. Alice Dailey.

 It should be a fascinating evening!

Writing Studies Alum Jackai Musonge Publishes Novel

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Jackai Musonge




 Another alumni success story!





Jackai Musonge (’07) has published a novel about his experiences as a student in the United States.  Originally from Cameroon, Central Africa, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Mass Media with a minor concentration in Journalism from Temple University in August 2002 prior to completing his Writing Studies degree.

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The book, entitled International Student Part One: Journey to America, was published in September 2014 and is the first in a two-part series.  Jackai is a journalist, writer and actor.  We wish him every success as he pursues his passion for writing.  Be sure to visit to read more about the book and perhaps buy it!  

Writing Studies Alum Elishia Peterson Publishes Poetry Collection

Another success story in the making.


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2 Pens & Lint

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We were recently contacted by Alum Elishia Peterson (’13), who told us about her latest accomplishment. She was eager to share her news with current students as well as fellow alums. Here is what she had to say:

“This past November of 2014, I published a collection of poetry in the form of a chapbook through a publishing company called 2 Pens & Lint. The poetry is actually my graduate thesis project “Black Roses: Five Women and Their Mental Breakthrough,” in which I interviewed young women that I know concerning their mental health and how they’ve dealt with tough issues that happened in their lives. I then transcribed the interviews (along with my own personal style) into poetry. I decided to publish the thesis in a chapbook format as a means to begin to promote and share my work. I am selling the books for $5.00 each. Click on this  link to purchase a copy. This venture is a step closer to furthering the collection by interviewing more women and completing “Black Roses” as my first novel (hopefully a publisher will accept my manuscript).”

Congratulations to you, Elishia! We look forward to hearing more about your work in the future. It is always so exciting to hear of Writing Studies students and alums that go on to publish their work so that everyone can share in their creative genius.