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Oxford Magazine

Oxford Magazine is an online literary magazine edited and published annually by graduate students in the Department of English. Fiction, poetry and non-fiction submissions are accepted from published and unpublished writers September through January. The staff of “Oxmag” also organize and sponsor readings by creative writing graduate students and faculty.

Miami University Press

Beginning in 1992, Miami University Press brought out two books of poems each year by poets who had already had at least one full-length collection of poetry published. The series has featured such mid-career poets as Ralph Angel, whose Neither World won the 1995 James Laughlin Award of The Academy of American Poets. Hugh Seidman’s Selected Poems: 1965-1995 won a 1995 Critics’ Choice Award and was chosen as one of The Village Voice’s “25 Favorite Books of 1995.”

In 2004 (under the leadership of Editor Keith Tuma) the Miami University Press entered a new era, marked by the introduction of a new fiction series, beginning with Marianne Villanueva’s collection of short stories, Mayor of the Roses.

The press began sponsoring an annual novella contest in 2005, a joint effort of the press and the creative writing faculty and graduate students, who serve as readers. One creative writing faculty member acts as final judge and editor of the winning entry. Past contest winners participated in a panel discussion about the novella at the 2009 Association of Writing Programs conference in Chicago.

The press has continued to publish fine poetry from authors including Mairéad Byrne, Peter Manson and Frederick Farryl Goodwin. In addition, two books, one on African American poetry and combining poems and essays, and the other about Native American theater and featuring essays, plays, and interviews, have been published as extensions of conferences held at Miami University.

For more information about Miami University Press, as well as links to their catalogue, please vist their website.