About Us

New Plains Review is published semiannually in the spring and fall by the University of Central Oklahoma and is staffed by faculty and students. We are committed to publishing high quality poetry, prose, screen/playwriting, short films, flash fiction, etc. by established and emerging writers. New Plains Review started in 1986 as a student publication of the Liberal Arts College of Central State University. They solicited and published manuscripts from students of the humanities. Over the years, New Plains Review has expanded its range to invite writers beyond the university community. We receive hundreds of submissions from all over the country, and the authors we publish range from well-known to the soon-to-be-discovered.



New Plains Review gladly accepts a variety of submissions including prose, poetry, visual art, and more!
Full submission guidelines are available at Submittable.


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Submissions for the Fall 2017 issue are open. The deadline is September, 15th.



Fall 2016 Journal

New Plains Review has been a combined effort of diverse talents by each of our hardworking student editors. The various perspectives and voices from our contributors in this edition echo concerns within our culture today.

To commemorate not only the 30th anniversary of New Plains Review, but also the First Nation heritage, which is integral to the cultural vibrancy of Oklahoma, we have used the artwork of John McCluskey to compliment the diverse ideas expressed in the poetry and prose we have selected.

It is our mission to empower writers and artists from varying cultures and backgrounds, and we have strived to accomplish this with every issue over the last 30 years. Along with this we have considered where New Plains Review first started in 1986 and the growth that occurred since.

The publishers of the first issue said, “With zeal and reason, we provide an evocative forum wherein issues of concern to all fields of humanities may be discussed.” We hope to honor that enterprise with this issue.


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