The New Plains Review staff, a student-run literary journal at the University of Central Oklahoma, is proud to have received hundreds of submissions from all over the world. Keeping with the University of Central Oklahoma’s goals of both excellence and diversity, it is our mission to share with our readers a selection of fantastic works from a diverse number of authors and artists throughout the world. We are eager to help these creators broaden their audience and reinforce the importance of the arts in our everyday lives.
The University of Central Oklahoma is one of the first institutions of higher learning to be established in Oklahoma; as a result, it is one of the longest running universities in the southwestern United States. The University is still going strong today, and it is dedicated to instructing through the methods of transformative learning. This method aims to not simply teaching students, but to teach them through opening their minds to other possibilities and viewpoints — to not only make them better scholars, but to make them better people. We hope that our journal is an inspiration to all our readers.