Faculty and Staff

Founded in 1986, New Plains Review is a student-driven journal published semiannually in the spring and fall by the University of Central Oklahoma. We are committed to publishing high-quality poetry, prose, plays, screenplays, short films, flash fiction, etc. by established and emerging writers. We receive hundreds of submissions from all over the world, and publish both well-known and emerging authors.

Our staff includes graduate and undergraduate students from the University of Central Oklahoma. Our Executive Editor is Professor of English, Shay Rahm.

Shay Rahm
Executive Editor

Shay Rahm

Executive Editor

Michelle Waggoner
Art Director & Production Chief

Michelle Waggoner

Art Director &
Production Chief

Joshua Barnett

Joshua Barnett



Brendon Yuill

Assistant Executive Editor

Seth Copeland
Director of Digital Editing

Seth Copeland

Publishing Editor

Editorial Board

Anna Dore 3

Anna Dore

Managing Editor
Blog Editor

Andi Ullrich
Senior Editor, Digital

Andi Ullrich

 Digital Senior Editor

Mary Means 3

Mary Means

Poetry Senior Editor

Kelsey Smythe 3

Kelsey Smythe

Prose Senior Editor

Elizabeth Dickens 2

Betsy Dickens

Prose Editor

Assistant Editors

Bushra Almogheer
Emily Brooks

Courtney Lockwood
Trinni Stevens

Kelly McConnell
Alec Whetsel

Zoe Wright
Joseph Zook