Gearing up for our 2017 issue

We have exciting new changes afoot for the 2017 issue of Oakwood, which will meet the world next April. Specifically:


This means that we’re broadening our borders beyond Brookings and beyond South Dakota to writers of the Northern Great  Plains region. (We’ll define this as simply as possible: South Dakota and the states that border it.)

SDSU students, alumni, and residents of neighboring states are welcome to submit literary works (fiction, poetry, non-fiction, plays) as well as color or black-and-white art. Our submission period is typically January of each year and guidelines are available on our submissions page.

Keep up to date with our submission and release cycle by following our Facebook page.


Oakwood Release!

The Hilton M. Briggs Library will host an official launch party for Oakwood 2015 on Thursday, April 16 in the Archives Room from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. We will perform several readings and contributors can pick up their two free copies. Additional copies will be available for which we will accept freewill donations. Online editions for 2013, 2014, and 2015 can be viewed at:

Another Writing Opportunity!!

Dear All,

Here is another opportunity to improve your craft.  The Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference is offering scholarships for the summer conference and workshop.  The workshop is a week long event where you have an opportunity to work with members of the writing field and experience a number of fun activities.  Here is the website and scholarship information for this great opportunity.


Have a great weekend!


Oakwood Staff

Another Publishing Opportunity for Young Writers

Dear Oakwood Followers,

Iron Gall Press is currently looking for submissions from striving writers.  They publish fiction, poetry, non-fiction, artwork and photography and even flash!  They are looking for works that might fascinate or excite them.  They are open to anything that is well-written or transcends the genre of the specific piece.  If you find interest in this possible publishing opportunity, you can visit their website at  

Have a wonderful rest of your evening,

Oakwood Staff