We’ve got some catching up to do!

Oakwood front Cover onlyWell, it looks like we dropped the ball on letting everyone know that we launched the 2017 issue of Oakwood, which is available electronically at <https://issuu.com/sdsuoakwood/docs/oakwood_2017–final&gt;. But better late than never. Hope you’ll take a look! We had a great reading and launch party at Briggs Library on the South Dakota State University campus.

The fall chill is starting to set in here on the northern plains, which means we’re only three months away from our next submission period. Stay tuned here for more details, or better yet follow us on Facebook <https://www.facebook.com/sdstateoakwood/&gt; and you’ll get up-to-the-second information.

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:  http://issuu.com/sdsuoakwood

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