The Oswald Review: A Journal of Undergraduate Literary Criticism

deadline for submissions: 
March 2, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, University of South Carolina Aiken
contact email: 


The Oswald Review is a refereed undergraduate journal of criticism and research in the discipline of English.  Published annually, The Oswald Review accepts submissions from undergraduates in this country and abroad.



Submit each manuscript as a separate email attachment in Microsoft Word.  TOR discourages simultaneous submission to other journals. Each submission must be accompanied by the relevant professor’s endorsement of its originality.

All text must be in current MLA format, justified left only and without headers and footers.  Footnotes, if absolutely necessary, should be minimal.


Title page:

title of work;

author’s name;

postal address (both local and permanent);

phone number (both school and home, if applicable);

email address (both school and home, if applicable);

name and address of college or university;

name and department of endorsing professor.


Professor’s note (this can be sent as a separate email message) that work is original with the student for a specific course.


Length:  10-25 pages.


Typeface:  Times New Roman 12 pt.


Deadline for submissions:  March 1 (or nearest business day).


Notification of acceptance by email:  July 30


Email to


More information:


Dr. Douglas Higbee

Department of English

University of South Carolina Aiken

471 University Parkway

Aiken, SC 29801