The Oxford Review of Books (ORB) is a cultural magazine based at Oxford University. It was founded in Spring 2017, and publishes one issue every Oxford term, three per year. The most recent issue was published in June 2021.

The ORB is home to long-form book reviews and essays, as well as diary pieces, interviews and poetry. It conducts interviews with politicians, actors, philosophers, historians, poets, classicists, and activists. It is created by current undergraduate and postgraduate students at Oxford University, and its scope is global.

The ORB is published by LUX Global Media (LGM), London. The ORB's proprietor is Darius Sanai, owner of LGM.

The latest issue of the ORB can be purchased at Blackwell's Bookshop (Broad Street, Oxford), Daunt Books Summertown, and newsagents across the UK and Ireland. See here for a full list of our current stockists. 

Pitches for the Winter 2021/22 issue are now closed. The issue will be launched on 25th November 2021 at Common Ground, Oxford.  

Poetry submissions are always open and can be sent to orbpoetry@gmail.com.


More information and news can be found at www.facebook.com/this.is.the.orb and www.twitter.com/OxReviewofBooks. Our Instagram is www.instagram.com/oxfordreviewofbooks/.

Please email us before sending physical review copies in the post.

Our articles of incorporation can be found here


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