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 Winter 2022.
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, the London Review of Books Bookshop and newsagents across the UK and Ireland. See here for a full list of our current stockists.
Pitches are accepted on a rolling basis for online, and pitches for our print issue open approximately three weeks before term starts. We are looking for contributions from both current and previous students and fellows at the University of Oxford.
We print once per term around sixth week. Review pitches should be timely for our print schedule (released one to two months either side of our print date), while an In the Now must provide a new and fresh take on current affairs.
Short pieces are always welcome and we are always looking for 200-250 word mini reviews (of films, books, TV shows think culture in the broadest sense). Letters to the editor (200 words), and Global Dispatches (200 words).
Reading through what we've previously published is the best way to get a sense of what we are looking for in a pitch, we are not looking for complete drafts of essays.
Please send all prospective pitches to: email@example.com
Poetry submissions are always open and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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