A Points South essay from the South Carolina Music Issue. Before she was Catwoman on the television show Batman in the 1960s, before she spoke out against the Vietnam War and was exiled for it, before her redemption and the… by Latria Graham | Nov, 2019

Track 17 – “My Father Is a Witness, Oh, Bless God” by the Plantation Echoes Established in early 1933, the Plantation Echoes were made up of fifty Gullah field hands who enjoyed singing spirituals, most dating back to slavery. A… by Blain Roberts and Ethan J. Kytle | Nov, 2019

Notes on the songs from our 21st Southern Music Issue Sampler featuring South Carolina. It is fitting that this Southern Music Issue (the Oxford American’s twenty-first) devoted to South Carolina should come in 2019, as the nation moves to better… by Oxford American | Nov, 2019

A Points South essay from the South Carolina Music Issue. A problem solver, Jones would ultimately get his drums from his mother’s record collection, as her Charles Wright and Isaac Hayes albums began migrating into his room. “There wasn’t enough… by Dave Tompkins | Nov, 2019

A feature essay from the South Carolina Music Issue.  Outside of his studies, Ron joined, and eventually presided over, the A&T karate club, and still made time to stay sharp on his saxophone. “People talk about born geniuses, but I… by Jon Kirby | Nov, 2019

A liner note essay from our South Carolina Music Issue We all know that Southern music needs to be heard and celebrated. However, visibility (exposure) cannot be pitted against our chance at a healthy life. The Oxford American’s ask of… by Anjali of Diaspoura | Nov, 2019

A new episode of Points South is now playing!Subscribe today and never miss an episode. Episode Four features the OA editors discussing the upcoming South Carolina Music Issue and sharing their favorite stories and behind-the-scenes moments. Plus: A preview of the issue’s… by Sara A. Lewis | Nov, 2019

We would like to hear from you.  The magazine will begin publishing letters to the editor in the fall issue and going forward. If you would like to respond to a story published in the magazine, we welcome your letter. by Oxford American | Jun, 2019



JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 42

October 29, 2014

Keep up with the Oxford American! Sign up to receive the OA’s e-mail newsletter for:

  • Updates on new features published on oxfordamerican.org.
  • Previews of upcoming editions of the Oxford American.
  • News about events and concerts hosted by the Oxford American.
  • Exclusive subscription offers, giveaways, and special offers from the magazine.

October 09, 2014

The Oxford American Literary Project, Inc. and its affiliated organizations and individuals (which may be collectively referred to herein as, among other things, "we," "us" and "our") are committed to maintaining the privacy of your personal information. The following policy explains our information collection practices, privacy policies, and the choices available to you with regard to how your information is collected and utilized.

This privacy policy applies to oxfordamerican.org and other sites owned and operated by The Oxford American Literary Project or its affiliates (“Sites”) (unless otherwise indicated by such Sites). Each of the Sites may further supplement, revise or otherwise amend this privacy policy as it relates to such Site.

The Information We Collect

  • Personal information you provide to us, including, but not limited to your name, age, address, e-mail address, credit card number and facts about your background, profession, and similar information.
  • Information regarding your interaction with our sites, including, but not limited to, your IP address, device type, geographic location information, computer and connection information, statistics on page views, traffic to and from our sites, and web log information.
  • Information you provide to us through community discussions, member information pages, e-mails, chats, dispute resolution, or information you share with us through other social applications or websites.
  • Like most commercial web site owners, we collect information using "cookies", small data elements that we place in your computer or device to store your preferences.  Cookies help us to deliver advertisements, identify unique browsers that visit us, and track usage throughout our sites.  Cookies do not extract personal data about you, like your name or email address.  If your browser is not set to accept cookies, certain areas of the website may not function properly.  Some third party merchants and advertisers also use cookies. Because we do not control the privacy policies of third party merchants, advertisers or any other sites to which we may provide hyperlinks, you should check the privacy policy of the site you are visiting to learn about that site's practices regarding the use of your information. 

How We Use the Information We Collect

  • For the purposes for which you specifically provided the information including, for example, to enable us to process, validate and verify subscriptions.
  • To send you e-mail notifications about our products and services, special offers, or to otherwise contact you.
  • To enhance existing features or develop new features, products and services.
  • To provide aggregate anonymous information to our advertisers to help them better understand our services and to monitor the reach of their advertising on the Sites.
  • To allow us to personalize the content and advertising that you and others see based on personal characteristics or preferences.
  • In the event of a sale, merger, bankruptcy, or other change in control of OxfordAmerican.org, your information may be shared with the person or business that owns or controls this site.  Opting out of receiving information from third parties will not affect our right to transfer your information to a new owner.
  • If required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on OxfordAmerican.org or to protect and defend the rights or property of OxfordAmerican.org.

Preserving the Privacy of Your Information

We endeavor to safeguard and protect your personal information. When you submit personal information on our Sites, such information is protected both online and offline. Only employees and supervisors with specific authorization have access to databases containing visitors' personal information. The databases are protected in a secure facility and credit card information is transmitted via encrypted technology.

Although we take measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy.

Email Addresses: We will not share your e-mail address with third parties, although we reserve the right to present you with advertisements on their behalf.

Subscription Lists: In accordance with standard industry practice, we may rent, exchange or sell to third parties mailing address information you provide us when ordering a subscription to our print publication, The Oxford American. We adhere strictly to the Direct Marketing Association's Ethical Business Practices.  For information about these practices, visit the Direct Marketing Association's site at http://www.dmaresponsibility.org/.

Agents: We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but are contractually prohibited from using it for other purposes.

Third Party Providers: We also make some content, products and services available through cooperative relationships with third parties.  For example, from time to time we may collect personally identifiable information from customers on behalf of third parties affiliated with political or other advocacy groups.  We may share with third parties any information you provide, or that is collected, in the course of visiting any pages that are made available in cooperation with such third parties.  In some cases, a third party may collect information from you directly, in which cases the privacy policy of such third party may apply to its use of your information. The privacy policy of third parties may differ from ours. If you have any questions regarding the privacy policy of a third party, you should contact the third party directly for more information.

Major Business Transactions: In the event of a major business transaction, our customer information may be one of the transferred business assets.

Other Information

Links: Our Sites may contain links to other sites whose privacy practices may differ from ours. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.

Order Forms: Our sites may use an order form for customers to subscribe to a publication or other services or to purchase certain items. We may collect visitor's contact information (like their postal and e-mail addresses). Contact information from the order form is used to send orders to our customers, or to send e-mail newsletters that they have requested. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the Opt-Out section below.

Public Forums: Our Sites may make chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to their users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and that information can be collected and used by others besides The Oxford American and its affiliates. We cannot be responsible for any unauthorized third party’s use of information that you disclose online. 

Children's Privacy Statement

Our sites are intended for adults and are not intended for children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 and therefore do not knowingly distribute such information to third parties.  If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a user under the age of 13, we will delete such information from our records.

California Privacy Rights

California law provides that we are required to disclose to our California customers, upon request, the identity of any third parties to whom we have disclosed personal information within the previous calendar year, along with the type of personal information disclosed, for the third parties' direct marketing purposes. 

If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to: Tammy Gillis, The Oxford American, P.O. Box 3235, Little Rock, AR 72203. 

Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites and Sponsors

The ads appearing on our Sites are delivered to you by Google, our web advertising serving partner. Information about your visit to this Site, such as number of times you have viewed an ad (but not your name, address, or other personal information), is used to serve ads to you on our Sites. And, in the course of serving advertisements to our Sites, third party advertisers may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser.   Users may learn how to opt out of the use of these cookies by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

We have contracted with a number of advertising network partners to monitor certain pages of our website and RSS feeds for the purpose of reporting website and RSS traffic, statistics, advertisement 'click-throughs', and/or other activities on our website. Where authorized by us, these advertising network partners may use cookies, web beacons, and/or other monitoring technologies to compile anonymous statistics about our website visitors. No personally identifiable information is collected by or transferred to these network partners.

We may produce editorial features, contests, sweepstakes, special events, or other offerings with the support of promotional partners. Personal information collected by our Sites in conjunction with such offerings s may also be used for the marketing of additional services and events by the Sites and/or their promotional partners. We have no control over the promotional partners’ use of this information.  Please see the rules of each individual offering and any applicable privacy policies for information on the choices you can exercise with respect to the use of your personal information. To the extent there is a conflict between this privacy policy and the rules or policies applicable to a special event, the rules and policies associated with the special event shall govern.

Correct/Update Your Information

Our sites give users the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided. To correct information you provided previously, click here to see The Oxford American subscription services page. For changes, including renewals and address changes, to your subscription to our print publication, The Oxford American, visit the subscription services page.

Changes to this Statement

We may periodically change, modify or otherwise update this Privacy Policy. We will notify you of any material changes to this Privacy Policy by posting the revised policy with the date it was revised on this page. We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy on a regular basis. Your continued use of our Sites constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any updates. This statement is not intended to and does not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.

Opting Out and Contacting Us

To opt-out of any promotional e-mail based on information you provided to us through one of our sites, or if you have any questions about this privacy policy or about our treatment of your personal information, click here, or contact us by mail at the following address: Tammy Gillis, The Oxford American, P.O. Box 3235, Little Rock, AR 72203.

Last updated November 2012

October 09, 2014

The Oxford American has distinguished itself as the South’s most iconic and acclaimed magazine and is distributed nationally. Advertising with the Oxford American allows you to reach an engaged audience of cultural travelers—literature, music, and art enthusiasts—and fans of all things Southern.

2020 Media Kit
Rate Card and Print Ad Specifications
About the Oxford American
Demographics & Psychographics

Inquire about our expanded platforms:

For more information about advertising with the Oxford American magazine or any of our expanded platforms, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or contact an OA sales rep directly:

Ray Wittenberg, Account Executive
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(501) 733-4164

Kathleen King, Account Executive
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(501) 269-8055

Kelsey White, Account Executive
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(501) 416-6525

Cristen Hemmins, Account Executive
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(662) 236-1700

Harold Chambliss, Account Executive
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(770) 239-7500

October 09, 2014

OA Logo Black box



Senior Editor JAY JENNINGS
Associate Editor SARA A. LEWIS
Assistant Web Editor HANNAH SAULTERS
Art Directors CARTER/REDDY • www. CarterReddy.com
Copyeditor  ALI WELKY


Editor at Large  ROGER D. HODGE

Contributing Editors



Executive Director

Senior Account Executive  KATHLEEN KING
Senior Account Executive  CRISTEN HEMMINS
Account Executive  RAY WITTENBERG
Account Executive  KELSEY WHITE
Account Executive  HAROLD CHAMBLISS

Finance Manager  SHAVON TAYLOR
Circulation Director  MATT BAKER
Donor Engagement and Retail Coordinator KENDEL HAYCOOK

The Oxford American Literary Project, Inc., Board of Directors


The Oxford American Literary Project, Inc., receives support from



October 09, 2014
Editorial Internship

The Oxford American offers a comprehensive year-round editorial internship program.

Internships are unpaid, and we have full-time and part-time positions available. Internship terms begin in January, June, and September, though the program provides some flexibility for starting dates. Six-month internships are also available. The Oxford American's office is located in the South Main neighborhood of Little Rock, Arkansas, and we have a satellite office on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.

We accept applications for all terms year-round but please note the following deadlines:

  • March 15 for internships starting in June
  • June 15 for internships starting in September
  • October 15 for internships starting in January

The duties of an intern include editing, fact-checking and research, proofreading, answering phones, generating article ideas, and monitoring the progress of special projects. Interns participate in the planning of issues, evaluate manuscript submissions, and are encouraged to write for oxfordamerican.org.

Applications should include a résumé and writing samples. Please specify the term for which you are applying.

Submit your application using this form. Simply create a Submittable account and follow the instructions to attach your materials.

Thank you for your interest.

October 09, 2014


Deadline: April 8, 2019

The Oxford American welcomes submissions for The Oxford American Jeff Baskin Writers Fellowship. Fellow will receive a $10,000 living stipend, housing, and an editorial apprenticeship with the Oxford American toward a nine-month residency in the thriving creative capital, Central Arkansas. Submissions will reopen at the end of the year. Read more about eligibility and guidelines, here. Or apply now via Submittable


The Oxford American welcomes fiction and nonfiction submissions, as well as proposals for articles. We accept submissions via Submittable. (There is a $3 processing fee for most categories.) The Oxford American does not accept submissions on paper and cannot return manuscripts sent to the office.

Please familiarize yourself with recent issues of the magazine before you submit. The Oxford American can be purchased at discerning bookstores and newsstands everywhere. Single-copy issues and back issues may be purchased here. Issues appear in March, June, September, and November. Our annual Southern Music Issue appears in November. 

Submit to the Oxford American.


October 09, 2014


“Perhaps the liveliest literary magazine in America.” 
—The New York Times

“The magazine’s writers share a passion for music, a respect for ideas, and a flair for writing.”
—The BBC

“A sort of Southern version of The New Yorker.”
—USA Today

“The Oxford American is a thriving example of a modern literary magazine—eager to experiment, yet firmly in control of its editorial voice; alive to history but bracingly contemporary.”
—2016 National Magazine Award citation


The Oxford American is a nonprofit, quarterly literary magazine dedicated to featuring the best in Southern writing while documenting the complexity and vitality of the American South.

The magazine was founded in 1992 in Oxford, Mississippi, by Marc Smirnoff and is known for featuring original work by such literary powerhouses as ZZ Packer, Charles Portis, Kiese Laymon, Rebecca Wells, Nikky Finney, Allan Gurganus, Ernest Gaines, C. E. Morgan, John Jeremiah Sullivan, Jesmyn Ward, and many others, while also routinely publishing emerging writers. The OA is likewise known for publishing a wide range of fine art and photography in every issue, including works from Thornton Dial Sr., Jungjin Lee, Eudora Welty, Sally Mann, Gordon Parks, Carroll Cloar, Roger May, Christopher Rodriguez, Eleanor Davis, and William Eggleston.

Since 1997, the Oxford American has published its annual Southern Music Issue, for which we have received wide praise—from the Seattle Weekly to Salon to Tom Petty. We believe American culture is profoundly influenced by Southern music, and each music issue includes not only what the Houston Chronicle calls “the single best music-related magazine of any given year,” but our sought-after CD, curated by the editors to showcase the region’s hugely varied musical legacy.

The OA relocated to Arkansas in the early 2000s and, under the auspices of a newly formed nonprofit organization, the Oxford American affiliated itself with the University of Central Arkansas. In addition to publishing the magazine, the Oxford American explores Southern culture through experiences like panels, readings, films, and concerts. We also offer a robust internship program, offering students and post-graduates unique opportunities to engage with all aspects of publishing an ambitious, national magazine.

Roger D. Hodge became the second editor of the magazine in September 2012. In October 2015, Eliza Borné was announced as the third editor.

The journalism and literature published in the Oxford American has received numerous prizes, including The O. Henry Prize and The Pushcart Prize, and has been featured in The Best American Essays, The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, and The Best American Travel Writing. Over its quarter century, the Oxford American has won four National Magazine Awards—including an award for General Excellence in 2016. 

Stay in touch with the Oxford American.

December 31, 2014

Sed morbi pede eget lorem vel id et amet est eros. Dapibus pharetra hendrerit Vestibulum Lorem cursus risus tincidunt natoque at non. Tempor sed pretium Donec hendrerit pretium a justo Donec amet wisi. Libero semper nunc suscipit Vestibulum Aenean .