...it's not just for London anymore. There's lots goin' on in these here hills. The group of writers known as "the Beast Generation" for one thing. "And you can find them here!/Yes, it's true!/There just as near/As the newest Oakland Review!"
"The Oakland Review"* is a magazine based out of Pittsburgh. What!? "Oakland Review", on the other hand, is a journal of contemporary literature and art, based out of Oakland, CA. Makes sense, right? While our main focus is on the literary "scene" here in the Town, we publish writers from all over the world, too, so don't be shy. OR is printed in black and white, and the artwork is selected accordingly. This makes it a lot cheaper to print than its older sister, the famously full color "the Bicycle Review". The principles behind the two magazines are similar, but OR is local, low cost, and lovely.
If you're interested in finding out more, you can also visit the Oakland Review website at http://oaklandreview.weebly.com. OR is print only, but we do have all kinds of bloggy things there that you can read for free, as well as submission guidelines—or if that's too much effort, they're also available here on the Ped Press site. Just go to Submit. OR can be ordered from the Pedestrian Press Store, as well as directly from the OR website. Oakland Review is co-edited by Bicycle Review/Pedestrian Press editor and publisher J de Salvo, Beast Crawl co-founder and editor of the legendary "Full of Crow", Paul Corman-Roberts, and local teachers/writers/general badasses Laura Zink and Vernon Keeve III. Is that enough? Are you excited? Good. Bye now. And if not, well, maybe stop reading about things that bore you, eh?
*Actually a decent journal, by the Carnegie Mellon Creative Writing dept.