Oxford Magazine, or “OxMag” as it’s often called, is a national literary magazine edited by students in the graduate program in the department. Historically, these students have largely been M.A. students in creative writing. Since publishing its first issue in 1984, the magazine has featured both celebrated and new writers working in fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. Interviews, photography, and other visual art have also occasionally appeared in the journal, and the possibility of including literary criticism and reviews is currently on the table.
In 2004 the magazine was transformed from a print to an online publication in order to expand its audience. The magazine also sponsors three or four readings a semester featuring graduate students, faculty, and visiting writers. It is hoped that some of these readings together with other readings and lectures sponsored by the Department of English will be archived as mp3 and mp4 files at the new site.