The Oberlin Review


The Oberlin Review is the newspaper of record for Oberlin College and the city of Oberlin, Ohio. Established in 1874, it has published continuously for 140 years, making it one of the oldest college newspapers in the United States. The printed edition of the Review is published every Friday during the fall and spring semesters, except during holidays and examination periods, with a circulation of 2,000 issues. The web edition of the Review is published online continuously.

Content Submission

The Oberlin Review accepts submissions of content from Oberlin College students, staff, faculty and alumni as well as from residents of Oberlin, Ohio. For inquiries about submission of content, please contact our managing editor at

Any organization wishing to promote itself in the Review should contact our advertising manager at to inquire about our rates. If an organization wishes to address the student body, it may submit information as a letter to the editors. See submission guidelines below.

Letters to the Editors Policy:

The Oberlin Review appreciates and welcomes letters to the editors and op-ed submissions. All submissions are printed at the discretion of the Editorial Board. All submissions must be received by Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at or Wilder Box 90 for inclusion in that week’s issue. Letters may not exceed 600 words and op-eds may not exceed 800 words, except with consent of the Editorial Board. All submissions must include contact information, with full names and any relevant titles, for all signers. All writers must individually confirm authorship on electronic submissions. Op-eds may not have more than two authors.

The Review reserves the right to edit all submissions for clarity, length, grammar, accuracy, strength of argument and in consultation with Review style. Editors will work with contributors to edit pieces and will clear major edits with the authors prior to publication. Editors will contact authors of letters to the editors in the event of edits for anything other than style and grammar. Headlines are printed at the discretion of the Editorial Board. Opinions expressed in editorials, letters, op-eds, columns, cartoons or other Opinions pieces do not necessarily reflect those of the staff of the Review. The Review will not print advertisements on its Opinions pages. The Review defines an advertisement as any submission that has the main intent of bringing direct monetary gain to a contributor.

Online Policy

The Oberlin Review is published online as a free and accessible archive of all issues from February 1996 to the present. The Editorial Board considers it of utmost importance that the historical record established by the digital edition remain complete, continuous and uncensored. Consequently, it is our policy not to remove or alter any material published online, barring exceptional circumstances.

Established 1874.