The Ottawa Arts Review is hiring for the new year! If you'd like to be a part of an amazing team, gain experience in the publishing industry, and help emerging artists get published, this is a great opportunity for you. Click here to apply! The Ottawa Arts Review (OAR) is the official English Language literary… Continue reading We’re Hiring!
article written by Erika Sampson First, a huge thank you to Jack for being easy-going and so freaking interesting. I owe you at least two coffees for this. I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Jack Gordon, a talented local photographer who I am lucky to call a friend. Since knowing him for almost two… Continue reading Sorry Mom, I Support ‘Creepy’ Art: An Interview with Photographer Jack Gordon
article written by Nathan Primeau How do you continue to find inspiration with little extra time in your days? Honestly, it's been hard for me. I have two days a week to really dive into anything I want, hobby or art. Sure I've got time before or after a shift at work, but I'd be… Continue reading What Now … That I’ve Actually Finished School?
article written by Hayley Munro Draw a dog (the goodest boy you can). Draw two dogs. Go outside and write. Be one with nature. We can tell that you haven’t left your house in a week and live off of ramen noodles. We’re worried about you. Use a title longer and more convoluted than “Submission… Continue reading Tips and Tricks That Will Always Get Your Work Accepted No Matter What 100% I Swear We’ll Think You’re Shakespeare or Something
article by Erika Sampson Ottawa Arts Review is a student-led art publication that means a lot to me. It does not matter where I am, whether in Ottawa, or Toronto, or even internationally, there are ties that always link me back to OAR. I am reminded constantly of my involvement, in subtle and not so… Continue reading Where You Least Expect It
article written by Sophie Poirier Summer is the only time of the year I get to read the books I choose. During the school year, I don’t have any time to read anything outside of my assigned readings for class. So after exams, I was excited to dive into the pile of unread books I’ve… Continue reading Time Loops, Body Swaps, and a Murder Mystery
article written by Nathan Primeau Many thanks to Julia T. Lye for providing such insightful answers. Julia T. Lye is a writer and lover of stories living and working in Ottawa, Ontario, and is a self-proclaimed geek. Her published stories, ranging from fantasy to science fiction and the macabre, have been featured in numerous collections… Continue reading Diving Into the Realm of Fantasy: An Interview with Julia T. Lye
article written by Luke Cauley In my early years as an aspiring writer, I was often told to “write what I know”. This seemed like good advice to me, but there was one problem: “what I knew” was a rural countryside in which nothing seemed to happen, where the biggest piece of news was what… Continue reading Drawing Inspiration from a Rural Location
article written by Erika Sampson I am fully aware that a single piece of art cannot be universally appreciated. Every person has a slightly different (or hugely different) definition or criteria of ‘art’. Art that I enjoy is certainly not the favoured art of many of my friends, and that is perfectly fine; no issues… Continue reading Art Should Travel Too
article written by Sophie Poirier When I was a little girl, I was shy, quiet, and socially awkward with self-esteem and family issues. I never knew exactly how or where I fit into the world, and I most often kept to myself. I was the too-skinny little girl with glasses, who often got teased for… Continue reading The Journey of a Lost Girl