The Olivetree Review

The Olivetree Review The Olivetree Review, est. 1983, is a literary and arts magazine produced by the Undergraduate students of Hunter College. We accept student submitted works of visual art, poetry, drama, screenplays, fiction, and creative non-fiction (practically whatever you can throw at us).

We also host weekly workshops in our four main submission sections, bi-annual open mics, and give out contest prizes to Hunter students, whether undergrad or graduate. Check out the online version of the journal: http://issuu.com/olivetreereview

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Hunter Artist of the day! Citing medieval illumination and dream visions, rococo art, and the global climate crisis, Mat...
09/26/2020

Hunter Artist of the day! Citing medieval illumination and dream visions, rococo art, and the global climate crisis, Matt Jones (b. 1980, Rochester NY) engages ideas of intimacy, domesticity, and community in his ambitious colored pencil drawings and paintings.

Must read! Matsuda’s eerie and bewitching short story collection updates traditional Japanese ghost stories with a femin...
09/25/2020

Must read! Matsuda’s eerie and bewitching short story collection updates traditional Japanese ghost stories with a feminist bent, centered on women whose grief, rage, and exhaustion turn them into something supernatural, often monstrous.

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Must Read! The best hosts on late-night TV have given us all a spring present with their first book, which offers primer...
09/23/2020

Must Read! The best hosts on late-night TV have given us all a spring present with their first book, which offers primers on everything from dating (it’s hard) to how to survive New York City when you’re dead broke. You don’t even have to be a fan of their podcast or their late-night show to see why they have become so popular; I laughed out loud several times while reading this. —T.O.

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Hunter Artist of the day!I'm Colette Giaramita @corgia and I am expected to graduate from Hunter in December with a majo...
09/16/2020

Hunter Artist of the day!
I'm Colette Giaramita @corgia and I am expected to graduate from Hunter in December with a major in Studio Art and minors in Psychology and Sociology. I am also a health advocate and model, known for losing over 100 pounds in 10 months, dancing on the elliptical, and encouraging a new approach to health and weightloss that focuses on self love and acceptance. I make art of various mediums and themes, the majority of my works speaking on body image.

Reading recommendations! Journalist Hamad’s commanding debut examines the ways in which white feminism upholds white sup...
09/15/2020

Reading recommendations! Journalist Hamad’s commanding debut examines the ways in which white feminism upholds white supremacy. Through personal narrative, historical analysis, and shrewd cultural criticism, Hamad argues that white women’s comfort is privileged, that they benefit from a presumed vulnerability and innocence that they can weaponize at will, often against Black and Indigenous men and women. (See: Amy Cooper.) At the same time, Black and Indigenous women are dismissed or even villainized when they call this out. It’s a searing and effective condemnation of a sort of sneaky violence, especially apt right now, when those white women who would bristle at the idea that they might be racist are discovering — and being asked to really interrogate — the fact that their actions often belie their intentions. —A.R.

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Bluestockings is one of our favorite local NYC bookstores! Donate here to help them move: https://www.gofundme.com/f/bui...
09/05/2020

Bluestockings is one of our favorite local NYC bookstores! Donate here to help them move: https://www.gofundme.com/f/build-a-new-home-for-bluestockings-in-the-les
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08/31/2020

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08/30/2020

Hunter Artist of the day! My name is Tess Bergman and I’m a Studio Art major with a minor in Computer Science. I transferred to Hunter this year, and while it’s been intimidating I’m already finding the people and stories I encounter to be incredible inspiration. I hope to one day work in concept art and visual storytelling (hopefully with a borderline livable wage.)

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08/29/2020

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08/26/2020

Hunter Artist of the day! Yanniv Frank is an actor, puppeteer, singer, dancer, and visual artist - he likes to do a bit of everything! Here is some of the work he has done, both in and out of Hunter where he created his own major in Performing and Visual Arts.

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Happy first day of the fall semester!
08/26/2020

Happy first day of the fall semester!

Hunter Artist of the Day! Julian Tato is 19 years old. He took up gardening during quarantine. He is also am a Computer ...
08/24/2020

Hunter Artist of the Day! Julian Tato is 19 years old. He took up gardening during quarantine. He is also am a Computer Science and Studio Art double major, and lastly his favorite kind of painting is Impasto.

Today we’re featuring Hunter Artist Jose, @thetruechad on insta. He is rising senior and a triple major. He took up cosp...
08/23/2020

Today we’re featuring Hunter Artist Jose, @thetruechad on insta. He is rising senior and a triple major. He took up cosplaying 2 years ago and has made 10 cardboard swords and this is his first headpiece!

DM us if you’re a Hunter artist who wants to be featured!

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08/20/2020

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Reading Recommendations! “Beautiful, haunting, captivating, with a touch of magic and fantasy -- just brilliant! The mes...
08/19/2020

Reading Recommendations! “Beautiful, haunting, captivating, with a touch of magic and fantasy -- just brilliant! The message throughout this story is so timely. The town of Lucille is sure it is rid of corrupt politicians, child abusers, murderers and other monsters. Jam, a young trans girl, lives with her loving parents. She and her best friend Redemption have grown up believing there are no more monsters. Jam’s mother, Bitter, paints a picture that comes alive and presents itself to Jam. It -- Pet -- tells her that there is a monster in Redemption’s house and Pet is here to hunt it. A wonderful story that will stay with you for some time. This book has made it to my ‘best ever’ book list." —Barnes & Noble Customer

2020 Reads! Grace Porter is a 28-year-old straight-A overachiever who just got her PhD in astronomy. To celebrate, she g...
08/13/2020

2020 Reads! Grace Porter is a 28-year-old straight-A overachiever who just got her PhD in astronomy. To celebrate, she goes on a girls trip to Vegas, where she meets the beautiful Yuki Yamamoto...and drunkenly marries her. Known for her level head, Grace has never done something so reckless in her life. But, with her parent's suffocating expectations, bleak job market, and overall feelings of burnout, Grace doubles down and abandons her routine for a summer in New York with the wife she barely knows. The two fall hard and fast, but when summer ends, reality comes knocking.
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2020 Reads! Before she was the Stanford victim whose impact statement shook the world, she was Chanel Miller. Know My Na...
08/12/2020

2020 Reads! Before she was the Stanford victim whose impact statement shook the world, she was Chanel Miller. Know My Name is a reclaiming of her identity, telling the story of her assault, its traumatic aftermath, and her healing.

Hunter Artist of the day! Javier Riveros is a first generation Colombian-American who resides in New York City. He curre...
07/22/2020

Hunter Artist of the day! Javier Riveros is a first generation Colombian-American who resides in New York City. He currently works in the Public Charter school system as an Elementary School Teacher and is getting his Master's degree at Hunter College. However, he has always had a creative inclination that informs his teaching practice, his passions and his identity. Through his art he looks to explore a variety of mediums, methods of creation, and the freedom to connect with himself and the ones he holds dear.

All proceeds from his online shop will be donated to the Black Lives Matter organization and the National Black Justice Coalition. Javiwithoutborders.com

2020 Book Recommendations! Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall, critiques contem...
07/08/2020

2020 Book Recommendations! Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall, critiques contemporary feminism and the history of feminism. Make sure to check out your local bookstore 📚

#BLACKLIVESMATTER. Black. Lives. Matter. We must hold ourselves and the people around us accountable — staying neutral i...
06/05/2020

#BLACKLIVESMATTER. Black. Lives. Matter. We must hold ourselves and the people around us accountable — staying neutral is not an option. While we can’t all be on the frontlines, there are alternatives to get involved. Do your research. Sign a petition. Make a call. Donate if you can. Nothing will get better if we don’t do better. Find more resources here on how to help: https://tinyurl.com/blacklivesmatterresouces

Check out our Instagram @theolivetreereview for more ways to support Black creatives.

05/22/2020

A look back on our favorite Open Mic memories over the semesters. We can’t wait for the day we can celebrate in person again! 🎤💃🏾

We hope that everyone is doing ok during this confusing and chaotic time. We also wish everyone luck in the midst of fin...
05/12/2020

We hope that everyone is doing ok during this confusing and chaotic time. We also wish everyone luck in the midst of finals season!

The Olivetree Review is looking for a new poetry editor and a new publicity assistant. If interested, please send your resume to [email protected]. For the poetry editor position, please attach a sample writing piece as well.

If you have any questions please email us at [email protected]. ❤️❤️🌿😁

May marks the beginning of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month & today we’re celebrating #CelesteNg. She’s the author ...
05/03/2020

May marks the beginning of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month & today we’re celebrating #CelesteNg. She’s the author of the NYT bestselling novels Little Fires Everywhere and Everything I Never Told You. Her writing has been awarded the Pushcart Prize among many others and translated into more than thirty languages.⁣

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“All people of color are harmed when whiteness is the default, and we all benefit when there's more inclusion...Books by women, people of color, LGBTQ authors, differently abled people, and non-Americans are a great way of broadening horizons and building empathy.”⁣
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03/21/2020
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Hi everyone! We know that with this virus going around and many things being rescheduled and cancelled, things are getti...
03/13/2020
The Olivetree Review Submission Manager

Hi everyone! We know that with this virus going around and many things being rescheduled and cancelled, things are getting pretty hectic. However, OTR is still on track and can’t wait to see your submissions for our upcoming issue! The deadline to submit your work is THIS SUNDAY -3/15 at 11:59 pm!!! Express yourself during this chaotic time and share it with us!!! You can submit at this link:

https://theolivetreereview.submittable.com/submit

If you guys have any questions or concerns, feel free to email us at [email protected]

Please read the category-specific guidelines before submitting. All submissions will be reviewed anonymously, so make sure that your name appears nowhere on your work. Cover letters are required for all Contest submissions, are appreciated for art submissions, and are a nice but completely optional....

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The Olivetree Review is proud to be Hunter’s literary & arts magazine since 1983. OTR accepts student-submitted works of visual art, poetry, drama, screenplays, fiction, and creative non-fiction (practically whatever you can throw at us). We also host weekly workshops in our four main submission sections (prose, poetry, drama, and art) and our bi-annual open mics. We aspire to expand the creative community beyond the walls of Thomas Hunter.

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