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The Aster: An Arts Review

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Project ended on February 27, at 11:59 PM CST
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Thank you!

April 06, 2018

To all our dear supporters,


After a long week of working and reworking design and copy, we finally sent the second volume of The Aster Review ​to the printer this morning! We're publishing ​​48 pieces ​from ​30 writers & artists ​on OU campus, and two weeks from now, we'll be distributing copies around campus and on the web. As we looked at the final product today in our meeting, we asked ourselves, "How did we manage to pull this off?" 


The answer, of course, is people like you, who believed in us and supported The Aster ​so that we could support our artists. 


Thank you ​for your support. It has meant so much and made all the difference. We could spend days trying to find a way to properly express our gratitude, but in the end, we hope that the product you helped us build will speak for itself. ​The Aster Review ​Volume II is on its way, more beautiful than we could have guessed--and it's thanks to you.


Gratefully yours,

The Editors of The Aster Review, Spring 2018

Submissions are in.

February 26, 2018

54 poems.

113 pieces of photography and visual art.

7 short stories.

3 creative nonfiction pieces.

​More than 40 different student artists.


​We are head-over-heals ahead of last year's submission total, and we'll be honest: we're smitten with the art we've seen. As our editors burn the midnight oil reviewing and providing feedback to each individual artist, we need your help to make sure we can put this incredible student work into print. Even $5 or $10 goes a long way toward putting something beautiful out there in the world.


Please consider donating to our project now for digital access to The Aster Review issue 3 as soon as it's off the presses (or even before). We have one day left on our campaign, and we are so close to reaching our goal! Please don't forget to share our page with anyone who might be interested in donating! 

Help us reach 100% of our goal!

February 19, 2018

Good morning!


Our deadline for submissions has passed, and we are pleased to share that we received over 125 submissions from more than 40 student creators! That's over three times the volume we received last year. The Aster is growing!


We also want to thank you for supporting The Aster's Thousands Strong campaign. We have reached 2/3 of our goal and are confident that with your help we will reach 100%! 


This year, we have the potential to promote more student artists than ever before. With only eight days left in the campaign, we are calling on you to help us spread the word. Please encourage your friends, colleagues, and family who support the arts to make a contribution. No donation is too small.


Every dollar we receive helps us achieve our mission of providing a platform for celebrating student expression, connecting artists and audiences, and establishing a dynamic web of student creators. 


Thank you again for your continued support of The Aster and the creative community at the University of Oklahoma. We could not achieve our mission without you!



Thank you for helping us reach almost 50% of our goal!

February 05, 2018

Thank you to everyone who has donated to The Aster's Thousands Strong campaign. We have almost reached 50% of our goal!


The Aster is currently open for submissions for the 2017-2018 edition of the journal. Our staff is spreading the word across OU's campus to individual artists, classes, and clubs. Our meetings have also been full of lively discussions about what we look for in a work of art as we craft our editorial philosophy.


Again, we would like to thank everyone who has contributed to our campaign so far and to encourage you to spread the word to friends, family, and colleagues who share an appreciation for the arts. Without you, The Aster would not be possible!

Our way
of Thanking You


Digital Edition

Donors will receive a letter of thanks from our staff via email and access to the digital edition of The Aster: An Arts Review.

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Early Access

Donors will receive early access to the digital version of The Aster: An Arts Review, along with a letter of thanks via email.

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Print Edition

Donors will receive a print edition of The Aster: An Arts Review, mailed if necessary (anywhere in the continental U.S.), in addition to all previous perks.

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Banquet Invitation

Donors will have their names added to the list of special contributors in the new issue of The Aster and receive an invitation to the end-of-year banquet to celebrate the print release with the editors and contributors, in addition to all previous perks. (Note: to be listed as a special contributor, donors must leave their names unhidden.)

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A Very Special Thanks

For funding the tech fees for our website and digital edition, this donor will receive a special thank you in the new edition of The Aster: An Arts Review, as well as all previous perks.

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