May 13, 2014

OTR Elections





As the semester is drawing to a close, the OTR is holding election for next semester's senior staff positions.

Elections will be held this Thursday, May 15th, between 1:00 – 3:45 pm. 

Senior Staff positions can be hard work, but it's very rewarding and looks quite good on a resume. Students only need to be matriculated at Hunter college to hold office. Experience is not necessary, but passion is.


You may run for any of the nine staff positions. An asterisk by the title means that the current staffer is graduating, changing positions, or otherwise leaving. As you can see, a lot of positions are wide open right now.


Read more for the nine positions. Good luck!




Editor-in-Chief / President
decide overall direction and goals of magazine
ensure that a quality magazine is published on time and in budget
lead staff towards fulfillment of goals
make decisions and assign duties
ensure organization fulfills all its duties to the College Association, the Media Board, and the Hunter community
make sure all aspects of production are completed on time and efficiently
attend mandatory College Association, Media Board, and/or USG meetings

Managing Editor / Treasurer
be responsible for the organization’s budget
assist the E-i-C in drafting the budget and finalizing budget figures
prepare and sign off on vouchers (requisition of disbursement forms) and other paperwork for items and events in the budget
keep organization on-budget
attend mandatory College Association, Media Board, and/or USG meetings

Admin. Editor / Secretary *
be responsible for keeping staff informed, organized and on-task
schedule staff meetings, record assigned tasks and decisions made at meetings, record minutes
communicate with staff on assigned duties to ensure completion
organize paper and electronic records
assist with logging of submissions and contest entries

Creative Director / Vice President
assist E-i-C, ME and AE in their duties
complete inter-office communication such as event forms and vouchers
work with ME on fulfilling paperwork and submitting/following-up on vouchers
work with Publicity Manager and Creative Director on promotions, flyering, tabling and events.
assist in whatever help is needed for other staff members
design, layout and publish magazine on time and on budget
work with E-i-C on design goals
be responsible for overall look and feel of all communications
work with Publicity Manager on designing flyers and promotional materials
maintain/design website
organize and recruit other associate graphic designers and production assistants for design

Publicity Manager *
be responsible for increasing visibility of club and circulation of magazine
work with Creative Director and staff to design flyers and other promotional materials
organize staff to make sure flyers and promotional materials are regularly visible all over campus
organize regular tabling promotions
make sure issues are available in all media display bins
liaise with other clubs and organizations
work with Senior Editors to reach out to teachers and students, and to encourage submissions through class visits and direct promotion

Drama Editor *
be responsible for Drama content of the magazine
hold end-of-semester Editorial Meeting with all associate editors, ensure that all submissions are reviewed properly, hold votes to decide on content for the issue
work to increase Drama submissions over the course of the semester
work with Publicity Manager to increase submissions pool, work with Teachers and Students to promote submissions in Drama classes and the like
make sure prose section is copy edited and proofread
Poetry Editor
be responsible for Poetry content of the magazine
hold end-of-semester Editorial Meeting with all associate editors, ensure that all submissions are reviewed properly, hold votes to decide on content for the issue
work to increase poetry submissions over the course of the semester
work with Publicity Manager to increase submissions pool, work with Teachers and Students to promote submissions in Poetry classes and the like
make sure Poetry section is copy edited and proofread

Prose Editor *
be responsible for Prose content of the magazine
hold end-of-semester Editorial Meeting with all associate editors, ensure that all submissions are reviewed properly, hold votes to decide on content for the issue
work to increase Prose submissions over the course of the semester
work with Publicity Manager to increase submissions pool, work with Teachers and Students to promote submissions in Fiction/Non-Fiction classes and the like
make sure prose section is copy edited and proofread

Art Editor
responsible for Art content of the magazine
hold end-of-semester Editorial Meeting with all associate editors, ensure that all submissions are reviewed properly, hold votes to decide on content for the issue
work to increase Art submissions over the course of the semester
work with Publicity Manager to increase submissions pool, work with Teachers and Students to promote submissions in Art classes and the like
make sure section is copy edited and proofread

Mar 25, 2014

Open Mic


What haunts you in your dreams?


The Olivetree Review presents:







Share your spoken word, poetry and music.

The event will be held on April 10th, TH 105, 7 - 11 pm.


Mar 17, 2014

Open House

Open House! Thursday / March 20th, 2014
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This Thursday, March 20th:


The Olivetree Review is having an Open House! Come meet

the staff and senior editors, learn about our magazine, workshops and
events, and don't forget to grab some free food.



Mar 10, 2014

Welcome Spring 2014




Welcome to Spring semester 2014! We are the literary and arts magazine of Hunter College. The magazine is published once per semester, featuring the work of students in the categories of art, drama, poetry and prose. Free workshops are held weekly at our office in Thomas Hunter 212. You are welcome to drop by our office any time for question and suggestions.

Submit your original work! Deadline is April 28, 2014.



Dec 13, 2013

In Dedication to Isaiah O'Kane

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Isaiah O'Kane was an incredibly gifted poet. He wrote passionately and unyieldingly, writing a collection that he was in the process of having published. He took a summer class at Pratt Institute and spoke to me, and our friends, about his experience, exhibiting excitement about his writing. He planned on submitting work to the Olivetree Review, and becoming a Poetry Editor next semester, which I know only would have strengthened the magazine. It is truly a shame that only a select few were able to see Isaiah's poetry, but this is one small way for more people to appreciate his immense talent. On behalf of all those who knew Isaiah for the few short months he was with us, I can safely say, as well as being the light in the room, he was the writer who put the spark on the pages.

-Stefania D'Andrea


At the end of the day
We are just twisted beings
Pretending we have a sense of order,
Even as our little worlds
Fall to pieces.
Two become one
And one become two again,
As our fragile identities
Intertwine and break apart
To the rhythm of our hearts.
Conventions of love
Collide with the enormity
Of our emotions and complications
That cannot fit the convenience
Of our limited understandings.
Until we understand that,
We are doomed to complete this cycle,
Over and over again.

Sep 24, 2013

Support International Literature Through Archipelago Books


Archipelago Books publishes exceptional and groundbreaking international literature. In ten short years they have published more than 90 titles. Their books frequently shed light on underrepresented or forgotten locales—the farms of the Dutch platteland, the war-torn Balkan region, the cold yet vibrant reaches of Iceland and Chukotka, the Bosphorus, and the Parisian banlieues. They often defy genre, allowing prose, poetry, art, philosophy, and travel writing to coexist and converse.

In 2012, Archipelago published My Struggle: Book 1 by Karl Ove Knausgaard, translated from Norwegian by Don Bartlett.

“Why would you read a six-volume, 3,600-page Norwegian novel about a man writing a six-volume, 3,600-page Norwegian novel? The short answer is that it is breathtakingly good, and so you cannot stop yourself, and would not want to ... Arrestingly beautiful.” —The New York Times Book Review

They need your help now to produce a trade cloth edition of Book One to complete the My Struggle set in hardcover. The amount they hope to raise, $20,000, will cover two-thirds of the cost of printing such an edition.

Please visit the KickStarter page to find out more and donate to this project.