Released by UC Irvine’s English division since

Learn more about your California Literary Reviews regional literary journals, and you will learn more about your regional literary neighborhood. Literary journals not just release the operate of regional authors, however likewise hold analyses where you can surely fulfill the visitors, writers, as well as editors — along with use possibilities to obtain entailed. Right below are fourteen literary journals for Angelenos to see:

Faultline. Released by UC Irvine’s English division since 1992, Faultline appears every year, thank you to the MFA pupils that place it with each other. A substantial portion of the contributors are neighborhood, however the journal functions authors from around. One bummer regarding this journal is that it still appears embeded 1992; to obtain a duplicate, you really need to mail a examine to UCI.

Santa Monica Examine. Established by Jim Krusoe back in 1988, this reputable and also appreciated literary publication released a few of Aimee Bender’s earliest functions. The all-fiction publish zine is released two times a year from Santa Monica University. More: A meeting with Santa Monica Review’s Andrew Tonkovich.

Los Angeles Examine. When a biannual publish journal, LAR released a brand-new on the internet style in 2017, coming to be a regular on the internet journal with a best-of yearly publish version. Its objective to release “the articulate of Los Angeles, as well as the articulate of the country.” LAR is released by Red Chicken Press; enroll in the press’ e-mail checklist to learn about introduce analyses for each and every provide.

Rattle. Centered in Workshop City, this all-poetry publish journal prides itself in obtaining mostly all its operate from its slush stack. Rattle holds verse analyses every 2nd Sunday Rattle at the Flintridge Book shop & Coffeehouse.

Joyland: The West. The internet lit zine Joyland divvies up its areas by city or area, with various editors committed per area. Check out The West area for tales regarding LA or by LA authors or both. This is an particularly great zine for finding new authors.

Sublevel. CalArts’s longtime lit publication Black Clock folded up, however in its area a more recent, also edgier literary publication introduced. Sublevel is “dedicated to the nexus of literary works, poetics, art, objection, viewpoint, society, & national politics.” Along with (mainly speculative) composing, the zine consists of discussions and art. The primary problems increase on the internet, yet Sublevel additionally releases a supplemental publish version — called B-Sides.

Angels Trip Literary West. Started simply a couple of years earlier, this on the internet zine looks for particularly to “check out undiscovered tales of Los Angeles as well as past.” AFLW sometimes requires payments for prompt unique problems and also holds literary hair salons.

Exposition Evaluate. Up till a couple of years back, College of Southerly California used a Grasp of Expert Creating Program with its very own publish lit journal, Southerly California Assess. That program’s currently obsolete, however its spirit survives on through the alums of the MPW program that established Exposition Assess, an on the internet lit zine extremely included with the neighborhood lit area. See its vibrant weblog.

Westwind. Generated by the English division at UCLA for over half a century currently, Westwind releases on the internet problems in the autumn as well as winter season, in addition to a yearly publish provide in the springtime. The journal has actually a solid concentrate on UCLA especially as well as the LA-area more generally. Submissions are open up just to “UCLA trainees, faculty, alumni, and also participants of the better Los Angeles area.”

Lunch Ticket This biannual on-line lit journal’s created by the MFA area at Antioch College Los Angeles and also has an unique concentrate on social justice. More: Lunch Ticket talked to me concerning Cake Time.

Ghost Community. The nationwide literary publication of the MFA program at California Mention College San Bernardino, Ghost Community releases a pair on-line concerns a year — integrated into publish annuals.

Prism Assess. The literary journal at College of La Verne, Prism Evaluate is assembled by undergraduate innovative creating pupils under the management of novelist Sean Bernard, the review’s faculty expert. The journal releases verse and fiction — and also holds a yearly competition in both genres (I evaluated fiction for the 2018 competition).

The Ear. This newly-resurrected lit zine from Irvine Valley University looks for to release “several of the most effective operate in Orange Area.”

Muse. This publish yearly literary journal of Waterfront City University is entailed with lots of neighborhood occasions both on and also off school.


This checklist is much from extensive. I have left out a lot of lit zines that could have actually a base or editors in LA yet typically aren’t specifically L.A. concentrated — e.g. The Anxious Break down, 7×7, The Murder, and Intoxicated Apes. Yet if there are various other literary journals I must find out about, please do allow me recognize in the remarks!

Last but not least, I need to state Los Angeles Assess of Publications. LARB is an on the internet everyday and also a publish quarterly that was produced “partially as a feedback to the loss of the typical paper book assess supplement.” Review it for wonderful book assesses as well as consideration provoking essays.