Southern California Review 52

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About

The Southern California Review, MPW's national literary magazine helmed by Los Angeles Times book critic David Ulin and run by MPW students, has been publishing fiction and poetry since 1982 and now also publishes creative nonfiction and short dramatic forms. Every annual issue features traditional and experimental work from established and emerging writers in all genres.

Southern California Review
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Audience

Country of Publication

Open to a broad Audience. United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

P Print PublicationPublished 1 x per year.

Fiction Closed

Note that we tend to lean toward literary fiction, but exceptional genre fiction that fits the theme will be considered.

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
G GeneralSubgenre: Slipstream.
O Open to all/most Genres
Styles:
Unknown
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words; Unknown number of pieces.
Short Story1,000 - 5,000 words.
Novel ExcerptUp to 5,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment per piece.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Closed

Memoir, personal essays, and creative nonfiction.

Styles:
Unknown
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Memoir.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
EssayUp to 5,000 words.
Narrative NonfictionUp to 5,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment per piece.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Closed

We accept poems in traditional and experimental styles.

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
G GeneralSubgenre: Slipstream.
O Open to all/most Genres
Poetry Forms:
Experimental poetry, Formal verse.
Styles:
Unknown
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
PoemNo line limits known; Up to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment per piece.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Date Added:
27 Aug 2008
Last Updated:
02 Feb 2016