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Southern California Review 51

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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.

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Country of Publication

United States

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication 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
General GeneralSubgenre: Slipstream.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Styles:
Unknown
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words; Unknown number of pieces.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 5,000 words.
Novel Excerpt Novel ExcerptUp to 5,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
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
Essay EssayUp to 5,000 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 5,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
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
General GeneralSubgenre: Slipstream.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Poetry Forms:
Experimental poetry, Formal verse.
Styles:
Unknown
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
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

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

Before Submitting

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