Pacific Review is a student-led editorial collective and literary magazine housed at California State University, San Bernardino. We bridge literary, artistic, and political conversations between students, local communities in San Bernardino, the Inland Empire, and beyond. Motivated by the pressing concerns of our students, campus, and local communities, we foster critical and imaginative dialogue about literature, literary practices, and creative processes. We seek ambitious and thoughtfully crafted work in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, playwriting, screenwriting, comics, photography, visual art, cross-genre and experimental forms.
We look forward to reading and engaging your work!
We are currently open for submissions.
POETRY. Submit 2-3 poems of any length.
FICTION. Submit 1 short story, maximum length: 2500 words; or 2 flash fictions: approx. 500-1000 words each.
CREATIVE NONFICTION. Submit 1 memoir, autobiography, essay, maximum length: 2500 words.
PLAYS. 1 one-act play or excerpt from a longer work, approx. length: 5-8 pages.
SCREENPLAYS. 1 screenplay for a short film or an excerpt from a longer work, approx. length: 5-8 pages.
CROSS-GENRE OR EXPERIMENTAL WORK. 1 piece, approx. length: 5-8 pages.
COMICS. No specific requirements.
PHOTOGRAPHY/VISUAL ART. 2-3 pieces in high-res .jpg or .png form.
* We accept simultaneous submissions. Please notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere. We do not accept multiple submissions. Please wait to hear back from us before submitting again.
* Your manuscript file should contain no identifying information. Additionally, we ask that you name your file after the title of your work, or, if you are submitting multiple works, the title of the first work that appears in the manuscript.
* In your cover letter, note your affiliation with California State University, San Bernardino, i.e. student, staff, alumni, community member, etc. Be sure to also include a brief author/artist bio of 50-100 words.