We highlight submissions from those affiliated with our university and from all local creators in the San Bernardino region; we also accept works from communities outside the region who share our mindset. Motivated by the pressing concerns of our students, campus, and local communities, we foster critical and imaginative dialogue. 

We seek ambitious and thoughtfully crafted work in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, playwriting, screenwriting, comics, photography, visual art, cross-genre and experimental forms. We may also accept submissions from outside these disciplines based on the merit of the work or how well your work ties into our mission and goal.

We look forward to viewing your submissions and will get back to you as soon as possible!


Current Theme for Submissions: TBA

Pacific Review is printed annually in the Spring, with various online issues featuring rolling content. 

Please submit work during the general reading period. Works will be selected from among those for the annual print issue.

Please remember that we are a student-run journal. Some works will remain unread if the workload exceeds the staff’s capacity. 

General Guidelines: 

  • We do not accept previously published work. This includes material that has appeared online in any form or format, including personal blogs.
  • We accept a maximum per creator of two creative fiction/nonfiction pieces, five poems, and a maximum of five pieces of visual art with an attached artist statement. All submissions should include a brief cover letter and biography. 
    • Images must be submitted in PNG, at least 800x600, at the highest quality possible.
  • We allow simultaneous submissions provided you promptly withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere. If only part of your submission was accepted by another publication, please notify us directly at: editors@pacificreview.net

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. High-res .png form, maximum length 8 pages
PHOTOGRAPHY/VISUAL ART. 3-4 pieces in high-res .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, when and only if applicable, please note your affiliation with California State University, San Bernardino, i.e. student, staff, alumni, etc. Be sure to also include an author/artist bio of 50-100 words.