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.

Pacific Review is now a digital journal that is printed twice a year. Please submit work during the general reading period. We look forward to reading your work.


Pacific Review is currently accepting submissions for Issue 40

At Pacific Review, we know change starts from within, even as our world changes in what feels like a cycle of disasters. By rejecting old standards, we embrace change with excitement, look towards ways to be our authentic selves. The Pacific Review wants to hear about your changes, hopes and futurisms channeled into poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art. We invite you to share with us the courageous ways in which you imagine.


(Please know that we are a student-run journal, and at times our workload exceeds the staff’s labor capacity, so we ask for your patience. We will try to get back to your submissions and emails as soon as we can.) 

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, three to five poems, and a maximum of five images 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 accept a maximum of two fiction pieces. Submit as pdf, rtf or Word docs. Simultaneous submissions are okay, but please let us know if any of the poems have been accepted by another journal. 

Please, send up to five poems at a time. Simultaneous submissions are okay, but please let us know if any of the poems have been accepted by another journal.

We accept a maximum of two creative nonfiction pieces. Submit as pdf, rtf or Word docs. Simultaneous submissions are okay, but please let us know if any of the poems have been accepted by another journal.

We accept a maximum of three to five images. Images must be submitted in PNG, at least 800x600, at the highest quality possible. Simultaneous submissions are okay, but please let us know if any of the poems have been accepted by another journal.

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: Rebirth: Between What Was & What Is

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
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