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: What Was & What is (issue 39)

Theme Description: As our live down in political and global noise, we refuse to allow our mind to go numb. We believe that even in the quiet and in the dark, we have shared experiences of grief, sadness, joy and revelation. We know that our imagination can hold all this. Disaster doe not kill creativity. We believe art is birthed and recovered from times of doubt and division. We move forward with what chaos lets us keep. We want to hear your stories of ruin, of repair, of new growth, of desire and of mourning. We want to create space for it all.


Pacific Review is a digital journal that is printed twice a year with an annual in print issue. 

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, 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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