Vol VIII: Remnants — Now Available


Available at The Last Bookstore for a limited time or buy your copy online here.

Featuring emerging and established writers in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, stage and screen!

Includes fiction by Lisa Alexander, Mark Broeske, Robert Faus, Janet Fitch, Vera Kurian; Nonfiction by Alan Barstow, Katharine Coldiron, Judith Freeman; Poetry by Paul Bone, Clayton Clark, Jonathan Greenhause, Ivan Hobson, David Lehman, David Moolten, Jenny Morse, David Wagoner; Stageplays by Julia Cho, Brighde Mullins; Interview with Bernard Cooper; Artwork by Anthony Conover and Bernard Cooper

Volume VIII, 2015, Remnants – Accepting Submissions

This year, we are excited to reveal our theme “REMNANTS.” With this theme, we’d urge to you explore what happens in the after, or what’s left when all is said and done. How do people dissect situations in their lives and evaluate what remains? Is it a feeling of happiness, closure, loss? That’s for you to decide.

Submit poetry, fiction, non-fiction, stageplays, screenplays, or comics.

Submission Period: Sept 1 – Dec 1, 2014



Southern California Review

Master of Professional Writing Program

3501 Trousdale Parkway

Mark Taper Hall Humanities, THH 355J

Los Angeles, CA 90089-0355

Looking forward to reading your work!

Volume VII, In Transit – Now Available

Volume VII of the Southern California Review – The “In Transit” Issue – is out!


Buy your copy online here, and check back for availability in L.A.’s bookstores.

Tony Barnstone The World of Ten Thousand Things
Kevin Craft Flash Drive
Dante DiStefano Ode to Dumpster Sparrows
Bill Glose Recalculating
John Grey Ben in ‘65
Sierra Nelson New Rules for Water
James F. Sargent Nineteen
Sarah Steinke When I Go
Ralph Sneeden Children Driving
Sarah Wainscott Little Boy Blue

Amy Boulanger Snapshots
John Brantingham The Sweetness of Milk
Dave Hunter Politicians
Dana Johnson Because That’s Just Easier
Susan Levi Wallach Still Life with Frogs
Joseph Rathgeber Cirrhosis of the River

Catina Bacote Fear
Tony Barnstone Monkey Mind
Lynell George Lost Angeles

M. G. Lord
D. C. Simpson
Veronica Vera

Jennifer Maisel Choke Chain
Rebecca Gorman O’Neill Green Crayon

Introducing work by young Los Angeles poets from WriteGirl
Gabrielle Gorman Invisible Steps
Kira Lazzarini Our Secret Place

INTERVIEW with Susan Orlean

Volume VII, 2014, In Transit – Accepting Submissions

We are pleased to announce that the Southern California Review is now accepting submissions for our 2014 issue. This year, our theme is “IN TRANSIT,” a terse and accurate description of Southern Californian life, whether you’re a waitress using her break to scribble a screenplay on napkins, or you’re making a 5pm weekday drive east on the 10 freeway.  It is a place where even those who have made it are going somewhere.
Regardless of location, when people are in transit, they are in a place of becoming, dissatisfaction, and dreams.  It’s push-pull factors.  It’s conflict between: expectations and realities, the safe and unknown, disappointment and promise…
We encourage all writers, young and old, emerging and established, to submit now:

Volume VI, 2013, The Control Issue

Volume VI–“The Control Issue”–of the Southern California Review is out!

Buy your copy online here, and check back for availability in L.A.’s bookstores.

Ace Boggess Letter to the Parole Board
Amy Gerstler A Short Account of My Recent Good Fortune or Autobiography of a Date Seed
David Starkey Christ Destroys His Cross
Ryan Ridge Small Green Plastic Army Men Will Win the War
Nan Cohen Eve
Amy Gerstler Dear Nation of My Dead

Jesse Hassenger Fists Full of Feathers
Diana Wagman Yellow
Erika Wurth Freight Train
Trinie Dalton Hairpin
Ilya Leybovich The Suicide Artist
Jonathan Danielson From Here, You Can Almost See the Vortex
John Teresi Restless Tongue

INTERVIEW with Diana Wagman

Brenda Miller Totaled
Emily Rapp Signature/Mother
Sven Birkerts Dining Alone
Graeme Mullen Jokes For Birds

Cas Sotomayor A Revolution Never Meant To Be
Donna Chung Bo

Jon Robin Baitz My Beautiful Goddamn City