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See some of the amazing pieces that have been published in the Southern California Review. We love and accept all genres in order to celebrate every form of storytelling. Want to see more? Take a look at our new and past issues, or even submit a story yourself!


The Pushcart Prize

The Pushcart Prize is an award for the best short stories, poems, and essays published in small literary journals and magazines. For Southern California Review‘s Vol. VIII, “Remnants,” we’re delighted to announce that we have nominated three of our contributors for the Pushcart—one in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. While we are proud of every piece we publish, these works especially inspired us to be better writers and readers. Our warmest congratulations to our nominees: Vera Kurian for “Whatever Happened to the Six Wives of Henry the VIII”; Alan Barstow for “Nightfeeding”; and Jonathan Greenhause for “Living in Suspension.” All pieces are available online. We look forward to seeing what these writers do in the future and are excited to participate in Pushcart.

– Lauren Gorski and Mellinda Hensley
Editors-in-Chief, Volume VIII, “Remnants”


sixwivesCircle of Richard Burchett, Wives of Henry VIII, 1854-1860. Parlimentary Art Collection.

Whatever Happened to the Six Wives of Henry the VIII* 

by Vera Kurian


NightfeedingNight Sky, Joshua Tree National Park


by Alan Barstow


Waiting Room, Anthony Conover

Living in Suspension* 

by Jonathan Greenhause

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