Arroyo Literary Review is a print-based publication produced annually by students and alumni of California State University, East Bay. Each issue reflects the creative diversity found in the San Francisco Bay Area literary scene, while bringing together material from an international array of poets, writers, and artists.
Arroyo began with an investigation: faculty and students sought to
establish a magazine capturing the spirit and diverse voices of the Bay
Area while attracting writers from across the country and a national
readership. What they discovered, however, was a void. Bigger presses
seemed to ignore the dynamics of California culture, while smaller
presses had predicated themselves on niches. With the opportunity
presenting itself, those same students built the school’s first literary
magazine from the ground up, eventually releasing the premiere issue in
Spring of 2009.
Since then, that tradition of motivation and commitment has been passed
on to each proceeding incarnation of the review. The editorial staff
remains dedicated to showcasing both new and established writers from
the West Coast and beyond, hoping to connect the magazine’s audience
with the unique qualities that make the Bay Area literary and art scene
We are seeking fiction, flash fiction, poetry, essays, and translation
for our sixth issue.
Open reading period from December 1 to May 31. No
e-mail submissions. Please see our website for submission guidelines.