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Arroyo Literary Review
About Arroyo Literary Review: 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.
Department of English, MB 2579, CSUEB
25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard
Hayward, CA 94542
Editor: Christopher Morgan
Genres: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, interviews, translation
Simultaneous submissions: yes Postal submissions: yes Email submissions: no Online submissions: no Reading Period: 12/1-5/31 Response time: 4-6 months Payment: copies Contests: no ISSN: 1945-3949 Founded: 2008 Issues per year: 1 Copy price: $8 Average pages: 144 Sample price (postpaid): $10 Subscription (Ind) 1 year: $10 Subscription (Inst) 1 year: $10
Publisher’s description: 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 so special.
The latest issue (Spring 2014) of Arroyo Literary Review features poetry by Patricia Smith, James Galvin, Dean Rader, John W. Evans, Alan Feldman, and many others, plus stories by writers such as Michael McGuire, Rob Davidson, and Ben Rogers. Kirk Nesset translates three charming flash fictions by Edmundo Paz Soldán, while Susanne Petermann brings us a sequence by Rainer Maria Rilke. Readers will be taken deep underground in Tony Barnstone’s sonnet sequence, “The Tomb in the Woods,” which features stunning illustrations by Amin Mansouri.
Arroyo Literary Review’s fifth issue (Spring 2013) features poetry, translation, and fiction by such writers as Ellen Bass, CB Follett, Patty Seyburn, and Matt Blasi, plus our featured interview with Tupelo Hassman. In our recently expanded section for creative nonfiction, Chris Buckley and Tupelo dissect their generations’ respective faith, while Michael Larkin’s “More Pleasure for You” finds parental epiphanies even amid the buying and returning of condoms. Music, math, and marriage, whale skeletons in the desert, faith and the familial, aging, bogsnatches and buzzing poles—a diverse cast of concerns dot our writers’ minds this issue. Come find out why!
last updated 2/26/2014