Arroyo Literary Review


Magazine Name

Arroyo Literary Review




Editors Name

Christopher Morgan

Print publication?


Mailing Address:

Arroyo Literary Review Department of English, MB 2579 California State University, East Bay 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd. Hayward, CA 94542



Submission Guidelines URL

Approx. Response Time?

3-4 months

How often do you publish?

Once a year

Year Founded?


Do you take online submissions?


Information about your publication

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.

What type of submissions are you looking for?

Arroyo welcomes submissions from new and established writers. We seek previously unpublished poetry, fiction, personal essays, translations, and art that retains its vibrancy in black and white. Please see our submission guidelines for more information.