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Santa Ana River Review

Named for the river that flows from the mountains through the chaparral, The Santa Ana River Review was established in 2015 at the University of California, Riverside.

The Santa Ana River Review is an online literary and arts journal dedicated to biannually publishing bold new works in visual art, nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and drama. Led by the students of the Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts graduate program at UCR, we work to publish literature and art that reflect the diversity of our community in Southern California and beyond. We are especially interested in publishing work by BIPOC and LGBTQ+ creatives.

Starting April 27 through May 11, we are opening up for a Summer 2022 issue focused on making, healing, and being during the pandemic (whatever this may mean to you). Click here to submit your work.

Editorial Team & Readers 2021-2022

Sarah Helms

Managing Editor
Carlina Perna

Dramatic Works Editor
Paige Goodwin

Fiction Editor
Gennyvera Pacheco

Non-Fiction Editor
Olivia Wolf

Poetry Editor
Soleil Garneau & Rudy Avelar

Art Editor
Soleil Garneau & Rudy Avelar

Social Media Manager
Kali Veach

4 thoughts on “About”

  1. Monica E Raymond says:

    NYCplaywrights had your deadline as March 8th, and I would like to submit “13 Short Plays for Elijah McClain.” I wrote this as part of a project organized by playwright Erik Ehn, who asked 100 -playwrights to write ten short plays each for McClain, each play 25 words total. I wound up with thirteen.
    Is there a way I can still submit this? I see your submittable portal has closed.

    with thanks,


    1. Santa Ana River Review says:

      Hi Monica,
      Unfortunately, our submission period ended on March 7th. We’ll be open for submissions again next fall. Sorry for the inconvenience and we hope your piece finds a home soon!
      Be warm, well, and safe.


  2. Patrick says:

    Please consider adding a contact form or even just an email link. I have a simultaneous submission that I would like to withdraw, since it was accepted elsewhere, and there’s no way to do that, other than leaving a comment here that everyone on the internet can see.

    1. Kyrie Owen says:

      Hi Patrick,
      We have a link to our email in the “Engage” tab of our menu. As our latest issue just came out recently, we sent out acceptances/rejections a couple months ago, so no need to withdraw. Let me know if you’d like this thread deleted after you see this message.

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