The Pacific Review:

Detailed Guidelines for Submissions

THE PACIFIC REVIEW is open to poetry, fiction, non-fiction and art by current students of CSUSB and alumni, including MFA students in creative writing. The work must be previously unpublished and the sole property of the writer/artist submitting.
We are looking for fearless engaging work and are open to a variety of formal and narrative modes. Challenge us, surprise us, confound us, help us see one another better, teach us. Also when submitting, please include a brief cover letter with your name and complete contact information.


Two reading periods per year.


Fiction: 7,500 words max. Preferably between 10-15 pages, as space is limited. And we are open to flash fiction as well.

Poetry: 5-7 poems.

Art work: Send a JPEG of your original work to faculty editor Chad Sweeney at Chadsweeney777@gmail.com.

When submitting by mail, please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

Work submitted simultaneously to other publications is A-OK. Just let us know if some other folks accept it. We also do not accept previously published work. All work received outside of our reading periods will be recycled.


The Pacific Review is published annually in Spring, and will boast the most preposterously interesting material we receive. The Pacific Review is made possible by funds from Instructionally Related Programs, and support from our readers. Back copies are available if you send us the postage; about $2.00 should do it.


Email correspondence to Chadsweeney777@gmail.com.


Best way to submit is electronically at pacificreview.submishmash.com

Mail correspondence to:
The Pacific Review
Department of English, CSUSB
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407