The Northridge Review is a literary & arts journal of the present, produced by students at California State University, Northridge and featuring work of CSUN (students, staff, and alumni) writers and artists alongside work from the greater Los Angeles area. Submissions from beyond this local community will be returned unread.

Founded in 1962, The Northridge Review invites submissions of prose, poetry, drama, art, and hybrid texts from across disciplines that test the boundaries of form, content, and genre by exploring the current literary and cultural climate in thoughtful and challenging ways. 

All work is considered anonymously, so please remove any identifying information from your manuscript.

Please note: This magazine is published by the students in the CSUN course ENGL 412: Literary Magazine. Our process is to accept work at the end of the semester for publication in the following semester. This means if you submit in Spring, your work is published in the following Fall issue if it is accepted, and if you submit in Fall, your work is published in the following Spring if it is accepted. 

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The Northridge Review is a literary & arts journal of the present, produced by students in the creative writing program at California State University, Northridge, and celebrating work of CSUN (students, staff, and alumni) writers and artists alongside work from the greater Los Angeles area. Submissions from beyond this local community will be returned unread.

For artists, please observe the following guidelines: 

  • Submit 1-5 works of visual artwork or photography. Submissions in excess of these limits will be disregarded. 
  • Make sure to submit each piece with intention; submit each separately if your submissions are intended to be separate pieces and together if they are intended to be considered as a single piece.
  • All submissions are considered anonymously, so please remove any identifying information from your work. Please also include a cover letter with that include the with title(s), your name and contact info. 

In addition, tell us a little about yourself and your interest in The Northridge Review and connection to CSUN. If applicable, please also use your CSUN email in all correspondence with us.

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The Northridge Review is a literary & arts journal of the present, produced by students in the creative writing program at California State University, Northridge, and celebrating work of CSUN (students, staff, and alumni) writers and artists alongside work from the greater Los Angeles area. Submissions from beyond this local community will be returned unread.

For playwrights, please observe the following guidelines: 

  • Submit no more than two scripts, each not to exceed 5,000 words. Submissions in excess of these limits will be disregarded. 
  • Make sure to submit each piece with intention; submit each separately if your submissions are intended to be separate pieces and together if they are intended to be considered as a single piece. 
  • Submit your work as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf, using standard fonts, and remove all author identifying information from your manuscript. 

In addition, tell us a little about yourself and your interest in The Northridge Review and connection to CSUN. If applicable, please also use your CSUN email in all correspondence with us.

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The Northridge Review is a literary & arts journal of the present, produced by students in the creative writing program at California State University, Northridge, and celebrating work of CSUN (students, staff, and alumni) writers and artists alongside work from the greater Los Angeles area. Submissions from beyond this local community will be returned unread.

For poets, please observe the following guidelines: 

  • Submit up to five poems. Submissions in excess of these limits will be disregarded. 
  • Make sure to submit each piece with intention; submit each separately if your submissions are intended to be separate pieces and together if they are intended to be considered as a single piece.
  • Submit your work as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf, using standard fonts, and remove all author identifying information from your manuscript.

In addition, please tell us a little about yourself, your interest in The Northridge Review, and connection to CSUN. Be sure to note public social media handles that we may refer to in the event you are accepted.

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The Northridge Review is a literary & arts journal of the present, produced by students in the creative writing program at California State University, Northridge, and celebrating work of CSUN (students, staff, and alumni) writers and artists alongside work from the greater Los Angeles area. Submissions from beyond this local community will be returned unread.

For prose writers, please observe the following guidelines: 

  • Submit one longer prose piece (fiction, nonfiction, hybrid; 5000 word maximum), or one to three short prose pieces (under 1000 words each). Submissions in excess of these limits will be disregarded. 
  • Make sure to submit each piece with intention; submit each separately if your submissions are intended to be separate pieces and together if they are intended to be considered as a single piece.
  • Submit your work as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf, using standard fonts, and remove all author identifying information from your manuscript

In addition, please tell us a little about yourself, your interest in The Northridge Review, and connection to CSUN. Be sure to note public social media handles that we may refer to in the event you are accepted.

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