SMC's national literary arts journal, published twice yearly, showcases the work of established authors alongside emerging writers, with a focus on West Coast fiction and nonfiction. Founded by novelist and SMC English instructor Jim Krusoe (Parsifal), the Review has presented readers experimental, thoughtful, and funny original writing—including essays and short stories by Southern California writers Gary Amdahl, Michelle Latiolais, Janice Shapiro, and Diane Lefer—in 25 years of publication, and is considered a leading national journal. Recent work appears in the annual Pushcart Prize, Best American Short Stories, and PEN/O. Henry anthologies.

The Spring 2017 issue, edited by Andrew Tonkovich, features 17 short and long pieces from new and frequent favorite contributors, and showcases short stories by Karl Taro Greenfeld (The Subprimes), Barry Gifford (Sailor and Lula), Vicki Forman (This Lovely Life), and veteran fiction craftsman Gary Fincke (The Killer's Dog), along with a chapter from the latest by memoirist Leslie Brody (Red Star Sister), and a political meditation by California poet and essayist Gary Soto (You Kiss by th' Book). Meta-hilarious work arrives from Ben Slotky (Red Hot Dogs, White Gravy), Ryan Ridge (American Homes), and LA high school teacher Mark Gozonsky.

Other notable contributors include local writers Lisa Alvarez, John Mandelberg, and first-time-in-print author Oxana Safronova. The issue also proudly includes fiction from SMC instructor Stefan Mattessich (Point Guard).

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                                                                    Spring 2017 cover art 
                                                 ​                         by Jared Millar.

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