Welcome to The Coachella Review—a literary arts journal nestled in the Coachella valley, but with an eye towards writers and readers around the globe. As a vibrant online multimedia magazine, TCR is free to all and aims to showcase the best of what is possible on the web, where visual and auditory arts can coexist with poetry and prose in lively ways that enrich the reader’s interaction with a magazine. Located close to Los Angeles, we also have a keen interest in screenplays and one-act plays, and a relationship with the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Basically, if you can imagine it and make it, we are probably interested in checking it out! Our only criteria is quality. Knock us over, because that’s why we’re here.

Founded in 2009, The Coachella Review has published work by acclaimed writers such as Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Joshua Mohr, Edan Lepucki, Steve Almond, Kim Addonizio, Billy Collins, Matthew Dickman, Jillian Lauren, Andrea Seigel, Dave Cullen, Chelsea Clammer, and Wendy Ortiz. We are also always on the lookout for emerging and debut writers. Currently accepting work for the June 2017 issue, as well as our blog, please send us your best fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenplays, one-act plays, reviews, interviews, original podcasts, music and artwork. Text must be (at least primarily) in English, though we will consider translations if permission is obtained from the original author/publisher. Please see our Contact page for detailed submission information.

We don’t have a comments section and don’t court controversy over substance, but if you’d like to talk with us, we’re happy to hear from you directly. Follow us on social media, and find our submission guidelines and direct contact information here.


Faculty Editor: Gina Frangello
Fiction Editor:
Chih Wang
Nonfiction Editor:
Dein Sofley
Poetry Editor:
Mark A. Green
Drama Editor:
Jeff Meyers
Blog Editor:
Leslie Gonzales
Managing Editor:
Charli Engelhorn
Social Media Manager:
Daniela Montes


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THE COACHELLA REVIEW is a literary arts journal published by the University of California, Riverside-Palm Desert Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing & Writing for the Performing Arts.

The Coachella Review is made possible by a generous grant from the Chandi Group.