RipRap Literary Journal

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Juan Felipe Herrera, Helena Maria Viramontes, Gerald Locklin, Cheryl Strayed, Emily Rapp, Victoria Chang, Douglas Kearney, Suzanne Lummis, Charles Harper Webb, Lisa Glatt, Bill Mohr, Patty Seyburn, Stephen Cooper, Rafael Zepeda, Suzanne Greenberg
Online, Digital, Print
Reading Period: 
Sep 30 to Dec 16
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

RipRap Literary Journal is designed and produced annually by students in the Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing program at California State University Long Beach (CSULB). We highlight poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, visual art, and criticism from emerging and established poets, writers, and artists from across the country. 

The journal is especially interested in work that is innovative, forward-thinking, and as entertaining as it is thought-provoking. New editions are published each May.

Tips From the Editor

All submissions are read blind by our editing staff and editorial panels. Your submission may not include any identifying information. Any submissions that contain personal information that reveals the identity of the author will not be considered for publication.

Contact Information

Kiana Martin, Co-Editor in Chief
CSULB, Department of English
RipRap Literary Journal
Long Beach
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Last updated: Oct 17, 2022