Santa Barbara Literary Journal

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction
Representative Authors: 
Volume 5: Wild Mercury featured fiction writers and poets: Max Talley, William Conelly, Terry Sanville, M. M. De Voe, Ciro Coelho, Sharon MaHarry, Shelly Lowenkopf, M. K. Knight, Georgine Getty, Laezer Schlomkowitz, Millicent Borges Accardi, Aram Saroyan, Gudrun Bortman, Emma Trelles, Raven Wylde, Doug Anderson, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, and Wang Ping.
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Aug 1
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
No payment
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

Santa Barbara Literary Journal considers all kinds of fiction, flash, and poetry, and have a soft spot for fantasy, science fiction, experimental, funny, and quirky work. 

Tips From the Editor

The best advice I can give a writer on submitting is to make sure that you've had your story critiqued by a writing group. You'd be surprised how often writers skip this step. Have it critiqued, revise it, polish it, and let it sit for a few weeks. After all of that, when you're happy with it, send it out to journals. Every time I open a submission, I am hoping that it will be marvelous. So check for typos, use standard submission format, and send us your best work! I look forward to reading it.  

Contact Information

Silver Webb, Editrix
19 E. Islay Street
Santa Barbara
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Last updated: Aug 24, 2022