Student Publications


Image of the cover of Criterion 2011 A Literary Journal

Faculty Adviser:  Aimee Kilroy-Ross

Criterion, a journal of literary criticism by students, is published each spring by the Loyola Marymount University English Department through the support of the Denise L. Scott Memorial Fund. Edited by undergraduates, Criterion seeks contributions representative of undergraduate and graduate writing. Submissions are preferably between five and fifteen double-spaced pages, and there can be no more than two submissions per student. They must be in the style of the Modern Language Association and should be submitted electronically, to the Criterion email account,, before the annual deadline. 

Please send any other correspondence to:

English Department
One LMU Drive, Suite 3800
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659


LA Miscellany


Image of the cover of Laimiscellany 2013 journal

Faculty Advisor: Chuck Rosenthal

Editor-in-Chief: Griffin Rose

LA Miscellany is an annual production of the English Department at Loyola Marymount University. LA Miscellany is a journal of fiction, poetry, and photography produced entirely by students, and submissions are accepted from both undergraduate and graduate students of the university. All submissions are reviewed anonymously, and there is no limit to the number of submissions one can submit.

Email with any questions.

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Truth About the Fact

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Faculty Adviser:  Michael Datcher

The Truth about the Fact
accepts submissions from around the world.  Using the “blind submission” approach, approximately 30 pieces are selected, including the work of about 10 Loyola Marymount University students. It takes 3 of the 4 editors (whose votes are equally weighted) for a piece to be accepted.

The journal has two annual publication parties, in Los Angeles and New York City. The West Coast Publication Party is hosted by Loyola Marymount University and regularly attended by 200+ attendees. The East Coast Publication Party is graciously hosted by the prestigious Levine Greenberg Literary Agency in lower Manhattan and is attended by editors and agents from major publishing companies.