Browsing Articles Written by

Angel City Review

Founded in Los Angeles in Fall 2014, Angel City Review is a literary journal that is committed to bringing the cutting edge in fiction and poetry to a modern audience.


Attention LA Writers and Poets

by on July 22, 2015


PEN Center USA’s Emerging Voices Fellowship is here to help you claim those words.  Apply to be a 2016 Fellow and receive a professional mentorship, participate in public readings around Los Angeles, and surround yourself with a network of published authors to start building your literary community.  Repeat after us: you are a writer. #Apply2016

Download your application online at Questions? Get our application tips here


Issue One

by on July 1, 2015

Issue 1 cover

Issue 1:

  • Dan Fante
  • Iris De Anda
  • F. Douglas Brown
  • A. R. Castellanos
  • Jess Mowry
  • Thea Manalang
  • Ramón Garcia
  • Cayla White
  • Alina Nguyen
  • Kim Young
  • D.M. Collins
  • Keith Niles
  • Dorian Wood
  • Teresa Córdova
  • Vincent Gutierrez
  • Christopher Mulrooney
  • Erica Plouffe
  • Jake Rarick
  • Gordy Grundy

Art by Dave Tada

iBook/epub Interactive PDF

Issue One Preview: Poem by Keith Niles

by on February 26, 2015

All The Crap You Keep Inside Grows Sunflowers
By Keith Niles

All the crap you keep inside grows sunflowers and
bell peppers and opium poppies that brood in the
richest darkest loam for weeks and months in the
suppression of the sadness of your unfulfilled visions
before something gives way to the sun and the
heart blooms black and bursts forth with awful
truths. I’m afraid I may have a nervous breakdown
before long, the seeds are too strong and these
flowers are those no one wants to see, they bring
death to things and sadness to the land. I’m sad, I’m
sad, and I just really can’t say right now, you know,
the garden needs all the quiet it can get, the
garden has a need, it needs to grow.


by on January 31, 2015

There are many great literary events going on in and around LA if you know where to look. Our good friend D.M. Collins is hosting his literary salon “A Rrose in a Prose” at Stories bookstore in Echo Park on February 8th at 2pm. See the flyer below for more information and we hope to see you there.




by on January 28, 2015

Welcome to Angel City Review. We have a lot of exciting things in the works. First and foremost this website is finally live and public. We will be having a reading to celebrate the release of the inaugural issue mid February (details will be announced shortly). We would like to take the time to thank everyone who has contributed to the making of this project – from the contributors whose donations have allowed us to not break our pocket books, the writers who will be featured on our digital pages, and the amazing staff who have worked tirelessly to put together something new and exciting.

1 2