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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.


Issue 3

by on June 3, 2016

Issue three will be released on July 8th 2016. We will also be having a release reading on this date. Information will be announced shortly.


Issue 2 Now Available and Other News

by on December 29, 2015

Hello everyone out there on the interwebs. Issue 2 of Angel City Review is now available for your consumption. As always it is free, but if you enjoy the issue and so choose you can donate funds via paypal through

Our release party is happening today December 29th at Ave 50 Studios in Highland Park at 7pm. 131 N Avenue 50, Los Angeles, California 90042

Featured Readers:
Chiwan Choi
Teka-Lark Fleming
Art Currim
Estella Ramirez
Trista Hurley-Waxali
Billy Burgos

The Alex Santos Quintet will also be playing a set of Jazz afterwards for your enjoyment.


In addition to issue two, we are excited to announce that we will be posting book reviews on our website starting in about a week. We will post contemporary book reviews and some not some recent books that you may have missed. If you have a book you would like us to review you can send us the info at our submissions email. If you would like to contribute book reviews you can also email us there as well.


Issue Two

by on December 1, 2015

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Issue 2:

Featuring work by:

  • Art Currim
  • Danielle Grilli
  • Karen An-Hwei Lee
  • Adrian Cepeda
  • Jackie Chou, Sara Khayat
  • Mark Jackley
  • Marie Lecrivain
  • Khadija Anderson
  • Chiwan Choi
  • Estella Ramirez
  • Reynaldo Macias
  • Billy Burgos
  • Terry Wright
  • Jessica Ceballos
  • Terri Niccum
  • Alex Simand
  • Brian Dunlap
  • Alexandra Hohmann
  • Teka Lark Fleming
  • Luke Silver
  • Trista Hurley-Waxali
  • David Vieux
  • Jeff Nazzaro
  • James Bezerra

Art by Gagandeep Singh

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Final Days for issue two submissions

by on September 6, 2015

Hello everyone. I hope you have been enjoying issue one thus far. We are tirelessly at work on issue two and would like to remind you that  there are less than 10 days to submit. This issue is looking to be a very exciting one. We will also be sending out responses to all those who have already submitted shortly.



by on August 22, 2015

Thank you to everyone who has downloaded and been enjoying the first issue thus far. We are in the process of working on issue two and we are very excited for what we will be sharing with you all in the next few months. While this project is a labor of love and we will never charge anything for the issues, we will gladly accept donations of any amount if you appreciate the work. Donations can be sent to our paypal account through the email Thanks again for all the support you all have shown thus far.


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

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Issue One

by on July 1, 2015

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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

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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.

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