The Alcalá Review is a national undergraduate literary journal based out of the University of San Diego. We consider the previously unpublished works of all current undergraduate students.

Please familiarize yourself with our submission guidelines before sharing your work. 

All written work should be uploaded on a Word document without any personal identification on the document itself.

Thank you!

We accept all genres of short fiction, flash fiction and selections from longer works provided they can stand alone. You may submit one piece of no more than 15 pages, or up to two shorter pieces.

Please upload your work as a Word document and do not include your name anywhere on the document itself. 

You may submit up to five poems (each on a separate page), or a longer poem or poems no longer than five pages total. 

Please upload your work as a single Word document and do not include your name anywhere on the document itself. 

We accept personal essays, critical reviews of USD events, commentary pieces, and op-eds. You may submit one piece of no more than 15 pages, or up to two shorter pieces.

Please upload your work as a Word document and do not include your name anywhere on the document itself. 

Please submit between 10 and 20 of your best photographs. They can be centered around a theme of your choosing or an eclectic selection from your superlative work.

Please ensure adequate resolution. No iPhone photos please. 

Please submit up to twenty scanned works of visual art as either a JPEG, PNG, or PDF. 

If your work doesn’t fall under one of the other categories, or is a work in translation, we welcome you to submit it here. Keep your submission under 15 pages and include a short explanatory note. 

Please upload your work as a Word document and do not include your name anywhere on the document itself. 


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