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if&when

the literary journal journal

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  1. Issue Four - November 2014
    71 pages

    $15 } Print Edition $5 } Digital PDF Edition

    Featuring work by Valentina Cano, Tom Harrington, Glenna Luschei, Rebecca Waddell, Patti Sullivan, Matlyn Peracca, Elaine Hsiang, Kh Solomon, Roslyn Strohl, Ann Dozier, Michael Brownstein, Russell Bunge, Anne Candelaria, Chris Schulz, Florence Weinberger, George Asdel, John Grey, Terry Barr, Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois, William Doreski & James Croal Jackson


  2. Issue Three - March 2014
    70 pages

    $15 } Print Edition $5 } Digital PDF Edition

    Featuring work by Thelma T. Reyna, Rebecca Waddell, Jeanie Greensfelder, Patti Sullivan, Ellen Reich, Andy Wright, Paul Lobo Portugés, Glenna Luschei, Roslyn Strohl, Joe Amaral, Dorothy Pier, Florence Weinberger, Richard Hannibal, Anne Candelaria, Elisa Cruz Merkl, Elaine Hsiang, Lisha Perini, Michael McLaughlin, Chris Weygandt Alba, Ivan BrownOtter, Elizabeth Buckner, Matlyn Peracca, Madeleine Mori and Sherry Shahan


  3. Issue Two - June 2013
    100 pages
    $15 } Print Edition $5 } Digital PDF Edition FREE } Download a PDF Preview

    Featuring work by W. Colin McKay, Victor Cass, Nixson Borah, Ellen Reich, Sherry Shahan, Jane Elsdon, Rebecca Waddell, Emily Hunt, Susan Buckwell, Mary L. Brown, Glenna Luschei, Roslyn Strohl, Thelma T. Reyna, Evy Cole, Youssef Alaoui-Fdili, Bonnie Young, Chris Weygandt Alba, Joe Amaral, Rosemary Wilvert, Kevin Patrick Sullivan, Gregory Ramirez, Steven E. Domingues II, Nilofer Neubert, Matlyn Peracca, Andy Wright, Marissa Ahmadkhani, Jessica Livermore and George Asdel


  4. Issue One - May 2013
    90 pages
    $15 } Print Edition FREE } Digital PDF Edition

    Featuring work by Florence Weinberger, Brittany Michelson, Nixson Borah, Nellie Wong, James Cushing, Sue Buckwell, Susan Tuttle, Dixie Salazar, Steven E. Domingues II, Glenna Luschei, David Liebig, Ivan BrownOtter, Susan Tuttle, Michael C. Ford, Rosemary Wilvert, Blakeslee Stevens, Daniel Grammer, Jeanie Greensfelder, Rebecca Waddell, Evelyn Cole, Andrew Ramirez, Ginger Hendrix, Toti O’Brien, Michael C. Ford, Roslyn Strohl, Thelma T. Reyna, Ellen Reich, Susan Tuttle, Barry Spacks and Ellen Chavez Kelley

About if&when

if&when is a literary magazine that aims to not only present creativity, but foster it. To that end, issues not only include short fiction, short creative nonfiction, poetry and single literary lines, but also activities and prompts to encourage picking up a pen and writing.

The magazine is made in San Luis Obispo, California, but we accept submissions from anywhere.

Issues are available for $15 each. Digital PDF issues are available for $5 each.

if&when: Don't just read it. React.

if&when Submission Guidelines:

if&when accepts previously unpublished submissions all year round in four categories: short creative nonfiction, short fiction, poetry, and literary lines.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but let us know immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere.

Send your submissions to submissions@ifwhen.us in a word document, attached to an email with a subject line of “[Genre], [Last name].” Include first and last name, phone number and mailing address in the body of your email. Submissions that don’t abide by our guidelines will not be considered.

Thank you, and good luck!