The Santa Clara Review is a collegiate literary magazine which publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art. We publish biannually in February and May, drawing on submissions from writers around the globe, as well as Santa Clara University students, faculty, and staff. Previous contributors to the Review include Thomas Lux, Reyna Grande, and Alexandra Teague.


We are committed to the development of student literary talent, both in editorial and creative writing skills. The Review provides Santa Clara University students with the opportunity to engage in contemporary writing and criticism, and creates a forum for faculty, students, and alumni to express their creative energy.

Founded in 1869, the Santa Clara Review—formerly known as The Owl and The Redwood—is one of the oldest literary publications on the West Coast. Throughout its duration, the publication has represented Santa Clara University's commitment to the humanities, a tenant of Jesuit education. Because the Review shares in this commitment, we will accept only the highest quality material for publication, material which echoes Santa Clara University's dedication to the pursuit of truth, honesty, and social responsibility within the literary arts.

Meet the Staff

Henry Strickland // Editor-in-Chief
Martin Riedler // Associate Editor
Ally O'Connor // Fiction Editor
Giannina Ong // Nonfiction Editor
Shelley Valdez // Poetry Editor
Tessie Berghoff // Art Editor
Riley O'Connell // Owl Editor
Mimi Najmabadi // Production Editor
Kevin Breschini // Marketing Director
Rhiannon Janeschild // Webmaster