The Review is a student-edited literary magazine which publishes poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and visual art. The magazine is published biannually in February and May, drawing on submissions from Santa Clara University students, faculty, and staff, as well as from writers around the nation and globe. The Review is entirely student run by undergraduate students who are actively enrolled. Previous contributors to the Review include Thomas Lux, Reyna Grande, and Alexandra Teague.

The Review is committed to the development of student literary talent, both in editorial and creative writing skills. The Review provides Santa Clara students an opportunity to gain knowledge in the practice of 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 in 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.