GHOST TOWN is an international literary magazine curated by California State University San Bernardino. We’re looking for fearless and inventive fiction, flash fiction, poetry, essays and translations.  After Issue 10 is live, we will be closing submissions for a time to rest and regroup. 

Contributors to CSUSB’s literary magazines include Yusef Komunyakaa, Said Akl,  Padgett Powell, Billy Collins, Laura Kasischke, William Stafford, Peter Orner, Allison Hedge Coke, Mark Irwin, Jeff Parker, Craig Santos Perez, Sandra Alcosser, Chris Bachelder, Hedy Habra, Bob Hicok, Yannis Ritsos, Nicole Kocot, Susan Straight, Jim Daniels, Joan Naviyuk Kane, Michael Martone, Matt Hart, Paul Hoover, Alex Lemon, Harriet Levin and Arda Collins.


Devin Almond is just a young man that loves his dog and singing in the car. He is the current Lead Fiction Editor of Ghost Town and has his creative work forthcoming in The Pacific Review. In the past he spent time on the Cajon Courier as: Assistant Feature Editor, Managing Editor, and Editor-In-Chief; he was also previously a staff writer for MSJC’s The Talon. He has studied at UCSB, LAVC, MSJC, and is currently in his Creative Writing undergrad at CSUSB. His creative work is almost entirely about himself and his own experiences as a proud and visible transman, and the soul-searching and radical self-love it took to get him here.  

Savannah Solorio attends Cal State University San Bernardino. She is a fourth year English major in the creative writing program with a Theatre Arts minor in acting. She is the head fiction editor for Pacific Review Literary Magazine and a contributing fiction editor for Ghost Town. Savannah is a writer who looks forward to working on screenplays and novels in the future as well as attending grad school to work on her MFA next year. This is her last quarter as an undergrad. 

Ian Ovakimyan Ruiz-Hernandez is an Assistant Stockroom Manager at Ross Dress For Less and a full time student in the English Teaching/Creative Writing program at Cal State San Bernardino. In his spare time, when he is not a SCIPP tutor for elementary schools, he is teaching pataphysics to coyotes in the Mojave Desert. He is one of the top trash persons alive. He is currently the poetry editor for The Pacific Review and a contributing poetry editor for Ghost Town.

Larrina Jones is a soon to be graduate of CSUSB. She is currently working as a student assistant in the CAL Advising Office and as managing editor for The Pacific Review and a contributing poetry editor for Ghost Town. She is a small town gal who grew up in BFE. Her poetry and fiction are influenced by the desert landscapes she grew up in and her crazy family which have already supplied her with a mass of wild tales. She aims to start a career in publishing after graduation.


Faculty Editor | Chad Sweeney


Issue 10 in progress |


Fiction Editor |

Devin Almond


Poetry Editor | 

Ian Ovakimyan Ruiz-Hernandez

Contributing  Editors |

Savannah Solorio

Larrina Jones

Rebekah Zuel


Issue 9 Fiction Editors |

Charles von Nordheim

Chad Sweeney


Contributing Editors| 

Tara Cummins

Edgar Hernandez

Ian Ovakimyan Ruiz-Hernandez

Jen Sharp

Danielle Delaney

Shiane Daime Jacocks

Jonathan Rudd

Chelsea Cizek

Jessica Bravo

Danielle Smith

Bree Reyes

Jenna Bozarth

Brock Brawner


To contact an editor, please e-mail the faculty editor at, or write to us at this address:



Ghost Town Literary Magazine
Department of English, CSUSB
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407


Chad Sweeney is the author of six books of poetry, including the forthcoming Little Million Doors (Nightboat, 2019) and most recently White Martini of the Apocalypse (Marick, 2015), Parable of Hide and Seek (Alice James Books, 2010), and Wolf’s Milk: Lost Notebooks of Juan Sweeney (Forklift Books, 2012) Sweeney’s poems have been chosen for Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, and The Writer's Almanac. He is co-translator of the Selected Poems of contemporary Iranian poet H.E. Sayeh (White Pine Books) and teaches in the MFA program at California State University San Bernardino.