A new literary journal debuted a week and a half ago at Avenue 50 Studios. Angel City Review is it’s name. I’ll let Founding Editor Zachary Jensen, tell you in his own words, from the Forward to Issue One:
When initially starting this project, I questioned if there was really a need for another literary journal. There are tons of them out there already. In fact, you can walk in to most bookstores and find them on the shelves varying from $7 to $24 for the larger collections. The problem, though, is not everyone can afford to shell out even $7 to experience new poetry and fiction. Also, many (but not all) of these journals are inaccessible to new and emerging writer making it difficult for new writers to be heard. With these two problems in mind Angel City Review was born. We are dedicated to providing cutting edge poetry and fiction for free on a twice-yearly basis in eBook format. Our goal is to be inclusive to writers of all backgrounds, whether they went to college, or never took a single creative writing class. There will also never be reader fees. Every issue will be anchored by a few more established names (with this issue being a little heavier on that end) but writers who you may not have even heard of yet will carry the brunt of it. This has been a long and arduous process and I hope you enjoy what you find inside. Los Angeles has a rich and diverse literary culture that is waiting to be tapped into and we plan to share that with you for many years to come.