Write for Us

Prospective writers and management staff are free to fill out an application here, which requires basic background information and a writing sample or analysis. If accepted, you are able to access The California Review’s database of available article ideas, and submit article ideas to section editors. Articles written for The California Review must not have appeared elsewhere, and while authors are free to republish their works written for The California Review anywhere, they must attribute works that originally appeared in The California Review to the publication by ensuring that “This article originally appeared in The California Review” is present in the republished article’s text. Our preference is for student writers, but we will consider content from quality writers and thinkers from all walks of life. Our publication is unique in that we pay writers, mostly students, for their articles to encourage and reward time dedicated to writing, and use in-depth targeting to promote students’ pieces and ensure that our authors have an audience worthy of their talents.