The Suisun Valley Review (SVR) is a long-running and prestigious Solano Community College (SCC) literary tradition, most recently awarded second-place in the Pacific-Western Division by the Community College Humanities Association.
Accepting submissions from first-time contributors and published authors/artists alike, for the past thirty-five years, SVR has reviewed works of both literature and art. The combined focus of SVR’s editors have worked to ensure that, of those submissions, no preference is given to a specific style or genre.
Although works from students of Solano Community College are encouraged, attendance is not a requirement for submission.
The Suisun Valley Review was established as a way for the students of Solano Community College to learn the art and craft of editing a literary journal by putting together their own magazine.
SVR relies on the willingness of literary and artistic communities to submit their own work for publication. Without that willingness, and without submissions from the community, the Suisun Valley Review’s success wouldn’t be possible.
Since its first publication in 1981, student editors have collaborated on a total of thirty-four issues of SVR, carefully selecting the contents of each iteration from the submissions of new and established writers from across the U.S. and abroad. These same student editors are also charged with the task of creating the overall design aesthetic and narrative of each issue.
Each spring, all of this hard work and endless creative energy is repaid with a bound collection of prose and poetry, sold, and kept as a testament to sleepless nights.
If you are interested in editing an established literary magazine and live within or around Solano County, California, check the course catalog at the SCC website for English 58 during the Spring semester.
If you are interested in submitting your work to the editors for publication, you can find more information here.