Spectrum, founded in 1957, is an annual journal of art and literature published by UCSB’s College of Creative Studies. The journal aims to publish a spectrum of voices, genres, and topics in each issue that encompass a wide range of human experiences. Spectrum is a student-run, national publication that features the work of writers and artists from all over the world.
Peek behind the scenes into production of the journal, meet the Humans of Spectrum, read contributor interviews, and more.
We accept submissions via our website from July 1st to December 31st. Submitting is free. We want your weird and wonderful.
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