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.

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