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The Citadel

The English/ESL Department's annual literary journal, The Citadel.

Cover illustration of The Citadel 2019The Citadel is a creative literary journal that is being revitalized by LACC’s English/ESL faculty; its last publication was in 2014. Throughout the years, it was expertly led under the advisement and leadership of Professor Sam Eisenstein before he retired in 2017.  First published in 1962, and for the last 52 years of its publication,The Citadel has prided itself in highlighting students’ literary work in fiction, non-fiction and poetry. The Citadel will be an active journal featuring the creative works of LACC students. It will also involve the LACC community at-large, inviting the neighboring communities of Los Feliz, Hollywood, Koreatown, and Silverlake and beyond to publish their works, in the hopes of fostering a community in the literary arts.

The 2019 issue of The Citadel is being edited by the English/ESL department with an elected five-member editorial board of Professors Flavia Tamayo (editor-in-chief and poetry co-editor), Daniel Ruiz (prose co-editor), Danielle Muller, Nadia Elahi, and Jeffrey Nishimura. This year’s edition also included co-editor in prose, Professor Judith Dancoff, and co-editor in poetry, Professor Genevieve Patthey.

Submissions are open to the public with a $10.00 fee, but currently enrolled LACC students may submit for free.

Please see The Citadel’s Facebook page for submissions guidelines. Submission guidelines are also available in the English/ESL department in JH301.

The Citadel Call for Submissions Spring 2019

Deadline: Thursday, May 30th
Please submit your work to the LACC English/ESL Department at

Theme: Stories from Los Angeles

We are seeking submissions that reflect Los Angeles’ rich cultural diversity and would like to invite you to tell its story in your short fiction, memoir, and poetry. Los Angeles is one of the most socially diverse and unique places in the world, made up of many voices, voices that need a place to both speak and be heard. The Citadel is your place for your voice.

Download the Citadel Writing Guidelines for Spring 2019

Download the Flyer for the Citadel Spring 2019

 Contact Us

Jeffrey M. Nishimura
Department Chair
JH 301A
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2706

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Monday - Thursday: 10am - 6:30pm

The chair usually attends meetings in the afternoon, so please call before you come.

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