About

Based out of the University of San Diego, The Alcalá Review was founded in 2015 as an online journal to publish winners of the annual Cropper Creative Writing Contest. Since then, we have expanded into a semi-annual, full-print issue. Conceived as equal parts platform and workshop, The Alcalá Review is staffed entirely by students. While the artistic vision of each editorial board may differ, we are always committed to the personal growth of our readers and contributors, as well as to the publication of original perspectives from a diversity of voices.

If you have any questions, or are a current USD student interested in joining, please contact us at alcalareview@gmail.com.

Current Staff

Editor-in-Chief – Thomas Dolan

Prose Editor – Gurleen Kang

Associate Prose Editor – Maggie Lehmann

Poetry Editor – McKenna Christian

Photography, Visual Arts & Design Editors – Nolan Peters, Tori Tanigawa

Chief Copyeditor – Ale Esquer

Active Staff – Mara Dragin, Mei Flory, Caroline Gibbons, Emily Halphide, Jake Jaeger, Emilio Kolostyak, Shane Morey, Shaun Morand, Anna Palagano, Davontae Reed, Annie Seaberg


Faculty Advisor – Dr. Malachi Black