WALL Literary Journal


WALL is a literary journal produced annually by students of Saddleback College enrolled in English 160. Students in the 3-unit course assume staff positions involved with reviewing and selecting submissions, layout, design, copy editing, and publicity.

Published since 2001, WALL features poetry, short stories, personal narratives, photographs, and artwork that have been selected among submissions from Saddleback College students. The journal has been honored with First Place awards in nationwide literary magazine competitions since 2012.  Recognition for the publication includes Most Outstanding Community College Literary-Art Magazine for the 2017 and 2018 issues from the American Scholastic Press Association. The Community College Humanities Association honored the 2017 edition of WALL with a 1st Place Award in the Pacific Western Division. The journal received a Literary Arts Magazine Pacemaker Finalist Award from the Associated Collegiate Press in 2020.

A printed copy of the journal circulates on campus at the start of the Fall Semester at the following locations: the Library (3rd floor near Circulation Desk); LRC 344 (Liberal Arts Division office); and the Fine Arts Complex (near the entrance to the McKinney Theatre). To view both the current edition and past editions of WALL, please refer to the list of editions given at the end of this page.

To see the official website for WALL Literary Journal, which includes digital versions of past and current issues; videos; interviews with artists and writers; and behind-the-scenes commentary from staffers, click on the following link:


For a submission form and guidelines for submitting your work for the 2022 edition of WALL, please refer to the document below. For any other questions about WALL, please contact Gina Shaffer, whose information is given toward the end of this page. 2023 WALL Submission Guidelines & Form.


Gina Shaffer redman

English Composition & English 160 Instructor
Office: LRC 330B
Phone: (949) 582 - 4544