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.

A virtual public reading featuring works from Wall 2020 will be presented at 7:00 p.m. on October 29, 2020 on YouTube. Click here to view:


Published since 2001, WALL features poetry, short stories, personal narratives, photographs, and artwork that have been selected among submissions from Saddleback College students. The 2012 - 2019 editions of WALL have been awarded First Place among campus literary magazines in a national competition sponsored by the American Scholastic Press Association. The journal has also been honored with national awards by the Community College Humanities Association.

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); near the entrance to the cafeteria in SSC (Student Services Center); 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 2021 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. 2021 WALL Submission Guidelines & Form


Gina Shaffer redman

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