Milvia Street Art and Literary Journal

Milvia Street Art and Literary Journal, first published in 1989, has featured creative work by Berkeley City College students–many who have gone on to university writing or art programs–recent alumni, faculty and staff. It is a student edited and produced publication that in 1996 won national first place in the Literary Magazine competition of the Community College Humanities Association, and since then has placed in the top three.

Current and back issues can be purchased at BCC’s Cashier’s Office, 2050 Center Street, Berkeley.  The current issue is also available at University Press Books in Berkeley and Diesel Books in Oakland. Past and current issues can also be seen in the Berkeley History Room and the Berkeley Public Library and in the Bancroft Library, U. C. Berkeley.

Submissions:  You must be a Berkeley City College student, recent alumnus, or member of the faculty, staff, or administration to submit work. Literary Submissions may be poems, short stories, plays, memoir, creative nonfiction, manifestos, etc.  Please send only three pieces per person, poems up to three pages double-spaced or prose up to ten pages double-spaced.  Please do not include your name on the manuscript; include a cover sheet with your name, address, phone, email, and the titles.    For more information:

Art Submissions: any medium.  Please send no more than five pieces per person on a CD. Digital entries must be at least 300DPI @ 5 by 7 inches, JPEG or TIFF. Label each file with your name, title, size of original, and medium.  Also provide a short bio.  Please request an entry form:  Send all submissions to Sharon Coleman, Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, Berkeley CA, 94704.

Production:  If you are interested in selecting, editing, producing, or promoting Milvia Street, join the Milvia Street Club. We form prose and poetry selection committees at the beginning of the fall semester.  Contact Sharon Coleman ( at the beginning of the semester to participate.

The Milvia Street Club is currently meeting.  Any students interested in being on selection committees, submitting work, or otherwise promoting the journal, as well as artistic and literary activity on campus, should contact Sharon Coleman at

Each year, we organize a reading and art exhibit to celebrate the release of the new issue, and throughout the year there are often readings at different venues in the Bay Area.

For more information, please visit the Milvia Street website.