We are an annual journal of art and literature published by the University of California Santa Barbara's College of Creative Studies, founded in 1957 by Marvin Mudrick. Our mission is to publish a spectrum of voices, genres, and topics in each issue that encompass a wide range of human experiences. We value high quality work that doesn't fit in anywhere else--strange, brilliant, or funny pieces that make us come back again and again.

Over the years, Spectrum has published works by luminaries such as Alex Otolani, Jervey Tervalon, Chris Lauer, William Carlos Williams, Raymond Carver, and Samuel Beckett.


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Kara Mae Brown

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