Official Ghost Town Website

Official Ghost Town Website

Ghost Town has launched its new website to include the online release of Issue 3, a Review of Laura Kasischke’s Space, in Chains, and an Interview with Paul Kareem Tayyar! Head over to to check it out.

Accepting Submissions now for Issue 4!

Poetry, Fiction, Essays!
Edited by the MFA students at California State University, San Bernardino,
will print three on-line issues this fall/winter/spring,
then combine the three into a print journal for events and AWP.

Fall Reading Series at CSUSB

All readings are at 6PM in Pfau Library,

Room 4005, Special Collections Room, with Open Mic to follow


October 4: “Birds on the Wire.” Poet Joy Manesiotis (U of Redlands Professor) and poetry students from the University of Redlands.  OPEN MIC to follow.

October 18: Release party and reading by contributors of Pacific Review and Ghost Town, our campus and national literary journals.  OPEN MIC to follow.

November 1: Poets David St. John (National Book Award finalist, USC Professor)   and Anna Journey (National Poetry Series Winner).  OPEN MIC to follow.

November 15: Novelist Anne-Marie Kinney, reading from her new novel Radio Iris. Open Mic to follow.

December 6: Diana Wagman and Julie Paegle! ********************************** 

Novelist Diana Wagman reads from her new novel The Care and Feeding of Exotic Pets, an “L.A. gothic” masterpiece and her fourth novel!  Professor Wagman is our visiting professor of creative writing this year, teaching fiction and screen play workshops. And our wonderful poet, Professor Julie Paegle, author of the acclaimed Torch, Song, Tango, Choir, featured in Poets and Writers as one of the best debut books of the year!

AWP Chicago 2012

Hey all!

We’re out in Chicago for this year’s AWP Writer’s Conference, and we’d love for you to stop by and say hello. We have for sale: copies of last year’s issue, some other back issues, and a makeout session with one of our fiction editors, David. All sales final.

We’re here all weekend!

Accepting Submissions!

Ghost Town Litmag now taking submissions.
Click here to submit your piece online.

James Meetze Reading

Hi, all. In the spirit of great poetry and capturing it on camera, here’s James Meetze at last week’s MFA reading series.

James Meetze, CSUSB MFA Reading Series from

the importance of awards for writing


Yet you did receive the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. How important was that for you?


It was a fantastic evening. There was a real problem getting back to my hotel room, though. The hotel where they held the ceremony in New York was so huge, it filled me with despair. Since my stroke, I walk very slowly. I saw a sign that night that said, next restroom: two hundred and eighty miles. The registration desk was on the eighth floor. You have to wait ten minutes for an elevator just to go up and register! That night some of the women were taking me back to my room and I said, For God’s sake, where’s the men’s room? We couldn’t find one. One of the girls said, There’s a potted palm over there, why don’t you go use it? So I went over. Nobody saw me. At least I don’t think so.

More with Ray Bradbury at The Paris Review.

Nic Brown Reading

This is what I learned during Nic Brown‘s reading:

You’re gonna have to watch it to see what I’m talking about:

Nic Brown, CSUSB MFA Reading Series from

Mark Wallace Reading

Hello, personal computers and the people who look at them–I present Mark Wallace, who read from his new novel, The Quarry and The Lot, at CSUSB’s MFA reading series last week. Along with confronting suburbia and its inhabitants, the book deals with how single events can affect a lot of lives. Enjoy.


Jennine Capó Crucet Reading

Here’s footage of Jennine Capó Crucet reading her hilarious, thoughtful, intelligent, short story, ” How to Leave Hialeah” at Cal State San Bernardino’s MFA Reading Series.

Here’s more about Jennine