A digital literary magazine curated by the Writers' Program at UCLA Extension

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Southland Alibi is the student-run literary journal published by the Writers’ Program at UCLA Extension.

Now accepting submissions in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. 

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About Our Name

“Southland” identifies us as a strong regional literary presence in our part of California, where we intend to both contribute to and shape the literary landscape, conversation, and community. “Alibi” is a wink of a reference to the film Double Indemnity, in which characters use “taking night classes at UCLA” as an alibi.

About the Writers' Program 

The Writers’ Program at UCLA Extension is one of the most prestigious creative writing and screenwriting continuing education programs in the nation. Our open admissions policy and supportive community ensure that all students are inspired and guided to do their best work.


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