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The Citadel

The English/ESL Department's annual literary journal, The Citadel.

The Citadel is a creative literary journal that is being revitalized by LACC’s English/ESL faculty; its last publication was in 2014. Throughout the years, it was expertly led under the advisement and leadership of Professor Sam Eisenstein before he retired in 2017.  First published in 1962, and for the last 52 years of its publication,The Citadel has prided itself in highlighting students’ literary work in fiction, non-fiction and poetry. The Citadel will be an active journal featuring the creative works of LACC students. It will also involve the LACC community at-large, inviting the neighboring communities of Los Feliz, Hollywood, Koreatown, and Silverlake and beyond to publish their works, in the hopes of fostering a community in the literary arts.

The Citadel is being relaunched by the English/ESL department with an elected five-member editorial board of Professors Daniel Ruiz (editor-in-chief), Flavia Tamayo (poetry editor), Danielle Muller (fiction editor), Nadia Elahi (non-fiction editor), and Jeffrey Nishimura.

Submissions are open to the public with a $10.00 fee, but currently enrolled LACC students may submit for free.

Please see The Citadel’s Facebook page for submissions guidelines. Submission guidelines are also available in the English/ESL department in JH301.

The Citadel Kick-Off Event!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 12:30 - 2:00 PM
In the LACC Main Quad 

Come listen to readings from the newly published edition of The Citadel, which features stories, essays, reflections, and poetry by our LACC students and faculty.

The English/ESL Department has just published its literary journal, The Citadel, and we want to celebrate the revival of bringing back the first "new" issue!

Forward Always, Always Forward
  • Food and Drinks
  • Music
  • Raffle

Copies of the newest volume of The Citadel will also be available for purchase, as well as presenting free copies to the published writers.

Download the Event Flyer

 Contact Us

Dr. Bernadette Tchen
Department Chair
JH 301A
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2727

 Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 10am - 6:30pm

The chair usually attends meetings in the afternoon, so please call before you come.

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Phone: 323.953.4000


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