Literary Magazines

English majors and minors have been centrally involved in the creation of two literary magazines on campus. These magazines offer a space for our students (and others in the community) to publish their writing.

Open Ceilings

Established in 2018, Open Ceilings is an undergraduate-run literary magazine specifically dedicated to creative writing. As a semiannual publication released in the fall and spring of each year, Open Ceilings publishes short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, artwork, and photography. We aim to give the arts at UC Davis a consistent platform for representation and produce collections our institution can be proud of.

View our submission guidelines and submit your work for a chance to be published in our upcoming issue.  

We are currently selecting board members for our next production cycle! Visit our website to find out how you can join our team.

Send your questions to or visit our website to learn more.

Visit our store page to order a copy of the latest release, Winter 2021: Shoes Before Socks.


Open Ceilings book cover





Other Collective

Other Collective is a student-run media platform at the UC Davis campus dedicated to dismantling orientalist perspectives. Other Collective highlights the issues, culture and experiences of South Asian, South West Asian and North African diasporas. They seek to reframe distorted portrayals of those communities and reject unrepresentative boxed categories of student identities. As the explain in their mission statement, “Many people’s identity from the aforementioned geographic regions is not represented accurately within the provided options under the ‘race’ category, and thus they would rather check off ‘Other’. The magazine is addressing this misrepresentation and identifying as “Other” while simultaneously reclaiming the “othering” that has been done to those communities, combating the continuous clumping of people into categories and blurring of identities.”

English undergraduate students involved, pictured below (from left to right): Sumayya Shaik, Kiana Borjian, Teja Dusanapudi, Talia Basma, Edinette Dasalla