The Roadrunner Review is an online literary journal produced by students at La Sierra University, a Seventh-day Adventist institution. We want to create a literary space for students and we welcome submissions from around the world. We are interested in work that plunges us into a moment and unravels larger truths. We like to be surprised with language, and we find that wonder can come when ordinary moments are carefully observed. Because the world is a busy place, we aim to give readers short, vivid reading experiences. 

We invite students, both undergraduates and graduates, to submit fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that is under 1000 words. We also invite students to submit cover art. 

As part of our mission to support student writers, we're offering high school students a chance to enter our High School Writing competition. The winner will receive $200 and publication in Issue 2. Submissions for the High School Writing Competition will reopen on May 1. 

We ask that all submitted work be previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are welcome as long as you inform us if your work is accepted elsewhere. 

General submissions for Issue 3 will open on May 1 

We invite high school students to submit fiction, nonfiction, or poetry for our high school writing contest. The winner will receive $200 and the prize winning entry will be published in our second issue of The Roadrunner Review. 


  • Fiction and nonfiction must be 1000 words or less.
  • You may only submit only once. 
  • In your cover letter, please identify the genre of your submission, the high school you attend, and your class ranking (freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior).

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