Eclectic Showcase

An Eclectic Showcase


Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Faultline is UCI’s well-regarded literary and art journal. M.F.A. fiction and poetry students edit the magazine, which features the work of new and established writers and artists from UCI and beyond. Launched in 1992 with such contributors as novelist Thomas Keneally, artist Richard Wyatt Jr. and poet Thomas Lux, Faultline was the successor to a string of campus literary publications.

The granddaddy of UCI highbrow journals was Synapse, which debuted in 1966 as an independent forum for poetry, fiction, one-act plays, essays, photography and artwork, including pieces by M.F.A. writers. Synapse stopped firing in the early 1970s. Later Anteater literary magazines included Prodigal Sun, published from 1980 to 1982, and Point West, which appeared on and off between 1983 and 1989.

Shown (from left to right) are Faultline covers from 2014, 2013 and 2012.