Toyon, the literary magazine of the English Department at Humboldt State University, has been run by students since its inception in 1954.

For both the 2012 and 2013 editions of The Toyon Literary Journal I have served as a contributing editor for the literary journal, and during the most recent edition fulfilled the role of Poetry Division editor. During this publication cycle I assisted with outreach during the journal’s call for submissions period– speaking with artists, radio hosts, community organizations and sending out mass emails. In addition, I distributed the poem submissions that were received to various poetry editors. During the reading and evaluation process submissions were read, reread, discussed and compared to one another.

  • Poetry Division editor 2013
  • Poetry editor 2012
  • Art editor 2012
Bisbee, Arizona 2010
Toyon Literary Journal 2012
Michael Ray
Toyon Literary Journal 202
Michael Ray
Mon Amor
“Mon Amor”
Toyon Literary Journal 2012
Michael Ray

Annual submission date for The Toyon Literary Journal is October 1st
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