Mosaic Editor Applications

Greetings, friends!

The time is approaching for us to begin looking for Mosaic staff members for the 2017-18 year. If you will be a UCR student in the coming year, and you are interested in gaining experience in writing and editing, please submit an application to be a part of the Mosaic team!

As an editor, either of prose, poetry, or artwork, responsibilities include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Reading and analyzing all submissions to the journal in a specific genre
  • Attending weekly meetings to discuss and make decisions about these submissions
  • Line editing works of poetry and fiction
  • Participating in arts outreach events through the Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts

We encourage you to apply, but remember that this is a commitment of time and effort, and you must be willing to put in both the time and the effort to be a part of the Mosaic team. That said, it’s also a tremendous amount of fun, and not only does it look great on a resume, but it’s a great way to participate in UCR’s community of writers!

Editors are eligible to submit to the magazine, but are not guaranteed publication.

We have up to 3 spots open on the prose team, and up to 4 on the poetry team. If you are interested in being in charge of the visual art for Mosaic 57, feel free to submit an application as well!

Remember, the application includes a writing/art sample! Send us your best work!

If you have any questions, or if you just want more information and would like to set up a meeting with one of our current editors, feel free to email us at

The deadline to apply is May 19th, at 11:59 pm.



Where is Mosaic 55? and Other News

Hello everybody!

If you’ve been wondering where we went, never fear: we’re still around, better than ever, and with a whole lot of good news.

Mosaic 55 has finally been printed! It’s in our hands and boy does it look beautiful. We’re in the process of sending those out to all our contributors, so if you had a piece published in that issue, don’t worry: it’ll be there soon.

We also have a few exciting events coming up! Starting in March, we have two back-to-back Open Mic events: First, on March 3rd at 6:00pm, we’ll be hosting an Open Mic at Back to the Grind in downtown Riverside in coordination with Audeamus, the UCR Honors Journal. Second, on March 10th at 6:00pm, we’ll be at Jafang Pizza. Both of these events are sure to be awesome, and remember, they’re both great places to eat, so make sure you support them by purchasing their delicious food and beverages!

Most importantly, submissions for Mosaic 56 are closing in one week, on February 28th. There’s still time to send in your poetry, prose, or artwork, so please do, because we would be absolutely ecstatic to read it!

That’s all for now, but look forward to more updates. We hope to see you at our events, and we hope to see your writing gracing the pages of our journal.



Updates! – First Open Mic and General Meetings

Hello all!

Our first Open Mic Night of the year is coming up! For this event, we’ll be partnering with the UCR Honors Journal, Audeamus.


It’s at Back to the Grind, which is a wonderful coffee shop in downtown Riverside. They are a cash only venue, so bring some dollars and support the establishment!

You can perform whatever you’d like, whether it’s poetry, prose, music, comedy, or anything in between. We’re excited to hear all of it!

Remember: October 7th, at 6:00pm. Don’t forget!

Now, in addition to this, Mosaic is going to be doing things a little differently this year. We’re a student org, so we’re going to be having general meetings!

If you attended any of our Writing Salons last year, we’ll be doing similar stuff: talking about writing, how to read like writers, that sort of thing. We’ll also be talking about Mosaic events, and industry-related things like publishing and writing programs. Basically, it’s a way for creative writers who are not currently Mosaic Editors to be involved in the process.


These meetings will be held Mondays at 6:00pm in INTS 2138, and will be starting this upcoming Monday, October 10th. We hope to see all of you there!

Also, just a reminder, we are currently open for submissions, so check out our Submission Guidelines and send your wonderful work our way! We can’t wait to read it!

And don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about Mosaic 55! So if you had work accepted last year, or if you’re just really excited about Mosaic in general, don’t worry–it’s still on it’s way. Mosaic 55 is slated for a winter release at this point, so check back for an official release date once we get closer.

Happy living!


Ben (and the radical Mosaic staff)

Mosaic 56 Submissions Are Open!

Some updates for all you lovely people after this long, fire-filled summer! The release date for Mosaic 55 has been pushed back to the fall, but the production thereof is still underway, so don’t sweat it; those fresh-off-the-press copies will be in your hands sometime in the next couple of months.

As for Mosaic’s future, we’ve got a couple of exciting things planned for the coming year (no spoilers), so keep an eye out. The most important thing, of course, is that we are opening submissions for Mosaic 56! Yes, as of today, we are accepting submissions all the way through the end of January. And if last year’s crop of submissions is any indicator, we’re in for some doozies. I have every faith that next year’s issue will be beautiful, and I look forward to seeing all the fantastic pieces we get this year!


Ben (and the tubular Mosaic staff)

The Going of the Goods

Hello wonderful people!

For those of you who are wondering what Mosaic is up to, fear not! We are hard at work putting together our 55th issue, and it will be in existence before too long. In fact, we may be offering a few sneak peeks into what the new issue is going to look like in the coming weeks, so look out for that!

That said, we don’t have a hard-and- fast-date as to when everything will come together, so keep an eye out for any announcements. We will be setting up at least one open mic event in the next month or so, and in the interim, we will be featuring more writing-related blog posts on the website (because we have to show off the talents of our wonderful editors)!

So that’s where we are at! We look forward to everything that’s in store for the end of the quarter and the completion of Issue 55!

Пока, and happy midterms!

Ben (and the awesome Mosaic staff)


Join Mosaic!


Mosaic Art & Literary Journal is excited to announce that editor applications are now open to undergraduates at UC Riverside for the 2016-2017 school year!





Mosaic is one of the few undergraduate-run literary journals in the country, and is an all around awesome organization. Editors read, discuss, and select submissions for the annual publication as part of an editorial team. Additionally, editors have the opportunity to engage with the  Riverside community through outreach events.

Applications can be submitted ONLINE at


If you are a current UCR student and would like more information about what Mosaic editors actually do, come by one of our information sessions in week seven!

info session


С новым годом

Happy New Year from Mosaic!

Hello all (all including you, you fantastic gelatinous glob of coolness and grin-inducing features)—it’s a new year, a new quarter, and things are picking up speed! A word which here means (as Mr Snicket would say): the avalanche of schoolwork with which we will all shortly be inundated; but more importantly, and more excitingly, it means that things for Mosaic are getting pretty intense!

First of all, the deadline for submissions is coming up fast. The date you’ll be looking at as far as that topic is concerned is January 31st. So please get all your prose and poetry together and send it our way, because we would love to read it, and, more to the point, we would love to publish it. Don’t wait until the last second—the end of January is going to be here sooner than you think. And because it’ll be here sooner than you think, it also means MOSAIC 55 will be here sooner than you think. Wow! I don’t know about you, but I think that is freaking exciting.

We’ve already gotten some really great pieces together for this year’s issue, and we hope to have many more come the end of the month.

OK, next item on the agenda: events! We’re going to continue our string of writing salons every two weeks starting this coming Monday, January 11th (details forthcoming, don’t you fret). In addition, we’ll be setting up more open mics this quarter, so be on the lookout for any information regarding those—remember that they are fun as hell, and if you’re not there, we will miss your pretty face.

Hope everyone had a great holiday, and welcome to 2016!

Love, Ben (and the rest of the Mosaic staff)