First Open Mic of 2015: Cellar Door Books!

Hello, writers and readers!

To usher in the new year, we have a open mic reading at Cellar Book Doors in Riverside on Wednesday, January 7th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm! Sign-ups start at 6:00pm. We will also have previous issues of Mosaic available to all who wish to read them, whether personally or to the audience!

Additionally, we have a special announcement reserved for that night, so if you wanna be the first in on it, join us for a night of prose and poetry at the coziest little bookstore in Riverside!



Attention UCR undergraduates:

Today is the deadline for editor applications!

Please submit your application by 11:59pm tonight to be considered. In addition, please have your portfolio submitted to as directed on the application.

Best of luck to you applicants, and happy submitting to all!

Open Mic Tonight!

Greetings, writers and readers everywhere!

Today, we have our first poetry reading of the submission period! Join us at the Getaway Cafe (3615 Canyon Crest Dr. Riverside, CA) from 8:00pm-9:30pm tonight. Signups begin at 7:30pm.

Though we are based in UC Riverside, we invite everyone who can attend to read, no matter what you write or where you’re from. We also have reading materials available from past Mosaic issues if you do not have any work to read.

We hope to see you all there tonight!


Welcome to Mosaic 54!

Salutations, writers everywhere! Welcome to Mosaic’s 54th year of publication! We are delighted to be back for another year of celebrating art and literature from around the world.

To kick off the new year, we at Mosaic would like to make two important announcements:

1. Submissions are officially open!

Send us your fiction, nonfiction, poetry, plays, visual art, and photography! Submissions will be accepted from now until January 31st. Please check out our submission guidelines page for details.

2. We have an open mic!

Join us at the Getaway Cafe (3615 Canyon Crest Dr. Riverside, CA) on October 21st, 2014 from 8:00pm-9:30pm. Signups begin at 7:30pm.

Though we are based in UC Riverside, we invite everyone who can attend to read, no matter what you write or where you’re from. Happy submitting everyone, and welcome back!


Attention UCR Undergraduates!

Looking for a fun, friendly, and flexible way to get more involved in writing and art? Well, you’re in luck!

Mosaic is looking for UCR undergraduate Mosaic editors!

We’ve been publishing artwork and writing from students and writers all around the world for over 50 years, and we’ve been able to touch the creative pulse of the Riverside community through our partnership with the Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts. We’re looking forward to another wonderful year – and we want your expertise!

We are currently looking for UCR undergraduates of any major who are interested in becoming fiction/nonfiction, poetry, and art editors. Editors on our staff will be reading, selecting pieces, and editing this year’s issue. Any student interested in learning more about becoming an editor can attend one of our orientation dates:

Monday, October 13th at HUB 265 from 12:30pm-1:30pm

Tuesday, October 14th at HUB 265 from 3:00pm-4:00pm

If you’d rather submit your application earlier, a direct link to our application titled “UCR Editor Application” can be found on the second most right hand widget. Just click the link and fill us in! Applications will be open from now until Friday, October 24th at 11:59pm.

Thank you for your interest, and good luck to you all!


Welcome Back! – Mosaic53

Mosaic will be compiling and producing its 53rd issue this year.

Our first event will be an open mic night tomorrow night – October 24th – at the Getaway. Sign-ups start at 8PM. Come perform and enjoy poetry, prose, music, and more! We’ll be introducing our returning editors and hanging out all night.

Follow us here and on Facebook for updates on events throughout the year!


Happy Writing


Just a laugh for your mid-week ride. Happy writing! Hope to see your pieces as we get closer to the deadline! 🙂


Jessica Woods