A literary journal based in South Central Los Angeles

Independently published since 2015


Based in South Central Los Angeles. Los Angeles, the land of all skin colors and all classes. We’re looking for Los Angeles. Waste…decay…rebirth and all. We are dedicated to publishing the best poetry, fiction, and nonfiction of the Los Angeles literary underground, and prioritize works by people of color.

Dryland started in 2015 on the internet. We went into print February 2016 (Issue 6) under Ponte Las Pilas Press. We are an independent literary journal (not a nonprofit) and plan to stay that way. 

Read the current issue (#9), which will soon be available at Amoeba Music (Hollywood), Skylight Books (Los Feliz), the MOCA bookstore, Sonido del Valle (Boyle Heights), and also at the Los Angeles Public Library.

 Also order directly from us through us here (the best way without feeding the Amazon beast)

Read us to get to know us. 


Founding Editor-in-chief 

Viva Padilla 


ig & twitter: @anotchka

Assistant Editor

Nikolai Garcia


ig & twitter: @hellokommie


Eva Lopez

ig: @ehvahloonah

Interested in getting involved? Hit us up.

Illustrated by Eva Lopez

Illustrated by Eva Lopez