Independently published by Ponte Las Pilas Press 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 (8), now available in select local Los Angeles stores like Amoeba Music (Hollywood), Skylight Books (Los Feliz), and the MOCA bookstore. Also online via Amazon, B&N, or through us here (the best way): 

Read past issues to get to know us. 


Founding Editor-in-chief 

Viva Padilla

ig & twitter: @anotchka

Associate 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