Bravura, The Literary Journal of Palomar College
Established in 1964, Bravura is an award-winning, interdisciplinary literary journal that features the prose, poetry, and a wide variety of visual art created by Palomar College students, alumni, and local High School students.
Published every May, under the guidance of faculty advisors Professor Clare Rolens, PhD. and Professor Stacey M. Trujillo,PhD. each issue of Bravura is produced by the student editors who enroll in ENGLISH 137: The Literary Magazine—History and Production (offered only during the spring semester).
The goal of Bravura is to celebrate Palomar College’s diverse creative community. We publish of original work a variety of literary genres, including creative non-fiction, poetry, short fiction, song lyrics, and drama/screenplays. As an interdisciplinary journal we also publish artistic expression from a variety of fields, including, but not limited to, photography, drawing and painting, illustration, digital art, comics, graphic design, and mixed media art. We also publish images of three dimensional arts including sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, metalworking, woodworking, and fashion design. In sum – any printable sort of creative expression will be considered for publication!
Introducing the 2020 Edition of Bravura!!!
Check out the entire edition of this year's journal in the "2020 Edition" tab. Click the links on that page to see featured works and additional contnet!
The First and Second Place Winners of the first Annual Bravura Cover Design Contest:
First Place: Journey Smothers
Second Place: Valente Martinez
Thank you to everyone who submitted to the Cover Design Contest! It was an impressive group of submissions and we look forward to seeing the next round of submissions for the 2021 edition! Please visit the “Cover Design Contest” page for more information about the 2020 winners and the contest guidelines
2020: Editorial Staff: Via Zoom
We are grateful for the support of the Palomar Community!