Pearl (literary magazine)

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Discipline Literary journal
Language English
Edited by Joan Jobe Smith, Marilyn Johnson, and Barbara Hauk
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Biannaul

Pearl was an American literary journal published between 1974 and 2014 in Long Beach, California.

History and profile[edit]

Pearl was founded by Joan Jobe Smith in 1974.[1] The first issue appeared in May 1974.[1] It was edited by Joan Jobe Smith,[2] Marilyn Johnson,[2] and Barbara Hauk. Pearl was based in Long Beach. It released an annual fiction issue and an annual poetry issue as well as hosting an annual poetry prize.[3]

After several issues published Pearl went defunct until 1986 when Joan Jobe Smith and Marilyn Johnson relaunched it.[4]

The magazine ceased publication in 2014.[5]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c A Short History of the Magazine and the Editors Pearl. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Michalis Limnios (February 2, 2013). "Joan Jobe Smith: Tales of West Coast Pearl". Blues Gr. Retrieved November 1, 2015. 
  3. ^ Stephen Blake Mettee, Michelle Doland, Doris Hall, eds. (2006). The American Directory of Writer's Guidelines. Quill Driver Books. ISBN 978-1-884956-51-5. 
  4. ^ G. Murray Thomas (June 18, 2013). "5 Small Press Publishers in Long Beach You Need to Know". Long Beach Post. Retrieved November 1, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Official announcement". Pearl. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 

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