Cabrillo College-Watsonville Center-Xinachtli Journal

Journal X

Journal X (2022) Books Have Arrived!

September 2022

Available at the following Cabrillo College locations:

  • Library

  • EOPS

  • STEM Center

  • Staff Mailroom

  • Watsonville Center

Available at the following Santa Cruz Public Libraries:

  • Santa Cruz (main branch on Church St.)

  • Capitola

  • Freedom

  • Watsonville

Copies are limited; please do not take more than one book.

Xinachtli: Nahuatl word that describes the moment a seed germinates

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Journal X (2nd edition), 2022
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"Immigrant parents with their wings cut still teach their children to fly." -Marcos Damian Leon, Salinas, CA

Social Justice Literary/Arts Journal


Xinachtli Journal—Journal X—aims to give voice to social justice issues. We accept short fiction, short memoir, poetry, short plays and screenplays, essays, art, or photography. We encourage experimental submissions. Submissions in English, Spanish, or Spanglish are accepted.


  • Send up to 3 submissions of unpublished literary work (RTF or word format), or

  •  Send up to 8 pieces of art/photography (300+ DPI)

  •  Submissions should not exceed 10 pages (approx. 2500 words)

  •  Include your name, address, phone, email, + a short bio (100 words or less)


  • Priority Deadline: Dec. 15, 2022

  • Final Deadline: Dec. 30, 2022


Social themes include (but are not limited to):
  • social justice/inequities
  • community activism
  • im/migration
  • de/colonization
  • incarceration/police violence
  • feminist approaches
  • lgbtq+ issues
  • gentrification
  • environmental racism
  • intersectionality
  • race, class, gender, sexuality
  • etc.