Editorial assistant Hannah Kornfeld took a look at the current issues of ten litmags to see how many West Coast writers got published.
Of a total of 212 writers, 33 lived on the West Coast: 16%.
Of those 33, ten appeared in Santa Monica Review.
Absent SMR, the percentage drops to 11%.
The other journals included: A Public Space, Carolina Quarterly, Crazy Horse, Fiction, Massachusetts Review, Missouri Review, New England Review, Poetry, Southern Review, Tin House.
Three of the journals had only one West Coaster; five had two; A Public Space had four; Fiction had six.
Who said regional bias has vanished?