About This Journal
"Intertidal" is a literary and arts journal, first created by California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, undergraduate students for their senior project. First printed in Spring of 2023, the journal developed from a pioneering sequence of classes aimed at educating students in the field of editing and publishing using the "Learn by Doing" method.
The "Intertidal" Editorial Board has sought to reformulate the structure of the Cal Poly's previous literary journal, "Byzantium," by expanding submission acceptance from beyond the English Department to the entire Cal Poly community and encouraging broader participation in micropublishing.
An 'intertidal zone' is an area where the ocean meets the land--hidden during the high tide and exposed during the low. This journal embodies the moment where the tide recedes, revealing stories previously hidden.