The West Marin Review is an award-winning literary and arts journal founded in the rural town of Point Reyes Station, California. Its first issue was released in 2008. The publication is a grassroots collaborative effort by a dedicated team of volunteer editors and designers (Neighbors & Friends), with Point Reyes Books and Black Mountain Circle. Each volume is printed with the support of artists, writers, poets, and readers who share a passion for literature and learning.

The Review now attracts submissions from around the world, from artists and writers of all ages and persuasions. The journal has been nationally awarded.

GDUSA American Web Design Award 2017
One Show Award, NY 2017
Communication Arts 2017
New York Book Show 2016 and 2011


Steering Committee
Myn Adess, Madeleine Corson, Steve Costa, Doris Ober, Stephen Sparks

Co-Publisher/Managing Editor: Doris Ober, managing editor of the Review since 2009, is a veteran independent book editor and author’s collaborator in the Bay Area. She has written two memoirs: The Dogtown Chronicles and The Alzheimer’s Years: A Mother and Daughter Reunion.

Co-Publisher/Associate Editor: Myn Adess’s editorial specialties are in social change, nonprofit functioning, and health care. Active in the nonprofit community for 40 years as volunteer, board member, executive director, and fundraiser, she has served on the boards of the predecessor to the Coastal Health Alliance, the Jack Mason Museum, the West Marin Music Festival, and the Community Land Trust Association of West Marin.

Co-Publisher/Designer: Madeleine Corson co-founded the Review after responding to an ad in 2006 about starting a literary publication. She has been on board ever since, collaborating with the editors on content and with her MCD team on the creative direction/design and printing of each issue. Madeleine lives (and stores Review issues) in an old farmstead just north of Point Reyes. MCD enjoys helping poets and authors self-publish, and also works with organizations such as Stanford University, National Geographic, Yosemite National Park, and artisanal wineries. corsondesign.com

Co-Publisher: Black Mountain Circle, a non-profit founded by Steve Costa and Kate Levinson as a center to explore the convergence of story, spirit and nature. Based in Point Reyes Station, BMC offers author events, retreats, conferences, book groups, and literary publications. blackmountaincircle.org

Co-Publisher: Point Reyes Books, with proprietors Stephen Sparks and Molly Parent, is an independent bookstore that provides a welcoming space for people to come together to learn and share ideas. Previously owned by Steve and Kate, this beloved bookshop has grown to be a destination for book-lovers the world over, and actively supports the community’s many authors and poets. ptreyesbooks.com

General Manager/Advertising: Kamala Tully helps facilitate West Marin Review public readings and events, and provides support in the myriad details of promoting and distributing books.

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