Matador Review

A Quarterly Missive of Alternative Concern

The Matador Review is an online literature and art quarterly based in Los Angeles.

Founded in January 2016, our purpose is to promote "alternative work" from both art and literature, and to encourage respect for online publications. In a world of print, we celebrate the digital decision.

The Matador Review strives to be a cultural conservationist for the alternative world. In each issue, we offer a selection of work from both emerging and established artists, as well as exclusive interviews and reviews from creators who are, above all else, provocative.

For us, "alternative" is a way of voice and experience. It is the distinction from what is conventional, and it advocates for a progressive attitude. The Matador Review binds itself to these tenets, fostering a habitat for the unfamiliar and unsung.

ISSN: 2573-296X

For more information, here are a few interviews with The Matador Review:

Angela Y Smith: Interview with Matador’s Editor in Chief, John Lachausse
DuotropeEditor Interview: Matador Review
The Drowning GullAn Interview with John Lachausse
Trish Hopkinson: Submission Call and Interview - Matador Review
The Review Review: Building a Home for Alternative Art: A Chat with John Lachausse



Current Staff
John Lachausse, Co-founder, Editor-in-chief
Frank EnYart, Editor for The Post
Corrin Bronersky, Associate Editor
Jackson Hercules, Assistant Editor
Kate Turner, Assistant Editor
Nicholas Coffman-Price, Assistant Editor
Jim Hepplewhite, In-house Reviewer

Alumni Staff
Shayne Bailey, Co-founder, Art Editor / Illustrator
Mandy Grathwohl, Co-founder, Social Media / Development


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That proves you are unusual,” returned the Scarecrow; “and I am convinced that the only people worthy of consideration in this world are the unusual ones. For the common folks are like the leaves of a tree, and live and die unnoticed.
— L. Frank Baum