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The Reflection Pool

The Reflection Pool is the podcast for UC Merced’s Creative Arts Journal, The Vernal Pool. The podcast promotes and supports authors, artists, and undergraduate students who are published in the journal.


Read the Latest Edition

The Fall 2023 edition of The Vernal Pool is out now! Check out our latest issue, which showcases some of UC Merced’s original and imaginative work. Or feel free to visit the archives to look through some of our older issues!


Maria Madruga – Marine Life by Moonlight

Submission Guidelines

Interested in submitting? Here is everything you need to know about how to submit for The Vernal Pool.