Mester is the journal of the graduate students of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Los Angeles. 


Since 1970 they have built a reputation as one of the best student-run journals in North America.


They publish critical articles, interviews and book reviews in the fields of Spanish, Portuguese, Spanish American, Brazilian and Latino/a literature and linguistics. Mester also welcomes articles in Comparative Literature, Critical Theory and Cultural Studies. Submissions may be written in Spanish, Portuguese or English.