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Giveaways
November giveaway: The Night Language by David Rocklin

November giveaway: The Night Language by David Rocklin

Political drama. False identities. Forbidden romance. David Rocklin’s new novel, The Night Language, contains all of these, but is at its heart a quiet — and unexpected — love story. After all, there aren’t too many novels starring black men in the court of Queen Victoria — let alone two… read more

October giveaway: Santa Monica Review prize package & party tickets

October giveaway: Santa Monica Review prize package & party tickets

*** Winner selected! Congratulations to Candi in Newport Beach, Calif.! *** Santa Monica Review celebrates its 30th anniversary next year — and as part of the celebration, one lucky reader will win a 4-issue prize package from the literary journal! But first, a bit about Santa Monica Review: Founded by Jim Krusoe back… read more

Giveaway: A Ticket to The Joshua Tree Experiential Arts and Writing Retreat

Giveaway: A Ticket to The Joshua Tree Experiential Arts and Writing Retreat

*** Winner selected! Congratulations to Suzanne — Hope you enjoy the retreat! *** Here’s your chance to spend a blissful weekend writing in the desert — getting inspired by the natural habitat around you while communing with and learning from fellow writers and artists. That’s the goal behind The Joshua… read more

September giveaway: Isadora by Amelia Gray

September giveaway: Isadora by Amelia Gray

*** Winner selected! Congratulations to Isaly in Fort Worth, Texas! *** I’m one of those people who don’t function well when there’s a lot of drama going on in life, yet I often find myself pulled towards it, and to people who go out of their way to seek it… read more

August Giveaway: Mothers and Other Strangers by Gina Sorell

August Giveaway: Mothers and Other Strangers by Gina Sorell

*** Winners selected! Congratulations to Evann in Lake Tapps, Wash., and Simone in Bloomfield, N.J.! *** “My father proposed to my mother at gunpoint when she was nineteen, and knowing that she was already pregnant with a dead man’s child, she accepted.” How can you read that first sentence and… read more

July giveaway: Dana Johnson's Break Any Woman Down

July giveaway: Dana Johnson’s Break Any Woman Down

*** Winner selected! Congratulations to Calin in Los Angeles! *** The first time saw Dana Johnson was on a panel at Skylight Books. I can’t remember what the panel was actually about, but I remember clearly what Dana said about her MFA experience — that she didn’t go right out of… read more