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15 Literary journals for Los Angeles writers

15 Literary journals for Los Angeles writers

Get to know your local literary journals, and you’ll get to know your local literary community. Literary journals not only publish the work of local writers, but also hold readings where you can meet the readers, authors, and editors — as well as offer opportunities to get involved. Here are… read more

Sublevel and Westwind: Two more journals for Los Angeles writers

Sublevel and Westwind: Two more journals for Los Angeles writers

Just eight months ago I wrote about 12 literary journals for Los Angeles writers — and since then, I’ve discovered two more! Read, enjoy, and submit — Sublevel. CalArts’s longtime lit magazine Black Clock folded a little while back, but in its place a newer, even edgier literary magazine has… read more

Angels Flight • literary west Salon: Cocktails, cafeteria food, and literary conversation

Angels Flight • literary west Salon: Cocktails, cafeteria food, and literary conversation

Get your favorite cafeteria food and drink your fancy cocktails too — while enjoying literary conversations. Come to the next Angels Flight • literary west Salon — where I’ll be chatting with fellow author Lilliam Rivera! But first about the salon: Put together by local literary journal Angels Flight •… read more

8 tiny pieces in New Flash Fiction Review

8 tiny pieces in New Flash Fiction Review

Are they micropoems or microstories? I’m not sure — but eight of my tiny little prose works are now up in the latest issue of New Flash Fiction Review! Here’s one to whet your appetite: The Good Day I braced hard but what I feared did not happen. For that… read more

My novel-in-stories Cake Time to be published by Red Hen Press

I’m excited and honored to announce my novel-in-stories Cake Time won the Red Hen Fiction Manuscript Award! The book will come out in spring 2017 if all goes according to plan. Thank you to everyone who read, critiqued, and listened to the stories in this work the last few years — including… read more

Book review in Los Angeles Review: Not Dark Yet by Berit Ellingsen

My first publication of 2016 is a book review of Berit Ellingsen‘s post-apocalyptic novel, Not Dark Yet: Bombs. Strikes. Hate crimes. Droughts. Every nightly news broadcast seems catastrophic enough to require a visceral reaction from us—but what should that reaction be, exactly? In Berit Ellingsen’s novel Not Dark Yet, Brandon,… read more