*** 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 in 1988, this well-established and respected national literary magazine published some of Aimee Bender’s earliest works. The all-fiction print zine is published twice a year out of Santa Monica College.

I’m excited to be giving away a Santa Monica Review prize package to one my readers! The winner will receive:

  • This year’s two issues (spring and fall) of Santa Monica Review
  • A one-year subscription to Santa Monica Review for 2018

All current email subscribers will be automatically entered to win the prize package. Subscribe now if you’re not yet getting my occasional newsletters.

And Los Angeles-area readers can enter to win a second prize: A pair of tickets to the Reading Celebration ($20 value) for the fall issue, featuring Brendan Park, Mark Gozonsky, Inna Effress, Suzanne Greenberg, among others. The party happens Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 from 5 pm to 7 pm at The Edye, SMC Performing Arts Center in Santa Monica — and there will be refreshments, mingling, journals and books on sale, and a chance to meet the writers.

Want to go? Leave a comment on this post with the words “I want to celebrate.”  The giveaway for the tickets closes October 4, 2017 at 11:59 pm PST; the giveaway for the prize package closes October 5, 2017 at 11:59 pm PST. US addresses only.

Come back mid-month to read an interview with Santa Monica Review editor,  Andrew Tonkovich.

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