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Santa Monica Review

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SMC’s national literary arts journal, published twice yearly, showcases the work of established authors alongside emerging writers, with a focus on West Coast fiction and nonfiction. Founded by novelist and SMC English instructor Jim Krusoe (Parsifal), the Review has presented readers experimental, thoughtful, and funny original writing—including essays and short stories by Gary Amdahl, Michelle Latiolais, and Diane Lefer—in almost 25 years of publication, and is considered a leading national journal. Recent work appears in the annual Best American Short Stories and PEN/O. Henry anthologies.

The Fall 2014 issue, edited by Andrew Tonkovich, features new work, short and long, from new and frequent favorite contributors. Southern California writer Victoria Patterson (This Vacant Paradise), novelists Varley O’Connor (The Master’s Muse) and Rhoda Huffey (The Hallelujah Side), and SMR veteran Janice Shapiro (Bummer) provoke in stories of domestic un-bliss. SMC writing workshop alum Sandy Yang appears once again, with a Southland story of a young reporter-intern confronting her inexperience. First-time-in-print LA short story writer Jeffrey Moskowitz meditates on fatherhood, Patty Houston on a father’s passing, Gary Fincke (How Blasphemy Sounds to God) on race hatred, and Coby Hoffman on the LA riots, in both comic and tragic shenanigans.

Fall 2014 cover art: Gabriel Zacuto
Santa Monica Review is sold at the SMR website (, SMC Bookstore, Beyond Baroque and Small World Books in Venice, and other local booksellers. Copies may also be ordered by mail and subscription. For more information, visit our website ( and “Like” us on Facebook.


Santa Monica Review | $7/issue | $12/year subscription
Issue Launch Party: SMR Presents... 
“Santa Monica Review Presents...” for this outrageously strong lineup of some of So Cal’s best writers, Sunday, October 19.  Join us for a welcome by Janet Fitch (White Oleander) and readings by four contributors to Santa Monica Review—SMC instructor Monona Wali, Andrew John Nichols, Gary Amdahl, and Victoria Patterson—with booksigning and refreshments.   Andrew Tonkovich Lecturer, UC Irvine Dept. of English President, UC-AFT Local 2226 Editor, Santa Monica Review Host, Bibliocracy Radio on KPFK 90.7 FM Blogger, "OC Bookly" at OC Weekly.   
 Wildly.  Oscar Wildely.     
Sun, October 19 | 4pm | $10   

The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center   

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