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 Sleep Garden), the Review has presented readers
experimental, thoughtful, and funny original writing—including essays and short
stories by Gary Amdahl, Michelle Latiolais, Janice Shapiro, and Diane Lefer—in
25 years of publication, and is considered a leading national journal. Recent
work appears in the annual Pushcart Prize, Best American
Short Stories, and PEN/O. Henry anthologies.
The Fall 2016 issue, edited by Andrew Tonkovich,
features 13 pieces from contributors including So Cal writers Ron Carlson (Return
to Oakpine), Katharine Haake (The Time of Quarantine), Monona Wali (My
Blue Skin Lover), and Richard Wirick (Kicking In). The issue
includes an essay on writing and political activism by novelist and New Mexico
garlic farmer Stanley Crawford (The Log of the S.S. The Mrs. Unguentine), and
short stories and essays from frequent contributors Erik Rangno of Orange
County and Olga Zilberbourg of San Francisco, as well as SMR
first-timers Todd Easton Mills, Vishwas R. Gaitonde, Zlatina G. Sandalska,
Billy Middleton, Michael Mattes, and K.L. Browne, all with impressive
publication histories. A collection rich in urgent perspectives, humor, and
satire, as well as voice-driven stories and essays, the Fall 2016 issue of SMR
offers readers an eclectic literary mash-up typical of the iconoclastic
magazine’s dedication to varieties of very good writing.
Fall 2016 cover art by Southern California artist Deborah Davidson.
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 the Santa Monica Review website and “Like” us on Facebook.
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