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 (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 a celebrated national magazine. Recent work appears in the annual Pushcart Prize, Best American Short Stories, and PEN/O. Henry anthologies.

The Spring 2018 issue, edited by Andrew Tonkovich, features new original fiction from celebrated Southern California authors Victoria Patterson (This Vacant Paradise), Charles Hood (Partially Excited States), and Halina Duraj (The Family Cannon). Return contributors include J.M. Hollwig, Andrew Nicholls, Ben Jahn, J.P. Vallieres, and Michael Mattes, with memoir from award-winning poet Paul J. Willis and surreal fiction from collage artist Garrett Saleen. There's satire from film director David Preizler, wild revisionist history from Clancy McGilligan, and giddily self-aware humor from T.S. McAdams, all first-time contributors. The issue concludes with a startling eco-meditation by Alisa Slaughter (Bad Habitats).

This volume features especially vivid and imaginative work, often experimental, with many pieces considering history and storytelling perspective in wildly original ways.

Santa Monica Review Spring 2018

Spring 2018 cover art by by Orange County artist 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 the Santa Monica Review website and "Like us on Facebook

Santa Monica Review is sold at the following locations

The Santa Monica Review 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.

Santa Monica Review | $7/issue | $12/year subscription

SMR at Beyond Baroque

Venice's landmark community literary arts center welcomes editor Andrew Tonkovich and readers Grace Singh Smith, Alex R. Jones, and Andrew Nicholls.

Sun, April 15 | 4:30 p.m. | $10

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center (681 Venice Boulevard, Venice)


SMR at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Santa Monica Review once again hosts a booth at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books this Spring. Stop by to pick up a free copy of Santa Monica Review and to meet and chat with our editorial staff and volunteers. We'd love to see you!

Sat-Sun, April 21-22 | 10 a.m. | Free | USC University Park Campus