Santa Monica Review

Editor Profile


Andrew Tonkovich is a graduate of the MFA Creative Writing Program at UC Irvine. He is a former student of writer Jim Krusoe.  His short stories, essays and commentaries have appeared in The Ear, Kinesis, Faultline, Radical Teacher, OC Weekly, the Los Angeles Times and an anthology, Geography of Fear. An excerpt from his novel-in-progress, Being Mr. Right, appears in a recent issue of Green Mountains Review.  Tonkovich has taught at UC Irvine, UC Irvine Extension, Santa Monica College, Irvine Valley College and University of Redlands, where he advises the student literary magazine.  He works as a freelance editor, and in individual consultation with writers on fiction and nonfiction manuscripts. Tonkovich is a staff participant at the annual Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. He hosts a weekly literary arts program on Pacifica Radio affiliate KPFK in Los Angeles (90.7 FM/98.7FM). For more information on the program visit the station’s website or the Bibliocracy Radio blog

Founder Profile


Jim Krusoe is the author of five books of poetry, the short story collection Blood Lake, and the novels Iceland, Girl Factory, Erased and Toward You.

He is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Fund.

Jim Krusoe teaches creative writing at Antioch University and Santa Monica College.

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