The Fall 2022 edition of the Santa Monica Review.

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Complete contents of the Fall 2022 issue

Anu Kandikuppa – The Fact Collector
Tim Griffith – South Coasters
Shane Castle – Nightmare
Brittney Corrigan – Flight Path
Gregory Spatz – Roll Away the Stone
Matt Greene – Anthropocenes
Josh Emmons – The Modern Age
Hadley Moore – Gina and the Werewolf
Michael Mattes – No Living Memory
James Morrison – Like-Minded People


Shane Castle teaches writing at the University of Alaska Anchorage and is an editor of Alaska Quarterly Review. His stories have appeared in Black Warrior Review, Indiana Review, West Branch, Salamander, Columbia Journal, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and elsewhere.

Brittney Corrigan is the author of the poetry collections Daughters, Breaking, Navigation, and 40 Weeks. Solastalgia, a collection of poems about climate change, extinction, and the Anthropocene Age, is forthcoming from JackLeg Press in 2023. Brittney was raised in Colorado and has lived in Portland, Oregon, for the past three decades, where she is an alumna and employee of Reed College. She is currently at work on her first short story collection. For more information, visit

Josh Emmons has published two novels with Scribner and a short story collection with Dzanc Books, plus short fiction in a number of literary journals. He lives in Los Angeles with his daughter, Maggie.

Matt Greene holds an MFA from Eastern Washington University and teaches writing in Central Pennsylvania. His work appears in Alaska Quarterly Review, Conjunctions, DIAGRAM, Hobart, Santa Monica Review, Spillway, Split Lip, Wigleaf, and other journals.

Tim Griffith is originally from Southeastern Massachusetts but has spent the past decade and a half living in the West. His stories have appeared in Chicago Quarterly Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Tin House, The Gettysburg Review, and elsewhere. He teaches writing at Boise State University and is at work on a novel.

Anu Kandikuppa worked as an economics consultant for many years before she began to write. Her work has appeared in Colorado Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Cincinnati Review, Salt Hill, and other journals. Anu is working on a story collection that centers on women and a novel that imagines the future of work, from which her story in this issue is excerpted. She lives in Boston. More at

Michael Mattes’ fiction has appeared in Chicago Quarterly Review, World Literature Today, West Branch, The Carolina Quarterly, Southwestern American Literature, Northwest Review, and elsewhere. “No Living Memory” marks his fourth contribution to the pages of Santa Monica Review. He resides with his family in Sammamish, Washington, and online at

Hadley Moore’s collection Not Dead Yet and Other Stories won Autumn House Press’s 2018 fiction contest and received many other award commendations, including being longlisted for the 2020 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Short Story Collection. Her work has appeared in McSweeney’s, Witness, The Alaska Quarterly Review, The Indiana Review, and numerous other literary journals, and she is an alum of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. “Gina and the Werewolf” is part of an in-progress collection of thematically linked short fiction focused on characters who have a fascination with or perceive some connection to the assassinations of the 1960s.

James Morrison is the author of Broken Fever (2001), The Lost Girl (2007), Everyday Ghosts (2011), and several other books. His story collection, Said and Done (2009), was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award. Most recently, he co-authored Buffalo Trace: A Threefold Vibration (2018), with Mary Cappello and Jean Walton. He lives in Southern California and teaches film, literature, and creative writing at Claremont McKenna College.

Janice Shapiro is the author of Bummer and Other Stories. Her short stories and comics have appeared in many literary magazines and anthologies, including Catapult, The North American Review, The Rumpus and The Peanuts Papers. To say that she is a frequent contributor to The Santa Monica Review may be an understatement. She lives in Berkeley with her husband and dog, Hopsy, and is desperately trying to finish a graphic novel.

Gregory Spatz’s most recent book publications are the novel Inukshuk, the story collection Half as Happy, and the collection of connected short stories and novellas What Could Be Saved. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in The New Yorker, The Southern Review, The New England Review, Glimmer Train Stories, Post Road Magazine, Kenyon Review, and many other journals and magazines. Recipient of a literature fellowship from the NEA and a Washington State Book Award, he teaches in and directs the MFA program at Eastern Washington University.

Andrew Tonkovich has edited the Santa Monica Review since 1999. With Lisa Alvarez, he edited the landmark anthology Orange County: A Literary Field Guide, and is the author of two fictions collection, The Dairy of Anne Frank and More Wish Fulfillment in the Noughties and Keeping Tahoe Blue and Other Provocations. He has founded Citric Acid: An Online Orange County Literary Arts Quarterly of Imagination and Reimagination.

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