Call for Submissions for Volume III: “Orbit”

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Exposition Review is excited to announce that we’ll be opening submissions for our 2018 issue this Friday, September 15!

We accept fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and scripts for stage & screen, as well as visual art & comics. We also welcome experimental works and love hybrid forms! Submissions will be open through December 15, 2017.

The theme for this year is “Orbit.” 

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Recap: 2017 Short Play Series

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On August 26, we had the pleasure of debuting several new short plays for another #ExpoPresents event, our 2017 Short Play Series. We once again packed the house at the Chromolume Theater in Los Angeles to for a special, one-night-only performance of four plays that originally appeared in our 2017 issue,  Vol. II” Surface,” and our 2016 Flash 405 contest.

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Expo Recommends with Blaine Bolibol

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What should I read next? It’s a question we all ask ourselves time and again. Even with the countless essays, novels, screenplays, poems, and transmedia pieces to discover, to fall in love with or to detest, it can be a challenge to choose. Enter Expo Recommends, a curated selection of readings brought to you by the editors of Exposition Review.

This month, we have one of Expo’s associate editors, Blaine Bolibol.

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Call for Entries! Flash 405, August 2017: “Blue” with Angels Flight • literary west

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Here it is, folks, your last chance to enter your short form writing in our multi-genre Flash 405 writing contest until 2018! Offering you a chance to win cash prizes and online publication, we’ll be accepting entries in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and stage & screen for our next round from August 4–September 5, 2017, via Submittable. This round has not one but two guest judges, fellow USC alumni David Lott and Michele Raphael, co-founders of another LA-based lit mag (and salon series) Angels Flight • literary west.

Read on to get inspiration on this month’s theme straight from your guest judges:

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Two Writers Walk Into a Bar, Episode 3: Rob Jackson

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Two Writers Walk Into a Bar is a monthly podcast from Exposition Review where editor and host Mellinda Hensley brings an author to his or her favorite bar in Los Angeles to discuss liquor, L.A., and writing under the influence of both.

For episode 3, we go wireless to chat with poet and past contributor Rob Jackson about environmental science and photography. The podcast includes a special appearance from an additional (furry) guest. Enjoy! Continue reading Two Writers Walk Into a Bar, Episode 3: Rob Jackson”

Flash 405, June 2017: “Nemesis” Winners

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Judge Laura Rensing started off describing her prompt “Nemesis” with a simple truth: “Everyone’s got one.” And based on the number of entries we received, it seems you agree! Over 100 talented writers submitted their interpretations and experiences with enemies, oppositions, and overcomings.

Narrowing down these exceptional submissions was no easy feat, but after much deliberation, we can now reveal the winners of Flash 405, June 2017!

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Two Writers Walk Into a Bar, Episode 2: Howard Ho

Two Writers Walk Into a Bar is a monthly podcast from Exposition Review where editor and host Mellinda Hensley brings an author to his or her favorite bar in Los Angeles to discuss liquor, L.A., and writing under the influence of both.

Episode 2 is a conversation with playwright Howard Ho about his love for musicals, improv, and a rad Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fight. Enjoy! Continue reading Two Writers Walk Into a Bar, Episode 2: Howard Ho”

Expo Recommends with Jessica June Rowe

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What should I read next? It’s a question we all ask ourselves time and again. Even with the countless essays, novels, screenplays, poems, and transmedia pieces to discover, to fall in love with or to detest, it can be a challenge to choose. Enter Expo Recommends, a curated selection of readings brought to you by the editors of Exposition Review.

This month, we have Expo’s co-Editor-in-Chief, Jessica June Rowe.

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Flash 405, April 2017: “Shangri-La” Winners

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When we opened submissions for our April Flash 405 round, we didn’t think guest judge Trinie Dalton’s theme, “Shangri-La,” could get any more relevant. And yet, it’s become more necessary than ever to persist against the “grim political carnival” we now face, one that seems to double-down on its absurdity with every passing day.

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Call for Entries! Flash 405, June 2017: “Nemesis”

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While we wait with baited breath for the winners of Trinie Dalton’s Flash 405, April 2017: “Shangri-La,” Expo is excited to announce the next round of Flash 405, this time with Expo editor Laura Rensing! Offering you a chance to win cash prizes and online publication, we will be accepting entries for our June round of Flash 405 from June 4–July 5, 2017. We accept entries in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and stage & screen via Submittable.

Read on to get inspiration on this month’s theme from judge and Expo editor Laura Rensing.

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