Exposition Review, Vol III: “Orbit” Launch

ExpoReview-Orbit-CoverExposition Review is thrilled to announce that Vol III: “Orbit” is officially live! After months of reviewing work across genres and our readers staying up long hours and editors passionately debating the merits of their favorites, we narrowed down our final pieces into this year’s annual issue. It’s full of some of the best work we’ve been able to publish.

You can read more about the process, the theme, and our tireless group of supportive volunteers in our Letter from the Editors.

To celebrate, we hosted a launch party at one of LA’s most iconic bookstores: Skylight Books!

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Call for Entries: Flash 405, April 2018: “Magnetism”

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We’re excited to announce our next round of Flash 405!

Flash 405 is Exposition Review’s multi-genre short form writing competition, awarding cash prizes and online publication to the winners. You can read the full rules and find past contests and winners here. Entries for our next round will be accepted from April 4-May 5, 2018  via Submittable.

Read on to learn more about this month’s theme from guest judge Edwin Bodney!
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Flash 405, February 2018: “Greed” Winners

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We opened our 2018 season of Flash 405 with a call to get selfish… or, more accurately, to explore selfishness, and avarice, and all other delightful and horrific forms of “Greed.” Judge Rebecca Luxton said of her theme that “greed is the beginning of so many great narratives,” and the submissions we received definitely reflected that.

Narrowing down these exceptional submissions was no easy feat, but we’re now excited to announce the winners of Flash 405, February 2018: “Greed”!

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Recap: “Share Your Voice!” Seminar with WriteGirl and 826LA

In 2017, Exposition Review had the pleasure of hosting our first seminar and interactive workshop for WriteGirl at The Hatchery. WriteGirl is a fantastic Los Angeles-based non-profit dedicated to mentoring young women and developing their creative writing skills as they progress through junior high and high school, while The Hatchery is a unique co-working space and community of writers in the Larchmont area.

With the success of last year’s workshop–which resulted in the publication of pieces by WriteGirls Vivian Enriquez and Angela He in our “Surface” issue–we were looking forward to once again collaborating with WriteGirl and The Hatchery, but we couldn’t resist expanding our youth-centered #ExpoPresents to another creative writing non-profit: 826LA. This amazing organization provides free programs, including mentoring, workshops, tutoring, and more, to over 9,000 students in the LA area.

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Expo Recommends: Flash

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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.

In honor of the return of Flash 405, Expo’s multi-genre short form writing competition, this month’s Expo Recommends features flash recommendations from some of Expo’s editors.

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Call for Entries! Flash 405, February 2018: “Greed”

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Our annual issue submissions are closed, but that means it’s time to kick off our first Flash 405 contest of 2018!

Flash 405 is Exposition Review’s multi-genre short form writing competition, awarding cash prizes and online publication to the winners. You can read the full rules and find past contest winners here. Entries for our next round will be accepted from February 4-March 5, 2018 via Submittable.

Read on to learn more about this month’s theme from judge and Expo editor Rebecca Luxton:

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Expo Recommends with Abigail Mitchell, 2018 edition

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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, Expo Associate Editor Abigail Mitchell once again kicks off the new year with a set of new recommended readings.

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Expo Recommends: What We’re Reading

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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, some of the Expo editors give you recommendations based on what we’re reading.

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Expo’s 2018 Literary Prize Nominations

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As we read submissions for our “Orbit” issue, it’s natural that we judge any new piece against those from our previous issue. Vol. II: “Surface” was our strongest issue yet, and we were proud to share such a diverse collection of powerful, unique narratives in multiple and even hybrid genres. A few of those pieces, however, shined exceptionally bright, and we now recognize those works by putting them forward for consideration for several prestigious literary prizes.

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