Flash 405, February 2019: “Happily Ever After” Winners

The winners of our first Flash contest of 2019 have been selected! Here at Exposition Review, we were thrilled to have Guest Judge Maureen Lee Lenker involved for this special February romance-themed contest, and now we’re even more thrilled to present the winning works.

Read on to read the winners of Flash 405, Februray 2019: “Happily Ever After!”

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Call for Entries: Flash 405, April 2019: “Magic & Myths”

After attending AWP 2019 in Portland, the inspiration is flowing for us at Expo, so what better time to kick off another Flash 405 contest!

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 this next round will be accepted from April 4-May 5, 2019 via Submittable.

Read on to learn more about this month’s judge, Expo’s co-Editor-in-Chief Jessica June Rowe, and her chosen theme!

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Expo Recommends: Happily Ever After

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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.

To honor the new season of our Flash 405 writing competition, we turn our Expo Recommends to guest judge Maureen Lee Lenker’s “Happily Ever After” theme. From classic fairy tales to modern spins on beloved happy endings, our editors bring something for everyone. Read a few favorites from our editors, and then submit your own “Happily Ever After” shortform to our February 2019 writing contest.

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Call for Entries: Flash 405, Feb 2019: “Happily Ever After”

Our first contest of 2019 is here! This year’s February Flash 405 will celebrate Valentine’s with a “Happily Ever After” theme from guest judge Maureen Lee Lenker.

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 February 4-March 5, 2019 via Submittable.

Read on to learn more about this month’s guest judge and theme:

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Expo Recommends: Nonfiction

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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.

At Expo, we don’t play favorites with genre, but we do love a good nonfiction fix. Whether it’s memoir or personal essay, travel narratives, flash, or comics, stage or screen, we love this genre in all its forms. Read a few favorites from our editors, and then submit your own nonfiction to our 2019 annual issue, “Wonder.”

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“Orbit” Literary Prize Nominations

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Exposition Review is dedicated to creating more opportunities for our ever-growing community of talented, diverse writers and artists to share their voices and grow their platform. This is why, from the very beginning, Expo has been a nominating literary journal. Every year we recognize our strongest published works by submitting them for consideration for a variety of prestigious literary awards and anthologies. We are proud to present our nominees from our “Orbit” issue.

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These Lit Orgs Need YOU This #GivingTuesday


How did this year go by so fast? As we wind down the end of our submission season, we’ve had time to reflect on our achievements as well as other amazing literary organizations that support writers, artists, youth, and our whole community. In the spirit of giving thanks, we’re sharing our top picks to donate your dollars for #GivingTuesday on November 27, 2018 (and giving back ourselves with a NO FEE submission day!).

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Expo Recommends: Wonder

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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 our call for submissions for our 2019 issue, Vol. IV: “Wonder”—which you should really submit to—this Expo Recommends features recommendations from our genre section editors and Co-Editors-in-Chief. Whether it gives you a leg up on the competition by knowing what we like, or it helps you find you next great read (or piece of art to ponder), enjoy!

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