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, 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’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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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 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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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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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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Introducing Two Writers Walk Into a Bar, a Podcast

Exposition Review is proud to announce the debut of our podcast, Two Writers Walk Into a Bar!

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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.

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Exposition Review, Vol. II: “Surface” Launch

Exposition Review is excited to announce that Vol. II: “Surface” is now available online!

When we posed the theme “Surface” back in September, we asked writers to submit to narratives that would play with the concepts of perception and self-reflection. We wanted fiction and fact and combinations of the two, and we encouraged writers to explore unconventional ways to tell their with our new experimental narratives category.

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