Flash 405, April 2020: “Change In Perspective” Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of Flash 405: “Change In Perspective,” selected by guest judge K.B. Carle. The April 2020 contest asked writers to tell stories that changed them, but from a completely different point of view. K.B.’s prompt challenged writers to think outside the box (or even as the box!) and pushed them out of their comfort zone, resulting in some excellent, unexpected pieces.

Read on to discover them for yourself!

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Expo Recommends: #AmplifyBIPOC

As a lit journal dedicated to creating lasting opportunities for writers and artists to share their voices, we are committed to amplifying the experiences, stories, poetry, and artwork of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and improving pathways for their own agency as readers, editors, and publishers.

This Expo Recommends #AmplifyBIPOC list highlights organizations, publications, writers, artists, etc. that support and represent the work of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). Beyond race, many of the spaces and work included on this list also represent the dimensions of intersectionality and how sex, gender, gender identity, age, ability, income, and community all shape experience.

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Call for Entries: Flash 405, June 2020: “International Travel”

Our next Flash 405 contest is almost here! This round will be judged by our own Associate Editor Dave Gregory.

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 June 4–July 5, 2020 via Submittable.

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

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Exposition Review, Vol V: “Act/Break” Launch (and New Podcast Alert!)

Exposition Review is ecstatic to announce our latest issue has launched, Vol. V: “Act/Break”! With this new issue, we celebrate works across genres and hybrid forms, featuring writers new, established, and emerging from WriteGirl and the PEN America Emerging Voices Fellowship. After months of reading, editing, and design, it’s time to share it with the world.

That’s not to say this issue wasn’t without its last minute changes. Even though Exposition Review wasn’t able to host our regular issue launch party, we still found new and exciting ways to celebrate the work of our contributors.

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Flash 405, February 2020: “Bright Spot” Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of “Bright Spot,” our first Flash 405 contest of 2020, judged by Exposition Review Associate Editor Sarah Smith Narhi. With the current global health crisis, finding bright spots in life—the things “that spark enough joy that you would fistfight Marie Kondo to save them”—has never been more relevant.

For Exposition Review, getting to publish these winners and share their voices in the world is our bright spot. Read on to discover them for yourself!
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Recap: Publishing Workshop with WriteGirl Goes Virtual

When Exposition Review faced the option of potentially cancelling our annual WriteGirl “Share Your Voice!” workshop due to COVID-19 concerns, we decided instead to make the presentation virtual and host it entirely online via Zoom thanks to WriteGirl. The workshop started on Sunday morning, March 15, and taught mentees and alumni of WriteGirl about the process of finding literary journals that fit their voice, polishing their submission materials, and submitting.

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Call for Entries: Flash 405, April 2020: “Change in Perspective”

It’s time to announce our next Flash 405 contest. For our April 2020 round, we are delighted to welcome guest judge K. B. Carle!

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, 2020 via Submittable.

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

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AWP Panel Recap: From Page to Stage: How to Write a Play That Will Actually Get Produced

#AWP2020 was one for the books, and not because of the usual literary masses swarming the host city. The Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference in San Antonio started on March 4th just days after the Mayor declared a public health emergency when someone who tested positive for COVID-19 had been released from the nearby Air Force Base where 100 cruise ship passengers had been quarantined. The declaration was made in order to protect the city from any other evacuees from entering, but ultimately was denied by the courts. However, within hours of this declaration, the organizers of AWP had a tough choice to make in whether or not to move forward with the conference. 

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National Indie Excellence Awards Guest Post: Why Indie Authors Should Submit Their Work to Book Awards

By Daniel Pateman

There’s never been a better time to be an independent author. After years spent trying to court the ‘big five’ (HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House, Macmillan and Hachette), only for your work to be rejectedor ignored completelyit’s becoming absurdly easy to get your masterpiece published, all by yourself.

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Expo Recommends: AWP, San Antonio Edition

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What should I read next? We honestly have no idea this time, but we will find out this March when our editors attend the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference in San Antonio! We promise, this is not just a humble brag that we will be moderating a panel there (though you can see us on Saturday, March 7th at 9:00am at the panel From Page to Stage: How to Write a Play That Will Actually Get Produced).

As our editors get ready for the trip to Texas, there are quite a few panels, people, and sights to look forward to. Here’s a list of some of our most anticipated events!

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