Exposition Review is pleased to share the theme for our June 2023 Flash 405 contest judged by our own Fiction Co-Editor Shze-Hui Tjoa: “Crescendo.”
Flash 405 is Exposition Review’s multi-genre short-form writing competition, awarding cash prizes and online publication to the winners. Submissions will be open June 4–July 5, 2023.
Read on to learn more about Shze-Hui and her prompt:
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We are proud to announce the publication of the second issue of our chapbook, Composition: Reach. Like its predecessor, Rearview, Reach is the brainchild of an Expo intern—this time, Ashley Moon. It contains selected flash fiction from our past Flash 405 writing contests and visual art from our annual issues. As Chapbook Editor, Moon curated a collection of art constructed from different media and then selected Flash 405 fiction pieces to act as bridges linking one artwork to the next.
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For the seventh edition of Exposition Review’s “Share Your Voice!” workshop, we got an itch and shook things up a bit for our annual event for emerging writers. As in previous years, we invited WriteGirl teens and alums and students from PEN America’s DREAMing Out Loud program to the free session with the ultimate goal of publishing their work.
But this time we had a partner: Sofía Aguilar, who brought expertise as an alum of the workshop, Expo contributor, avid submitter, and editor of Mag 20/20, an online magazine dedicated to creatives in their twenties—to which participants were invited to submit as well.
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It was Thursday morning, the first full day of #AWP2023 in Seattle, and the conference was already buzzing with the hunt for coffee, frantic connections to the Wi-Fi, and the excitement of tote bags at check-in. Expo’s panel, “Meant to Last: Maintaining Longevity as an Independent Lit Journal,” was a part of the first block of panels bright and early at 9 a.m. This would be our second time with a featured panel at AWP, our first taking place in San Antonio back in 2020 (find that recap here).
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In our February Flash 405 competition, Judge Krista Nave sought entries that celebrated kitsch, embraced the garish, and indulged in excess without shame. Sifting through the entries, she discovered pieces infused with more than just gaudy jewelry—and work that embraces timeless subjects of grief and hope.
Learn more about Krista’s selections and read the winning pieces below:
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Another round of Flash 405 is taking “flight” with guest judge Lucy Zhang!
Lucy’s flash fiction piece “Unstable Relationship” appeared in Exposition Review Vol. VII: “Flux”, and was nominated and selected for Best Microfiction 2023. She’ll now be selecting the winners for this Flash 405 contest, which is based on her chosen theme, “Flight.”
Submissions will open on April 4, 2023, via Submittable. Before submitting, we encourage you to check out the full prompt below. You can also see further guidelines and see past contest winners by visiting our Flash 405 page.
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We are delighted to kick off another round of Flash 405 with a new prompt, “Tacky,” chosen by our own Krista Nave!
Krista started her journey with Exposition Review as a participant in our annual “Share Your Voice!” publishing workshop and a contributor to our “Wonder” issue with her first published poem “Justice Favors Fortune.” Then she was an intern on our “Act/Break” issue and an associate editor on “Hunger” and “Flux.” And for our upcoming issue, “Lines,” Krista is serving as Stage & Screen Editor.
Submissions will open on February 4, 2023, via Submittable. Before submitting, we encourage you to check out the full prompt below. You can also see further guidelines and see past contest winners by visiting our Flash 405 page.
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At Exposition Review, our mission is to continue to create opportunities for our ever-growing community of talented writers and artists to share their voices and grow their platforms. This is why, every year, we submit some of our strongest published work for a variety of prestigious literary awards and anthologies. We are proud to present our nominees from our “Flux” issue for the following awards:
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What should I read next? It’s a question we all ask ourselves time and again. Even with countless stories, poems, essays, scripts, art, comics, and films 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.
Our 2023 annual issue submission season is drawing to a close. For Vol. VIII, our editors chose the theme “Lines,” calling on submitters to consider the lines that connect us; the lines we draw and the lines we cross; the lines we wait in and the lines we toe.
Heading into our last week of submissions (our deadline is December 31), we want to give you—our readers, writers, submitters, and community—an extra dose of inspiration. So whether you read Expo Recommends for the recommendations or you want to get a leg up on the competition with a behind-the-scenes look into the preferences of our editorial team, we hope you’ll enjoy our “Lines”-inspired Expo Recommends. And when you buy your copies of the books from our Bookshop, and Exposition Review will receive a 10% commission.
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Writing might seem like a solitary activity, but it’s backed by a vibrant community that supports and uplifts voices of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences. In honor of #GivingTuesday, we’re waiving our submission fees on Tuesday, November 29, so you can donate your money or time to your favorite organizations. If you’re looking for suggestions, here are some of our perennial and new recommendations:
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