Help These Orgs During #GivingTuesday 2020!

Writing might seem like a solitary activity, but there is a vibrant community behind it all. From providing a platform for new voices to supporting food scarcity, these organizations specifically help writers and art-makers of all ages, experiences, and incomes. In honor of #GivingTuesday, we’re waiving our submissions fees so you can donate your money to your favorite organizations. If you’re looking for suggestions, some of ours are listed below. If monetary donations aren’t currently something for you, a few of these orgs offer multiple ways to give back or get involved . Who knows, maybe you can find your next volunteer opportunity for 2021!

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Expo Recommends: The Ones That Got Away

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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.

Going into our sixth annual issue, we decided to celebrate the work that we have loved but were unable to publish ourselves. It’s one of an editor’s worst nightmares. A piece is submitted to your literary journal that is absolutely perfect, but before you can send out the acceptance, you get a notification from Submittable: “Piece Withdrawn.” Another literary journal got there first. Even though we have sadly had to let pieces go over the years, we are so glad the writers we loved found homes for their pieces!

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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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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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Expo Recommends: “Act/Break”

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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.

Our 2019 annual issue submission season is well underway. For Vol. V our editors chose the theme “Act/Break” calling submitters to consider action, disruption, and the interstitial places in between. As we approach our guaranteed feedback deadline (November 1) and our official deadline (December 15), 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 “Act/Break” inspired Expo Recommends.

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Expo Recommends: AWP

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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 Expo Recommends comes with an exciting announcement: Exposition Review’s panel “From Page to Stage: How to Write a Play That Will Actually Get Produced” has been accepted for the Association of Writers & Writing Programs annual conference, AWP 2020! Our panel will feature writers Neal Adelman, Joshua Inocencio, and Jelisa Jay Robinson with moderator/Editor-in-Chief Lauren Gorski. To share our excitement, we’ve taken inspiration from AWP 2019 which took place in Portland and the panels and writers who inspired us there.

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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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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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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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Expo Recommends: Los Angeles (and Bay Area) Bookstores

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Normally, our Expo Recommends tackles the question: What should I read next? But what do you do when you find the perfect book to read? Buy it! And where do you buy it from? Yes, you could turn to your computer or device and order said recommended read at the click of the button, but for any book lover asks, “Where’s the fun in that?” The answer: There isn’t any. That’s why we’ve taken the time to focus on some of our favorite bookstores in Los Angeles and the Bay Area. With this trusty guide, you can not only get the book you’re looking for, but also the experience and “waltz among the pages” to go with it.

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