October was busy for the Exposition Review team! We kicked off our reading season for Vol. V: “Act/Break,” we conquered Lit Crawl L.A., and we had our first taste of San Francisco’s famous Litquake. On October 19, we hosted our #ExpoPresents series where Lit Crawl all started—in the city by the bay.
For a lit journal, fall is an exciting time of year. It usually means submission season is in full swing and a shiny new issue gleams on the horizon. But this year, beyond the excitement around our annual issue—and the fact that we’ll be paying contributors to Vol. V: “Act/Break”—we’re blocking our calendars with a focus on Lit Crawls and flash.
The editors of Expo are pleased to announce the winners of our final contest of the year, judged by author Glen David Gold! The winning short form works evoked elegance in mysteries both solved and unsolved, leaving us intrigued, enchanted, and impressed.
Read on to discover these works for yourself:
We’re excited to announce our next round of Flash 405!
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, 2018 via Submittable.
Read on to learn more about this month’s theme from judge Brianna J.L. Smyk!
Continue reading “Call for Entries: Flash 405, June 2018: “Nature””
We opened our 2018 season of Flash 405 with a call to get selfish… or, more accurately, to explore selfishness, and avarice, and all other delightful and horrific forms of “Greed.” Judge Rebecca Luxton said of her theme that “greed is the beginning of so many great narratives,” and the submissions we received definitely reflected that.
Narrowing down these exceptional submissions was no easy feat, but we’re now excited to announce the winners of Flash 405, February 2018: “Greed”!
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 the return of Flash 405, Expo’s multi-genre short form writing competition, this month’s Expo Recommends features flash recommendations from some of Expo’s editors.
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:
The editors of Exposition Review love Lit Crawl L.A., and we’re excited to be among those chosen to host an event at this bar crawl turned literary extravaganza. On October 25, we gathered in NoHo with some of our favorite multi-genre short form writers for “L.A. in a Flash,” one of our signature #ExpoPresents micro-readings/workshops. Read on for all the flash-y details.
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:
Judge Laura Rensing started off describing her prompt “Nemesis” with a simple truth: “Everyone’s got one.” And based on the number of entries we received, it seems you agree! Over 100 talented writers submitted their interpretations and experiences with enemies, oppositions, and overcomings.
Narrowing down these exceptional submissions was no easy feat, but after much deliberation, we can now reveal the winners of Flash 405, June 2017!