Exposition Review

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Our "IX Lives" issue contained work by William Deverell, Hafeez Lankhani, Jeffrey Lo, John Lucas, Sonia Greenfield, and Claudia Rankine, and Frances Stark, among others. through our Flash 405 competition and events, we've also published flash work by Judith Freeman and Janet Fitch. In our previous iteration, published under the name Southern California Review, we published work from David Lehman, Brighde Mullins, and Robert Faus. SCR also published D.A. Powell, Seth Greenland, and Gerald Locklin.
Web, E-publication, Audio, Video
Reading Period: 
Sep 15 to Dec 15
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No payment
Issues per Year: 
2,500 to 5,000

Editorial Focus

Exposition Review is an independent, multi-genre literary journal that publishes narratives by new, emerging, and established writers in the genres of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, stage & screen, experimental, art & photography, and comics.

Exposition Review creates opportunities for writers and artists to share their voices through our annual online issue and Flash 405 writing competitions as well as through our #ExpoPresents series of events, which includes staged readings, panels, and our signature micro-workshops in locations throughout Southern California.

Tips From the Editor

Read and follow all our submission guidelines!

We like to be surprised; we like writing that transports us with strong voices and a sense of place. We like work that’s thoughtful and cathartic, that embraces conflict and isn’t afraid to take risks. We love pieces that blur genre boundaries.

Our 2017 annual issue theme is “Surface.” When we think of surface, we think of texture, even synesthesia, of multiple meanings packed into a single word. A surface can be a reflection and changes with your perspective. One can emerge from the depths, or dive under the surface to discover what lurks bellow. We want stories that transport us through the looking glass. Tell them in your favorite genre, or bend boundaries and invent a new way to tell a story.

Contact Information

Jessica June Rowe & Brianna J.L. Smyk, Editors-in-Chief
Los Angeles
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Last updated: Feb 17, 2017