Fall 2019 News

Check out these literary achievements from our WWLA family!

“Ghost Interview with a Soldier in the Peach Orchard,” a poem by Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo (Inspiration & Accountability), was published as part of an online Macondo Writers Workshop chapbook.

Summer Block (Essay Writing) has an essay on Homer, Marge, helicopter parenting, and the “good enough mother/father” in the anthology The Simpsons' Beloved Springfield: Essays on the TV Series and Town That Are Part of Us All. Summer’s essay “Better Late” was published by Longreads in August.

Chris Daley (Polish Your Prose) has a review of Flea’s memoir Acid for the Children forthcoming in the Journal of Alta California.

Amy Forstadt’s poem “Planetarium” was published by Your Impossible Voice.

Liz Ganem’s essay “Nothing to Be Scared Of” was published by So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art.

Cybele Garcia Kohel has been accepted as a poetry student into Antioch's low-residency MFA program.

Elline Lipkin (An Exploration of Poetry Methods & Movements) received a fellowship to attend the Napa Valley Writers Conference this past August. She has had poems accepted by Notre Dame Review and Pratik, as part of a special curated edition of Los Angeles poets. She will read at a LitCrawl L.A. event in October.

“Traces,” a short story by Kate Maruyama (Work in Progress: Novel; Intensive Manuscript Revision Workshop), was published in the July edition of The Magnolia Review.

The Los Angeles Times published an op-ed by Rachel Moscovich: “Cancer taught me that getting old isn’t something to fear — it’s a privilege.”

Look, the forthcoming novel by Zan Romanoff (Young Adult Fiction), has a recently revealed cover! Since our last update, Zan’s work has appeared in the following publications: Buzzfeed (“’The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck’ Author Actually Gives A Few,” “Kardashian BFFs Are Here Today And Gone Tomorrow,” and “Why People Love To Hate Kris Jenner, The OG ‘Momager’”), Literary Hub (“Secret Trysts and Lost Weekends at the Chateau Marmont”), Bon Appetit (“Inside the Mad-Science World of a Professional Fermentation Chef” and “Two Writers on the Joys of Being Single, But Also Sometimes Dating, in Your 30s”), and Longreads (“A Manson Murder Investigation 20 Years In the Making: ‘There Are Still Secrets’”).

Carla Sameth will be reading from her recently released memoir-in-essays One Day on the Gold Line at the Pasadena Central Library on September 19, The Battery Books and Music on September 26, and Avenue 50 Studio on October 17.

Christina Simon has essays forthcoming in Barren Magazine and PANK Magazine.

Black Card, the second novel from Chris L. Terry (Beyond the Book: Finding a Literary Agent), was published in August, with write-ups in NPR, Pitchfork, and Nylon. Chris also published the essay, "Robert E. Lee's Horse's Ass Made Me Black," about Confederate monuments, in The Root/Very Smart Brothas.

Margaret Wappler (Flash Nonfiction) reviewed Lisa Taddeo’s Three Women and interviewed Jia Tolentino for the Los Angeles Times. She also wrote about “Finding Solace and Security amid the Beauty of Laguna Beach” for Coast Magazine.

Waxwing published two poems by Annette Wong: “Miscarry” and “Yellow.”