Spring 2019 News

Congratulations to all! We’re happy to hear the good news.

A While’ Means January,” a poem by Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo (Sculpting the Poem), was published in The Acentos Review's Pop! Issue.

Leila Bilick’s poems “In Freedom” and “Yearbook,” written in a workshop with Kim Young, will appear in the next issue of The Coachella Review.

Melissa Chadburn was accepted to the Ph.D. in Creative Writing program at the University of Southern California and she will begin in the fall.

Bob DeRosa co-wrote Video Palace, the first original fiction podcast from SHUDDER (AMC's horror streaming network). It's like Serial meets The Blair Witch Project made with some of the original Blair Witch creators! All 10 episodes are available on iTunes and the series has been getting great reviews and numbers.

“Daddy’s Girl,” flash fiction by Annette Goggins, will appear this year in Spirits Magazine out of Indiana University.

Ratna Goradia’s first publication, the short story “The Turmeric Is Gone,” was published in India Currents.

Michael Jortner interviewed Jon D’Amico of Rock ’N Walk Tours for WEHOville. He offers walking tours along the Sunset Strip with a twist: revealing the area’s history through special entrance into clubs like the Roxy, Viper Room, the Whisky, and others.

Longreads published Ruth LeFaive’s interview with Devi S. Laskar and her interview with Bryan Washington appeared in The Rumpus.

Kimberly Lee’s flash fiction “Departure” was published in Toyon, Humboldt State University’s literary magazine, and her creative nonfiction “Freedom’s Scent” was published in Thread. Kimberly was also selected to attend the Northern California Writers Retreat after submitting the first 20 pages of the novel she workshopped in Christopher DeWan’s “Shaping Your Story” seminar.

Edan Lepucki (Mothers Before) will be the guest editor of this year's Best American Nonrequired Reading. In June, she will lead a panel for Zocalo at the Getty called "Is Civilization on the Verge of Collapse?”

Elline Lipkin (Fire It Up! Rejuvenating Your Poetry Practice) has two poems forthcoming in the journal Apricity. She will be reading on April 6 at the Garden of Verses event at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens and later that afternoon as part of AltaDitty 2.0 at the Altadena Library.

Zan Romanoff published several articles in various publications: “Every Woman Writer Feels Like She’s Starting Over Without Any Guides” (Longreads), “Fillers Let People Reshape Their Faces Without Surgery” and “Why I Can’t Bring Myself to Do the ’10 Year Challenge’” (Buzzfeed), “From Nude Cuties to Xtube: 50 Years of Porn” (byNWR), "Meet the Writer Who Chased Eve Babitz All Over Hollywood" (Literary Hub), “On ‘Heard It In A Past Life,’ Maggie Rogers Spins Pop Songs Into Revelations” (Uproxx), and “The Ethics (& Economics) of Freebies” (Medium News-to-Table). Zan will also have a judgment for The Tournament of Books posting this week.

Indu Sabaiya’s essay “On Arrival” was published at Immigrant Report.

Anti-Heroin Chic published Carla Sameth’s poem "Making Love to My Toes." Her essay "Why Do Good T-Shirts Have to Die" was published by MUTHA Magazine and her short story “Mourning Morning” was published in Entropy.

Courtney Seiberling released an e-book of her yoga philosophy book Yoga’s Yamas and Niyamas: 10 Principles for Peace and Purpose, parts of which she workshopped in an essay class with Bernard Cooper. A paperback version is also available.

Nancy Shiffrin would like to share her prose and poetry now available at Lulu.com.

Visit our Instagram (@writingworkshopsla) to see the cover reveal for Black Card, the new novel by Chris L. Terry (Writing Diversity) out in August.

“Appetite,” a short story by Diana Wagman (The King Died: Finding Your Plot Through Character and Intensive Manuscript Revision Workshop), is forthcoming in Prairie Schooner’s summer issue. Diana also contributed an essay to Why I Like This Story, an anthology coming out in June from Camden House, edited by Jackson Bryer. The collection includes essays about favorite stories by writers including Julia Alvarez, Andrea Barrett, Richard Bausch, Ann Beattie, Andre Dubus, William H. Gass, Jill McCorkle, Alice McDermott, and Annie Proulx. Diana’s essay will be featured in a piece about the book in May in the Los Angeles Review of Books

Margaret Wappler published “After Decades of Brawls and Betrayals, Reality TV Has Finally Gotten Nicer” in The Washington Post and “Theranos’ Elizabeth Holmes Sold Certainty and Sex Appeal” in Slate. Margaret also has an article forthcoming in the May issue of Elle. 

Annette Wong was accepted to the MFA program at Warren Wilson College.

“Body Oracle” by Kim Young (Poetry & Los Angeles: Writing the City) was published in Barrelhouse’s The Something Issue.