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.
Founded by the alumni of University of Southern California’s Master of Professional Writing Program, 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. We develop new projects and events to benefit the Los Angeles literary community and also publish the podcast Two Writers Walk Into a Bar… and the Expo Blog.
Every issue has a theme from which writers and artists can draw inspiration. We encourage those who submit to think outside the box; we look for stories that fit the theme yet make us think about it in different ways; we want work that satisfies and challenges traditional forms of storytelling.
Wondering what to submit to us? 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, work that embraces conflict and isn’t afraid to take risks. We love pieces that blur the boundaries of genre.