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The second edition of New California Writing is here!
Join publisher Malcolm Margolin, series editor Gayle Wattawa, foreword writer David Kipen, and selected contributors for an evening of readings, food, and celebration of our vibrant literary scene.
NOTE: No need to print your tickets. Once you register your name will be on a list at the door.
Once again, we’ve combed through a year’s worth of magazines, blogs, zines, and books, from both major and small publishers, to find the most compelling writing California has to offer. The forty-three pieces in this year’s anthology, culled from thousands of choices, offer a variety of voices that will enliven the mind, expand the imagination, and stretch the heart.
Here is the latest work by established writers—including Jon Carroll, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Caitlin Flanagan, Michael Pollan, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Francesca Lia Block—standing alongside that of emerging writers—among them Eric Puchner, Daniel Olivas, Rebecca K. O’Connor, and Manuel Muñoz. Also included is an excerpt from Masha’allah and Other Stories, by Mariah K. Young, winner of the 2011 James D. Houston Award.
This year’s contributors straddle cultural fault lines, look critically at our collective heritage, and wonder at the ever-shifting infrastructure of the state.
The search is on for the freshest voices in new California literature!
“New California Writing” is an annual literary anthology that collects fresh and thought-provoking writing about California that has been published in the previous year, with a special emphasis on Californian writers, publications, and publishers. The New California Writing 2011 inaugural edition was published in April 2011.
We are currently collecting material for the 2013 edition (the submission period for 2012 is closed). The deadline is July 1, 2012. View the website for submission and nomination details.