“The Donkey is Definitely Asian” – New Story in the Best Of It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere: Volume One

My short story, “The Donkey is Definitely Asian” is in the debut anthology for the “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” reading series, hosted by Julia Ingalls. The series is held regularly at the Mandrake Bar in Culver City, and has been one of my favorite local events. It was a blast to read there last year, […]

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AFLW: Excerpt + Q&A with Steph Cha

Excerpt & Q&A: YOUR HOUSE WILL PAY by Steph Cha In her new novel, YOUR HOUSE WILL PAY, Steph Cha brings her crime-writing prowess to the aftermath of racially charged 90s’ Los Angeles. The result is a page-turning thriller driven by honesty, tension and an unyielding willingness to speak the emotional experience of its characters. […]

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AFLW: EXCERPT + Q&A WITH CHRIS TERRY

Chris L. Terry’s new, acclaimed novel, BLACK CARD, presents a stirring examination of racial identity in America as its unnamed narrator is a young, mixed-race man who longs to earn his “black card,” but soon finds it comes with an acute and systemic vulnerability to racism. An excerpt, followed by a Q&A between the author and […]

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“CA Lit Journal List” Update

  Based in Lagunitas, CA, The Bare Life Review was founded in 2017 as the only literary journal whose sole mission is to publish immigrant and refugee writers. While the impulse behind the journal’s founding was political, and while they recognize fully its political implications, its focus remains wholly artistic. Based in Oakland, CA, Poets Reading the News […]

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AFLW: Q&A with Aatif Rashid, author of Portrait of Sebastian Khan

Angels Flight * literary west features an excerpt plus a Q&A between Aatif Rashid and AFLW Fiction Editor Pete Hsu about character development, themes exploring ongoing gender and racial-political issues and a new kind of POC narrative. Aatif Rashid is the author of the novel PORTRAIT OF SEBASTIAN KHAN (713 Books), a uniquely beautiful, compelling and […]

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