California Literary Journals: Update!

I’ve added a couple new journals to the California Literary Journals list. SOUTHLAND ALIBI: Southland Alibi is the student-run literary journal published by the Writers’ Program at UCLA Extension. Submit via their Submittable portal. WORD POPPY PRESS: WPP is an independent literary press based in Northern California, featuring emerging local writers, and specializing in the… Continue reading California Literary Journals: Update!

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Featured in UCLA Writer’s Program “Success Stories”

All my formal training in writing has been through UCLA’s Extension Program, where I first took writing classes in the late 1990’s! Then there was a long hiatus before I took up workshops again in 2015 with such wonderful instructor/authors as Mike Buckley, Leslie Schwartz, Tony DuShane, and Ben Loory.

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THERE IS A MAN out now!

There is a Man Price: $10.00 There is a Man, Stories by Pete Hsu Paperback. 48 pages January 12th, 2021 ISBN 9781948800426. In these stories, a second-amendment utopia, multiple realities of grief and joy, and a space-traveler’s alienation from his family cross at the intersection of absurdity and emotional truth. There is a Man is… Continue reading THERE IS A MAN out now!

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“Pieces” in The Los Angeles Review Volume 23

My short story “Pieces” is in The Los Angeles Review’s 23rd anthology. Also featured: LAR Award Winners: John Mattson for his flash fiction piece “Eric Clapton’s Girlfriend” kwabena foli’s poem “In Defense of Genius” Anna Leahy’s creative non-fiction piece, “A Brief Encyclopedia of My Mother’s Cancer.” Marcelo Hernandez Castillo Oliver de la Paz And many… Continue reading “Pieces” in The Los Angeles Review Volume 23

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“All the World’s a Stage” – Book Review of Charles Yu’s INTERIOR CHINATOWN in Los Angeles Review of Books

CHARLES YU SPECIALIZES in ferreting out that peculiar angle, that spark of the unexpected, that re-illumination of an otherwise age-old narrative, and then taking that fantastical story element and spreading it horizontally until it coats the entirety of his writing’s universe. In other words, he writes in conceit… [READ MORE at Los Angeles Review of… Continue reading “All the World’s a Stage” – Book Review of Charles Yu’s INTERIOR CHINATOWN in Los Angeles Review of Books

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

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“Korean Jesus” – New Story in The Bare Life Review

“Korean Jesus” is out now in The Bare Life Review! “Korean Jesus” is about one man’s encounter with the magnetic Korean Jesus. Is Korean Jesus a con man? Or is Korean Jesus the Lord God incarnate? Or is He both? This wonderful journal is published  by Nyuol Lueth Tong and his team to champion immigrant… Continue reading “Korean Jesus” – New Story in The Bare Life Review

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