Golden State 2017: The Best New Writing from California

Golden State 2017: The Best New Writing from California

by Lisa Locascio (Editor)


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With incredibly diverse perspectives on life in The Golden State, novelist and critic Lisa Locascio brings together short fiction and nonfiction from acclaimed writers as well as new voices from under-explored environs. Our fourth annual anthology, celebrated in literary communities across the state.

This year's contributors include Alia Volz, Elizabeth McKenzie, William Hillyard, Kara Vernor, Zoë Ruiz, Michael Jaime-Becerra, Kat Meads, Anne-Marie Kinney, Micah Perks, Henri Bensussen, Cheryl Kidder, Ron Gutierrez, Anthony Mohr, Vincent Poturica, Kate Folk, Ashton Politanoff, Rebecca Baumann, BJ Reyes, Patty Somlo, Jasper Henderson, Gary Young, Olga Zilberbourg, Andrea Lambert, Seth Fischer, Elizabeth Hall, Lou Mathews, Susanna Kwan and Lyndsey Ellis.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944853235
Publisher: Outpost19
Publication date: 06/06/2017
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Lisa Locascio was born in Chicago and raised in River Forest, Illinois. Her work appears in The Believer, Salon, n+1, Tin House Flash Fridays, Bookforum, Sou'wester, Santa Monica Review, American Short Fiction, Hayden's Ferry Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Faultline, and many other journals. She has held residencies at Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Prairie Center of the Arts and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and received honors and support for her writing from Young Chicago Authors, the National Association for the Advancement of the Arts, New York University, Western Michigan University, the University of Southern California, the Del Amo Foundation, and several other institutions. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

Table of Contents

Editor's Note Lisa Locascio 1

The View Like An Ashtray Andrea Lambert 1

Savage Breast Elizabeth McKenzie 5

Wonder Valley William Hillyard 18

Winter of Departures Susanna Kwan 31

Speakeasy Tacos Michael Jaime-Becerra 41

Rainy Day Schedule Anthony J. Mohr 52

Crying With The Cosmic Cowboy Elizabeth Hall 66

Dad's House Vincent Poturica 75

In Any Light, By Any Name Alia Volz 98

Outer Sunset Olga Zilberbourg 111

Bow And Arrow Seth Fischer 123

David Hasselhoff Is From Baltimore Kara Vernor 132

Beds Cheryl Diane Kidder 135

Opening Raynah Lyndsey Ellis 142

Lost Horse Mine Kate Folk 154

Summer Zoë Ruiz 158

One End And Aim Ashton Politanoff 162

The Day Barbara Jane Reyes 165

Craftsman Kid Rebecca Baumann 171

There Was Once A Man Who Longed For A Child Micah Perks 177

The Chain Ron Gutierrez 183

What Lies In Closets Kat Meads 196

The Ritualist Anne-Marie Kinney 214

Journey Back Home Patty Somlo 223

Mystery of the Narcissistic Impulse Henri Bensussen 235

At Sixty Gary Young 243

Last Dance Lou Mathews 249

An Emerging Writer Jasper Henderson 265

Contributor's Notes 271

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