Brandi M. Spaethe received her MFA in poetry from Fresno State where she worked for The Normal School. Her poems have appeared in CRATE, Minola Review, and BLOOM, to name a few. Her chapbook, To You Who Wants In, was released in December 2012. Brandi was a poetry fellow in the 2013 Lambda Literary Foundation's Emerging Writer's Retreat. She is the program associate at Poets & Writers' California Office and teaches at Cal State LA.
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Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.
The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.