Clarissa Romano

Clarissa Romano is the former fiction editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books. She is a writer, teacher, and editor whose short stories have appeared in numerous literary journals including The Los Angeles Review, The South Carolina Review, The Wisconsin Review, and Flatmancrooked. She is completing her first novel, Honey.


The Imitation Game

Jacob Rubin: “I just follow my characters around and wait for them to do something interesting.”...

The Price of 'Gold'

FEMALE RIVALRIES make for excellent drama. Primetime soap operas are fueled by coifed and toned ladies in a range of ages ...

Mentors: Barry Hannah

"There are some howlers among the pros as delectable as the successes and just as fine a tool of learning."...

Delight and Delectation: An Interview with Anne Germanacos
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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

Entry Fee: $35. Entry fees are non-refundable.

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