I moved to L.A. in 2008 to make a go of it as an assistant at a major entertainment agency because I was fascinated by the concept of celebrity -- the idea of some humans having so much demanded of them that they had to hire people to stand between themselves and the rest of the world.

The California Prose Directory presents short fiction and non-fiction about life in the Golden State.

This year's edition, our third, features work by 24 authors compiled by Sarah LaBrie.

Contributors include:

Kyle Boelte
John Brantingham
Carina Chocano
Meghan Daum
Nathan Deuel
Ann Friedman
Vanessa Hua
Jay Caspian Kang
Adam Klein
Summer Block Kumar
Jillian Lauren
Lisa Locascio
Kevin Magruder
Lou Mathews
Rae Paris
Micah Perks
Zachary Pincus-Roth
Lilibet Snellings
Matthew Specktor
A. A. Srinivasan
Matt Sumell
Ronaldo Wilson
Melissa Yancy
Yvonne Zima

The 2014 edition of the California Prose Directory is edited by J. Ryan Stradal. Its line-up of authors is here.

The California Prose Directory was originally conceived and edited by Charles McLeod. The inaugural edition is available here.

At The Nervous Breakdown, CPD '16 editor Sarah LaBrie talks with contributor Ann Friedman about her favorite California authors, media’s New York-centric mindset, and the best part about being a writer who doesn't live in Brooklyn.


April 30, 2016 - 826LA, Mar Vista, Los Angeles

November 4, 2016 - The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles

Submit for 2017!
Our next edition is edited by Lisa Locascio.
Stay tuned for details.

California Prose Directory 2016:
New Writing from the Golden State
edited by Sarah LaBrie
310 pages
$18.50 paperback ISBN 9781937402556
$12 ebook

March 2016

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