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"The theme, Stardust, was an excellent choice. I enjoyed reading stories, poems and song lyrics with the Stardust theme. I expected to see David Bowie, but not snakes on a baseball diamond and the other intriguing takes on what Stardust could mean. This is a great edition of Lit Jo, full of imagination, good writing and demonstrates the lively community of, by the beach writers, who reach into their heads and find a goldmine of creativity." --Love Reading


Volume 4 Stardust, inspired in part by David Bowie, boasts an interview by Max Talley of local author T.C. Boyle.  Our poetry section features the works, among others, of Chella Courington and Sojourner Kincaid Rolle. 


Some of our fiction offerings include:  

In "A Bag of Stardust or David Bowie Explains," Nate Streeper deftly intertwines those classic, tasteful tropes of little green space aliens, stoners, and Ziggy Startdust.

"Scales and Bases" by Jeremy Gold asks the question, What would happen to the all-American past-time if the game was interrupted by sand worms?

"Wallpaper" by Jesse Krenzel cautions us against the dangers of remodeling your bathroom. Because those bathing beauties on the wall? They might have some surprises in store for you.

"Love & Shoelaces" by Frederick T. Williams shows a different side of love. 

"Sodden and Angora" by Zane Andrea. Yarn and galaxy creation. Say no more!

"Welcome to Blue Sky Heaven" by Calla Gold takes us to a future where over-crowding has led to a bureacracy of euthenasia.

"Liberace’s Lover" by Lisa Lamb. A drag queen and his heels shall not be parted!

"A Cookie & A Glass of Milk" by Shira Musicant takes us on a man's last trip to the refridgerator.

"Ashes to Ashes" by Chris Casey Logsdon. A somber meditation on the detritus of death and the spreading of ashes.


  • Series: Santa Barbara Literary Journal Volume 4
  • Paperback: 221 pages
  • Publisherd October 31, 2019
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1701373858
  • ISBN-13: 978-1701373853
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.3 ounces 

Santa Barbara Literary Journal Volume 4: Stardust

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