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Fiction, art, and poetry from Santa Barbara and beyond.


Listening to the Moon    
by Heather Bartos

It is Late and Dark and You’re No Lantern    
by Amy McNamara

The Rabbit’s Foot    
by Stephen Dean Ingram

Under a New Moon

and Blue Hour

by Chella Courington

Destination Unknown

by Max Talley


And She Lay There in the Moonlight

by Ted Chiles

One Drop of Dew

by Lori Anaya



by Alexis Rhone Fancher



The Visiting Poet,

and Ishmael and me   
by Fritz Feltzer

Demon Nova

and Subliminal Radio Blues

by Christopher Chambers

Snow Men

by Joe Ducato

November When Dark Comes Early

by Mary Elizabeth Birnbaum

Random Pieces Pilfered from Chapter 17, Last Chance Texaco by Rickie Lee Jones
by Gary Carter

Cento: A Nation Divided

by Beth Copeland

Moon-Drunk Angel Mine

by Marco Etheridge

La Fille aux Cheveux du Lin

by Shelly Lowenkopf


The Moon

by Rebecca Troon

Relic of a Rose

by Jen Hajj and Laura Hemenway

Melancholy Tattoo

by Steve Werner

That’s What The Whiskey is For

by Tom Prosada-Rao


by Cate Graves, Bob Rea, & Ben Rea

Four Walls and a Murphy Bed

by Dennis Russell

The Night I Met George Jones

by Marty Axelrod

Gasoline & Liquor

by Natalie D-Napoleon & Brett Leigh Dicks

Trouble In a Bottle

by Britta Lee Shain

The Party Goes On

by James Houlahan

Down the Rabbit Hole


Werewolves on the Mesa:

An Interview With DJ Palladino

by Silver Webb

Werewolf, Texas, Prologue

and Werewolf, Texas, Chapter 3

by DJ Palladino



“The Kiss” and “Piano Player, 1996” 
by James-Paul Brown

"The Influencer,"

"Front Page,"

and "Untiltled"

by Laura Hemenway

Santa Barbara Literary Journal, Volume8

    • Print length

      215 pages

    • Language


    • Publication date

      November 22, 2022

    • Dimensions

      5.5 x 0.54 x 8.5 inches

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