PRLog -- By Pat Mallory--Edited by Silver Webb, Laura Hemenway, and Ron Alexander
Sonya Hellers lyrics "Just Another Daydream" appear in SB Litjo's premier issue and is now available on Amazon
The Santa Barbara Literary Journal is a new biannual publication that will be available on Amazon in both print and kindle format and was inspired by and birthed from the 2017 Santa Barbara Writers Conference which will celebrate its 46th year on the beach in Santa Barbara from June 17th - 22nd. The brainchild of Editrix Silver Webb, the journal features works from conference alumni Yvette Keller, Matt Pallamary, Stuart Orenstein, Janet Rendall, Max Talley, Reina Warnert, Silver Webb, Lisa Lamb, and Sacha Wamsteker.
A number of other talented artists, writers, and musicians are also contributors along with cover art from a painting titled "Making Tomato Paste" by Mary Freericks.
In this abridged letter from the opening of the journal, editor Silver Webb says, "Who is to say what is literary? In my mind, if it is a story and it is well-written, it's literature. But I find that stories considered genre are often deemed to be a different universe than literary fiction. Just as song lyrics are considered less-than poetry. Is it possible to have a literary werewolf? Would he have to wear a tuxedo and enunciate like Lord Mountbatten before he is considered literary? Can a witch be literary? Only if she goes to Harvard? (Believe me, I've befriended more than one unusual creature with a Ph.D. from that place.) I dislike the idea that literary fiction really means boring fiction, and that it is somehow valued more than anything with a teaspoon of imagination to it.Read more