Get new SFLR, register for Oct. 21 Zoom event

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Cover Artist: Oliver Agustin Kautter

Hear writers and artists talk about their work from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 21, when SFCC will celebrate the launch of the 2021 Santa Fe Literary Review (SFLR) with a free public event on Zoom. Register now.

SFLR is published annually by the college. An in-print literary journal, SFLR features work by local, national, and international writers and artists.

Pick up your free copy of the Santa Fe Literary Review at Santa Fe Public Library branches, Vista Grande Public Library in El Dorado, the Santa Fe Higher Education Center, and at the SFCC Library.

“This issue of the SFLR, themed ‘Tapestry: Diversity, Culture, and Common Ground,’ was a shot of hope for everyone who participated. As we scoured the news, watched our family members and loved ones fall ill, and struggled to maintain our own physical and mental health, we found deep solace in the tapestries of words and images delivered to us. Amidst grief, fear, and inertia, we used the editorial process to ground ourselves. Poring through submissions as they streamed in from around the world, we were reminded over and over that the human spirit is a tough and resilient thing, capable of creating and inventing even in times of darkness

In this year’s issue, we share stories, poems, essays, and images depicting the poles of loss and light that have so characterized these extraordinary pandemic times. A testament to the raw sense of wonder that exists within every creative soul, this issue lies rooted in the common ground upon which we all reside.” – SFLR Editors

This year’s issue features work by contributors from SFCC, Santa Fe, and around the country. The magazine also includes an exclusive interview with award-winning writer Kirstin Valdez Quade, author of The Five Wounds, her debut novel about a New Mexican family’s extraordinary year of love and sacrifice.

This year’s issue is available for viewing or download at, and selected writings are available at

Register now for SFLR online reading 5 to 7 p.m. October 21.

Santa Fe Literary Review Faculty Advisor Kate McCahill said, “After careful thought, we’ve decided to hold this year’s annual reading and reception event remotely on Zoom. That means that anyone who contributed can participate, from wherever they are. All are welcome to this wonderful annual event.”

Pre-registration is required for the 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 21 Zoom event at Login information will be emailed to registered attendees on the morning of the event. 

The Zoom event is free and open to all who have pre-registered.

For more information, contact Kate McCahill, SFLR Faculty Advisor and Editor-in-Chief, at, or 505-428-1903.