Andrew Tonkovich

Andrew Tonkovich edits the West Coast literary magazine Santa Monica Review and hosts the weekly books show Bibliocracy Radio on Pacifica station KPFK in Southern California. His fiction and nonfiction appear most recently in the Orange County Register, Radical Teacher, the Rattling Wall, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Connotation Press. A story published in Ecotone’s “Abnormal” issue is included in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013 and in Astoria to Zion: Twenty-Six Stories of Risk and Abandon from Ecotone’s First Decade, delighting the author at being both abnormal and unrequired.

Reelection Day

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your… —Plato The arrival of the first voter stirred the poll workers that late morning Election Day, as it would,…


The Sir James Templeman I know liked nothing better than to instruct the groundskeepers to dig another foxhole and install into it another atheist. We had at the plantation at the time of the “accident” 145 full-time nonbelievers enrolled in…