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Hall of Fame Member: Richard Hartwell

Rick Hartwell is a retired middle school (remember the hormonally-challenged?) English teacher living in Moreno Valley, California. He believes in the succinct, that the small becomes large; and, like the Transcendentalists and William Blake, that the instant contains eternity. Given his “druthers,” if he’s not writing, Rick would rather be still tailing plywood in a mill in Oregon. He can be reached at

He has been published in: Empirical Magazine, Newtowner Magazine, Birmingham Arts Magazine, Torrid Literature Journal, Camel Saloon, Bamboo Forest, Stray Branch, Everyday Fiction, Everyday Poets, Flashquake, Steam Ticket, Burnt Bridge, Indigo Rising, Toucan Magazine, Lowestoft Chronicle, Thoughtsmith, Rainbow Rose, Greensilk Journal, Shine Journal, Poppy Road Review (Best of the Net, 2011), and others, both in print and e-zine. Rick is listed in Poets & Writers for Fiction, Literary Non-fiction and Poetry. Published chapbooks: The Sea Turtle (Fiction, The Bactrian Room,, and Kindle Books); This Way to the Egress (Poetry, Books on Blog #24,; and, Vietnam Flashbacks: A Personal Memoir (Literary Non-Fiction, Burnt Bridge: Those Who Served, D-Day Issue,, and Kindle Books).