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Camera Obscura Journal Vol. 6
Featuring Catherin Colaw, Jacqueline Kolosov, Michael Bilotta, Saeed Rezvanian and many more...

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In bookstores by July. 31, 2013.
Vol 6
Photography Competition Sponors
Photography Competition
$1200/$300 top prizes in the professional/amateur category plus publication in the Camera Obscura Journal as the featured photographer. Finalists also receive publication in the magazine and prizes worth over $1000.
Writing Award
$1000 award for the best work of literary fiction, as determined by the editors, that appears in each issue of the literary journal. All stories accepted for publication are eligible. A short story, novella, or exceptional piece of flash fiction all stand an equal chance for this award based on the merit of the work.
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Meredith Doench Interviews Jacqueline Kolosov

What struck me most on my first reading of “Lessons from the Master” was Kolosov’s vivid use of detail (Camera Obscura, Issue 6). It is through these descriptions that she constructs her protagonist, Leslie Oliver, a woman who has the ability not only to create life, but to sustain it. Her colorful and specific gardening descriptions captured my attention from the start: “Before leaving home, I contemplated digging up at least one of the roses, not the temperamental Bourbon but the all-flowering, hardy Centifolia, or perhaps the lush, fragrant Damask, but ultimately decided that they, too, must remain part of my past life.” Kolosov’s well-crafted prose is as precise as it is gentle.

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