A schmoozing opportunity is at hand for short-story writers: The Crescent Review, a fiction-only magazine launched in Winston-Salem, N.C., in 1982 and relocated to the D.C. area last year, will host a reading at Chapters this Tuesday, Jan. 31. J. Timothy Holland, who became the Review‘s editor last July, will present his debut issue; local authors featured in its pages—including Sara Fisher, Carol Hoover, Greg Lipscomb, Jeff Minerd, and Susan Sondé—will read their work. Holland, who plans to turn the biannual journal into a quarterly by 1996, is now soliciting submissions. But—dilettantes take note—Holland says it’s “hard to find the jewels….Good storytelling doesn’t necessarily mean good writing, and vice versa.” Of 500 submissions for the most recent issue, only 16 made his final cut. The Review is available at Chapters and the Writer’s Center; send queries to P.O. Box 15069, Chevy Chase, MD 20825.