We had a fantastic inaguaral Story Slam in May here at the Midtown Reader, and we're keeping it going into the summer! Submit your work for review and selection monthly; six authors will be chosen to read at an open-mic night in the store.
Please use the following criteria for all submissions:
*Times New Roman/12 pt font/1”margins/double-spaced
*600 words or less
*Fiction or Nonfiction
*Due the last Thursday of the month, this time April 27
*If selected, must be available to read the evening of May 4
*Name should not appear anywhere on the submission itself. Please include a brief cover letter within the email.
*Send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re thrilled to have Sean Towey, FSU creative writing Ph.D. candidate, emceeing our Story Slams and helping select our writers/readers each month. Sean has work published or forthcoming in the minnesota review, Hobart, Word Riot, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. He was a semi-finalist for the St. Lawrence Book Award at Black Lawrence Press and was the recipient of an Emerging Writer Award chosen by Debra Monroe. He serves as the online editor for the Southeast Review and hosts a podcast on writing at FSU with Colleen Mayo. Sean grew up in Tacoma, and he currently lives in Tallahassee with his wife Erin.
Mark your calendars for our very first Story Slam at the Midtown Reader. Submit your writing for consideration today, and resubmit new work monthly so we can all Read, Think, Share!