First Thursday Story Slam

Midtown Reader's first Story Slam Winners!

L to R: Gary Yordon, Farrah Youn, Laurel Lathrop, Lucas Lindsay & Sean Towey

Midtown Reader hosts a “Story Slam” on the first Thursday of each month. 

We’re proud to partner with FSU’s creative writing program

and the Tallahassee Writers' Association to feature terrific fiction and nonfiction from talented local authors!

Submit your work for review and selection monthly.

Four authors will be chosen to read at an open-mic night in the store.

We’re thrilled to have Laurel Lathrop as the host of our story slam! Laurel Lathrop is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at Florida State University. She teaches classes in fiction, nonfiction, literature, and composition at FSU and has also worked as the Nonfiction Editor of The Southeast Review for two years. She loves reading and listening to flash fiction and nonfiction and is thrilled to be part of the Story Slam!

Submit your writing for consideration today, and resubmit new work monthly so we can all read, think, and share!

Please use the following criteria for all submissions:

*Both Fiction and Nonfiction are eligible
*600 words or less

*Times New Roman/12 pt font/1”margins/double-spaced
*Due the last Thursday of each month by close of business
*If selected, author must be available to read on the first Thursday of the following month
*Please include a brief cover letter within the email - Author's name should not appear anywhere on the submission itself.
*Send your submission to