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  • Featuring Taikeya J, DuceGeez, Cristina C, Joshua Delgado

    Breaking free from societies standards, Abstract Voices is an organization that embraces uniqueness through expression and motivates each Speaker to embrace their inner voice. As an Asbtract Voice, we believe as the founder Taikeya J explains, “If you learn to take action of your voice, than you will take action of your life.” We step on the stage to tell stories that have shaped our lives one way or another.

  • Featuring Eduardo Martinez-Leyva, Elizabeth Onusko, William Brewer

    Founded in November 2010, The Adroit Journal is a quarterly publication that has been visiting the New York City Poetry Festival since July 2013. Recently recognized in Teen Vogue, Best of the Net, Best New Poets, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, Verse Daily, and NPR, among others, the journal has featured the voices of Dorianne Laux, Alex Dimitrov, Laura Kasischke, Terrance Hayes, Lydia Millet, Ellen Bass, NoViolet Bulawayo, Diane Glancy, Ned Vizzini, and beyond. The journal is staffed by approximately sixty-five students from around the world, and also sponsors the Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program, a free, entirely online program that pairs high school students from around the world with established mentors.

  • Apogee is a literary journal specializing in art and literature that engage with issues of identity politics: race, gender, sexuality, class, and hyphenated identities. We currently produce a biannual issue featuring fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. Our goal is to publish exciting work that interrogates the status quo, providing a platform for unheard voices, including emerging writers of color.

    Winter Tangerine is a literary & arts magazine dedicated to the electric. We aim to disrupt the status quo. To amplify the unheard. To account for the unaccounted. To publish the unconventional, confront the uncomfortable, marvel in the mundane. We crave bitter honey and expired sweets. We believe in the power of art. We won’t apologize.

  • Featuring Stacie Evans, Aimee Herman, Adjoa Jones de Almeida

    Hosted by Stacey Kahn and Jess Martinez, Big Words Etc. is a monthly reading series that embraces democracy by letting each audience vote for the following month’s theme. Started in 2012 to give under-the-radar and emerging/aspiring writers a platform, we’ve developed into a community that lets everyone – from the professional writer to the lawyer or hair stylist with a poetic bent, to the audience member who’s not into writing but likes participating by voting on the theme – get involved.

  • Featuring BC Edwards, Hala Alyan, David Rigsbee, Maggie Schwed, Kevin Pilkington, Renee Ashley, Laura McCullough

    Literary publisher of poetry, fiction, and translation.

  • Featuring Cristina del Canto

    Blue Bonnet Review is a literary journal based out of Houston and New Orleans featuring poetry, fiction and nonfiction by established and emerging writers around the globe. Listed on several established writers’ resources, BBR is proudly recognized by both our colleagues and readers alike for the excellence in standard of writing we publish. We publish online daily and four print issues a year.

  • Featuring Catherine Fletcher, Andres Castro, Sydney Hartlove

    Founded in 2011, Boundless Tales Reading Series is the longest-running reading series in the borough of Queens, NYC! Readings run the second Thursday of every month at the Astoria Bookshop from 7-8:30pm. Four readers are featured for the evening. The goal of this series is to provide a venue for writers who are passionate about their writing, and who would like to share their work in a public forum. We’re interested in daring, funny, poignant, weird, perceptive, unique work.

  • Featuring  Susan Deer Cloud, Michael Czarnecki, Nahshon Cook, Mariko Kitakubo, Deborah P. Kolodji, Seven Dhar, Joan I. Siegel, Jennifer Clark, David Giver, Teresa Mei Chuc, Drew Dillhunt, Emily Johnston

    Coast to Coast Poetry Press Collective is a collective of four small presses (Shabda Press, Many Voices Press, Hummingbird Press & FootHills Publishing), two east of the Mississippi River and two west of the Mississippi River, who support each other in sharing and distributing poetry across the country.

  • Featuring Jackie Kari, Gina Myers, Stella Pados

    Produced by Leah Umansky & DJ Ceremony and hosted by poet Leah Umansky, Couplet is a quarterly reading series held on the Lower East Side featuring both emerging and established poets. Every event features music & after-party by DJ Ceremony.

  • Featuring Brian Van Remmen, Michael Demyan, Matt Proctor, Ryan Buynak, Constance Renfrow

    DenimSkin pursues a provocative, visceral style unrestricted by form, content, or meaning.

    Question everything. Begin anywhere.

    DenimSkin is the shadow, planting the bombdeath of bourgeois art in the back pocket of the city.

  • Featuring Donald Vincent, Michael Medeiros, Jill McDonough, Christine Hou, Karen Skolfield

    The Emily Dickinson Museum includes The Homestead, where poet Emily Dickinson was born and lived most of her life, and The Evergreens, home of the poet’s brother and his family. The two houses share three acres of the original Dickinson property in the center of Amherst, Massachusetts.The Emily Dickinson Museum is dedicated to educating diverse audiences about the poet’s life, family, creative work, times, and enduring relevance, and to preserving and interpreting the Homestead and The Evergreens as historical resources for public and academic enrichment.

  • An eclectic event of performance and poetry showcasing a diverse range of poets from various communities. Curated by Gabriel Don.

  • Featuring Billy Cancel, Celie Daily, Charlie McCallister, Genevieve Fernworthy, Kate Camp

    Hidden House Press was launched in 2009 by Brooklyn-based composer & multi-instrumentalist, Genevieve Fernworthy (LAUDS, Tidal Channel) as a way to self-publish + release music, writing, and interactive art.

    Specializing in limited edition series of chapbooks, broadsides, and other poetry-based art work, as well as interesting formats of music albums + single releases, HHP seeks to print, distribute, and promote works by sound artists, writers, and performers who wish to retain their artistic integrity while pursuing experimental processes and art production.

  • Featuring Armando Jaramillo Garcia, Alexis Pope, and Nina Puro

    inter|rupture aims to startle and assault the current by providing readers with emerging and established artists who crave discovery. We publish three times a year–February, June, and October–and feature poetry. Our poems have been selected to appear in the Best of the Net Anthology three years in a row (2011, 2012, & 2013) and have been featured on Verse Daily.

  • The Italian American Writers Association celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2016. Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its literary series every second Saturday of the months. Readings begin with an Open Mic: IAWA-East is held even months at Sidewalk Café and IAWA-West continues at Cornelia Street Café on odd months.

  • Featuring Sharon Mesmer, Lisa Marie Basile, Joanna Valente, Atoosa Grey, Ben Janse, Sean Damlos-Mitchell

    Founded in 2011 and curated by Liz Axelrod, Jujo features new, up-and-coming, and renown NYC area poets. Jujo began as an informal New School MFA Tea House reading at the now defunct Jujomuckti Lounge on East 4th Street. The lounge was closed due to Hurricane Sandy damage in 2013. But storms are creation’s blood and they will never keep the poet down. We continue the reading series as a salute to the art and beauty always present in that wonderful East Village cafe.

  • Featuring Chris Santiago, Paul Tran, Arhm Choi, Eugenia Leigh

    Kundiman creates an affirming and rigorous space where Asian American writers can explore, through art, the unique challenges that face the new and ever changing diaspora. We see the arts as a tool of empowerment, of education and liberation, of addressing proactively what legacy we will leave for our future generations as individuals and as a community.

  • Featuring Yuriy Tarnawsky, David Moscovich, Erika Anderson

    LOUFFA PRESS is a micropress that focuses on printing limited edition chapbooks using letterpress technology. THE MISSION behind Louffa Press is to foster a venue for limited edition, collectible, handmade chapbooks by a wide array of authors whose voices must be heard. To introduce new and innovative flash fiction, short stories and poetry, and those forms less comfortably classified. To put forth into the world precious artifacts that embody in their physical form a meticulously tailored and individualist aesthetic.

  • Featuring Chialun Chang and Leila Ortiz

    No, Dear publishes poetry by NYC poets in a twice annual print journal. With Small Anchor Press, we also publish chapbooks by emerging poets.

  • Featuring Angel Rodriguez, Randy Liban, Cecil Williams, Nina Goldworth, Ijazza El-Nawaybun

    The National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City, Inc. (NAMI-NYC Metro) is a grassroots organization that provides support, education, and advocacy for families and individuals of all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds who live with mental illness. As the largest affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, we work collaboratively with our state and national affiliates, and with other stakeholders in the community, to educate the public, advocate for legislation, reduce stigma, and improve the mental health system.

  • Featuring Caitlin McDonnell, Michelle Meier, Carolyn Steinhoff

    Nauset Press specializes in idiosyncratic books and art inspired by creative collaboration.​​Nauset Press is an independent publisher of print books and limited edition fine art prints. We specialize in idiosyncratic books: poetry, compendiums of art, beautiful photography, compelling content, and esoteric subject matter.

  • Featuring Matthew Hupert, Billy Cancel, Robert Gibbons, Jess Cording, & Bambi Levine

    We are a group of poets dedicated to a tight aesthetic and a wide ranging psychology.

  • Featuring Tim Tomlinson, Hermine Meinhard, Loren Kleinman, Jacqueline Bishop, Ravi Shankar

    New York Writers Workshop is a not-for-profit collective of NYC-based writers and teachers with a long history of teaching and publication. NYWW’s mission emphasizes local community outreach. Recent work includes free workshop series in New York Public Library, and in Brooklyn and Queens libraries. Through its subsidiary, Prison Writes, NYWW provides creative writing workshops for incarcerated populations and at-risk youth. The NYWW reach is also global, with workshops and conferences having occurred in Australia, China, Thailand, Hong Kong, and the Philippines. We are dedicated to offering professional guidance, resources and workshops that teach craft, foster creativity, and help writers achieve their goals.

  • Featuring Jeremiah Walton, Christopher Morgan, Neeko Ford, Chris Salas

    Nostrovia! Press is managed on & off the road with our traveling bookstore, Books & Shovels. N! was founded in 2011, & publishes to promote accessible passionate living.

  • Featuring Mona Kareem, JP Howard, Amanda Ngoho Reavey, Mark Gurarie

    The Operating System is a woman/LGBT run small press, arts organization, and online platform/magazine based in Brooklyn NY. They publish 6-10 titles a year, focusing on underrepresented voices, mixed-genre, avant-garde, and politically critical work, as well as on community engagement with process writing and storytelling across creative disciplines. The OS’s mission is to serve as an empowerment engine, transparent in administration and promoting an open source environment in which creative practitioners collect and redistribute intellectual and material resources for community development.

  •  Paris Lit Up is a non-profit community organisation that aims to intensify collaborative artistic practices through community events, performance and publication. Our principle objective is to stimulate creativity through the cultivation of common spaces such as local platforms connected through transnational networks for artists living in and passing through the City of Light.

    With emphasis on transnational writers, artists and musicians, Paris Lit Up promotes the importance of artistic synergy through transparent, democratic, consensus-based decision making. Artistic autonomy, group collaboration and open sharing are the foundation of our operative ethos.

    Through our ethical transparency and democratic modus operandi, Paris Lit Up strives to foster a horizontally-minded community inspired by the desire for social cooperation and cultural diversity. In recognizing the social origin and function of the arts, we hope to encourage broad participation and facilitate personal and collective growth through grassroots artistic activism.

  • Featuring Jason Schneiderman, Phillip Giambri aka The Ancient Mariner, Yi Wu, Jane LeCroy

    Pen Pal Poets is a diverse group of writers, artists and musicians based in New York City. Their mission is to promote and supports the arts through curating programs in various locations throughout the city.

  • Featuring Amber Galeo, Kirkwood Adams, Eva Maria Saavedra

    la perruque” takes its name from Michel de Certeau’s The Practice of Everyday Life. Initially a multimedia interdisciplinary performance/reading series, it serves as a community of poets engaging with other art practices.

  • Featuring Harvey Pacht, Catherine James, Lenin Dominguez, Gerard Grant, Karen Lepatner, Ev, Lil, Keith Ash, Emanuel Pinkhasov, Alvena Wilson, Angela Maul

    We are a group of poets that meet weekly in Harlem, New York City. Our reason for getting up in the morning is to challenge outdated notions of ‘ability’ one poem at a time.

  • Featuring  Amy King, B.K. Fischer, Anne Gorrick, Joanna Fuhrman, Kate Lutzner, & Christina Mengert 

    Posit is an online quarterly of innovative poetry, prose, and visual art. We publish carefully curated, highly accomplished work that is challenging and aesthetically broadening, but not circumscribed by affiliation with any specific aesthetic or artistic movement. Posit is committed to publishing work by writers and artists of all nationalities, ages, races, gender identifications, sexual orientations, and career stages.

  • Featuring Christine Stoddard, Jessica Reidy, Deniz Ataman, Ghia Vitale

    Quail Bell Magazine is a place for real and unreal stories. Our readers are curious, creative, and compassionate fairy punks who are citizens of the world. All members of The Quail Bell Crew respect and embrace all cultures, excluding only the sexist, racist, homophobic, and otherwise unkind and uncompromising. It is because of this open-mindedness and positivity that Quail Bell Magazine is fortunate enough to publish content by contributors from across the globe. Quail Bell Magazine encourages original thought, open dialogue and community-building through content that explores the relationship between The Real and The Unreal. We value the arts, history, folklore, and other oddities often not mentioned in mainstream magazines. As a woman-run publication, we strive to publish only the highest-quality content that not only challenges readers, but lets them have a little fun and maybe enjoy a little cuteness, too. We are not attempting to produce a magazine that is purely literary or purely journalistic, but, rather, somewhere in between for results that are inspiring and informative. In all that we write, draw, photograph, and otherwise make, The Quail Bell Crew will honor this editorial mission statement.

  • Featuring Claudia Serea, Zorida Mohammed, Anton Yakovlev, Wayne Miller, Mark Fogarty

    The Red Wheelbarrow Poets have a poetry workshop which meets at the Rutherford NJ Municipal Building. Their monthly poetry reading series “First Wednesdays” is held at 7:00 PM at the Williams Center for the Arts, One Williams Plaza in Rutherford. “First Wednesdays” is a free program featuring noted poets and open readings from the floor.

  • Featuring Linda Kleinbub, Pauline Findlay, Kevin Becker, Anthony Murphy, Moira T. Smith

    A monthly “Spoken Word” venue for Performance Poets, Writers, Monologists, Memoirists, Barroom Bards, and Storytellers.

  • Featuring Susan Weiman, Peter Marra, Jared Harel, Abigail Welhouse, Ron Kolm, Craig Kite, Valerie J. Keane

    This OPEN MIC SHOW led by Micah Zevin @ Astoria Coffee opens its caffeinated doors at 7:30 for a 30 minute workshop. Participants will be given creative prompts to stimulate the writer’s poetic noodle. Following the workshop, any and all other poetic/literature/prose/nonfiction writer enthusiasts, singers, songwriters, rappers, acoustic guitar players and slam poet peeps! can signup for the 15 slot open mic! Each person will have 5 minutes to read one of their brand new workshop creations or another piece they have ready. Then 3-4 featured readers (depending on the month) are introduced. A 10 dollar cover towards food/drink is collected at the door.

  • Featuring Rashaun Allen

    Royal Blue Publishing’s mission is to inspire creative expression by:

    -Creating compelling non-fiction, fiction and poetry print and Ebooks
    -Offering Creative Workshops for writers, teachers and organizations
    -Offerings Editing Services for writers and non-writers alike from resumes to manuscripts

  • Featuring Robert Ostrom, Jason Zuzga, Debora Kuan, Stephanie Rogers, Timothy Liu, Sebastian Agudelo

    Saturnalia Books publishes exciting new poetry by new and established authors.

  • Featuring Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Susana H Case, Lynn McGee, HeidiLynn Nilsson

    The primary mission of Slapering Hol Press is to advance the national and international conversation about poetry and poetics principally by publishing and supporting the work of emerging poets. Since 1990, Slapering HolPress (SHP) has published finely crafted poetry anthologies and chapbooks by promising new poets whose work has not yet appeared in book form and has fostered collaborations between new and established authors. Current series co-editors are Peggy Ellsberg, Jennifer Franklin, and SHP founder Margo Taft Stever.
    Slapering Hol Press launched its first publication, the anthology, Voices from the River (1990), which featured established poets and soon-to-become luminaries such as Hayden Carruth, Jean Valentine, Dana Gioia, Stephen Dunn, and Billy Collins. Since 1991, SHP has conducted a yearly and anonymously judged national competition for the publication of a chapbook by an emerging poet who has not previously published a book or chapbook (Find guidelines:
    In 2005, the Slapering Hol Press Advisory Committee created a literary series with the mission of providing an audience for emerging poets. Two annual highlights of the series are the War and Peace Reading and the Poetry MFA Spotlight.

  • Featuring AKaiser, Betsy Guttmacher, Cory Nakasue, Cynthia Manick, Julie Hart, Phoebe Lifton, Mirielle Clifford

    Sweet Action Poetry Collective was founded in 2014 by Mirielle Clifford and Julie Hart. The group is based in Brooklyn, and was originally named not for the beer, but for a line in a poem that references the beer. Now, to us at least, “Sweet Action” means gathering to share our poems with each other and the public.

  • Featuring Nkosi Nkululeko, Raad Alam, Aaya Perez, Keanna Hunter

    Urban Word NYC champions the voices of New York City youth by providing platforms for critical literacy, youth development and leadership through free and uncensored writing, college preparation and performance opportunities.

  • Featuring Carla Criscuolo, Denise Evans Durkin, Michael Klein, Victorio Reyes, Carl Rosenstock, Sarah Van Arsdale

    VCFA is a small non-profit fine arts college in Monpelier, VT composed of all graduate fine arts programs, unique in the U.S. It houses the MFA in Writing Program, one of the first low-residency MFA in Writing programs in the country.

  • Featuring Mary Jo Bang, Shanna Compton, Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie

    VIDA’s mission as a research-driven organization is to increase critical attention to intersectional, contemporary women’s writing as well as further transparency around gender equality issues in contemporary literary culture.

  • Featuring Jan Barry, Kevin Basl, Nicole Goodwin, Sarah Mess, Walt Nygard, Jenny Pacanowsi

    Warrior Writers is a national non-profit. Our mission is to create a culture that articulates veterans’ experiences, provide a creative community for artistic expression, and bear witness to the lived experiences of warriors.

  • Featuring Heather Dubrow, David Galef, & James B. Nicola

    WordTech Communications LLC is one of the nation’s largest poetry publishers, bringing out approximately 50 titles per year. Our six imprints focus on lyric, narrative, formal, social, and experimental poetry. We strive to publish a wide variety of poetry that is diverse in style, subject and technique but is unified in its excellence.

  • Featuring Lucas Hunt, Robert Balun, Iva Ticic, Hannah Lee Jones

    We are a poetry magazine that encourages all types of poetry. We do not publish based on age, gender, location, or race, but only on quality. That being said, we strongly encourage women, queer, non-binary, and POC to submit.

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