If you’re interested in reading, please send an email to whytherearewords at gmail dot com.
Writers who are starting out–those who haven’t yet published a book–are granted reading slots through a submission process.
1. Original work only.
2. Please send a single file containing all submitted materials, including your bio. Your bio should contain your website.
2. No more than 8 minutes total reading time, which equates to 3.5-4 pages of double-spaced prose, 12 pt. text, or 4-6 poems, depending on length. Submissions with more will be deleted unread.
3. Include your name, phone number, and e-mail within the body of your email.
4. Please send all submissions via e-mail to whytherearewords at gmail dot com. Please do not send your work to any other email address or contact form.
If you are a teacher or friend of writers, please share this information and encourage your students and friends to submit their work for consideration.
— Very few slots are available for poetry. If you want to submit your poems for one of the few openings, follow the above guidelines.
— Previous readers can submit work again after the anniversary of their last reading has passed–so one year from when you last read. WTAW reserves the right to privilege first-time readers.
— The series is usually booked out far in advance.