Attention all writers, aspiring writers, drunks, aspiring drunks, and drunk writers (current or aspiring): this is just a friendly reminder about Literary Upstart, the L’s search for pocket fiction competition and reading series (sponsored by the New School and Harper Perennial). Specifically, a reminder that the first reading of the season is upcoming in less than three weeks, on Monday, April 19. Join us at the Slipper Room, on the Lower East Side, to sip on To Be Announced (once it has been Determined) super-cheap drink specials; to participate (or politely decline to participate) in our New York City Literary Trivia competition; and, of course, to listen to terrific, previously unpublished short stories plucked from our pile of a couple hundred submissions.
Here are the submissions guidelines, if you think you’d like to be one of the people reading said terrific short stories. If alternately you’d like to part of the respectfully raucous crowd, I think this announcement just about covers it.
Stay tuned for more announcements about drink specials and whatever else we’ve neglected to mention up to now.