The submission deadline for this year’s Literary Upstart, The L’s short fiction competition and reading series (sponsored by Harper Perennial and the New School), is this Sunday, May 1. So if you have any intention of submitting, we’d love for you to do so.
The last semifinal is on Wednesday, May 25, at Spike Hill. The second semifinal was held there this past Wednesday night, as you can see from this slideshow below. If you missed the reading, or simply want to relive it, you can also listen to all five of the stories here, on the Upstart website; included is the winning story, “A Walk on Easter Parkway,” by Eliza Snelling, and four possibilities for the Wild Card finalist, to be announced after the 5/25 reading.