Tuesday, March 29, 2011

$1 Heineken Drafts at Literary Upstart Tomorrow Night

Posted on Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 4:00 AM

Literary Upstart, The L's short fiction competition and reading series (brought to you by Harper and the New School), finally kicks off this year's readings tomorrow night at Spike Hill, at 7pm.

There, four of the city's best unknown writers will read short, previously unpublished fiction, vying for the ultimate approval of our panel of judges: Distinguished Spokesjudge Ben Greenman, Electric Literature cofounder Andy Hunter, literary agent Katherine Fausset, the New School's Luis Jaramillo, HarperCollins and Fifty-Two Stories' Cal Morgan, and the L's Adam Bonislawski.

And for you—for everyone, really. For humanity—there'll be dollar beers. (As you know, because you clicked through the title of this post.) Dollar Heineken drafts, starting at 7pm and continuing through 8pm. So we'll expect to see you there, supporting new writing and cheap beer, without which there would be no new writing.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Literary Upstart Literary Update: First Reading Is Four Weeks Away

Posted on Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 2:15 PM

Literary Upstart: The Search for Pocket Fiction (brought to you by the New School) would like to take this opportunity to remind you that our first of three semifinals is coming up at the end of the month: as previously announced, the first reading is Wednesday, March 30, at Spike Hill in Williamsburg beginning at 7pm.

There, a handful of talented, unknown New York City writers will read their previously unpublished shorts, for the approval of our distinguished judges and the deliction of a warm-hearted and drunken audience of discerning NYC literati (so, you). We hope to see you there.

And, if you want to submit, the guidelines are here.

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