submission reading series

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


submission reading series is curated by blind online submission to give readers a space to perform based on their strong work rather than who they know. right now, we are open to poetry and prose submissions for a final reading date of Saturday, Feb 17th / 7pm / Mother Foucault's Bookshop. if you live outside of Portland, please be aware that we do not yet have funds to offer compensation for travel, but we can offer a couch and some cheap booze if you roll like that.

  • Please send only one submission per genre per reading period. 
  • A cover letter is not required. 
  • We welcome previously published work and request no rights. 
  • Since we are doing our best to read blind, please make every effort to strip your work of identifying information before sending it to us. 
  • Poets should submit 5-10 pages of poems. Prose writers should submit 5-15 double-spaced pages of prose. 
  • All writers should submit through our Submittable portal.

Feel free to contact us with further questions at submissionpdx[AT]gmail[DOT]com.



submission reading series