Thanks to everyone who sent in work for our Nov 2 show!

Curators Danielle Bero and Sage Curtis are reading through them now – we plan to announce the lineup in the middle of next week.

All selected authors will be published in sPARKLE & bLINK 108, featuring cover art by Nancy Sayavong!

If you missed the submission deadline, take heart: we’ve just opened up for our next mixtape, on February 1 – that show will be curated by Tom Pyun and a guest curator TBA, and submissions are open through 1/6.

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About the curators

Danielle Bero was born in Queens to hippie parents, given a dose of Shel Silverstein, Tupac, Jazz and classic rock. She was the recipient of a Posse Scholarship, and nominated for the Daily News Unsung Hero in Education. Danielle taught in Indonesia on a Fulbright scholarship, the Bronx through Teach for America and co-founded a school for students in foster care. She received a master’s in English Education, Educational Leadership and completed her MFA at the University of San Francisco. She’s won slam competitions at Nuyorican’s Poets Café, Bowery Poetry Club and Ubud Writers festival. She’s a Jack Straw Cultural Center Fellow and is published in New American Writing, Sinister Wisdom, Lavender Review, Quiet Lightning, Mad Woman in the Attic, Arts by the People, Moving Words, Divine Feminist Anthology, Aunt Flo Anthology and Juked. She was previously a high school principal and is a lifelong educator. 

Sage Curtis is a Bay Area writer with work published in Tinderbox, Vinyl Poetry and Prose, Glass Poetry, The Normal School, Juked and more. She is a Shuffle Collective fellow, founder of Vulvas + Voltas collective, and has been featured in Quiet Lightning readings past. You can find her chapbook, Trashcan Funeral, from dancing girl press. Shout to University of San Francisco for co-signing her MFA.


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