We are currently accepting submissions for the following:


• a literary mixtape to be performed live one time only, on Monday, November 2nd @ a Bay Area venue TBD soon!

For more information and to submit—by Oct 14—click here.

Samuel P. Taylor State Park - group site

Samuel P. Taylor State Park – site of our last show

  • If you’d like to submit your artwork to be featured in sparkle + blink, check out our art page.
  • If you’d like to submit an (informal) application to co-curate one of our shows, follow this link and let us know.
  • If you’d like to submit writing to one of the shows, or to the film, you can also read on:
  • Quiet Lightning in November

    Quiet Lightning is accepting submissions of all forms of writing for a literary mixtape to be performed live one time only, on Monday, November 2nd @ Arc Gallery & Studios!

    The first 100 people to the show get a copy of sPARKLE & bLINK.

    *** The deadline for submissions is the end of Wednesday, Oct. 14th. ***

    This show will be curated by Jennifer Lewis and Evan Karp.


    1. Send us any kind of writing you've got. Any kind. Make up new kinds and send them to us.
    2. We rarely feature work that requires more than 8 minutes of reading time (this varies of course but let's say 1,500 words). You may submit more than one attachment, but the word count of your entire submission should not exceed 1,500.
    3. By submitting, you commit to be present for the date: Monday Nov 2, 2015.
    4. Do not put your name anywhere -- neither in the submission itself nor in the subject of your submission.

    Please note:

    • We publish the accepted submissions in sparkle + blink every month. It's OK to submit previously published writings, but please let us know where they were published so we can give proper attribution.
    • You may submit audio, but all submissions must include full text.
    Don't hesitate to contact us for any reason: evan@quietlightning.org. 
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