submission deadlines

We’re currently accepting submissions to the following and would love to read your writing:

We’re also accepting tax deductible donations to help fund a bus trip across Golden Gate Bridge. That’s happening in December on our way to Pints & Prose — the last stop on this year’s incredible Tour Through Town. Throw in some dough and it will go toward serving everyone on the bus a delicious home-cooked meal.

More from us soon. In the meanwhile, do something fun for yourself. You deserve it.

regarding the flowers

100 John F. Kennedy Drive
100 John F. Kennedy Drive

hi everyone,

no BART strike today. come to our show at the conservatory of flowers.

that is all.

6:45 doors open. bring a jacket — first set is out front (as pictured). show starts at 7:30pm.

$5-10 first 100 people get a book that contains the show and art by nigel sussman (this incredible illustration is the cover of this month’s sparkle + blink — try to find his phone, keys, and sunglasses):

where's my phone? by nigel sussman

lineups for litquake and the conservatory of flowers • submit to labor day, our show with city lights, center for the art of translation

The Greenhouse Effect returns! Monday, August 5th • Conservatory of Flowers

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Carleen Tibbetts • Paul Corman-Roberts • Peter Bullen • Tory Adkisson • Kara Vernor • Melissa Graeber • Linette Escobar • Tracey Knapp • Molly Giles • Miquila Alejandre • Patrick O’Neil

Thanks to everyone who sent us work. We had a difficult time putting these two shows together, as there was a lot of work we wanted to accept but couldn’t. Below you will find submission stats; first, our lineup for our 50th show: Litquake on Monday, October 14th:

Sean Labrador y ManzanoKelly EganKen GrobeNaomi GoldnerDavy CarrenCharlie GetterJennifer ChengNeil CarmanKai Carlson-Wee • Chloé VeylitJanet FrishbergMira Martin-ParkerJason Schenheit

Whether you submitted, were accepted or not, or did not submit to the above shows, we hope you will send some of your writing in for one or more of the following :

Madness @ The Conservatory of FlowersGet involved. We’re always down to bounce ideas off of new people, and if you have some we’d be happy to hear them. We’re also always accepting tax-deductible donations, but right now we’re trying to raise money so we can rent Chicken John’s bus and feed people dinner on our way across the Golden Gate Bridge to December’s show with Why There Are Words (and speaking of meals, on Labor Day we have a big free-for-all potluck picnic on the COF lawn with live music).

Hope you’ll join us on August 5th. It’s going to be quite the homecoming.

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submit to our shows at the conservatory of flowers

sparkle + blinkAfter our kickoff at the Sports Basement, a stint in the Pirate Store, Feast of Words, Porchlight storytelling, the Studio One Reading Series, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, Beast Crawl and a show with The Rumpus, our Tour Through Town is headed into the home stretch with the first of three summer gigs at the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers.

The Conservatory of Flowers (via the Dahlia Garden) by Julie MichelleThis is our third year doing The Greenhouse Effect, and we’d love you to be a part of it. Just look at this! Ever a better venue there wasn’t. Please send us your writing by the end of this Wednesday, August 14th to be considered for the September 2nd (Labor Day) show. Submissions to the August 5th and October 14th Litquake shows are closed.

Center for the Art of Translation • Kerouac Alley •Why There Are Words