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Submission Deadline: Tin House: Nonfiction (including Memoirs and Graphic nonfiction)

Three times per year, Tin House offers a two-day submission period for writers to submit their work. Eligible writers must not currently have an agent, and must not have previously published a book (chapbooks okay). Per our schedule below, we accept works of fiction, literary nonfiction, and poetry, both originally in English and in translation (please only submit translation projects which the translator has already been granted formal permission to translate), and ask that you do not send us a project unless you have a completed draft. In particular, we are looking to engage with work by writers from historically underrepresented communities, including—but not limited to—those who are Black, Indigenous, POC, disabled, neurodivergent, trans and LGBTQIA+, debuting after 40, and without an MFA. SUBMIT: From…

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Submission Deadline: Submission Reading Series: Call to Submit Poetry/Prose

[From Submission’s email: Hi friends, We’re sure you have many other anxieties and preoccupations right now (we definitely do), but we wanted to let you know that we’ve extended the submission deadline for our upcoming reading to April 1st. As more information about the Coronavirus becomes available, we may push the submission deadline (and reading date) out even further — we’re playing things by ear. Submissions are still open for writers who want to send in their work. In the event that we receive a huge number of submissions, we may have to cap them/the guest editors may select winners at a later date. Regardless of what happens, we’ll keep you informed. Stay healthy, stay safe, and be good to each other — we’re sending…

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Puffs Reading for Social Justice

Have you ever wondered what happened at a Certain School of Magic and Magic? Have you ever wanted to meet more of Cedric Diggory’s friends? Most importantly, do you want to affirm and support members of the trans community? Come see a staged reading of “Puffs” by Matt Cox at Books with Pictures! Suggested donation $10. All proceeds will go directly to TransActive. Where: Books With Pictures When: Saturday, February 15th at 8 PM What: A reading of “Puffs: Or, Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic” Who: Organized by LGBTQIA+ nerds and their allies. For: To support TransActive. TransActive Gender Center provides a holistic range of services and expertise to empower transgender and gender nonconforming children, youth and their…

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Let’s Make Ingratitude Journals!

Tired of hearing “just be grateful you’re not…” from the positivity police? Confused as to why the existence of starving children in Africa should make anyone feel better? Come vent your frustrations, air your woes, with Reimagining Recovery, Portland’s most prestigious (and only) neurodiversity club! More info TBA. We’ll provide supplies for making a small booklet that you’ll create to take home, or bring your own journal to decorate while we round-table share what we could Most Definitely Do Without FREE! (donations happily accepted!

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Queer Writing w Wayne Gregory

How does being queer shape the stories we write and the way we write them? Does character, plot, or theme make a narrative queer or is it something in the way a queer writer sees the world that colors a narrative? This class will invite writers to explore and express their identity and how it informs what they write and the way they write it.  Whether you are writing fiction or non-fiction, or just writing for yourself this class will help you make connections between who you are becoming and what you are imagining through your writing. Writers with little or a lot of experience are welcome to this workshop-style class. Bring something you’re already working on or start from scratch, but either way our…

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Submission Deadline: soft surface poetry

softsurfacepoetry@gmail — this week is your last chance to submit for the fall issue before I put it together 🙂 [from the Instagram post] soft surface publishes poetry and contemporary art projects by women, LGBTQIA, gnc folks, BIPOC, and/or otherwise marginalized voices. accepted contributors are paid. [Note that the deadline date here may not be 100% accurate, submit to soft surface ASAP this week if you’re interested, so that you don’t miss out!]

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Queer Open Mic (presented by the Bigfoot Regional)

The Bigfoot Regional Poetry Slam, in partnership with the Multnomah County Library, presents a poetry open mic for LGBTQIA+ poets to come share their experiences. Straight Allies are welcome to come watch. Event hosted by Garfield Hilson. This event is free and open to the public as part of the Bigfoot Regional Poetry Slam, a two-day poetry festival and competition happening in Downtown Portland.

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PRIDE Show Reception and Exhibition

WHAT: “PRIDE,” Juried Multimedia Group Show WHERE: Multnomah Arts Center Gallery Multnomah Arts Center 7688 SW Capitol Hwy Portland, OR 97219 WHEN: Exhibit: June 7 – July 2, 2019 Reception: Friday, June 7, 6-9pm HOURS: Mon-Fri: 9am-9:30pm Sat & Sun: 9am-5pm Show closes July 2, 5pm In conjunction with PRIDE Month, Multnomah Arts Center is exhibiting a juried multimedia show called “PRIDE” showcasing art created by artists in the LGBTQIA+ Community of Portland and the area. The exhibit begins June 7. An opening reception will be held on Friday, June 7, 6-9pm. The show runs through July 2 and closes at 5pm on that day. PRIDE I am what time, circumstance, history, have made me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So…

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Tell Me A Story? #3

Hey y’all, it’s time for Tell Me A Story #3! Join us for a celebration of some of Portland’s very finest poetry and prose at Crush Bar as we welcome great work from: Eva Bertoglio! Amy Leona Havin! Vix Gutierrez! Nicole Worthington! Leah Baer! and your host, Jessica Wadleigh! Location: Crush Bar – 1400 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214 Date: Monday, December 10, 2018 Time: 7:00 – 9:00. We will start the readings at or around 7:15, and we are allowed in the space at 6:30. Three readers will speak, followed by a brief intermission, and then the final three will close out our night. Cost: This is a free reading! Support your authors by buying their books/merch, and support your hosts by buying…

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