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NYC | June 18, 2017

On June 18th, we’re celebrating 15 YEARS of literary love in NYC! That’s right: 15! For this special event, EAST meets WEST. Two superb NYC-based writers join a marvelous trio of literary talent from California, Oregon, and Washington to make magic on the stage. Join us in welcoming these indelible voices of the literary arts and let’s raise a glass to another year of phenomenal readings. At Jimmys no. 43. At 7pm.

Hari Alluri is the author of The Flayed City (Kaya) and the chapbook The Promise of Rust (Mouthfeel). His work appears in anthologies, journals and online venues, recently through Blueshift, Sundog Lit and The Margins. A VONA/Voices and Las Dos Brujas alum who has received several grants and awards, he immigrated to Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories, at age 12, and currently writes in San Diego, Kumeyaay land, where he serves as an editor at pacific Review and a co-founding editor at Locked Horn Press.

Donald Breckenridge is the author of four novels and the editor of two fiction anthologies. His latest novel, And Then, was published by Black Sparrow Press. He also engages in editorial work as the Fiction Editor of the Brooklyn Rail, the Co-Founder and Co-Editor of InTranslation, and the Managing Editor of Red Dust Books.

Michael Copperman teaches writing to low-income, first-generation students of diverse background at the University of Oregon.  His prose has appeared in The Sun, The Oxford-American, Boston Review, Creative Nonfiction, Gulf Coast, Guernica, Copper Nickel, Unsaid, Post Road and Southword, among others. He is the recipient of awards and fellowships from the Munster Literature Center, the Oregon Arts Council, Literary Arts, and Breadloaf Writers Conference. From 2002-04 he taught fourth grade in the rural black public schools of the Mississippi Delta with Teach For America, which is the subject of his memoir, Teacher (University Press of Mississippi). Find it at www.mikecopperman.com.

Kavita Das writes about culture, race, feminism, and their intersections, having worked in social change for fifteen years, on issues ranging from homelessness, to public health disparities, to racial justice. Nominated for a 2016 Pushcart Prize, Kavita’s work has been published in The Atlantic, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Washington Post, NBC News Asian America, Guernica, Quartz, McSweeney’s, The Rumpus, Colorlines, and elsewhere. She’s at work on a biography about Grammy-nominated Hindustani singer, Lakshmi Shankar, who played a pivotal role in bringing Indian music to the West, to be published by Harper Collins India, as well as a collection of personal essays. Find Kavita on Twitter @kavitamix and her work at kavitadas.pressfolios.com.

Heather Ryan is a single parent of three kids who also teaches full time at Wenatchee Valley College. In her spare time, which she takes pains to find, she writes fiction and creative non-fiction. Her essay “En Passant” was a notable essay in Best American Essays 2016. She’s currently working on a dystopian novel Bait, and finishing her memoir about single motherhood and travel titled Now Entering America. She also has a deep love of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Bonus: WORD Bookstore will be at this event to sell our writers’ books!

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SalonZine CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Antidote Issue

Our next theme is antidote, and we are looking for work that interprets that theme, that engages the possibility of remedy, and that begins to counteract some of the damaging fallout from personal, global, and systemic ills during a time when we need it most.

Sickness comes in many forms. Pain and suffering, loss and change are all inevitable. We know that. We’ve been shaken, what now? How do we heal? What is the remedy for anxiety and uncertainty? What might curb the fallout of a broken system, counteract a huge political upset? How do we offer an antidote to climate change, to racism, to war, to disease, to heartbreak, to grief, to boredom? We are searching for a flicker of light, a reparative ray of hope through prose and poetry that address the theme of antidote.

Send us your fiction, nonfiction, or poetry by April 30th. Word count: 3,500 max.

Email your submission here: [email protected]


SalonZine 2015 Issue: Call for Submissions

For the 2015 issue of SalonZine, we’re looking for prose and poetry that speak to the theme of THRESHOLD. Plank of wood, metal, stone beneath the door. A boundary. A door. The point at which something begins or changes. That “There, we’ve arrived; now, let’s cross over” moment. Consider the threshold of pain, of love, of language. What happens when you approach, remain, and/or take a step to the other side?

We are looking for prose and poetry that starts in one place, or mindset, or emotion, or life, or room, and moves toward another, voices that pose the question, “What’s next?”

Give us your definition/interpretation of threshold.

Thank you for sending your best work for consideration. No previously published work please. (Up to 5,000 words.)

Email your submission (with FICTION, NONFICTION, or POETRY in the heading) to: sundaysalon at yahoo dot com.

Deadline: February 15.


Sunday Salon NYC is turning 11!

Come celebrate Sunday Salon NYC’s 11th year of literary love and community at the June 16, 2013 reading!


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{SALON NYC RECENT WRITERS}

Guillermo Filice Castro

Guillermo Filice Castro is a poet, translator and photographer. In 2013 he was a recipient of an Emerge-Surface-Be fellowship from the Poetry Project. A collection of poems, “Agua, Fuego” is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.


Cathy Linh Che

Cathy Linh Che is the author of Split (Alice James Books), winner of the the Kundiman Poetry Prize and Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. She has received awards from Poets & Writers, The Fine Arts Work Center at Provincetown, Hedgebrook, Poets House, The Asian American Literary Review, The Center for Book Arts, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the Jerome Foundation. A founding editor of the online journal Paperbag, she is Managing Director at Kundiman. She currently lives in Brooklyn.


Jen Knox

Jen Knox’s short story collection, After the Gazebo, was released by Rain Mountain Press in 2015. Her work appears in The Adirondack Review, Gargoyle Magazine, Istanbul Review, PANK, Per Contra and Room Magazine, among others. She earned her MFA from Bennington’s Writing Seminars in 2010 and currently works as a writing coach and teacher in San Antonio. Find Jen here: www.jenknox.com.


Krista Madsen

Krista Madsen, found online at SleepyHollowInk.com, is the mother of two young girls and the author of two novels (Four Corners and Degas Must Have Loved a Dancer, both published by Livingston Press). Born and raised in Bristol, CT, she majored in English at Yale University and received an MFA in creative writing from The New School in New York City. Her short fiction and essays have been printed in The Citizen, 11211, Lit, Small Spiral Notebook, Urban Folk, Driftwood, and the River Styx, anthologized in Hunger and Thirst and Little Red Book, and found online on All Things Girl, Reading Divas, Front Street Review, Emerging Writers Forum, Bite Magazine, Suitcase, and MiPOesias. She lives with her husband and children in Sleepy Hollow, NY.


Nathan McClain

Nathan McClain is the author of Scale (forthcoming from Four Way Books in 2017). His poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Southern Humanities Review, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Southern Indiana Review, Union Station Magazine and Inch. A recipient of scholarships from The Frost Place and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Nathan is a graduate of Warren Wilson’s MFA Program for Writers and a Cave Canem fellow. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn.


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{ABOUT SALON NYC}

Nita Noveno and co-hosts Sara Lippmann and Lynne Bamat Mijangos keep a refreshing blend of new and experienced literary voices on tap at Jimmy's No. 43 every third Sunday of the month and online in the Sunday Salon zine.

Nita Noveno

Nita Noveno was born and raised in Southeast Alaska. She is a graduate of the New School MFA Creative Writing Program in Creative Nonfiction, and is the founder and co-host of Sunday Salon in NYC. Her writing has appeared in The MacGuffin and Ducts.org, amongst other places. She lives in Queens.

Sara Lippmann

Sara Lippmann is a freelance writer and editor. Her fiction has appeared in or is forthcoming from JewishFiction.net, PANK, Our Stories, Slice, Potomac Review, Big Muddy and elsewhere. It has been included in Sex Scene: An Anthology, Mamas & Papas (City Works Press) and two other anthologies from Wising Up Press. She lives with her family in Brooklyn.

Wah-Ming Chang

Wah-Ming Chang has received fiction fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Urban Artist Initiative, the Bronx Writers Center, and the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts. Her fiction has appeared in Mississippi Review and Arts & Letters Journal of Contemporary Culture, and her nonfiction on WordsWithoutBorders.org. She blogs at wmcisnowhere.wordpress.com. emily

Emily Cementina

Emily Cementina is an MFA candidate in Fiction at The New School. Before moving to New York City to get her BA at New York University, she lived in the same house in a small Connecticut town for seventeen years. In addition to writing, she likes running, tasting coffee from as many coffee shops as possible, and spending time with her pet fish, Mingus.

Past NYC Salon Collaborators

Caroline Berger, Krista Madsen