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NYC | October 22, 2017

Autumn brings startling perspective and talent to the literary space on the page and at the mic at the October Sunday Salon! We’re excited to welcome four remarkable writers with new novels, short stories, and poetry. Join us at our current venue, Von Bar at 3 Bleecker St. (It’s super cool.) At 7pm.

Michael Hawley’s short stories have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Boston Review, The New Yorker, Post Road Magazine, The Southern Review and other publications. Some of his published work can be accessed at michaelhawleyfiction.com. He lives in New York City. (photo by Amy Quint, AFQ Photography)

Carlos Hernandez is the author of The Assimilated Cuban’s Guide to Quantum Santeria (Rosarium 2016) and over 40 works of fiction, poetry, and drama. He is an Associate Professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, with an additional appointment in the CUNY Graduate Center, where his scholarly work focuses on digital pedagogy and game-based learning. Follow him online! @writeteachplay

Virginia Konchan is the author of a collection of poetry, The End of Spectacle (Carnegie Mellon, 2018), a collection of short stories, Anatomical Gift (Noctuary Press, 2017), and two chapbooks, including That Tree is Mine (dancing girl press, 2017).  Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, and Best New Poets, and her honors include an NEH fellowship and an Illinois Arts Council Award.  Co-founder of Matter, a journal of poetry and political commentary, and Associate Editor for Tupelo Quarterly, she teaches at Marist College.

Ines Rodrigues is a Brazilian journalist and teacher, who wrote for newspapers and magazines such as Elle and Marie Claire. She also worked as a reporter, lived in London, studied in Italy, and hosted radio programs before moving to New York, 18 years ago. She just published her first book, Days of Bossa Nova (Black Opal Books), a historical novel set in her hometown of São Paulo. She currently teaches Fiction Writing Workshops at The Writing Institute – Sarah Lawrence College, and Italian and Creative Writing at Bronxville Adult School. Ines is also one of the creators of the Scarsdale Salon, a literary event that happens three times a year in Scarsdale, NY. www.inesrodriguesauthor.com

 

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Sunday Salon NYC has a new location as of Fall 2017

As of September 2017, Sunday Salon readings will take place at Von Bar at 3 Bleecker St. (between Bowery and Elizabeth St) in the East Village. Take the B, D, F, V to Broadway–Lafayette St or the 6 to Bleecker St.


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.


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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 Von Bar at 3 Bleeker Street (take 6 to Bleeker) 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