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NYC | May 17, 2015

May is turning Sunday Salon upside down and inside out with the arrival of SKIN, THE AMBASSADORS, GHOST MONTH, and DEMON ROOM. No, not the latest erotic, political thriller, horror series on Netflix, but compelling work by four mega-talented writers. And Brooklyn is in the house! Join us for what will be a terrific event. At Jimmys no. 43. 7pm.

Racquel Goodison is an Assistant Professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community Skin coverCollege, CUNY. She has been a resident at Yaddo and the Saltonstall Arts Colony as well as a recipient of the Astraea Emerging Lesbian Writer’s Grant and a scholarship to the Fine Arts Works Center. Most recently, she was selected to participate in Callaloo’s summer fiction workshop at Brown University, where she was one of two fiction writers selected to read during the closing ceremony. Her stories, poems, and creative nonfiction have been nominated for the Pushcart. She has work forthcoming The Encyclopedia Project, Vol. L-Z. And her chapbook, SKIN, was a 2013 Goldline Press Fiction Chapbook finalist and is the winner of the 2013-14 Creative Justice Press Winter Fiction Chapbook Competition.

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Brooklyn based George Lerner worked on his debut novel, THE AMBASSADORS—published by Pegasus Books last year—during a varied career as television news producer for CNN, PBS and other networks , covering stories in the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, and across the United States. In developing the novel, he attended the Tin House Summer Writers Workshop, where he worked with Tin House Editor Rob Spillman, and novelist Karen Shepard, as well as the New York State Summer Writers Institute, where he studied with novelist Joanna Scott. Written over more than a decade, “The Ambassadors” grew out of George’s television reporting in Central Africa, but also from his own family’s stories of Poland before World War II, of the Holocaust and its aftermath — and de-Nazification oGhost-Month1-397x600f Germany.

Ed Lin is a native New Yorker of Taiwanese and Chinese descent. He is the first author to win three Asian American Literary Awards. Lin’s latest book is Ghost Month, a mystery set in Taipei, published by Soho Crime last July. www.edlinforpresident.com

J.E. Reich‘s fiction and nonfiction has appeared or is forthcoming in the Santa Fe Literary Review, Little Fiction, The Toast, LIT Magazine, Nerve, Armchair/Shotgun, and many other places. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2010 and 2012, and was a 2013 recipient of the TENT Creative Writing fellowship. A Brooklyn resident, Reich is the assistant JEReichBooknonfiction editor for gigantic sequins, a regular contributor for HEEB Magazine and The Jewish Daily Forward, and is currently working on her first novel. Her novella, The Demon Room, is out now. Follow her on Twitter @jereichwrites for future endeavors and vaguely amusing dad jokes.

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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!


Introducing A Tale of Four Cities

A Tale of Four Cities is an online literary magazine featuring fiction and creative nonfiction set in real locations in four cities — New York, London, Mumbai, and our first featured city, Dubai. This magazine seeks to highlight the similarities and differences between our cities, creating a cultural mosaic of writers and locations in a world that has grown increasingly small.

Check out it out here: www.talefourcities.com


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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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Nita Noveno and co-host/fellow New School grad Caroline Berger keep a refreshing blend of new and experienced literary voices on tap at Stain Bar every third Sunday of the month and online in the Sunday Salon zine.

Nita Noveno and Caroline Berger Nita Noveno is a graduate of the New School MFA Creative Writing Program. She founded the Sunday Salon series in the summer of 2002. She has most recently been published in Lost and Found: An Anthology of Teachers Writing and Worldview and was a finalist for the Missouri Review's 2005 Jeffrey E. Smith Editors Prize. Nita read at the July 2002 Salon.

Caroline Berger lives in up-and-coming Bed Stuy (she's waiting patiently). Her proetry (that's not a typo; she likes to make up her own genres) has appeared most recently on La Petite Zine and Pindeldyboz and in Barrow Street. She is the co-host of the Sunday Salon and once used all 7 letters in a game of Scrabble to spell e-t-i-o-l-a-t-e. She teaches writing at The New School & has recently succumb to the world of blogging: Apocalyptic Whimsy. Caroline read at the August 2002 Salon.