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NYC | March 19, 2017

The season of illumination is fast approaching! On March 19th, Sunday Salon welcomes to the stage six remarkably talented and powerful poets and writers of color for the Eighth Annual BREAD LOAF WRITERS FROM THE DARK TOWER Reading. You won’t want to miss this special event! At Jimmys no. 43. 7pm.

Shauna Barbosa’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Awl, Colorado ReviewVirginia Quarterly Review, RHINO PoetryThe Atlas Review, No Tokens Journal, PANK and others. She received her MFA from Bennington College. Her first book, Cape Verdean Blues is forthcoming in 2018 from Pitt Poetry Series.

Maya Doig-Acuña is from Brooklyn, New York. She is a recent graduate of Middlebury College, where she majored in American Studies and wrote a senior thesis about the incomparable Junot Diaz. While in college, she worked as a founding editor for a student-run blog, “Beyond the Green,” a platform for marginalized voices. She has been published on Medium, Between the Cracks Magazine, and several Middlebury College publications. She enjoys writing memoir and fiction, and sometimes poetry if she knows no one else will read it.

Duarte Geraldino is a national TV journalist and novelist. His work has been distributed through most major news networks. He is currently contributing reports to the PBS NewsHour and revising his first novel, from which he will read tonight.  He has attended the Bread Loaf Writers Conference and Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation (VONA) conference for writers of color.

Ananda Lima holds an MA in Linguistics from UCLA. She was a mentee in the AWP Writer to Writer Program and has attended workshops at Sewanee and Tin House, as well as Bread Loaf. She has taught at UCLA and The Montclair State University. Her work has appeared in The American Poetry Review. Ananda is currently working on a collection of poems on identity in motherhood and immigration, and a novel set in Brasilia, where she grew up as the daughter of migrants from Northeast Brazil. Find her at anandalima.com.

Airea D. Matthews’s first collection of poems, Simulacra, received the 2016 Yale Series of Younger Poets Award (Yale University Press, 2017). Her work has appeared in Best American Poets 2015American Poet, Four Way Review, The Indiana Review, and Michigan Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. She received the 2016 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award and was awarded the Louis Untermeyer Scholarship in Poetry from the 2016 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. She received her B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, her M.P.A. from the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy, and her M.F.A. from the University of Michigan Helen Zell Writers’ Program. Ms. Matthews is working on her second poetry collection, under/class, which explores the behavioral and cultural ramifications of poverty. She lives in Detroit, Michigan, with her husband and four children.

Koye Oyedeji’s writing has appeared in a number of periodicals including Wasafiri Magazine (UK), BRAND Magazine (University of Greenwich, UK) and the Washington City Paper Fiction Issue. He has also contributed to collections such as IC3: The Penguin Book of Black British Writing (Penguin) and the anthology Closure (Peepal Tree). He has attended the Callaloo and VONA writing workshops and was recently a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writer’s Conference. He is currently at work on a collection of short stories and a novel.

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SPECIAL THANKS to Ru Freeman for curating this annual reading for the past eight years! This special event features talented writers of color, who’ve all had the honor of connecting and cultivating their work at past Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences. 

Ru Freeman is the author of the novels A Disobedient Girl (Atria/Simon & Schuster, 2009) and On Sal Mal Lane (Graywolf, 2013), a New York Times Editor’s Choice Book. She is the editor of the ground-breaking anthology, Extraordinary Rendition: American Writers on Palestine (2015). Ru is the 2014 winner of the Sister Mariella Gable Award for Fiction, and the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Fiction by an American Woman.

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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 March 31st. 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