anthology is seeking compelling, beautifully crafted works of poetry and literary fiction from independent authors who are unpublished, self-published, or from small presses.

How to Submit
Phase I
To get a sense of your writing and reading style, you are invited to present a maximum of 2 minutes of your work (about 250 words) at the open mic component of the next anthology event.

Phase II
If you’ve made an impression, you will be asked to send a longer excerpt for review. 

Tips for Presenting on the Open Mic

  1. anthology’s main focus is having great lit read by well-spoken writers for people who want to hear it. You will be most successful on the open mic if you have that goal in mind, too; the audience is here to enjoy the words, so make yours count.
  2. Say your name so everyone knows it!
  3. RESPECT THE TIME LIMIT. If you are great, this will be clear before your 2 minutes are up, and stealing time from others leaves your set on a sour note. If your excerpt and/or delivery still needs work, more than 2 minutes feels like an eternity for everyone. Exceeding the time limit also suggests that you might not have practiced/prepared ahead of time.
  4. Choose a piece that doesn't need an introduction. Great writing doesn't need a setup, and with 2 minutes, you don't have time for that anyway. Grab any great novel and read a paragraph out of the middle; you might not know what's happening, but you know it's worth starting from the beginning to find out.
  5. Please Note:
  6. anthology takes place at 7:00 p.m. every even month (date to be determined in February, April, June, August, October, & December) at La Movida in San Francisco (3066 24th Street).
  7. Sign-up for the open mic opens around 6:30, closes at 7:15 and is limited to 10 people.
  8. When signing up, please print your name clearly and provide a phonetic spelling if necessary.
  9. An audience is waiting! Come make us laugh, cry, or hold our collective breaths. Move and inspire us!

Thank you for sharing your work!