The Emerging Writers Reading Series

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Month: July, 2012

Tomorrow is Dragnet and Echolocation’s summer reading party!

Wondering what to do since it’s two whole weeks until Dragnet Magazine’s and The Emerging Writers Reading Series All-Star August show? Well, you are in luck! Tomorrow Echolocation Magazine and Dragnet Mag have teamed up to bring you a summer reading party. Dragnet parties always feature a lively mix of great readers, DJs, drinking, and dancing, so you can definitely expect all that. Echolocation is launching the broadsheet of their Poetry Contest winner, Andy Verboom. Andy was a reader all the way back in April!

Dragnet Mag and the EW Reading Series are long-time allies in the literary scene, as several of our readers have either been involved in putting out the magazine or have been published in it! They are also co-running and co-hosting All-Star August in two weeks! Awesome! All of the readers for that month have been featured in a past issue of Dragnet Magazine.

Echolocation Magazine has always been a supporter of The Emerging Writers reading series, and some of the EW readers have been published within its pages. Frequently EW sets up a table to sell the magazines! This upcoming school year, I will be co-editing the magazine with Nadia Ragbar (also a past EW reader).

Obviously a great little community is developing around Emerging Writers and these magazines, so check out the magazines and these two shows!

All the best,


All-Star August!

Hey all!

Jovial July! was great fun! There were so many people there, and once the show got started, everything went so smoothly. Thank you to all my wonderful readers and to everyone who came out! The support the series has received has been incredible.

For our next event, we have something extra special. The Emerging Writers Reading Series is doing a cross-over with Dragnet Mag! All of the readers for August 14, 2012 are emerging writers that have had prose work featured in Dragnet Mag. The readers are Claire Battershill, whose work appeared in Issue One; Andy Sinclair, whose work appeared in Issue Two; Laura Hartenberger, whose work appeared in Issue Five; and Jesse Boyce, whose work appeared in Issue Three. Links to the issues they were in will be included in their bios in the Upcoming Readers section.



Hope everyone can come out! See you then!





Seeking Submissions for our Last December 2012 Spot!

Hey everyone!

It’s true – The Emerging Writers Reading Series is almost booked up until the end of 2012. In fact, we only have one spot left on our December 2012 show. Please submit for the show! Follow the submissions guidelines. I will assemble a small jury to decide who will fit the show the best. Writers who don’t make the last spot in 2012 will be considered for the 2013 shows.

As soon as December 2012 is fully booked, EW Reading Series submissions will be closed until later in the fall. We will put a call out for submissions when we reopen and are ready to start booking 2013. So get in your submissions now!

Can’t wait to read your work!

All the best,

Jess Taylor