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Start a Riot! is Awarding $1,000 to One Chapbook Author

Start a Riot! is Awarding $1,000 to One Chapbook Author

Author: Edit Team

September 17, 2020

In response to rapid gentrification and displacement of QTBIPOC+ literary artists in the San Francisco Bay Area, and in celebration of these communities’ revolutionary history, Foglifter Press, RADAR Productions, and Still Here San Francisco are pleased to announce Start a Riot!—a chapbook prize for Bay area emerging queer and trans writers of color. Each year, the series will award one chapbook author publication, a $1,000 prize, and promotion, as well as a spot on the Sister Spit tour.


* tanea lunsford lynx
* Venita Blackburn
* Tina Bartolome

* Anastacia Renee
* librecht baker
* K-Ming Chang

* Submitter is a QTBIPOC+ literary artist
* Submitter is a current resident of the larger San Francisco Bay Area
* Submitter does not have a previous full-length publication in their submission genre

Manuscript Details:
* Open to all genres, including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, hybrid, graphic novels
* 25 pages (maximum)

Important Dates:
* Submissions: September 1 to November 1, 2020
* Results Announced: Spring 2021
* Chapbook Release: Fall 2021

Submit here—

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