Sundress Reading Series Seeks Readers for 2021-2022

From December 2021 to March 2022, the Sundress Reading Series will continue online via Zoom. Readers will receive publicity across Sundress Publications’ social media channels in the lead up to their event, and, thanks to a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission, Sundress is now able to compensate readers $100 for their services.

The Sundress Reading Series is an award-winning literary reading series previously hosted on-ground in Knoxville, TN. An extension of Sundress Publications and the Sundress Academy for the Arts, the Sundress Reading Series features nationally-recognized writers in all genres from around the US while also supporting local and regional nonprofits. 
Our readings take place the last Wednesday of every month from 7-8PM EST. The spring series will stream December 29, January 26, February 23, and March 30.
We are currently seeking readers with books recently released or to be released in 2022, with an emphasis on marginalized voices. Please note in your cover letter if you identify as a BIPOC writer, a trans and/or nonbinary writer, and/or a writer with a disability. To apply to read for the spring, send 6-8 pages of poetry or 8-15 pages of prose, a 50-100 word bio, CV (optional), and a ranking of preferred reading dates to Please make sure the subject line reads “Reading Series Application – Your Name.” 
Applications to participate as a reader are open and the deadline to apply is October 1, 2021. Those selected will be notified by November 1, 2021.
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