We open for submissions for the 2019/2020 season on August 18th!

Upcoming events to be announced.

Submissions open one month prior to the first event of the season and close when May’s lineup is configured.

To be considered as a featured writers please follow our submission guidelines.

 Submission Guidelines to be a featured writer ::

Email the following, as 3 attachments, to submissions@waterlinewriters.org:

  • Attach a short bio. You may include your websites, social media handles, and links to purchase your work.

  • Attach a photo in JPG or PNG format.

  • Attach the work to be read. (Word, PDF, Pages, or Google doc.)

    • Time limit is 8-10 minutes when read aloud.

    • For prose, 8-10 minutes is about 1750 words.

    • Prose writers, put word count in top right corner.

    • Poets, send only 8-10 poems, all in one file.

    • Spoken word poets, attach video or audio.

  • Send only 1 submission per email. If you have sent others, mention them in the email.

  • Note your availability for upcoming 3rd Sundays.

  • Please be patient with us. This is a volunteer-run organization. We cannot always answer emails in as a timely a manner as we’d like. But if six weeks have passed and you haven’t heard back from us, feel free to send us a nudge.

  • Why do you need to submit a sample of your work to Waterline Writers?

    • We want writers who demonstrate a high level of talent, commitment & passion.

    • What you write may affect when we want you to read.

    • We want each night to include different types of work.

    • If you prefer, skip the submission and read at our 5-minute-limit Open Mic after each event.