Submission and Reading Party

Send off your story and party!

Keep procrastinating about the story or the application you’ve been meaning to submit? Come to our writers’ party to finally get it done, and then enjoy a night of readings and feast (potluck) with your fellow writers. Stay for the afterparty and have desserts around the outdoor fire table.

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Oct 19th (Saturday)

4 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. (+ after-party 7:30 P.M. and beyond.)

In theme with the Halloween month, this afterparty will feature an outdoor screening of Beetlejuice (1988).


The peak of the fall submission season. Don’t wait!

Deadlines around the corner

  • Our very own Los Angeles Writers’ House Residency (Application open now for month-long residencies in 2020.)
  • AGNI Sep. 1 – May 31
  • A Public Space Fellowship Sep. 15 – Oct. 15
  • Kenyon Review Sep. 15 – Oct. 1
  • Crazyhorse Sep. 1 – May 31
  • The Gettysburg Review Sep. 1 – May 31
  • The Southern Review Sep. 1 – Dec 1
  • And more!

Party Timeline

  • 4 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.

    Submit that damn story

    Get your ass in the chair and do it already.
  • 5:30 P.M.

    Friends and family arrive

    Invite those who suffered alongside you as you wrote and re-wrote that story to come celebrate with you.
  • 5:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.


    "Manger, mes pauvres artistes!"
  • 6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.


    This party will feature readings by our October residents as well as students at our workshop Stories in a Flash, taught by Colette Sartor.
  • 7:30 P.M. - Beyond

    Dessert by the fire + special outdoor movie screening

    Have dessert under the stars while watching an outdoor screening of Beetlejuice (1988), in theme with the Halloween month.

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Thank you!
What to bring
+ a dish (It’s a potluck!)
+ a story ready for submission
+ a well-charged laptop (or SASEs--seriously?)
+ your cover letter(s)
+ a list of target destinations for your story

RSVP now

You will receive an email with the address of the House, hidden in West L.A. near Stoner Park (no joke),  the day before the party.