Temim FrutcherTemim Frutcher is a queer nonbinary anti-Zionist Jewish writer who lives in Brooklyn. She is the recipient of fellowships from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Vermont Studio Center, and a 2020 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award. She is co-host of Pete’s Reading Series. Her debut novel, CITY OF LAUGHTER (Grove Atlantic) came out in January 2024.
Carrie SunCarrie Sun was born in China and raised in Michigan. She holds an MFA in creative writing from The New School. She lives in Jersey City with her husband. Private Equity is her first book
Michael TagerMichael Tager is made of stardust, currently in author form. He has written Pop Culture Poetry: The Definitive Collection, which debuts in April. He is also stardust masquerading as the Managing Editor of Mason Jar Press.
Aida Zilelian is a first generation American-Armenian writer, educator and storyteller from Queens, NY. She is the author of The Legacy of Lost Things, recipient of the Tololyan Literary Award. She has been performing at storytelling events in NYC, Montreal and (upcoming) Los Angeles. She has also been featured in the Huffington Post, NPR’s Takeaway, among other reading series and print outlets. Her short story collection These Hills Were Meant for You was shortlisted for the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction and her short story “The Piano” won first prize in the Lighthouse Weekly contest. She is currently working on completing her short story collection Where There Can Be No Breath At All.
Call for SalonZine Submissions
Extended deadline: January 31st
Tell your friends, your muses and your rivals that SalonZine is returning for an annual issue in 2024 and the theme is secrets and lies.
We all have something we keep hidden from others. Whether it’s a strange fetish or past employment we’re embarrassed by, there are certain things in our lives we don’t want others to know or see. The secrets and lies we keep tucked away can be big or small, but their impact cannot be denied. You may be lying about an illicit affair or nursing a hidden addiction or even telling half-truths to hide yourself from consequences. For whatever reason, these secrets and lies, no matter how big or small, inspire a certain fear of being exposed, especially to those closest to us. We invite you to share your narratives about these secrets and lies in a story, essay, or poem. Let’s unveil how they impact your character—or you or someone you know—and everyone around them.
Genres accepted: Prose (under 7000 words) or poetry (up to 3 poems) We are accepting submissions for the 2024 annual issue of SalonZine from October 15th to Extended deadline: January 31st, 2024. Please send your submission with the genre in the subject line of your email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To feature emerging and established writers and poets at monthly readings. To share marvelous stories, essays, and poetry. To entertain. To inspire.