District Lit seeks work for our Disability, Medicine, and Illness issue

District Lit is currently accepting poetry and creative nonfiction for our themed issue on Disability, Medicine, and Illness. We have Jen Stein Hauptmann, Assistant Editor at Rogue Agent, as a guest judge reading for this issue.

While District Lit is always open to work from writers with disabilities, this themed issue will highlight poetry and nonfiction about living with disability, illness, or medical treatments. We want writing and art about chronic illness, disability (visible and invisible), medical histories and procedures, recovery, and the body in all its forms. Send us your rawest poetry, powerful CNF, and embodied art.

The deadline is March 15, 2017.

Please submit your work.

District Lit’s 5-year anniversary reading!

District Lit, the literary magazine where I’m the poetry editor, is having an anniversary reading celebration this month! District Lit is turning five, and we wanted to celebrate those amazing years of publishing art and literature to the D.C. community and beyond. We wanted to thank artists and writers for submitting their work and allowing us to share it.

Shout out to founding editor Diana Bolton for managing such a strong lit mag, and for keeping it going. That’s no small feat.

What better way to celebrate writers than having a reading? Join us as we celebrate the vibrant D.C. literary scene, featuring writers published in District Lit and Rhino Poetry! The reading is September 14 at Colony Club in D.C. at 7 p.m.

Readers in poetry and prose include: Sarah Katz, Jocko Benoit, Jean Kim, Ellie Tipton, David Frey, Suzanne Zweizig, E. Laura Golberg, Randon Billings Noble, Katy Richey, and Jon Anderson. There will be raffle prizes, gift bags, and more.

This will be a literary night you don’t want to miss.  📖 📖 📖

District Lit: Space Issue

District Lit, the literary magazine where I’m the Poetry Editor, is having a Space Issue! We’ve been impressed with some of the scientific and space-themed works we’ve gotten, so we wanted to dedicate a mini-issue to space.

Send us your work that searches the stars, sends us into warp, touches strange worlds, or knows how to use a phaser, blaster, or lightsaber. The theme for this issue is that last great unknown: space. We’re looking for work about science, exploration, sci-fi, alien life, or anything else out of this world.

You’ve got two weeks to submit to the Space Issue! Send us into orbit with your writing 🚀🌌👽.

You can submit here.