Curate a Venue!

Submissions are now closed for the eighth annual Lit Crawl Manhattan,
which will take over the Lower East Side on Saturday, September 13, 2014.

Events—curated by a diverse array of literary groups from reading series to publishers and more—range from readings and discussions to writing sessions and trivia contests. The more creative, the better! 

While we value all our curating partners and wish we could accommodate ALL requests to participate in Lit Crawl, due to the finite number of venues available, we cannot include every group each year. We will give preference in 2014 to sponsors and groups who give our audience a diverse literary experience. 

Some important things to note about submitting an event to Lit Crawl NYC:

  • Lit Crawl NYC has a one-writer/one-reading policy, so writers who read at one Crawl venue cannot participate elsewhere during the Crawl. Please do not invite authors without getting the green light from a Lit Crawl producer. 
  • By nature Lit Crawl takes place at a variety of venues, many that are not bars or that do not have AV options. Please note any needs your event might require in your submission (if you need to be at a bar, would like a projector, etc.). We will do our best to accommodate this requests but ask that curators are flexible and note that we may not be able to accommodate all needs. We will communicate what we can accommodate shortly after confirming your events. 
  • Selected curators will be expected to have a final event description to Lit Crawl by August 18, 2014.

Lit Crawl NYC is a bar crawl — with literature!– where cerebral meets madcap. San Francisco’s Litquake literary festival first introduced the concept in 2004, and Lit Crawl NYC made its Manhattan debut in September 2008, adding a Brooklyn crawl in May 2012. The lively and wildly popular annual Crawls are FREE to the public and showcase literary magazines, publishers, reading series, and other bookish organizations.