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“Rather it was the specter of writing and literature — literature! — transforming an ordinary Saturday night in the neighborhood into a carnival of sorts. Up and down Valencia Street, crowds overflowed out of open doorways, and between readings, people hustled from one event to another or gathered on street corners clutching red Lit Crawl maps like participants in a mammoth scavenger hunt.”

– New York Times

A project of San Francisco’s irreverent Litquake literary festival, the Lit Crawl NYC made its Manhattan debut in September 2008, and quickly attracted a rabid audience of lit fans. Now with two Crawls — Brooklyn in May and Manhattan in September — as well as a monthly series in partnership with the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP), the organization acts as a connector of New York’s literary forces, providing unique and fun platforms for reading series, literary magazines, publishers, and others to reach a reading and loving audience. 

By supporting Lit Crawl NYC, you can become a vital partner in continuing our mission to enhance and promote New York’s thriving literary scene, and unique and top-notch literary events that enrich the community and support local businesses.

Fast Facts

  • Lit Crawl NYC is promoted heavily in social media, printed bookmarks and programs, e-newsletters, and press releases.
  • Press coverage thus far has included Vanity Fair, TONY, and New York Magazine, and the New York Times.
  • Lit Crawl NYC curating organizations have included: Paris Review, Granta, Open City, Fence, Harper Perennial, FSG, Muumuu House, BOMB Magazine, YourTango, Gigantic Magazine, New York Tyrant Magazine, Opium Magazine, WORD Bookstore, and more.
  • Lit Crawl takes place at bars, cafes, restaurants, shops, and even laundromats in the Manhattan’s East Village and Lower East Side, and in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill. Like Lit Crawl, GET LIT changes venues each month to support businesses throughout New York City. 

Download the Lit Crawl NYC 2014 Sponsor Kit here

A Lit Crawl NYC sponsorship can consist of cash sponsorship, media and promotional offers, mailing list exchange, or products and services. To tailor a sponsorship that will work for you business objectives, please contact Lit Crawl NYC Coordinator Suzanne Russo at suzanne@litcrawl.org.