Unchaste News

Come to Pride on June 20th! Literary Arts Space, downtown PDX. 7 pm sharp start, hosted by Jewels!


Unchaste Readers Series
A reading series with an annual print anthology for poets, writers, musicians, artists who are Not CIS men.

Amie Zimmerman's got a new chapbook out! It's so beautiful.
Read some of her things here


Jenny Yang TV is must must must see!


Aubrey Lenahan is a powerhouse. Aubrey is the author of Note Pinned to the Back of a Dress (H_NGM_N BOOKS, 2013). Her poems have appeared in ForkliftOhioLevelerThe Massachusetts ReviewThe Greensboro Review, and Boog City, among others. A native New Yorker, she has taught creative writing and literature at various east coast institutions, and now lives and writes in Portland, OR. 


Pamela K. Santos has a new book out, too! Check for her work here. The Secret Lumpia.


And IPRC just graduated some wonderful souls from their publishing program. Jessica Wadleigh is one of them!
Links to come. I've read parts of this in pre-production. SO WONDERFUL


ALSO! Would you like to teach for writers in the schools in Oregon?

From the desk of Writers in the Schools. "We offer part-time, contractor-style work, placing writers in short-term creative writing residencies in public high schools.  I think you’d be good at this, and I would love it if you’d give it some thought."

Information about applying is here:


Unchaste Anthology: Call for Submissions

Unchaste Submissions

If you've already read at Unchaste or are scheduled to, please send your best 100 words or art that will fit nicely onto the 3.5" x 5" Scout Book page. Files should be either .doc (for text that isn't a particular format) or .jpg or .TIF if your text or artwork has a particular format that you want. Hybrid forms/non-traditional etcetera very welcome. If you'd like to, please include instructions about how you want your work edited/curated/presented. I'll abide the best I can. Submit to info@unchastereaders.com.


If your submission is chosen, you'll be paid $20 via Paypal. No venmo, no checks, no other way, please. Maybe I can give you $20 in person, if we need to do that.

The anthology will be available at Wordstock, Portland, November 11, 2017. Contributors can enjoy their work being available at Hawthorne Books with great thanks to Rhonda Hughes for her generosity.

If you're Unchaste, but haven't or can't read/perform for some reason, please also submit! You, too, can be Unchaste. See above for submission requirements. 

To familiarize yourself with Unchaste (if you're not already familiar with it), here's the website, the FB page, and the Instagram account. Hopefully, you already know.
Unchastereaders on Instagram

Jenny Forrester will curate the collection to represent as many voices as possible - so the collection is inclusive, equitable, just, and woke to borrow the terms and work of many. Please present your own work and read your mind, as we say.

Thank you
 so much for reading! 

Please forward to people who might be interested in signing up to this newsletter. Forward to people who might be interested in submitting. I'll try to keep things brief. Thank you!