The Scuttlebutt

Upcoming writing contests, grants, residencies, fellowships, job opportunities, literary journals to submit work to, and more! 


Where To SubmitA favorite, constantly updated go-to resource published every other month by Entropy Magazine (founded by the inimitable Janice Lee) 

res art is a fabulous worldwide network of artist residencies where you can check out upcoming deadlines for writer and artist residencies that take place all over the globe

Aerogramme Writers' Studio: Residencies for Writers, opportunities to earn money, travel the world, and write your novel

Poets & Writers: The ultimate search engine to help you locate Conferences and Residencies for writers

Funds for Writers: Find the perfect grant to fund your writing and art projects


The Crow's Nest

Between Wind and Water



TERRA INCOGNITA: Literary Reading Series   

Founded & curated by Haldane King                  

Tuesday, July 24th from 7-9pm

Octopus Literary Salon, Oakland  


The Poop Deck

Writing Experiment


"...i am thinking about us all as the fingers of a world tender with shame & famine....i think of us as the fingers of a dying body, touching & feeling, performing the last instinct to hold & flex & let go as the crash cart stops in the hallway."

~excerpt from Sung Yim's poem, "Ode to Defeat"


WRITING EXPERIMENT: Number your page from 1-10. List ten people you remember holding hands with. Circle one. Describe that moment, the clutch, the grip, the need to hang on.


The Moonraker

Moons & Madness & Celebration

INTRODUCING: SPARK! A cross-genre drop-in writers' workshop held Tuesday evenings, 6-8pm, at Farley's East in Oakland!!! ALL genres and levels are WELCOME! *** SPARK is on summer break! We return to Farley's East in August! ***

CONGRATULATIONS to our Spring 2018 intern extraordinaire, Zack Hanson, for winning 2018 Bindle Award!