First Tuesdays meets on the First Tuesday of the month, September through June, at Espresso 77 Café in Jackson Heights. (If you’d like to sign up for the newsletter, click here.) There is only one featured reader per month, though, which means there are only ten slots per season. Given how many worthy writers there are out there looking to promote their work, including literary translators (see below), this limited number of slots means I am almost always booked a full year, and sometimes even two years, in advance. Nonetheless, if you have published at least one book or chapbook–in any genre, and not necessarily recently–and you’d like to feature at First Tuesdays, send me an email with the following information:
Keep in mind that I am one person, with a limited amount of (unpaid) time to devote to running First Tuesdays. Please do not ask me to hunt through your website for your bio, your books, or the work samples. The easier you make it for me to find the material you want me to see as I consider you for a reading, the more likely I am to give your email serious consideration. Thanks for understanding!
In addition, here are some things to keep in mind:
Finally, have patience. I will respond to your initial email as soon as I can, but, if I decide to accept you as a featured reader, you will probably not hear from me again until I am ready to book the date of your reading. This can take as long as a year, though if you have questions or want to follow up in the meantime, you can, of course, follow up.