We are no longer accepting pitches for Growing Room 2020. Submissions for the 2021 festival will open in the summer of 2020.

For this year’s Growing Room Literary & Arts Festival, we’re looking to showcase as many different forms of storytelling as we can. This includes, but is not limited to, authors, visual artists, musicians, comedians, singers, filmmakers, performers, and more. We are now accepting pitches from publishers, agents, and individual storytellers to consider in our programming. Pitch an artist (yourself or who you’re representing), a workshop proposal, panel idea(s), breakout event(s), or an artistic collaboration to Jessica Johns at managing editor [at] roommagazine [dot] com.

Deadline: September 15th, 2019.

We’re looking to showcase emerging artists alongside established. We’re looking to host voices, stories, and events that push the boundaries of the literary landscape, that blur the lines between genres and artistic mediums, that unsettle and disrupt. We’re looking to build relationships and collaborations. Above all else, we’re looking for artists who are passionate about their craft and their contribution to the community.

All pitches must include:

  1. A detailed proposal for the artist or event, describing what you wish to do, and any special requirements.
  2. CV that includes a short biography and artist/writer statement.
  3. Your name, address, email, and your preferred contact information.
  4. If you have a book, chapbook, album, installation, etc coming out in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020, please include publication information and if your work will or can be available for March 1st, 2020.

Growing Room is put together by a different diverse programming team every year. We will be discussing, researching, and curating a unique program over a period of four months and we would love to consider what you’ve dreamed up.

We would especially like to hear from BIPOC artists, folks who have not been involved with the festival before, and writers and artists with forthcoming works.