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Women Who Submit Lit at First Friday!

Women Who Submit Lit is coming to First Friday! Come hear what our members are working on! We'll be appearing at Wolfman Books, a supercool indie bookstore in Downtown Oakland. Please note the change of date and venue.

Mission: Women Who Submit seeks to empower all writers who identify as women and/or genderqueer by creating physical and virtual spaces for sharing news on submission calls and guidelines, clarifying the submission and publication process, and supporting and encouraging each other not to self-reject but to submit, submit, submit our work out to the best publications, agents, residencies, and presses!


Your host is Rebecca Gomez Farrell, who's had over 20 works published, including her debut novel, Wings Unseen, from Meerkat Press. Becca is the chapter lead for the SF Bay Area branch of Women Who Submit Lit!


JENN CHEN is a San Francisco-based coffee marketer, writer, and photographer. Her journalism and photography pieces have been published in publications like Sprudge, Standart, Fresh Cup, Barista Magazine, and Edible. She’s now focusing her writing time on personal essays with an Asian-American food lens. When she is not working, you can find her with chips in one hand and a donut in another. You can connect with her at or on social media @thejennchen

DOMINICA PHETTEPLACE writes fiction and poetry. Her work has appeared in Zyzzyva, Asimov’s, Analog, F&SF, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, Copper Nickel, Ecotone, Wigleaf, The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy and Best Microfiction 2019. Her honors include a Pushcart Prize, a Rona Jaffe Award, a Barbara Deming Award and fellowships from I-Park, Marble House Project and the MacDowell Colony. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley and the Clarion West Writers Workshop.

ANOOP JUDGE was born and raised in New Delhi. She now resides in California, where she is an award-winning author, TV presenter, and blogger. She is the author of 'Law: What's It All About & How To Get In', a “Dummies”-style guide to breaking into law, put out by a publishing house in New Delhi. Her previous novel, The Rummy Club, was her first attempt to fictionalize the experiences of Indians abroad. The novel won the 2015 Beverly Hills Book Awards and received three other awards. Her essays and short stories have appeared in Down in the Dirt magazine, in Scarlet Leaf Review magazine, in Moon magazine, and in Green Hills Literary Lantern.
An excerpt from her unpublished novel 'The Awakening of Meena Rawat' has been selected for publication in Litbreak magazine.

Plus Janna Layton, Kathleen L. Orosco and Gina Goldblatt. More author bios to come!

Earlier Event: September 5
J. Gordon Faylor / Brian Ng / John Spurlock
Later Event: September 11
The Burl Concentrate Reading Room