Start A Riot!

Start A Riot! Chapbook Prize

In response to rapid gentrification and displacement of QTBIPOC+ literary artists in the San Francisco Bay Area, and in celebration of these communities’ revolutionary history, Foglifter Press, RADAR Productions, and Still Here San Francisco are pleased to announce Start a Riot!—a chapbook prize for local emerging queer and trans black writers, indigenous writers, and writers of color. Each year, the prize will honor one author with chapbook publication, a $1,000 prize, and promotion, as well as a spot on the Sister Spit tour.


  • tanea lunsford lynx
  • Venita Blackburn
  • Tina Bartolome


  • Submitter is a QTBIPOC+ literary artist
  • Submitter is a current resident of the larger San Francisco Bay Area
  • Submitter does not have a previous full-length publication in their submission genre

Manuscript Details: 

  • Fiction, nonfiction, or graphic novel
  • 25 pages (maximum)
  • Remove all identifying information, including acknowledgements. There should be one title page with the name of the chapbook only.
  • Microsoft Word doc preferred, PDF also accepted

    Important Dates:
  • Submissions: September 1 to November 1, 2020
  • Results Announced: March 2021
  • Chapbook Release: Fall 2021

Here for more information and to submit!