THE INNER LOOP
Celebrating a Community of Writers
For the love of lit...
LEARN ABOUT US
The Inner Loop is a literary reading series and network for creative writers in the Washington, D.C. metro area. We aim to create a space for both emerging and established writers to connect with their community, and to transform the written word into a shared experience through the act of reading aloud.
SUBMIT TO READ!
The Inner Loop seeks submissions from writers of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction, at all levels. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, and writers will be notified two weeks prior to an event if they have been selected to read. When sending your work sample, please indicate genre, and keep in mind that it should be appropriate for a five-minute reading slot. Please feel free to use this form, or email us directly with attachments.
Building D.C.'s Literary Community
We strive to build and sustain a physical and digitally-accessible community of writers. In addition to our live monthly reading events, we also host an array of programming to support and uplift our vibrant local writing community. Click below to explore The Inner Loop.