There are presently no open calls for submissions.

GuerrillaReads is looking for videos of writers reading their own work, in unexpected, real-world settings. 
  • The video must show the author reading his or her own fiction or poetry  
  • The reading should take place in a real-world setting and should not be formally staged 
  • Videos should be no more than eight minutes long (we recommend 2-5 minutes)
  • The location of your guerrilla reading should have some connection to the content of your work, but how you make that link is up to you  
  • All submissions must be in English 
  • Works being read may be previously published but aren’t required to be 
To get a better sense of what we’re looking for, watch previous videos on GuerrillaReads.

What we’re NOT looking for:
  • Non-fiction and memoir 
  • Video with an author voicing over his or her work 
  • Staged readings 
  • Professionally-produced video. If you happen to be a writer with good video skills, that’s fine. Just don’t hire a pro to film and edit your video.
We love readings at bookstores, libraries, bars or conference settings. We love well-made films. However, they don’t fit the definition of “guerrilla.”

You may submit up to two videos for us to review. Please do not submit to us again until you have heard back from your first submission. 

More information about submissions is at