RADAR is a Bay Area queer literary arts organization creating and supporting a community of queer artists through commissioning, developing and presenting ground-breaking literary work. Each month, the RADAR blog features a queer literary artist to engage our community of readers and increase awareness of the work QTPOC are conducting in their artistic practice. 

This is the submission form for expressing interest in being featured on the RADAR blog. It does not guarantee a feature.

Now accepting applications for our Summer/Fall 2020 Residencies
DEADLINE May 1st 2020

In partnership with San Francisco Public Library’s James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center, RADAR created a library and archives residency to engage QTPOC writers and artists with queer and trans collections. Each group of four QTPOC writers/artists will spend time within the course of a month examining books, magazines, music, films, photographs, and manuscripts, chosen especially for them by the Hormel Center Fellow. During their residency, they will write work(s) inspired by their research, to be read/performed at the bi-monthly Show Us Your Spines RADAR Reading, a public program to be held the following month.

Residents will be paid a stipend of $500



  • During the first week of the residency, attend a 1-hour in-person orientation visit with the Hormel Center Fellow.
  • During the residency month, make 1-3 in-person research visits to the Hormel Center book collection and/or archives on the 3rd and 6th floors at the Main Library.
  • Mid-month of the residency, attend a 3-hour residents’ meeting/share-out session.
  • Write a piece based on your research in the Hormel Center collections.
  • Read/perform the piece that you created at the Hormel Center’s public program.
  • Identify as a queer or trans person of color. 


**Please note: If you're applying outside of the Bay Area we cannot provide housing or cover travel expenses

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