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San Francisco, California 94117

Instant City is a literary exploration of San Francisco in zine form. Our city is as legendary for its tectonic cultural shifts as it is for its earthquakes, every decade or so becoming an epicenter for a new utopian vision. Each cultural eruption reinforces the idea of San Francisco as an instant city. This zine captures that frenetic energy in fiction, non-fiction, and art, creating a subjective, ever-changing map of the city.

Editor Gravity Goldberg received a Masters in English, concentration in Creative Writing at SFSU. She worked as festival coordinator for Litquake in 2007. Her fiction is published in Watchword, Strange Tales, Transfer, and the SF Bay Guardian lit section. She’s also written for SFGate, Morbid Curiosity, Tempe Crime Wave, Panache, SFBG, and Stretcher. She has lived in San Francisco for fourteen years.

Editor Eric Zassenhaus works with the Knight Digital Media Center at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. Before that, he worked as the Web Coordinator and Buyer for City Lights Books and Publishers, served as the Cultural Editor for Clamor magazine and was an Assistant Editor at Tikkun Magazine. He has self-published many chapbooks, ‘zines, and magazines in the past fifteen years, and his work has appeared in print, online, and on air.

Gravity and Eric will be joined by contributors Jim Nelson, Alia Volz, Cynthia Mitchell, and Matt Stewart.

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Added by The Booksmith on March 5, 2009