Want to read on stage?

Tell-All Boston seeks seven minutes of well-crafted memoir and personal essay that takes us on a journey. Show us the world from unique and unexpected perspectives. Tell us how a single encounter changed the course of your life, or how a lifetime of experiences shaped the person you are today. Move us. Be poignant. Be funny. Most of all, be true – to your story and your feelings.

Submissions are open for our 2021-2022 season.

The submission deadline for our Oct. 7 event is Sept. 10.

Submissions received after Sept. 10 will be considered for future events this season.


  • Your submission should be approximately 1,000-1,200 words. We can’t consider anything longer than 1,200 words.
  • The live reading time is limited to 7 minutes. Practice before you submit.
  • Attach your submission as a Word or PDF file. We can’t accept links to Google docs.
  • Include a short bio (100 words maximum) in the body of the email.
  • Also attach a headshot in .jpg or .png format.
  • Submit your best writing. Only one submission at a time, please.
We accept four readers for each Tell-All Boston event. We will notify accepted readers shortly after the submission deadline for each event. Questions? Follow us on Twitter @tellallboston or email tellallboston@gmail.com.