Sister Spit

Sister Spit
Writing, Rants and Reminiscence from the Road

"Sister Spit selected as Best of the Bay 2013"
Oct 15, 2013

The San Francisco Bay Guardian chooses the literary roadshow, Sister Spit, for Best of the Bay 2013. 

- San Francisco Bay Guardian

"The City Lights/Sister Spit Imprint: New & Up Next"
Jun 25, 2013

An interview with Sister Spit/City Lights editor and queer icon, Michelle Tea.

- Elizabeth Estochen, Curve Magazine

"Michelle Tea & Ali Liebegott interviewed for KALW's Out in the Bay"
Jun 19, 2013

Host of Out in the Bay Eric Jansen sat down with editor Michelle Tea and author Ali Liebegott to discuss the City Lights/Sister Spit series and to read a few passages from their newest books.

- Eric Jansen, KALW Out in the Bay

"An Article About Michelle Tea in the LA Time"
May 10, 2013

An article on Michelle Tea, editor of the Sister Spit imprint of City Lights 

- Amy Benfer, LA Times

"Sister Spit Takes Over REDCAT"
Apr 9, 2013

The legendary performance and spoken word collective Sister Spit heads to Los Angeles as part of its month-long tour to perform at REDCAT theater. With performances by City Lights/Sister Spit authors Authors Michelle Tea & Ali Liebegott.

- Clean Kim, The Advocate

"Michelle Tea Interviewed by Johnny Appeal of Fresno Famous"
Apr 8, 2013

A Q and A with Michelle Tea, editor of the Sister Spit anthology, on Fresno Famous. 

- Johnny Appeal, Fresno Famous

Los Angeles Review of Books

"Despite the freshly minted paper of this inaugural collaborative imprint between Sister Spit and City Lights Books, a raw aesthetics — one that invests in seams and fray as part of the telling — powers this live literary roadshow and its now-in-print twin. Edited by Sister Spit co-founder and literary revoltess Michelle Tea, this raucous, crafted anthology lays bare the grit and labor of a DIY subculture, inviting readers into the inner sanctum of a renegade community of feminist and queer writers."

Make/Shift Magazine

"Call it maturing, call it assimilation, call it keeping an important part of popular culture relevant when anyone can get their Warholian fifteen minutes simply by posting a video on YouTube; Tea's introduction grounds queer feminist subculture and the book in our contemporary moment."

Cult Magazine

"This anthology is a page-turner, and although many of the stories deal with difficult topics like alienation, homophobia and substance abuse, a strong current of self-deprecating humour also runs through the collection."

SF Weekly: Read Local

"Edited by award-winning writer and co-founder of Sister Spit, Michelle Tea is the most appropriate editor of a compilation of writing and artwork by 'the irreverent, flagrantly queer, hilariously feminist, tough-talking, genre-busting ruffians' who have joined the band on tour."

—Alexis Coe

"Interview with Michelle Tea on"
Mar 22, 2013

Check out a review of Sister Spit and an interiew with editor Michelle Tea on

- Gabrielle,

Bitch Magazine

"I'm eternally grateful to Tea for carrying the torch for queer visibility in literature, and I can't wait to see who she discovers next."

"Sister Spit makes Flavorwire's Top Ten Alternative Anthologies"
Oct 23, 2012

Sister Spit is listed among collections edited by Jeffrey Eugenides and Judd Apatow.

- Emily Temple, Flavorwire

"Between the Covers"
Nov 8, 2012

A radio interview with Editor Michelle Tea and contributor Nicole J. Georges.

- Lisa Loving, KBOO

Curve Magazine

". . . .the immediacy of the road is brought home... and the lightning-fast pace of the selections will engage its target audience of younger dyke readers. . . ."

"Michelle Tea Celebrates Debut of Sister Spit Book at Powell's"
Nov 6, 2012

PQ Monthly announces a Sister Spit celebration and provides a little bit of the history behind Sister Spit.

- Erin Rook, PQ Monthly

"Literary Touchstones of L.A. Letters"
Nov 2, 2012

Michelle Tea and Sister Spit are mentioned in a list of "hard-working authors and cultural historians [that] keep our cultural climate both grounded and provocative."

- Mike Sonksen, KCET

"Michelle Tea on Open Mic Scenes, Fantasy Books, and Her New Anthology Sister Spit"
Oct 19, 2012

An interview with Michelle Tea.

- Jasmine Mausner, 7x7 Magazine

"The Rumpus Interview with Michelle Tea"
Oct 18, 2012

Michelle Tea discusses the Sister Spit imprint, forthcoming books, coffee, clothes, drugs, and the astrological signs of each of the anthology's contributors

- Beth Lisick, The Rumpus

"Michelle Tea and Her Provocative Queer Lit Roadshow"
Oct 12, 2012

An interview with Michelle Tea.

- Diane Anderson-Minshall, SheWired

Ms. Magazine

"This riotous collage edited by a Sister Spit cofounder celebrates the acclaimed underground lesbian-feminist roadshow. Poetry, art, stories and snippets of self-reflection from the collective's rotating membership honor this cultural institution in its signature provocative fashion."

—Ms. Magazine, Fall 2012 Issue


"Raw, real, and riotous … Critical and demanding, [Sister Spit] asks us to imagine a better world and then do whatever it takes to make our fantasies real."

—Eleanor Bader, AlterNet

"Book Notes - 'Sister Spit: Writing, Rants and Reminiscence from the Road'"
Oct 10, 2012

The music playlist to Sister Spit. 

- Largehearted Boy

"Books by the Bay"
Oct 5, 2012

Sister Spit was mentioned in the Books by the Bay column, which is syndicated to the San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times, and Oakland Tribune. The Oct. 24 & 25th events were promoted.

- Georgia Rowe, Mercury News

"Michelle Tea on Sister Spit, YA Lit, and Living Her Truth"
Sep 20, 2012

Velvetpark interviews Michelle Tea.

- Marcie Bianco, Velvetpark

"Sister Spit: Writings, Rants & Reminiscence from the Road"
Sep 18, 2012

Michelle Tea discusses the mission of the City Lights/Sister Spit imprint: "I won't be publishing anyone who isn't right for the tour. So, primarily but not exclusively writings that are informed by a queer, feminist outsider perspectives."

- Jessa Crispin, Kirkus Reviews

Art Animal

"Sister Spit: Writings, Rants and Reminiscence from the Road is a genuine, honest and funny collection of stories. It captures the provocative, brazen and high-energy nature of Sister Spit, though it reads like a personal journal."

—Elizabeth Coleman

"Read Eileen Myles' Excerpt from the New Sister Spit Anthology"
Sep 18, 2012

In this darkly humorous excerpt, "February 13, 1982," poet Eileen Myles gives a candid recollection of her first experience attending her own book party.

- Paige Cohen, Lambda Literary

"Fall Arts: Your Wee Guide to This Season's Bay Area Books"
Sep 5, 2012

This column looks at Bay Area books coming out this season with a brief synopsis, a sample line, and a note about who blurbed the book.

- Jonathan Kiefer, SF Weekly

"Tea and Spit"
Sep 4, 2012

OUT Magazine interviewed editor Michelle Tea and publisher Elaine Katzenberger.

- Adam Rathe, Out Magazine

"Writing from on the Road: A Q&A with Sister Spit's Michelle Tea"
Sep 4, 2012

An interview with Michelle Tea.

- Sandra Song, ZYZZYVA

"Insider tips: Author Michelle Tea"
Jul 12, 2012

Michelle Tea answers Passport's questionnaire about some her local recommendations for their blog "San Francisco Agenda".

- Jim Gladstone, Passport Magazine

"Michelle Tea: A Writer's Passion"
Jul 3, 2012

Michelle Tea discusses partnering with City Lights for the new Sister Spit imprint.

- TT Jax, Lambda Literary

"Sister Spit Translated From Stage to Page in Forthcoming Anthology"
Jun 7, 2012

The website Velvet Park announced the new City Lights/Sister Spit imprint and recommended the anthology.

- Marcie Bianco, Velvet Park

"Sister Spit Books Becomes New Imprint of City Lights Publishers"
May 16, 2012

San Francisco author Michelle Tea has teamed up with City Lights Publishers to launch the Sister Spit imprint, strating with the Sister Spit anthology.

- Wendy Werris, Publishers Weekly