Wendy’s Subway is a reading room, writing space, and independent publisher in Bushwick, Brooklyn. We support emerging artists and writers in making experimental, urgent work and create alternative modes for learning and thinking in community. Wendy’s Subway is dedicated to encouraging creative, critical, and discursive engagement with arts and literature. We prioritize collaboration and horizontal decision-making in our work towards being a responsive and sustainable organization. 

Our interdisciplinary program includes free readings, talks, performances, and reading groups, as well as sliding-scale writing workshops and intensives. We offer residencies designed to uplift artistic and scholarly research, archival and library projects, and independent publishing practices. Our multi-series publishing initiative includes artists’ books, poetic texts, and hybrid-genre works by time-based artists. Our non-circulating library holds a collection of over 3,000 titles, ranging from poetry and fiction, to criticism and art books.

Wendy’s Subway was founded in 2013 and became a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 2016. Wendy’s Subway is a member of the Coalition of Small Arts (COSA) New York, the New York City Literary Action Coalition, and the Community of Literary Magazines & Presses. Wendy’s Subway is a W.A.G.E. certified organization. Learn more about getting involved and our membership program here.



379 Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206

L train to Montrose or Morgan / J or M to Flushing

Covid-19 Protocol
To ensure the health and safety of our staff and visitors, Wendy's Subway is open by appointment only as we continue to navigate the Covid-19 pandemic. Make an appointment to browse the library, write, and read at Wendy's Subway by reserving space here. A staff member will write you to confirm your visit. Our health and safety protocols for visitors are available to consult prior to your visit, here. Please note visitors are required to wear a face mask (over mouth and nose) in the space at all times. 

Thursday–Friday, 10am-6pm
Saturday, 10am–6pm
By appointment


We are located on a ground-floor storefront at 379 Bushwick Avenue. A ramp is available for wheelchair access to accommodate a raised single door (33-inch-wide doorway and 2" raised threshold). A single, all-gender bathroom is accessible by a 27-inch-wide door. There are two ADA-compliant bathrooms nearby: Brooklyn Public Library & Roberta’s Pizza. Our space is not scent-free although (some cleaning supplies may have scented chemicals) but we request that all visitors come fragrance-free. We offer masks, Covid rapid testing kits, hand sanitizer, and Narcan kits onsite. Mask-wearing is strongly encouraged.

We host programs in person and online. All virtual events include auto-closed captions in English. Some in-person programs may include a live stream; please check our website event listing for verification.

Wendy's Subway is run by a small team of part-time staff members working onsite during open hours and remotely throughout the week. If you have specific questions about access, please write info@wendyssubway.com with “access request” in the subject line before the event, preferably with 48-hour notice, and we will make every effort to provide accommodations for you.


To inquire about programming an event at Wendy's Subway, please follow this link.

Requests should be made at least one month ahead of the proposed event date. We will respond within a week of the submitted request.

Email info@wendyssubway.com with questions.


Corinne Butta, Editor
Mayra A. Rodríguez CastroResearch and Production Coordinator
Marian Chudnovsky, Librarian
Sanjana Iyer, Program Director
Juwon Jun, Associate Editor
Stephon Lawrence, Distribution and Publicity Coordinator
Florence LiProgram Coordinator
Rachel Valinsky, Artistic Director
Teline TrnMembership and Community Engagement Coordinator

Past Fellows
Katherine Adams, Simran Ankolkar, Erica Ammann, Aru Apaza, Harris Bauer, Kevin Barnum, Emily Bartsch, Corinne Butta, Taylor Bell, Xavier Danto, Sadie Hope-Gund, Cillian Finnerty, Sunny Iyer, Maanav Jalan, Snigdha Koirala, Teddy Lewis, Alec Mapes-Frances, Sarah McEachern, Noah LeBien, Kyle Richardson, Carlos Rodriguez, Emma Seely-Katz, Zoe Senise, Mallika Singh, Elizaveta Shneyderman, Charlotte Strange, Fergal Styles, Megan Toye, Teline Trần, Sixing Xu, Yoav Yaron, Claire Zuo

Web Design
Everything Studio


Rachel Valinsky, President
Gabe Kruis, Secretary
Matt Longabucco, Treasurer
James Hoff
Erica Kaufman
Stacy Szymaszek


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