THE SUNDAY POESY: Opportunities, Events and Other News & Information

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Opportunity Knocks

ROGERS WRITERS’ TRUST FICTION PRIZE (Writers’ Trust of Canada), $25,000 Winner, $2,500 Finalists for novel or short-story collection published in Canada between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016. Multiple deadlines. Details HERE

CAVE CANEM NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PRESS POETRY PRIZE is a second-book award for Black poets of African descent, offered every other year. 2016 Competition Guidelines are HERE. Deadline April 15, 2015

OMNIDAWN PUBLISHING hosts three poetry contests: Poetry Chapbook Contest, First/Second Book Poetry Contest, and Ominidawn Open Poetry Book Contest as well as a Fabulist Fiction Chapbook Contest.  The first deadline is April 18.  Details HERE

TRIO HOUSE PRESS offers two awards annually: the Trio Award for First or Second Book for emerging poets, and the Louise Bogan Award for Artistic Merit and Excellence for a book of poems contributing in an innovative and distinct way to American poetry. Reading period ends April 30.  Details HERE


SECOND LIGHT LIVE SPRING FESTIVAL Discoveries & Recoveries, 20 & 21 May 2016 at the Art Workers Guild, London. Details HERE.


KIBATEK (The Turkish Literary Foundation established in 1998 in Turkey) plans its 40th Literary Festival this year in Dubai, from 1st till 4th June 2016. This Global Poetry Festival will be organized by a Dubai based event company called: Zing-Events, with Zainab Malik as President and Aydin Momtaz as Vice President of this event company. (The artwork for the poster displayed below is by Aprilia Zank.) Details HERE



Opportunity Knocks

RATTLE,  a publication of the Rattle Foundation, is committed to the promotion of poetry and encouragement of poets, including youth poets.  Submission guidelines are HERE

Rattle (founded 1994) is an American poetry magazine, based in Los Angeles, California.

Established writers, including Philip Levine, Jane Hirshfield, Billy Collins, Sharon Olds, Gregory Orr, Patricia Smith, Anis Mojgani, have appeared in Rattle, although the magazine also prides itself on its publication of new and emerging poets.

Poems from the magazine have been reprinted in The Best American Poetry and Pushcart Prize anthologies.

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“Rattle is pretty simple: We love poetry and feel that it’s something everyone can enjoy. We look for poems that are accessible, that have heart, that have something to say.” Rattle website


LIST OF 50 POETRY FORMS by Writer’s Digest Senior Content Editor, Robert Lee Brewer HERE

ORIGINS OF AMPERSAND from New Yorker Magazine

JIM HARRISON, poet, novelist and essayist died on March 26th. He is featured on The Poet by Day HERE and HERE is the link to his Paris Review Interview on fiction.


  • W/RITES & RHAPSODIES: Israel Writing Tour July 3 – 18 – Registration Deadline: 15 April 2016 Link HERE
  • LITERARY PUB OR PERISH Stickyz Rock N’ Roll Chicken Shack, Little Rock AR, Details HERE
  • Download a free copy of The Woven Tale Press Selected Works HERE
  • The April 15th issue of The BeZine will celebrate poetry month. Contributing Editor, Michael Dickel, is the lead for this issue.


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