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

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JOBS/PAID & VOLUNTEER

Opportunity Knocks

REVIEWS EDITOR: Poetry London seeks a freelance Reviews Editor to join its editorial team. Applications are open now. Deadline: 30th of August.  Details HERE.

VOLUNTEER: PEN Center USA is accepting volunteer applications! “Volunteering at the Center is a great way to get involved with your local literary community. Rewarding opportunities to assist in PEN Center USA programming and events are available year-round. In some cases, training may be required.” Details HERE.

ARTISTS-AT-RISK PROJECT DIRECTOR: PEN America seeks a creative, visionary, and highly organized Project Director for a critical role in launching a new support system for artists at risk worldwide. This innovative initiative, conceived in consultation with a global network of partners and implemented with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is aimed at strengthening and expanding the web of services available to assist members of the creative community who face threats in retaliation for the exercise of cultural expression. MORE

ARTISTS-AT-RISK PROJECT MANAGER/COORDINATOR: PEN America seeks a talented, energetic, and highly organized Project Manager/Coordinator for a critical role in launching a new support system for artists at risk. This innovative initiative, conceived in consultation with a global network of partners and implemented with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is aimed at strengthening and expanding the web of services available to assist members of the creative community who face threats in retaliation for the exercise of cultural expression. MORE

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

BLUELINE “seeks poems, stories and essays about the Adirondacks and regions similar in geography and spirit, focusing on nature’s shaping influence. We also welcome creative nonfiction that interprets the literature or culture of the region, including northern New York, New England and Eastern Canada.

“Blueline always publishes both new and established writers. You’ll catch our attention if your writing is vigorous, interesting and polished. We’re not interested in effusive descriptions of scenery. We are looking for realistic approaches to the environment: the literature we publish expresses imagination, reflection, and insight about the natural world.

The submission period is July through November. Decision are made mid-February. Payment is made in copies. Simultaneous submissions accepted if identified as such: notify the editors immediately if a simultaneous submission is placed elsewhere. No previously published works.” Details HERE.

URBAN FARMHOUSE is “looking for book-length manuscripts meeting the following general guidelines: Crossroads Poetry Series: minimum 50-60 pages of poetry,single spaced, and one poem per page. Fiction: minimum 150 pages of prose, 12 pt font, double-spaced. Novellas: 60-145 pages of prose, 12 pt font, double-spaced.  Cities of the Straits Chapbook Series: 20-40 pages of poetry or fiction. 12 pt font, double-spaced. Submissions open from April to August annually. All manuscripts chosen for publication will receive a book contract and 8% royalties on all print copies sold.” Details HERE.

SEDIMENTS LITERARY-ARTS JOURNAL “accepts poetry, short stories, and art. Accepted work for the quarterly issue will be published to the homepage every Sunday at 11AM.  Now – August 31: Submit to Themed Issue “Happy Holidays!” Upcoming Dates: September: Issue Eight Release October 1 – 31: Submit to Issue Nine December: Themed Issue “Happy Holidays!” Release.  Details HERE.

ARTEMISpoetry (Demographic restrictions.) Issue 17, November 2016 (& Issue 18, May 2017) Editors for Issue 17 are: General & Artwork – Dilys Wood and June Hall; Poetry – Wendy French. Readers’ Letters are invited. Comments on the journal’s content or anything you would like to see discussed in relation to women’s writing. (max 100 words). All submissions: submit paper copy initially to Dilys Wood, 3 Springfield Close, East Preston, West Sussex, BN16 2SZ. Please write “ARTEMISpoetry” on your envelope. (Enquiries only: e-mail Administrator editor@poetrypf.co.uk) Poems: Issue 17 deadline – 31st August 2016. Poems by women of any age.

Poems should be typed, or if written, then very neatly. Each poem should commence on a new page, headed “Submission for ARTEMISpoetry“. Please SEND TWO COPIES. Do include your name with each poem and include your name and full contact details in your submission. Long poems are considered. Submit up to 4 poems to a maximum of 200 lines in all. Contributors whose poetry is accepted will be notified by 31st October 2016. Further details HERE.

Note: If you feel intimidated by submittable or other electronic submissions managers used by publishers, ARTEMISpoetry accepts neat handwritten material and is one of an ever decreasing number of publications that will accept snail-mail submissions. For some people, this removes a barrier to entry. If you are one such and female, take adavantage. Nothing ever happens if you don’t try.

THE BeZINE is accepting email submissions (bardogroup@gmail.com) for the August issue through August 10.  The theme is: Hope: Great Expections and Quiet Desires.  We seek poetry, essay, flash fiction, videos, and photography. Also consider are editorials (500 – 740 words) on current issues or trends for our new BeAttitude section.  Submission guidelines HERE. ‘

EVENTS

HEADS-UP TALLAHASSEE: Poetry Reading with Michael Rothenberg, Terri Carrion, El Habib Louai, Geoff Bouvier and friends. Thursday, July 28 at The Black Dog on the Square at 567 Industrial Dr, Tallahassee, Florida, 32301 starting at 7:00pm. It’s going to be great!

TRANSATLANTIC POETRY on Air (Google Hangouts), an iniiative by poet Robert Peake, next poetry reading is  August 14th at 8 pm BST/3pm EDT/12 pm PDT with Vahni Capildeo and Tyehimba Jess. Read on … a link to the site and more detail is under Kudos.

KUDOS

ROBERT PEAK‘s fabulous Transatlantic Poetry Series is now in its third year.  Peake is an British-American poet living near London. His latest collection The Knowledge is available from Nine Arches Press. Transatlantic Poetry is “a platform that openly encourages participation from individuals and organisations with a strong commitment to the support of poetry globally.”  You can hear poets reading their work and discussing poetry at Google Hangouts on pre-scheduled dates. You are able to ask questions. Link HERE for more information.  Be there or be square – really! An archive of all past event videos is available. Bravo, Robert!

ARTEMISpoetry editor for the November issue: Wendy French recently completed a Poet Residency at the University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre. Her resulting book, Thinks Itself a Hawk, is published by Hippocrates Poetry Press (2016). French also ran creative word groups for patients and carers. She is one of six poets included in a showcase anthology from Avalanche Books.

MICHAEL ROTHENBERG announced this week that the hard copy proof of his new book of poems, Drawing The Shade, arrived today from Dos Madres Press. “We’re almost there.”

MYRA SCHNEIDER‘s thirteenth collection, Persephone in Finsbury Park (Second Light Press, 2016), is available at poet Anne Stewart’s p f poetry site.

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