SUNDAY POESY: Opportunities, Events and Other News and Information



Opportunities Knocks

VERITY LA welcomes “submissions from all writers, whether you’re emerging or established. Our mission is to publish as many new writers as possible, so even if you don’t yet have a publishing track-record we’re eager to hear from you. Read on for more on how to submit, including what we do and don’t publish, and what you can do so we might just fall head-over-heels with your work.”  Submit short fiction,  nonfiction, poetry and art. Details HERE.

THE BeZINE theme for the October is Rituals for Peace, Healing, and Unity. If you would like to submit something, please send it to If you are new to The BeZine, please include a short bio. Or, if you’ve been published with us before and you have an update to your bio, go ahead and pop it along. Terri Stewart (Beguine Again and The BeZine) is the lead for the October issue. The deadline for submissions in October 10. Please read the zine and submission guidelines before submitting.

FJORDS REVIEW is published twice a year and features book and art reviews and essays. It also publishes creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, flash fiction and translations. There is a reading fee and payment is copies. Submission Guidelines and other details HERE.

THE HUFFINGTON POST OffTheBus submission guidelines are HERE.  “OffTheBus (OTB) is a citizen-powered and produced presidential campaign news site sponsored by the Huffington Post and NewAssignment.Net. Inspired by Timothy Crouse’s “Boys On The Bus,” an account of the 1972 contest between Nixon and McGovern that chronicles a campaigns’ ability to manipulate the press and orchestrate campaign coverage, OTB was founded to better presidential campaign reporting. The project depends, in large part, on its on-the-ground citizen reporters and on cutting-edge distributed reporting techniques.”

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST accepts submissions for Nonfiction, Fiction, Lighter Side, Cartoons and Post-Its Jokes.  Details HERE.

THREE DROPS FROM A CALDRON “an online journal for poetry and flash fiction (or any hybrid of the two) involving myth, legend, folklore, fable and fairytale. There is no deadline on web journal submissions. Details HERE.

SHENANDOAH, a publication of Washington & Lee University, is open for fiction through November 18 and or poetry from October 1st through December 18. Details HERE.

FORBES MAGAZINE advice on how to submit a guest post to them HERE.

ROOM invites women to submit fiction, nonfiction, poetry and art. This is a paying publication. Details HERE.


Opportunity Knocks

ISLAND VERSE STORY LAB, Creative Writing Literacy, Verse Poetry Prizes “are awarded to honor a poet’s chapbook. Winners are selected from a competitive pool of manuscripts by nationally recognized poets and the Island Verse editorial board. Winners will be published within the Island Verse Editions Chapbooks of Maine Series.” Deadline is November 30, 2016. Details HERE.


POETRY READING, STONYBROOK, NEW YORK ~ hear the poetry of Russ Green and Douglas G. Swezey, including a recorded poem by David Whyte! Saturday, October 8 at 11 AM – 1 PM in EDT, All Souls Episcopal Church, Stony Brook61 Main Street, Stony Brook, New York 11790.  The Facebook page for this event is HERE.

MICHELLE BITTING AND EWA CHRUSCIEL, SAN RAFAEL, CA Hosted by Marin Poetry Center, an evening of poetry, light refreshments, and lively company. Michelle Bitting and Ewa Chrusciel will read from their recent books. Doors open at 7:00, reading begins at 7:30. Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission, San Rafael. $5 non-members, $3 members, students are free.Thursday, October 20 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

THE CROSS BORDER NETWORK FOR JUSTICE AND SOLIDARITY, KANSAS CITY, MO presents Women of Resistance tomorrow Monday, October 3, at 7 p.m. at the Black Archives of Mid-America.


RITA DOVE AND ROBIN COSTE LEWIS, NEW YORK, NEW YORK Thursday, October 13 at 8 PM – 10:30 PM in EDT Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128 Tickets Available HERE.

Rita Dove’s newly published Collected Poems is “an absolutely astounding body of work,” wrote the Los Angeles Times. “The lyric beauty of her poems makes them unforgettable; their deep knowledge of history and its ongoing consequences makes them permanent.”

Robin Coste Lewis won the 2015 National Book Award for Voyage of the Sable Venus, her first collection of poetry. “Altogether new, open, experimental and ground-breaking, Lewis privileges real life in all its complications,” wrote Claudia Rankine.

BILLY COLLINS AND BARBARA HAMBY, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, Thursday, October 6 at 7:30 PM in EDT, Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128, Tickets Available HERE.

Billy Collins’s new book of poems is The Rain in Portugal. Collins is joined by Barbara Hamby, whose latest collection is On the Street of Divine Love: New and Selected Poems. “Her poems are wild, outspoken, seriously funny, motor-mouth rambles that take us through hoops of association to places both unexpected and unimpeachable,” wrote Collins.

KEYNOTE POETS OF SACRAMENTO, CA  presents an evening Mariam Ahmed and Open Mic, Friday, October 14 at 7 PM – 10 PM Stellar Studios 202 23rd Street (23rd and C), Sacramento, CA





14463159_558672104322694_2211120892025752443_nWe’ve almost put a wrap on 100TPC 2016 and we’re nearing the end of the year. It’s time to start thinking about possible themes:
* for 100TPC 2017 and
* for the monthly themes used for The BeZine.
You are invited to suggest themes of global significance and having to do with sustainability, social justice and peace. Leave your suggestions in comments below. The core team will review them and make final decisions. Thank you for your participation, support and interest in making this a kinder world through the connections, information and concerns shared through 100TPC and The BeZine. The zine is an interfaith multicultural and multinational effort. We are sisters and brothers and citizens of the world. May peace prevail.


NAOMI BALTUCK (Writing Between the Lines, Life from a Writer’s POV, Naomi Baltuck, and contributing writer to The BeZine) just started a travel column for My Edmond’s News (Seattle Area). If you’re a fan of Naomi’s blog, storytelling and features in the zine, you know she’s a world traveler … and nobody does it better than Naomi.  Check out her new column Traveling Light: Where We Live. Naomi’s Amazon page is HERE.


SECOND LIGHT NETWORK FOR WOMEN POETS announced its winners for Long & Short Poems by Women 2016 HERE. (Scroll down the page.)

SEPTEMBER 27TH WAS THE ANNIVERSARY OF T.S. ELIOT’S BIRTH. Here he is reading The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.  Thanks to Silva Merjanian (Rumor, Cold River Press, 2015 – recommended). If you are viewing this post from an email subscription, you’ll likely have to link through to view the video.

I think this is absolutely lovely and just had to share it. Wendell read one of his poems and that is followed by a musical rendition.


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