Opportunity Knocks

RATTLE MAGAZINE says its mission is “to promote the practice of poetry.”  The full mission statement is HERE. Submission guidelines are HERE.  This month it sponsors an Ekphrastic Challenge. Deadline October 31. Details HEREIt extends an invitation to “Poets with Mental Illness” to submit poems for the Summer 2017 issue. The poems don’t have to be about mental illness. Deadline January 15, 2017. Details HERE.

THAT Literary Review, an annual online publication affiliated with Auburn University at Montgomery, recently debuted its first issue HERE.  The editors have extended an invitation to submit fiction and poetry. No deadline is indicated. Details HERE.

THE LITERARY REVIEW published by Fairleigh Dickinson University (Madison, New Jersey) has been closed to submissions but will open again for submission shortly.  Keep it on your radar.  Details HERE. It publishes essay, fiction, interviews and poetry.

THE AMERICAN LITERARY REVIEW, a publication of the creative writing program of the University of North Texas, publishes fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Nonfiction includes “essay, memoir, literary journalism and experimental nonfiction.”  Its reading period is from October 1 through May 1. A fee of $3 is charged “to cover administration and IT costs.” Details HERE.

HARPER’S MAGAZINE does not consider unsolicited poetry. However you may submit a query for fiction and nonfiction. They will consider submissions at any time from artists, illustrators and photographers. Details HERE.

KENYON REVIEW, one of American’s premier publications, has a reading period open through November 1st. Submit prose and drama, poetry and short fiction, excerpts from larger works and translations of poetry and short prose for consideration.  Details HEREYou may also submit your published book for review.

THE BeZINE, a publication of The Bardo Group Begins in the process of pulling together the October issue and will continue to consider submissions until midnight (PDT) on October 12. Submit poetry, essay, nonfiction, creative nonfiction, photography, music videos and art or photography.  The theme for October is Rituals for Peace, Healing, Unity. The Rev. Terri Stewart (Beguine Again and The BeZine) hosts the October issue. Submission guidelines HERE.  Submit to

The November issue’s theme is Caritas/Chesed/Metta (in other words, loving kindness).

The December issue’s them is The Healing Power of the Arts.


Opportunity Knocks

AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW / HONICKMAN FIRST BOOK PRIZE 2017 is judged by Gabrielle Calvocoressi (The last time I saw Amerlia Earhart: Poems and Apocalyptic Swing Poems) and the reading period doesn’t end until October 31, so still time to submit your first published collection.  Details HERE


SECOND LIGHT NETWORK OF WOMEN POETS Autumn Festival 2016 Thursday 17th & Friday 18th November @ The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT, and, for Fri 7pm reading only, 5–10 mins walk: Enitharmon Gallery, 10 Bury Place, London, WC1A 2JL

The Song of the Earth WORKSHOPS with Jemma Borg, Kate Foley, Hannah Lowe and Myra Schneider

Poetry Readings feature RV Bailey, Alison Brackenbury, Kate Foley, Wendy French and Myra Schneicer, all of whom have been featured and/or had their poems featured here at The Poet by Day. Key names into the search function on this site to find these poets.

+ 2 OPEN MIC sessions with Guest Readers. Workshops are for women only Men welcome at readings

Details HERE.




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