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



Opportunity Knocks

CARBON CULTURE, The Intersection of Technology + Literature + Art “advocates a creative, thoughtful and visually appealing dialogue about our complex relationship to technology. We strive to promote the work of those who employ technology and utilize technological designs and terms in art and literature. Our collection of voices and artistic work explore who we are as human beings in a technological world to create a lasting impression at the intersection of technology, art and literature.” It publishes poetry as well as other literature and art.  Submission guidelines HERE.

THE BAKERY  “is  an online literary journal that features a new poem every morning, publishing the work of emerging and established voices. The Bakery is interested in representing a wide range of voices and is open to all styles. Send poetry that we want to eat, that we want to put on a cake or between two slices of other poems. Make us want to make poem sandwiches, poem brownies, and donuts that we would like to see filled with your poems.” Submission guidelines are HERE.

THE EMMA PRESS (charming!) has two calls-for-submissions open: One  is for poems about British and Irish kings and queens.  Tight deadline –  November 13 – but shared here on the odd chance that some reader has something ready to go. The other is for poems about animals and the deadline December 4th. Details HERE.

WHITE PINE PRESS  is not accepting new submissions except for the possibility of Poetry in Translation.  Send a query letter and a representative sample.  Details HERE.

THE MARIE ALEXANDER POETRY SERIES , an imprint of White Pine Press (above), publishes one or two books a year – single author collections of “prose poetry, flash fiction, short lyric essays and hybrid forms.” Details HERE.

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). Deadline is the 10th. 

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


Opportunity Knocks

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF STATE POETRY SOCIETIES sponsors fifty poetry contests a year. Details HERE.

CALIFORNIA STATE POETRY SOCIETY sponsors monthly theme poetry contests.  Details HERE. Membership information is HERE.

WHITE PINE PRESS POETRY PRIZE COMPETITION opens for submission of collections on July 1, 2017.  Cash award: $1,000 and publication. There’s a $20 free for entry, reading and processing. Details HERE.


Details on this event (the poets and the sponsoring organizations and topics) are HERE.

Reviews of two of Hélène Cardona’s books , poetry samples and an interview with Hélène are scheduled for November 24 in the Poet by Day’s popular series Celebrating American She-Poets, which will resume then.



FROM WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY: a comprehensive listing of Poetry Terms: Brief Definitions

HEALING STORY ALLIANCE (HSA) “explores and promotes the use of storytelling in healing. Our goal as a special interest group of the National Storytelling Network (NSN) is to build a resource for the use of story in the healing arts and professions.

“We share experiences and skills to increase our own knowledge of stories and how best to use them to inform, nurture, inspire and heal, both organizations and individuals. We strive to reach beyond our storytelling community to engage all those in other service professions who can see the benefit of story as a vehicle for healing.”

Find “guidance and practical applications for storytelling, revealing and reflecting the many facets of healing story in the world today and in the past” on their website.  Thanks to our fave world-class storyteller, Naomi Baltuck (Writing Between the Lines, Life from a Writer’s POV and The BeZine).


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