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



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THE FLEXIBLE PERSONA,  a literary magazine, has a call out for its Spring 2017 issue. Interest is in fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry. The magazine is published twice a year and has specified reading periods. Submission guidelines HERE.

THE BeZINE, a publication of The Bardo Group Beguines will review submissions for the December issue, themed The Healing Power of the Arts, beginning on December 1.  Submit poetry, essay, nonfiction, creative nonfiction, photography, music videos and art or photography by December 10 to  Please review the publication first and the submission guidelines.

FICTION SILICON VALLEY accepts submission throughout the year and pays six cents a word with a max of $100. Categories are: “fantastic fiction” and “perfect poetry.” After the first submission there is a reading fee. Details HERE.

WOMEN’S DAY MAGAZINE recently updated their submission guidelines for the digital The editors want “long-form narrative pieces about inspiring women who’ve overcome adversity, emerging trends for mothers and women in general, and health issues that directly or indirectly affect women in middle age: weight loss, sleep, menopause, mental illness, fibromyalgia, asthma, headaches, allergies, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. While we realize they can be heavy topics, we always want our stories to have a positive takeaway and a hopeful angle.”  Guidelines for Digital Writers are HERE.


THE NEW SALON: READING AND CONVERSATION sponsored by the Poetry Society of America and Co-Sponsored by the NYU Creative Writing Program. Patrick Rosal reading, with Laurin Macios Patrick Rosal is the author of Brooklyn Antediluvian (Persea Books, 2016), Boneshepherds (Persea, 2011), My American Kundiman (Persea, 2006), and Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive (Persea, 2003). His collections have been honored with the Association of Asian American Studies Book Award, the Global Filipino Literary Award, and the Asian American Writers Workshop Members’ Choice Award. In 2009, he had a Fulbright Fellowship to the Philippines. He teaches at Rutgers University-Camden and lives in Philadelphia. Admission is free. Thursday, November 17, 7 p.m. at Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, New York University, 58 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10003

AMERICAN POETRY OLD AND NEW hosted by Ver Poets Programme at 8:00 p.m. – 10 p.m., Fri, 18 Nov 2016. Location: St. Michael’s Parish Centre, St. Michael’s Street, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, St. Albans £4 non-members, £2 members, Poetry read by Robert Peake (Host of Transatlantic Poetry) and RA Villanueva to illustrate the development of American poetry. A film poem will be shown. Open Mic for poems on theme. Refreshments.

THE PSA READING at McNally Jackson: Joshua Bennett and Jennifer Kronovet. Joshua Bennett received his PhD in English from Princeton University and is a member of the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. He has received fellowships from the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, the Hurston/Wright Foundation, and the Ford Foundation. His poems have been published or are forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, Callaloo, Kenyon Review, New England Review, and elsewhere.
Jennifer Kronovet is the author of THE WUG TEST (Ecco Press), which was selected for the National Poetry Series. She is also the author of the poetry collection AWAYWARD. She co-translated THE ACROBAT, the selected poems of Yiddish writer Celia Dropkin. Under the name Jennifer Stern, she co-translated EMPTY CHAIRS, poetry by the Chinese writer Liu Xia.  Admission is free. McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012

TIMOTHY ADES’ poetry reading on Wed 24 Nov at The Wheatsheaf, 25 Rathbone Place, London W1, at 6.30 for 7pm, with poets Kate Miller, Isabel Bermudez, Philip Hancock, and Róisín Tierney. MC is Anne Stewart of the poetry pf website


SECOND LIGHT NETWORK OF WOMEN POETS offers remote (distant) workshops suitable for individual study or for group workshops. They’re reasonably priced. Details HERE.



LEONARD COHEN (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016): Thank you! and Rest in Peace. 

Leonard Norman Cohen, CC GOQ was a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist. His work explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. If you are viewing this post through an email subscription, it’s likely you’ll have to click through to the site to view it.


The Poet by Day, Celebrating American She-Poets series that has been on hiatus will return on November 24 with Hélène Cardona and will continue but on the fourth Thursday each month, not weekly.  To see who has been featured, check the blogroll to your right.

In England and the U.S. you’re likely seeing a lot of people wearing Safety-pins. Here’s why:



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