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



Opportunity Knocks

PLOUGHSHARES AT EMERSON COLLEGE is in its 45th year and one of the most prestigious literary magazines in the US. It is published in quality paperback three times a year: January, April and July. Each issue is guest-edited by a prominent writer – usually writers who have been awarded Nobel and/or Pulitzer prizes, National Book Awards, MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships, and numerous other honors.  Guest editors explore personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. Ladette Randolph is editor-in-chief. Guidelines for the journal are HERE.  Guidelines for Ploughshares Solo Series are HERE. Guidelines for the Look2 essay are HERE.

NARRATIVE is a relatively new publication (2003) that was established to “advance literary art in the digital age. … Our online library of new literature by celebrated authors and by the best new and emerging writers is available for free.” Nonetheless, it is a paying market for writers and poets. It publishes fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Submission categories and guidelines are HERE.

NOSY CROW is a UK publisher of books for children: bound, iBooks, and multimedia, interactive apps for tablets, smart phones and other touchscreen devices. Submission guidelines are HERE.

SOUTH/85 is aa semi-annual online literary journal of the Converse College Low-Residency MFA Program. This journal publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, reviews, and art by new, emerging, and well-established writers and artists. The editors say “we are especially interested in pieces that demonstrate a strong voice and/or a sense of place.” Details HERE.

SOUTHERN INDIANA REVIEW accepts manuscripts between September 1st and April 30th for annual fall and spring issues. The magazine publishes drama, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art and photography. Details HERE.

THE WALLACE STEVENS JOURNAL (John Hopkins University Press) “welcomes submissions on all aspects of Wallace Stevens’ poetry and life. Articles range from interpretive criticism of his poetry and essays to comparisons with other writers, from biographical and contextual studies to more theoretically informed reflections. Also welcome are previously unpublished primary or archival material and photographs, proposals for guest-edited special issues, as well as original Stevens-inspired artistic and creative works.”  Details HERE.

MACSWEENEY’S INTERNET TENDENCY publishes on its website and in its quarterly as well as through its book publishing arm. Its book-publishing arm is not currently accepting submissions for children’s books or for poetry.  Details 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.


Opportunity Knocks

PLOUGHSHARES EMERGING WRITER’S CONTEST is open to writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry who have not had a book published or self-published. The winner in each genre will be awarded $2,000.  The contest opens on March 1, 2017 and closes on May 15, 2017 at noon EST.  There is a $24 entry fee, which includes a one year subscription. Details HERE.


PALM BEACH POETRY FESTIVAL January 16 – 21 includes workshops, readings, talks on the craft of writing poems, manuscript conferences, panel discussion, social events and more in downtown Delray Beach, Florida. Former US Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner, Charles Simic, is special guest. Poetry Writing Workshop Faculty includes: David Baker, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Tina Chang, Lynn Emanuel, Daisy Fried, Terrance Hayes, Dorianne Laux, Carl Phillips, and Martha Rhodes. Apply to attend. Details HERE.

WORLD POETRY DAY,  Tuesday, March 21, 2017 celebrates and supports poets and poetry around the world.  It is an initiative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Details HERE.

StANZA 2017  (Scotland) is scheduled for 1-5 March, 2017. The themes for next year are The Heights of Poetry and On the Road. Sixty poets are scheduled for nearly 100 events. Details HERE.


Submit your event, book launch and other announcements at least fourteen days in advance to Publication is subject to editorial discretion.