SUNDAY POESY: Opportunities, Events and other News and Information



Opportunities Knock

THE COSSACK REVIEW “accepts electronic submissions of new work all year. We respond within 60 days, usually much sooner. Work submitted will be considered for upcoming print and online issues.”  It has a rolling deadline. The review includes fiction, nonfiction, translation and poetry (3-6 poems in a single submission.) Details HERE.

BOABAB PRESS, Where good books grow “constantly strives to discover, cultivate, and nurture authors working in all genres. If you have a manuscript that you believe would be a good fit for our catalog, we want to hear from you.” Details HERE.

WILDNESS REVIEW “is an online literary journal that seeks to promote contemporary fiction, poetry and non-fiction that evokes the unknown. Founded in 2015, each thoughtfully compiled issue strives to unearth the works of both established and up-and-coming writers.” This review works on a rolling submissions basis. Poetry (under 80 lines) and prose (under 2,500 words).  Details HERE.

WORDRUNNER eCHAPBOOKs include fiction, memoir and poetry (no long poems) and will be considered for the spring 2017 echapbook anthology by multiple authors. Pub date:  March 2017. The anthology theme is “breaking barriers or pushing against boundaries.:   Submissions December 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017. Details HERE.


Opportunity Knocks

THE WARE OPEN POETRY COMPETITION (UK) is accepting submissions for its anthology. Deadline is 30 April 2017. The judge is Hannah Lowe. There is an entry fee. Details HERE.

THE NEW AMERICAN POETRY PRIZE is awarded each year to a full-length collection of poetry. The winner receives $1,000 and a book contract, as well as 25 author’s copies and promotional support. The submission period is usually September 1 – January 1. The New American Fiction Prize is awarded each year to a full-length collection of fiction. The winner receives $1,000 and a book contract, as well as 25 author’s copies and promotional support. The submission period is usually February 15 – June 15.” Details HERE.

THE COLORADO PRIZE FOR POETRY (Colorado State University/Colorado Review) “is an international poetry book manuscript contest established in 1995. Each year’s prizewinner receives a $2,000 honorarium and publication of his or her book by the Center for Literary Publishing.”  Details HERE

THE FRENCH-AMERICAN 30th ANNUAL TRANSLATION PRIZE Deadline for submissions: January 15, 2017, 12:00 PM EST Details HERE. The French-American Foundation and the Florence Gould Foundation are accepting submissions for the 30th Annual Translation Prize. The Foundations will present a $10,000 monetary award for the best English translation of French in both fiction and non-fiction.


  • Actor Kirk Douglas on his 100th birthday. (I just have to acknowledge that. Can’t even imagine what it’s like to look back at 100 years. Culture shock?)
  • Bulgarian poet, photographer and renaissance woman, Blaga Todorova, on her birthday. And “no”, the party’s not over yet.
  • Woven Tale Press on three years of publication. Appreciate their acknowledgement of activist poets including The Poet by Day.
  • To all the protesters who braved weather and government over the Dakota Pipeline. Bravo! and Love! xo
  • Time Magazine for its subversive political art (Trump “Person of the Year” cover) – details HERE.
  • American-Isreali poet Michael Dickel for his participation this past week in Poetry Now, A Symposium on the Research and Writing of Poetry at Tel Aviv University.
  • 15442360_10157859335005006_4350545347353523027_nAmpat Koshy on the pending publication of his fourteenth book, Scream and Other Urban Legends. 


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POETRY NOW is a weekly four-minute radio series featuring some of today’s most accomplished and creative poets who offer an acoustically rich and reflective look into a single poem. Produced in partnership by the Poetry Foundation and WFMT. Link HERE.


I’ll tell you how the Sun rose —
A Ribbon at a time —
The Steeples swam in Amethyst —
The news, like Squirrels, ran —
The Hills untied their Bonnets —
The Bobolinks — begun —
Then I said softly to myself —
“That must have been the Sun”!
But how he set — I know not —
There seemed a purple stile
That little Yellow boys and girls
Were climbing all the while —
Till when they reached the other side,
A Dominie in Gray —
Put gently up the evening Bars —
And led the flock away —

– Emily Dickinson


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