SUNDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS: Opportunities, Events, News and Other Information

img_2253 CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

RYGA, a journal of provocations seeks work that explores social themes. The magazine is named for the distinguished Canadian writer George Ryga, which gives you an idea of the magazine’s mission. It is published twice yearly by Okanagan College. You may submit unpublished poetry, prose and short plays in line with their missions. Submission by mail.  Details HERE.

RUBARB MAGAZINE ” is an independent, secular, not-for-profit magazine for the general reading public, published three times a year featuring the writing and visual images of diversely defined Mennonites: genetic, practicing, lapsed, declined, resistant, wannabe, and friends of.

Rhubarb is looking for contemporary art and writing of excellence. Writing should be clear, stimulating and persuasive without being didactic. Rhubarb publishes poetry, drama, creative non-fiction and short fiction, and images of two and three-dimensional artwork. Rhubarb also publishes humour, interviews, book reviews, commentary and articles” Details HERE.

CECILE’S WRITERS where intercultural writers connect publishes fiction, plays, essays and memoir, and poetry.  Details HERE.

WORLD ENOUGH WRITERS has a call for submissions to its Beer, Wine and Spirits Poetry Anthology scheduled to be published Winter 2018. Guidelines HERE.  Reading fee is $5. There is a Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Anthology in the works. Watch the site for details.

CONTESTS/COMPETITIONS

Opportunity Knocks

SPIRIT FIRST founded in 2008 to promote the practices of meditation, awareness and mindfulness is accepting submissions of poetry through January 31 for it’s 2017 contest, its eighth. Submissions by email or snail mail.Awards are $200, $150 and $100.  Details HERE.

WRITING FOR PEACE is accepting submissions nonfiction, fiction and poetry from youth between the ages of 13 and 19 years. The deadline is March 1st.  Details HERE.

A PUBLIC SPACE was founded in 2006 as an independent magazine of literature and culture. Editors read submission from September 15 – April 15. This is a market for poetry. Details HERE.

EVENTS

AWP, Association of Writers and Writing Programs will host its Conference & Bookfair from February 8 – 11, 2017 in celebrations of its fiftieth year. Details HERE.

TUPELO PRESS Bay Area Poetry ConferenceSat/Sun — March 18-19, 2017 — Portola Valley; Thurs/Fri — March 23-24, 2017 — San Francisco; Sat/Sun — March 25-26, 2017 — Berkeley. Details HERE.

DAYS OF AWE AND WONDER March 10 and Saturday morning March 11, 2017, The Marcus J. Borg Foundation will celebrate a new collection of writings by Marcus Borg, Days of Awe and Wonder. The event will be at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, Oregon where Marcus served as Canon Theologian. Guest lecturer is The Reverend Dr. Robin Meyers. (Borg was a theologian, a New Testament Scholar and a writer.) Details HERE.

GALLOWAY COMES TO GLASGOW: “Two accomplished, accessible and widely published poets from the wilds of Dumfries and Galloway will discuss and share readings on Solway seascapes, sheep, the Large Hadron Collider, the murder of Robert Burns, and other matters. Entertainment absolutely guaranteed.” January 17 Details on Facebook page.

TIDBITS

2016 Great Graphic Novels for Teens, Young Adult Library Services

Poems of Protest, Resistance, and Empowerment, Why poetry is necessary and sought after during crises, the editors of Poetry magazine

lyrikline – listen to the poet! at this international website for experiencing the diversity of contemporary poetry. Here you can listen to the melodies, sounds, and rhythms of international poetry, recited by the authors themselves, and read the poems both in their original languages and various translations.This project from the Literaturwerkstatt Berlin and its partners has established itself as an online cultural project, making poetry accessible and understandable for all, above and beyond national borders and language barriers. Until today, lyrikline has been visited by several million users from over 180 countries.

SUNDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

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