Opportunity Knocks

DRUNK BOAT, an international journal for the arts and literature, features the work of underrepresented artists and writers including minorities, women, queer, differently-abled and gender nonconforming. “Drunken Boat recognizes that aesthetics are not neutral, and that difference tends to be marginalized.” There is a $3 fee for submissions. The reading periods for poetry, fiction,nonfiction comics and translations are open from November 1 – March 1 and from June 1- September 1. Details HERE.

FORGE, An eclectic journal of modern story, culture, and art is a quarterly publication of fiction, poetry and visual art. The deadline for the October issue is 30 June. Details HERE.

GLASS: A Journal of Poetry will reopen for submissions in July 2018. Mark your calendar. Details HERE.

METAPHOROSIS “is a magazine of science fiction and fantasy. We offer intelligent, beautifully written stories for adults.” This magazine publishes stories up to 10,000 words but the preferred length is 1,000 – 6,000. Pays $0.01 per word in advance of publication. Details HERE.

WIGLEAF‘s submission periods “are open during the final week (7 days) of each academic month, with the exception of December. So: the final weeks of August, September, October, November, January, February, March, and April.” Details HERE.

THE BeZINE submissions for the June 2017 issues (theme: Environmental Justice/Climate Change: Farming and Access to Water) should be in by June 10th latest.  Publication date is June 15th. Poetry, essays, fiction and creative nonfiction, art and photography, music (videos), and whatever lends itself to online presentation is welcome for consideration. Please check out a few issues first and the Intro./Mission Statement and Submission Guidelines. No demographic restrictions.

SOUTHERN HUMANITIES REVIEW will begin accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, and essay submissions  in Fall 2017. There will be a $3 reading fee. Details HERE.


Opportunities Knock

Second Light Poetry Competition for Long and Short Poems by Women 2017Deadline Tue 15th August JUDGE MYRA SCHNEIDER will read all entries. Myra Schneider’s latest and recent books are Persephone in Finsbury Park (SLP), The Door to Colour (Enitharmon); What Women Want (SLP); and the writing resource, Writing Your Self (with John Killick). Myra is a Poetry School and Second Light regular tutor. More at Myra Schneider website. £300 First Prize for each of Long (no upper limit) and Short (max 50 lines) poems £150 Second Prize (1 poem from either category)  £75 Third Prize (1 poem from either category)
Winning & Commended Poets published (in full or extract) in ARTEMISpoetry  Winners offered a London reading.
Entry: £6 each per long poem. Short poems: £4 each or £9 for 3, £14 for 8. Enter by post (2 copies) or online.
**Members are entitled to one free entry into the competition. Join now to be eligible.** (see About Second Light/Joining)
more: Rules & Entry direct link to payment at poetry p f online shop note: payment link in competition flyer ends ‘s l(el) 5’, not ‘s 1(one) 5‚. The results will be posted on the website by 30th September. Once winning poems (or extracts) are published in ARTEMISpoetry, they will be available to read here.

SOUTHERN HUMANITIES REVIEW‘s submission period for the 2017 Auburn Witness Poetry Prize honoring Jake Adam York will close on June 1. Entry fee: $15. Naomi Shihab Nye is judge.  First-place winner award is $1,000, publication in SHR, and an invitation to travel to Auburn University to read at a poetry event Runners-up will receive $100. Further details HERE.


BOOKEXPO OF AMERICA runs from May 31 through June 2.  Good luck if you can sort through its busy cluttered site. Yikes! Details HERE.

U.S. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL September 2, 2017,  9 a.m. – 7 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.  Details HERE.

SACRAMENTO BLACK BOOK FAIR 2017 June 2-3 at the Historic Centre of Oak Park, 35th St. & Broadway, “celebrations African-American literature through panel discussions, book signings and talks with writers. In addition to books, vendors offer food and cultural gifts. There are also poetry readings, art displays and children’s activities. Readers get opportunities to meet, hear from and experience a large selection of acclaimed authors.” Details HERE.

ANN ARBOR BOOK FESTIVAL 2017 June 15-17 Details HERE.


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