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ONE, an online poetry journal published by Jacar Press, A Community-Active Literary Press: One, is open for submissions year-round, except for brief periods when an issue is in process. Poets may submit one poem for consideration per issue. There is no fee to submit. One publishes emerging as well as established poets. Further details   HERE.

DoveTale JOURNAL, An International Journal of the Arts stated mission is to “promote writing that explores the many aspects of peace.”  The theme for 2017 is Refugees and the Displaced. DoveTale publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art and photography.  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.

THE EXAMINED LIFE JOURNAL, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, deadline for the next issue is July 15, 2017. Details HERE.

FICTION SOUTHEAST, an online journal dedicated to short fiction seeks articles about writing.  Details HERE.

INKUBATOR & ABSTRACT REVIEW publishes stories in their online publication and reads submissions on a rolling basis. There is also a print publication. For details about both online and print link HERE

CARVE MAGAZINE, a literary magazine named in honor of Raymond Carver “seeks to publish outstanding literature and to promote the writers we publish, helping both new, emerging and established authors reach a wider literary audience.”  This magazine features fiction, nonfiction and poetry.  For poetry there is a $2 submission fee and $25 payment. Submission guidelines are HERE.


MAY SARTON NEW HAMPSHIRE POETRY PRIZE of Bauhan Publishing, LLC is now open for submissions.  There’s a $25 entry fee and poets are welcome to submit from anywhere in the world.  There is a cash award along with book publication. Details HERE.

AUTUMN HOUSE PRESS CONTESTS are now open for submissions. Awards are publication of full-length manuscripts in PoetryFiction, and Nonfiction and cash prizes of $2,500 ($1,000 advance against royalties and a $1,500 travel/publicity grant to promote the book). The submission period closes on June 30, 2017. Details HERE.


September 30, 2017 is the next 100,000 Poets for Change (100TPC) global event.  It is not to soon to start organizing an event in your neighborhood. For more information and to register your event link HERE. The 100TPC Facebook global communication hub is HERE. The BeZine 2017 100TPC discussion page is HERE.

June 5, 2017 World Environment Day theme for 2017 is ‘Connecting People to Nature – in the city and on the land, from the poles to the equator’. The host country is Canada, but there are 700 events scheduled around the world. To find am event in your region, link HERE.

Our cosmic oasis, cosmic blue pearl
the most beautiful planet in the universe
all the continents and the oceans of the world
united we stand as flora and fauna
united we stand as species of one earth
black, brown, white, different colours
we are humans, the earth is our home.

Our cosmic oasis, cosmic blue pearl
the most beautiful planet in the universe
all the people and the nations of the world
all for one and one for all
united we unfurl the blue marble flag
black, brown, white, different colours
we are humans, the earth is our home.

“Earth Anthem” by Abhay K


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