Opportunity Knocks

CONSEQUENCE MAGAZINE, an international literary magazine focusing on the culture of war “is now accepting submissions for a special anniversary issue devoted to women who write about war. CONSEQUENCE is an independent, non-profit literary magazine published annually. We publish short fiction, poetry, non-fiction, interviews, visual art, and reviews primarily focused on the culture of war.” Reading period ends on September 30. Details HERE.

RALEIGH REVIEW, Literary & Arts Magazine is open for submissions for its spring 2018 issue. The Raleigh Review is published twice yearly and features of poetry, flash fiction and short fiction. Pays $10 plus publication. Deadline is October 31. Details Here.

THE BeZINE submissions for the August 2017 issue – themed Theatre –  closes at midnight PST on August 10th. Publication date is August 15th. Poetry, essays, fiction and creative nonfiction, art and photography, music and theatre (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. We would especially encourage submissions from people who are involved one way or the other in theatre. Essays from theatre lovers on the impact of a specific show or the art in general on personal life or on culture in general are welcome, as is critique or historical perspective. Please keep in mind that we do not publish anything that promotes hate or violence. Special guest host is Richard Lingua, theatre aficionado, occasional actor and frequent lecturer. All submissions to Founding and Managing Editor, Jamie Dedes,

INTO THE VOID, Arts and Literature is accepting submissions of fiction, nonfiction and poetry through September 7. Pays in copies. Details HERE.

GRIS GRIS MAGAZINE, An Online Journal of Literature, Culture, and the Arts is at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. It is published twice a year and issues include poetry, fiction, nonfiction. $2 processing free on each submission, which are reviewed year round. Details HERE.


Opportunity Knocks

PITCH AMÉRICA, A Pitch Contest Focused on Latinx Voices opens at midnight on August 30 and closed at 11:59 on September 3. This contest is for the first 500 words and the 35 word pitch of completed manuscripts by Latinx. Demographic restrictions apply. Judges will selection pitches to make the rounds of publishers. Details HERE.

DREAM QUEST ONE POETRY AND WRITING CONTEST Summer 2017 is open internationally.  There is a $10 USD entry fee for short stories and a $5 entry fee for poetry. Cash award. Details HERE.

THE WRITER MAGAZINE “Let There Be Light” contest calls for  2,000-word fictional short stories using any nuance, definition, or understanding of the word “light.” $25 entry fee. Cash award and publication. Deadline is midnight EST August 21. Details HERE.


  • Jazzfest Berlin, October 2017In a world where walls are being erected and borders strengthened every day, jazz exists to remind us of a simple lesson: that people and societies are at their best when they work together in a spirit of openness and inclusion. Further detail HERE.
  • A Haibun Journey, August 8 (Part 1)hosted by Smart Museum of Art and Poetry Foundation and Poetry Magazine at 5550 S Greenwood Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60637. Ticket info at (Part II is on August 15)
  • Poetic Tuesday with Litquake, August 8 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Yerba Buena Gardens, 760 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA  94103
  • Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March, Washington DC, August 19 to end legalized prison slavery and mass incarceration. There is also a virtual march. Details HERE.

SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM 100,000 POETS FOR CHANGE FOUNDERS: Michael Rothenberg and Terri Carrion

Hello 100 Thousand Poets for Change!

There are only 60 days left until the 7th annual 100 Thousand Poets for Change global day scheduled for September 30! So far over 450 events in 100 countries are planned to take place.

This is an important year for all of us. The world needs our help, our voices, our words, our creativity, if we are going to get through these difficult times. We must continue to work together, as well as reach out to new friends in our cities and towns around the world to build a stronger, creative expression, an expression of peace, justice and sustainability. We must continue to organize and let our voices be heard. We need to keep pushing. Bringing our arts community together in this way is one of the most effective things we can do as poets and artists to bring about positive change, through education, awareness and community empowerment.

Let me know if you want to organize a poetry reading, music concert, dance performance, teaching workshop, fundraiser, or art exhibition in your town on September 30th (or any day close to that day that is possible). If you are going to organize an event in your city please email and type the following statement to the Subject Line:


 Once we hear back from you we will be happy to sign you up!

Thank you for being an important part of this global community.

Peace and hugs,

Michael Rothenberg and Terri Carrion

100 Thousand Poets for Change,


¡Hola 100 Mil Poetas por el Cambio!

Quedan solamente 60 días para el 7o día global 100 Mil Poetas por el Cambio, ¡evento anual que este año está programado para el 30 de septiembre! Hasta el momento ya hay planeados 450 eventos en 100 países.

Este es un año importante para todos nosotros. El mundo necesita nuestra ayuda, nuestras voces, nuestras palabras, nuestra creatividad, si vamos a superar estos tiempos difíciles. Debemos continuar nuestro trabajo juntos, así como acercarnos a nuestros nuevos amigos en otras ciudades y pueblos alrededor del mundo, para edificar una más fuerte expresión creativa, una expresión de paz, justicia y sustentabilidad. Debemos seguir organizando y permitiendo que se escuchen nuestras voces.

Necesitamos empujar más. Unir nuestra comunidad artística de esta manera es una de las cosas más efectivas que podemos hacer como poetas y artistas para provocar un cambio positivo, a través de la educación, la concientización y el empoderamiento comunitarios.

Déjame saber si quieres organizar una lectura de poesía, un concierto de música, una coreografía, ofrecer un taller, organizar un evento de recaudación de fondos o una exhibición de arte en tu comunidad este próximo 30 de septiembre (o cualquier otro día, lo más cercano posible a dicha fecha, de ser posible). Si vas a organizar un evento en tu ciudad, por favor, responde a y añade la siguiente afirmación en el asunto:


Una vez que recibamos su confirmación, ¡estaremos felices de apuntarlos!

Gracias por ser una parte importante de esta comunidad global.

Paz y abrazos,

Michael Rothenberg y Terri Carrion

100 Thousand Poets for Change,


THE BEZINE 100,000 POETS FOR CHANGE 2017 invites poets, artists and friends to join us for our traditional virtual event beginning at 12:01 a.m. PST on September 30 at The BeZine and extending to 12:01 a.m. PST on October 1.  American-Israeli poet, Michael Dickel (Meta/ Phor(e) /Play) is master of ceremonies. You are invited to share poems, music videos, art – anything that can be shared in a comment or via a link.



YOUR SUNDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS may be emailed to Please do so at least a week in advance.

If you would like me to consider reviewing your book, chapbook, magazine or film, here are some general guidelines:

  • nothing that foments hate or misunderstanding
  • nothing violent or encouraging of violence
  • English only, though Spanish is okay if accompanied by translation
  • though your book or other product doesn’t have to be available through Amazon for review here, it should be easy for readers to find through your site or other venues.


Often information is just that information – and not necessarily recommendation. I haven’t worked with all the publications featured in Sunday Announcements or elsewhere on this site. Awards and contests are often a means to generate income and publicity for the host organizations, some of which are more reputable than others. I am homebound due to disability and no longer attend events. Please be sure to verify information for yourself before submitting work, buying products, paying fees or attending events et al.

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