SUNDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS: Calls for Submissions, Contests, Events and other News and Information


Opportunity Knocks

PARABOLA, the search for meaning is published quarterly and is committed to exploring myths, symbols and religious tradition. Issues are thematic. Parabola publishes feature articles and translations, poetry, short fiction and reviews. Paying market. No reading fees. Details HERE.

TIMELESS TALES publishes themed issues and the retelling of fairytales or myths in prose or poetry. Submissions for the upcoming issue are closed. The theme for the next issue is to be determined and the window for submissions to be announced. Watch the site. Details HERE.

LUNARIS REVIEW is published out of Africa and features fiction, creative non-fiction, essays, poetry, artwork and photography. The window for submissions for the January 2018 issue is October 1 – November 30, 2017. Mark your calendar. Details HERE.

WRITERSCAFE.ORG is on an online writing community where writers can post poetry, short stories, novels, scripts and screenplays and receive reviews and advice from other writers. It hosts contests and offers the opportunity to start a group or to join an established group. Details HERE.

PURITAN MAGAZINE is a Canadian online literary magazine that was founded 2006. Puritan features fiction, poetry, interviews, essays, reviews, and more. There are no demographic limitations. There are submission fees. This is a paying publication. Check out the opportunities for monthly Editors in Residence. Details HERE.

THE WRITER’S CHRONICLE is a publication of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs. The magazine is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. Featured are essays on the craft (including on poetry), news, and careers for writers. It also hosts a blog offering an additional opportunity for publication.  It is a paying publication. Detailed submission guidelines HERE.

BOOKS AND BOOS PRESS is accepting submissions of short stories (4,000 – 8,000 words) for an anthology. Call closes on September 30, 2017. Pays $50 and one copy. Details HERE.

STRAUD SHORT STORIES is open for submission of short stories through September 23rd for its November 5th event, which is part of the Straud Book Festival. The theme is All You Need Is Love. Or Is It? Demographic restrictions: writers who were born in Gloucestershire or South Gloucestershire, or who currently live, work, or study or are a member of a writers’ group in the eight counties.” No submission charge. Story length: 500 and 1,500 words. Details HERE.

DOGWOOD: A Journal of Poetry and Prose is accepting submissions of poetry and prose through September 5. Submissions are electronic so if you have something appropriate ready to go, you can make the deadline if you’re interested. Details HERE.

THE BeZINE submissions for the September 2017 issue – themed Peace, Sustainability, and Social Justice – are open and the deadline is September 10thSend submissions to me at Publication is September 15th. Poetry, essays, fiction and creative nonfiction, art and photography, music (videos or essays), 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 do not publish anything that promotes hate or violence. 

Heads-up on the October zine: The theme is Music. Deadline: October 10.


Opportunity Knocks

PURITAN MAGAZINE‘s deadline for submission to The Sixth Annual Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence (fiction and poetry) is September 30, 2017. $20 reading fee. Cash awards. Details HERE.

DOGWOOD: A Journal of Poetry and Prose is contests for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry with a deadline of September 5. Submissions are electronic so if you have something consistent with the guidelines, you will be able to make the deadline. Details HERE.


SEPTEMBER 30 IS 100,000 POETS FOR CHANGE (100TPC), a big month for poets and other artists and friends. In honor of this annual global event, we are dedicatng our September efforts to the interconnections/intersections of social justice, sustainability and peace and how each of these affects the others.

All topics related to the 100TPC themes of social justice, sustainability and peace are welcome. However, we are particularly interested in a positive focus on the need for human connectedness, healthy human interrelations, and caring for our fellow human beings.

American-Israeli Poet, Michael Dickel

“From police killings of unarmed citizens to governments rejecting immigrants and refugees; from racism to anti-Islam and anti-Semitism; from state-sponsored violence to terrorism – the political landscape increasingly devalues some among humanity over others. Given the rise of anti-humanity activism in the struggle for ‘power over’ – militarization of police, white Supremacism, NAZism, KKK, and corporate greed, for examples – as part of the mainstream’ U.S. political landscape that culminated in the most recent election cycle with the election of Donald Trump and in Virginia (among other white supremacist terrorist acts), the focus of this year’s 100TPC at The BeZine is why caring for our fellow human beings is the prime desirable human value and how social justice, sustainability and peace arise from that caring can contribute to all of humanity.” Michael Dickel (Meta/Phor(e)/Play), The BeZine 100TPC Master of Ceremonies


  • September 10: deadline for submissions to the September issue. Email them to me at by midnight PST.
  • September 15: publication of The BeZine.
  • September 30: The BeZine 100,000 Poets (and other artists and friends) 6th Annual Virtual Event with Master of Ceremonies, Israeli-American poet, Michael Dickel (Meta/Phor(e)/Play)


Peace, sustainability and social justice are the themes set for global 100TPC by cofounders Michael Rothenburg and Terri Carrion when the event was first started in 2011. I think the number of events scheduled at various places around the world is around 600 for 2017. To find or organize an event in your area link to 100TPC global HERE. I’ve also been posting announcements from around the world on The Poet by Day Facebook Page as they come in but you will find the most comprehensive and up-to-date info at 100TPC.


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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