Opportunity Knocks

THE MATADOR REVIEW (TMR), an alternative art and literature magazine, is now accepting submissions for the Winter 2018 publication. They publish poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and creative non-fiction. You are invited to submit all unpublished literature written in  English and translations that are accompanied by the original text as well as many forms of visual art. The call for submissions will end November 30.

TMR‘s stated purpose is to “promote alternative work from both art and literature and to encourage the new-wave of respect for online publications.” In each issue, they offer a selection of work from both emerging and established artists, as well as exclusive interviews and book reviews from creators who are, above all else, provocative. For them, “alternative is a way of voice and experience. It is the distinction from what is conventional, and it advocates for a progressive attitude.”

Submission information can be found at:
Submissions can be sent to
Questions and concerns can be sent to

[Many thanks to Mandy Grathwohl at TMR for keeping us in the loop.]

OUTBURST MAGAZINE is “driven by its core principles, to encourage innovation in poetry and to publish emerging poets who take risks and break boundaries. Outburst is an Irish based e-zine so we have a responsibility to contribute to the revolution in poetry writing that is going on here. This means we will publish those worthy, insofar as our fallible judgement sees fit, of publication. Many exciting and innovative poets have been excluded from the establishment journals, probably for a few different reasons. … We encourage innovation and experimentation. We are neither overawed by, or hostile to ‘names’ nor are we repelled by rage, outrage or erotica. We promise to attempt impartiality and not to prejudge. Submissions to” Arthur Broomfield, Editor

THE PADDOCK REVIEW, an online poetry review of Finishing Line Press, seeks submissions of poetry and “interesting articles about the craft of writing.” Processing fee $2. Details HERE. 

FINISHING LINE PRESS accepts full-length poetry book manuscripts and chapbook manuscripts. Processing fee $3. Details HERE

DIAPHONOUS PRESS, a journal of literary and visual arts, will read submissions for the fall 2017 issue through October 15th. Details HEREFounder and Editor Krysia Jopek is interested in poetry, fiction, visual art and multimedia art.

SUBPRIMAL POETRY ART editor Victor Santiago announced that calls are open through October 16 for the 10th issue to be published this in November. Submission guidelines HERE.

BINK-INK publishes a print magazine with fifty-word fictions and art. Submission details HERE.

INKFULLY, a women’s online story-telling community, invites personal stories on a broad range of topics. Details and submission guidelines HERE.

MEASURE PRESS welcomes submissions of “poetry, critical essays, reviews, book reprints, and interviews for its semiannual journal and considers manuscripts of poetry, criticism and instruction” year-round. Submission guidelines HERE.

THE BeZINE submissions for the October 2017 issue – themed Music – are open and the deadline is October 10thSend submissions to me at Publication is October 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.  The lead for the October issue is Sheffield poet and musician, John Anstie (My Poetry Library and 42).

Heads-up on the October zine: The theme is Hunger, Poverty and Working-class Slavery. Deadline: October 10.


FINISHING LINE PRESS is accepting submission for the New Women’s Voices Chapbook Competition DEADLINE: April 30, 2018 and for the Open Chapbook Competition: DEADLINE: Oct. 31, 2017 Details HERE.

SIXFOLD PRESS announced  its next round of contests. Enter by October 24. $5 to enter | $1000 Fiction and Poetry Prize
All-Writer-Voted. To enter your writing go to “The most discerning, thorough, fair, and transparent editorial available. Much better and faster than any other—academic, independent, or otherwise. No judge. Participating writers and poets vote . . . “Excellent feedback for everyone, all within 36 days. Final ranking and comments from so many voters accurately reflect how the manuscript would fare in any other slush pile. All issues free to read.” SIXFOLD.ORG


  • Sheffield in Harmony hosted by Hallmark of Harmony (Poet John Anstie’s group, John’s blogs: (My Poetry Library and 42), October 7, 2017, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Firth Court. Firth Hall. Sheffield University. “Hallmark of Harmony’s annual production will showcase the considerable barbershop singing talent of our great city. We are proud to share the stage with Sheffield Harmony, who are among the leading female barbershop choruses in the UK. Moreover, this stellar lineup will be complemented by no less than UK champions and World Silver Medallist Mixed quartet, Hannah and the Hurricanes! This is going to be a phenomenal show.” Tickets HERE.
  • AN EPIC POETRY READING, Poems in the Manner Of … with David Lehman, Daniel Nester and Susan Comninos on September 13 at 7 p.m. at Collar Works, 621 River Street, Troy, NY Details HERE.
  • WRITER’S DIGEST announced its next novel writing conference. Details HERE.
  • WEDNESDAY WRITING PROMPT, weekly on The Poet by Day, offers the opportunity to get to know other poets, share your work and get published here. The challenge is theme-based not form-based. All are welcome to join in no matter the stage of your writing career.
  • SEPTEMBER 30 IS 100,000 POETS FOR CHANGE (100TPC): 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.
  • THE BeZINE 100,000 POETS AND FRIENDS FOR CHANGE (100TPC) virtual event: In honor of 100TPC annual global event, at The BeZine we are dedicating our September efforts to the interconnections/intersections of social justice, sustainability and peace and how each of these effects the others. On September 30 we invite our poetry community – including other types of artists, our readers and friends – to share their work on theme. Directions for virtual participation with be provided that day on The BeZine blog. No stress. It’s easy. Israeli-American poet, Michael Dickel (Meta/ Phor(e)/ Play), is Master of Ceremonies (a tradition). Creatives and poetry and art lovers will be joining in from all over the world. You’ll love it. Guaranteed. It will run for at least 24 hours, making it convenient for you to organize your other activities around this event.



  • To Debasis Mukhopadhyay (between ink & inkblot) who announced this week “yay! the chapbook, now in its final approved form, has been passed to the printer; which means it could take a couple of weeks before the books begin printing/shipping. more updates soon, stay tuned! thanks for your patience! — with Finishing Line Press.” I have my order in and look forward to reading it.
  • To David Bauman (David Bauman, The Dad Poet) for his new chapbook, Moons, Roads and Rivers, Finishing Line Press, to be released on November 17.
  • To Xanath Caraza who won the 2017 International Latino Book Awards for Tinta negra (Black Ink)
  • To the fledgling Diaphonous Press, a journal of literary and visual art for is upcoming publication of another collection of poems, More Than Moon by Jennifer Juneau


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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