Last call for “The BeZine” October submissions; Logo Contest: Tell the Story of Gun Violence

Bone flute, over 41,000 years old, photo courtesy of dalbera under CC BY 2.0

 “Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!” J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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. No demographic restrictions.

Submissions of work on your country and its history and culture are welcome no matter your citizenship, national origin, first language, religion or lack thereof. The more diverse the representation, the better. English only or accompanied by translation into English. Please check out a few issues first and the Intro/Mission Statement and Submission Guidelines. We DO NOT publish anything that promotes hate, divisiveness or violence or that is scornful or in any way dismissive of “other” peoples. The lead for the October issue is Sheffield poet and musician, John Anstie (My Poetry Library and 42).

Note: I’ll consider previously published work as long as you hold the copyright. / J.D.

LOGO CONTEST: Guns Don’t Save People, Poets Do

Asking yourself: What can I do about horrors like Las Vegas and Sandy Hook? Give your thoughts a platform, be apart of the solution…design our GUNS DON’T SAVE LIVES, POETS DO2017 logo. Facebook friends, fans and followers will be the judges. Send entry to


DEADLINE: December 1st, 2017


Two Special Opportunities for Student Writers and Graphics Arts Designers

Expert Assignment Help contacted me with two of their promotional efforts. This is information, not to be taken as recommendation. I have no experience of this company and suggest you do your own research and assessment.  Meanwhile, these do sound like fun intriguing “assignments.” Good luck!


  • Name: Essay Writing Competition 2017
  • Task: Write an essay in fluent English and with depth on the topic
  • Deadline: 31 December 2017
  • Prize money: $850
  • Eligibility: Open for all (FREE)
  • Participation Fees: Zero
    Registration and detailed information: HERE. 

  • Name: Infographic Contest 2017
  • Task: To make infographics on given topics
  • Deadline: 31Jan 2018
  • Prize money: $ 3,300 [Winner: $ 400 each (3 winners);1st Runner-up: $ 250 each (4 winners): 2nd Runner-up:$ 100 each (11 winners)] Eligibility: Open for all (FREE)
  • Participation Fees: Zero
  • Registration and detailed information: HERE.


Often information is just that information – and not necessarily recommendation. I haven’t worked with all the publications or other organizations featured in my regular Sunday Announcements or other announcements shared on this site. Awards and contests are often a means to generate income, publicity and marketing lists 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.