Opportunity Knocks

PERSIMMON TREE, An Online Magazine fo the Arts by Women Over Sixty publishes fiction, nonfiction, art and poetry. Details HERE.

WINTER TANGERINE REVIEW, Dedicated to the Electric. To the Salt. To Sugar is open for submissions of poetry, fiction and art. No reading or processing fees. Paying market. Assorted deadlines. Details HERE

JACAR PRESS, A Community-Active Literary Press is open for submissions of poetry to its online publication, One. Details HERE.

JUXTAPROSE LITERARY MAGAZINE, an online literary journal calls for fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, art, and photography from the world over. Details HEREIt has an open call for submission to its blog HERE.

WORDS ON THE STREET, Literary Publishers has an interest is novels and novellas, short story collections and poetry collections. Details HERE.

ACUMEN POETRY PROSE REVIEWS publishes poetry and articles and features on poetry. Details HERE.

ANIMAL: A BEAST OF A LITERARY MAGAZINE  has an open call for essays, stories and poems. Subject: animal “loosely defined.”  The publication includes nonfiction, fiction, poetry and art. Details HERE.

COMPOSE: A JOURNAL OF SIMPLY GOOD WRITING publishes twice a year (digitally) and welcomes submissions of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, articles on the writing craft, excerpts rom books, interviews with literary light. Details HERE

SAVANT BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS, LLC‘s call for submissions to its 2018 anthology is still open – through 31 December 2017. Five poems. No submission fee. Details HERE. 

SOUTH POETRY MAGAZINE earned a special place on the poetry scene. It pioneered a unique system of selection aimed at giving all poets the best possible chance of getting published. The closing date for the next issue is 30 November 2017. Details HERE. (Thanks to Anne Stewart for this one.)

PSKI’S PORCH PUBLISHING, Books For People Who Like People That Like Books and Ramingo! Blog have an open call for poems, short stories, book reviews, short essays …. Details and links HERE.


WHITECHAPEL GALLERY, The London Open 2018 “is a triennial exhibition open to all artists aged 26 or over living or working in London. The exhibition features painting, sculpture, moving image, photography, drawing, performances and installations.” Call for entries HERE.


THE BeZINE call for submissions for the November 2017 issue – themed Hunger, Poverty and Working-class Slavery –  is now open and the deadline is November 10thSend submissions to me at Publication is November 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 read at least one issue 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.

I do consider previously published work if you hold the copyright. / J.D.

The BeZine fosters understanding through a shared love of the arts and humanities and all things spirited; seeks to make a contribution toward personal healing and deference for the diverse ways people try to make moral, spiritual and intellectual sense of a world in which illness, violence, despair, loneliness and death are as prevalent as hope, friendship, reason and birth. Actively supports peace, environmental sustainability, social justice and a life of the spirit.


  • The October music issue of The BeZine is out today
  • HEADS-UP ON THE DECEMBER ISSUE OF The BeZine: the theme is Spirituality (Spiritual Paradigms, Awakenings, Miracles). Deadline: December 10.
  • Beginning January 2018, we’ll move to a quarterly format with themes and – possibly – sub-themes. Your suggestions for sub-themes are welcome. Email me at


Coffee, Tea and Poetry is a home for simple pleasures and features poets and their poems, specialty teas and coffees along with slow-carb grain-free recipes. If you have a food poem you’d like featured send it and a brief bio to Jamie Dedes with Coffee, Tea and Poetry in the subject line. Encourages responsible sourcing and wholesome – not prefabricated – foods.

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Opportunity Knocks

PERSIMMON TREE, An Online Magazine of the Arts by Women Over Sixty is open for submissions to it’s short-takes contest, “short pieces, fiction or non-fiction (250-500 words), but can also be topical poetry, sometimes even drawings or photography. Topic: Hallelujah! Submissions Accepted: October 1 – November 15, 2017 Details HERE. Scroll to the bottom of the screen.

JACAR PRESS, A Community-Active Literary Press is open through January 15, 2017  for submissions to its 2017 ulie Suk Award, Best Book published in 2017 by an independent press. Details HERE

JACAR PRESS, A Community-Active Literary Press will open on January 1, 2018 for submissions to its full-length poetry book contest and its poetry chapbook competitions. Entry fees. Publication and royalties. Details HERE.

SCRIBES VALLEY PUBLISHERS, 15TH ANNUAL SHORT STORY WRITING CONTEST. $7 entry fee. Winners are published in an anthology and receive a complimentary copy.  Details HERE.


Anne Stewart’s poetry p f  is an excellent resource for poets. There’s an event page, largely London and surrounding areas, with a schedule of readings, workshops and courses. Included is a useful “Favorite” sites page offering resources that will help you connect with other poets. A convenient listing of competitions and calls for submissions makes it easier to target potential markets for your work. MORE


  • Steve Walter book launch at the Poetry Society Cafe, November 16, 8 pm – 10 pm, Poetry Cafe Covenent Garden
    Betterton Street, London WC2H
  • Second Light Network of Women Poets’ Autumn Festival, 17th and 18th November, booking now. Details HERE.
  • Exodus Film Screening and Q & A, Doctors Without Borders, presents a special screening of the award-winning documentary, Exodus (KEO Films – 2015). This ground-breaking film features footage shot by refugees using smartphones to document their harrowing journey fleeing war and persecution to seek safety in Europe.Clay Theatre in San Francisco, Thursday 11/2, 6 pm – 8pm PDT. No charge but you must make a reservation HERE.

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Accessible from anywhere in the world:

The Poet by Day, Wednesday Writing Prompt, online every week and all are invited to take part no matter the stage of career (emerging or established) or status (amateur or professional). Poems related to the challenge of the week (always theme based not form based) will be published here on the following Tuesday.

The Poet by Day, Sunday Announcements. Every week opportunity knocks for poets and writers.

THE BeZINE, Be Inspired, Be Creative, Be Peace, Be – always online HERE.

Beguine Again, daily inspiration and spiritual practice  – always online HERE.

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 thatinformation – 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.


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