SUNDAY ANNOUNEMENTS: Calls for Submissions, Contests, Events and Other News and Information


Opportunity Knocks

ARIEL CHART, A Monthly Journal of Poetry and Short Fiction has an open call for submissions of poetry up to fifty lines and microfiction to 1,500 words. “No themes. No fee. No pay.”  Looks to me like no-nonsense. 🙂 Kudos to Founder and Editor Mark Anthony Rossi. More detail and submission guideline HERE.

DIAPHANOUS PRESS e-journal of literary and visual art has opened its 2018 call for submissions of poetry, fiction, and visual art. Must be previously unpublished. Details HERE.

FLASH FICTION MAGAZINE, Daily Flash Fiction Stories has an open call for submission, which are free or $30 for priority submissions “for those that desire in-depth feedback on their story.”  Stories length: 300-1,000 words. Submission details HERE.

GREEN LINDEN PRESS welcomes chapbook submission through March 20, 2018.  Reading fees, a portion of which along with book sales “support reforestation efforts.” Details HERE.

POETRY SALZBURG at the University of Salzburg publishes poems, translations, interviews, essays and reviews of recent collections of poetry. “Our intention is to publish the best available writing from a variety of writers.”  Submission guidelines HERE.  No unsolicited reviews.

RAG QUEEN PERIODICAL a femme-centric publication is “looking for tender, gritty, and biting writing. We want to feel unsettled in the name of change and awareness.” Submissions are open for “poetry, non-fiction prose, fiction prose from all genders and sexes as long as they advocate for women and femmes.” Simultaneous submissions permitted. Details HERE.

THE BeZINE, Be Inspired, Be Creative, Be Peace, Be. Submissions for the March issue – themed Peace – closes on February 10 at 11:59 p.m. PST .

New rules: Please send text in the body of the email not as an attachment. Send photographs or illustrations as attachments. No google docs or Dropbox or other such. No rich text. Send submissions to

Publication is March 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.

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 We DO NOT publish anything that promotes hate, divisiveness or violence or that is scornful or in any way dismissive of “other” peoples.

The BeZine will be published on quarterly schedule in 2018 and for the foreseeable future:

  • March 2018 issue, Deadline February 10th. Theme: Peace.
  • June 2018 issue, Deadline May 10th. Theme: Sustainability
  • September 2018 issue, Deadline August 10th, Theme: Human Rights/Social Justice
  • December 2018 issue, Deadline November 10th, Theme: A Life of the Spirit

Suggestions for sub-themes are still being reviewed. Send yours to (Current suggestions  include: domestic abuse, eckphrastic poetry, the meaning/importance of poetry, and restorative justice.)

The BeZine is an entirely volunteer effort, a mission. It is not a paying market but neither does it charge submission or subscription fees.

Previously published work may be submitted if you hold the copyright. Submissions from beginning and emerging artists as well as pro are encouraged and we have a special interest in getting more submissions of short stores, feature articles, music videos and art.

THE TISHMAN REVIEW, Beyond the End of the World, a quarterly journal of poetry, fiction, essays, visual art, and craft talk articles is a small nonprofit with a volunteer staff: reading fee (except during open submission period). Cash payment. Details HERE.

UNDER A WARM GREEN LINDEN welcomes 2-5 submissions of poetry to be considered for it’s Summer Solstice 2018 issue, its fifth issue. Modest reading fee. Details HERE.


Opportunity Knocks

FLOATING BRIDGE PRESS of Washington State University publishes Washington State poets. It’s poetry chapbook completion deadline is March 15. Manuscripts from 20-30 pages. Simultaineous submission permitted. Reading fee. Cash award. Publication. Details HERE.

FLORIDA LOQUAT FESTIVAL is seeking “one-page poetry or prose submissions for a reading held at Frances Avenue Park in New Port Richey, Florida on March 24, 2018. We welcome all styles and forms as long as loquats are the subject or central image. Submissions are open to all writers and not restricted to professional poets … [Submissions are encourage] from anyone who wishes to participate. There will be a prize packages awarded to first ($100), second ($50), and third place ($25) in both the professional and non-professional category, which will also include a t-shirt and other small complimentary favors such as loquat jam. Accepted submissions will be invited to read at the event in beautiful Frances Avenue Park and will be published in the annual chapbook, Leaves of Loquat, which will be presented in the fall during a public event. Lastly, any time remaining after the reading will be open to the public for an open mic where all ages and levels of experience are welcomed and encouraged to participate. Writers can submit up to three poems. If making more than one submission, please send all materials in a single document. Include a brief cover letter/bio sharing your writing experience/publications, if any, to Accepted submissions will be notified upon acceptance.”

THE TILLIE OLSEN SHORT STORY AWARD (annual) of the Tishman Review is open for submissions up to 5,000 words from February 1 through March 15, 2018. Free: $15. Cash award. Publication. Details HERE. Watch the site for announcements on the 2018 Edna St. Vincent Millay Poetry Prize.


Accessible anytime from anywhere in the world:

  • The Poet by Day always available online with poems, poets and writers, news and information.
  • The Poet by Day, Wednesday Writing Prompt, online every week (except for vacation) 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 (except for vacation) 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.  Beguine Again is the sister site to The BeZine.


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:

  • send PDF to (Note: I have a backlog of six or seven months, so at this writing I suggest you wait until June 2018 to forward anything. Thank you!)
  • nothing that foments hate or misunderstanding
  • nothing violent or encouraging of violence
  • English only, though Spanish is okay if accompanied by translation
  • your book or other product  should be easy for readers to find through your site or other venues.



PLEASE do not mix the communications between the two.

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 (generally) a means to generate income, publicity and marketing mailing lists for the host organizations, some of which are more reputable than others. I rarely attend events anymore. Caveat Emptor: Please be sure to verify information for yourself before submitting work, buying products, paying fees or attending events et al.





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