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


Opportunity Knocks

BORROWED SOLACE, a journal of literary ramblings, is open now for submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, art and photograph to its fall issue themed Home. This journal publishes twice a year, one themed issue and one without theme. Details HERE.

GLASSWORKS MAGAZINE, A publication of Rowan University’s Master of Arts in Writing program, will open its reading period from August 1 through December 15. It publishes poetry, prose (including essays and flash fiction) new media and art. Guidelines HERE.

THE MASTERS REVIEW NEW VOICES CATEGORY is open for submissions of fiction under a free category. There’s a submission option for “fast response.” Payment of $0.10 per work up to $200 for fiction or narrative nonfiction up to 7,000 words. Details HERE.

MICHIGAN QUARTERLY REVIEW, an interdisciplinary journal of arts and culture, publishes poetry and prose (fiction, creative nonfiction, critical essays) and is next open for submissions from June 1-30 and August 1-November 30.  $3 submission fee. Details HERE.

TRANSFERENCE, A literary journal featuring the art and process of translation, features previously untranslated tests as well the older and well-known works. Submissions by translators are welcome for consideration. Details HEREThis is a publication of the Department of World Languages and Literature, University of Western Michigan at Kalamazoo.

THE TURNIP TRUCK(S), an im-possible publication, accepts submissions of essay/story, poems, and visual arts year-round for its online publication. Details HEREIt leans toward works concerned with the dialectics, human and environmental, that are creative and critical. It also publishes a themed journal.

URBAN FARMHOUSE PRESS accepts submissions from April through August online and via mail. It seeks work to be consider for: Crossroads Poetry Series: minimum 50-60 pages of poetry,single spaced, and one poem per page; Fiction: minimum 150 pages of prose, 12 pt font, double-spaced; Novellas: 60-145 pages of prose, 12 pt font, double-spaced; Cities of the Straits Chapbook Series: 20-40 pages of poetry or fiction. 12 pt font, double-spaced.  Details HERE.

WEST TEXAS LITERARY REVIEW seeks submissions of poetry, essays, flash fiction and photography for consideration year-round. Publishes quarterly in print and online. Submission fee. Details HERE.

The BeZine

Call for submission for the June issue.

THE BeZINE, Be Inspired, Be Creative, Be Peace, Be. Submissions for the June issue – themed Sustainability – close on May 10 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.  

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 June 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. 

  • 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

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 for consideration. 



Opportunity Knocks

THE MASTERS REVIEW FLASH FICTION CONTEST “The winning writer will be awarded $3000 and publication on The Masters Review site. Second and third place will be awarded $200 and $100, respectively, as well as publication in The Masters Review. So here it is: a home for your very best small fiction. Send us big worlds in tiny packages, large ideas with a low word count. Dazzle us with your best fiction under 1000 words. $20 entry fee. Deadline: May 31, 2018. Details HERE.

THE PATRICA GRODD POETRY PRIZE FOR YOUNG WRITERS “recognizes outstanding young poets and is open to high school sophomores and juniors throughout the world. The contest winner receives a full scholarship to the Kenyon Review Young Writers workshop. In addition, the winning poem and the poems of the two runners-up will be published in The Kenyon Review, one of the country’s most widely read literary magazines.” Details HERE.

TOM HOWARD/JOHN H. REID FICTION & ESSAY CONTEST is open through April 30, 2018 for published and unpublished work. $5,000 in awards for short fiction, essay or short work of nonfiction. Top twelve entries to be published on line. This is their 26th contest. Any theme. No demographic restrictions. Submission fee. Details HERE

WERGLE FLOMP HUMOR POETRY CONTEST for best humor poems published and unpublished. No entry fee. $2,219 in prizes. Open through April 1, 2019. Details HERE.


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 or status. 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. Due to other Sunday commitments, this post will often go up late in the day.
  • 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.