SUNDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS: Calls for Submissions, Competitions, and Other Information and News

Bob Seger Dedes

Therefore to this dog will I,
Tenderly not scornfully,
Render praise and favor:
With my hand upon his head,
is my benediction said
Therefore, and or ever.
– Elizabeth Barret Browning, excerpt from To Flush, My Dog


Opportunity Knocks

THE A3 REVIEW, Prose * Poetry * Art publishes a magazine that folds out like a map and includes winners of regularly held contests. Entry fee. Cash awards. Details HERE.

BARROW STREET 4×2 is open for submissions of poems by poets who who haven’t as yet had a chapbook or full-length collect published. $3 submission fee. Payment: 2 copies. Details HERE

CHA: AN ASIAN LITERARY JOURNAL publishes works from and about Asia. The editors are currently seeking submissions for the Eleventh Anniversary Issue. Calls for Asian-themed poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, photograph and art. Deadline: 30 September 2018. English only. Details HERE.

COAL CITY REVIEW & PRESS – Poetry, Fiction, Review & More will consider submissions from experienced and novice writers of literary poetry, short stories, flash and short-short. Details HERE.

DIAPHANOUS PRESS welcomes “creative work that challenges and blurs the boundaries of genre and styles/schools of literature and visual art. We champion polyphony, multiple POVs, language-centered texts vs. the conventional “I-centered” lyric, poetic and narrative “density” (compression), prose poetry, hybrid, hyper-text, micro-fiction; literature that is beautiful and/or unusual. READING PERIOD: please contact Krysia Jopek at to query before submitting your art or writing.” Diaphonous Press publishes poetry, fiction, and visual arts. More detail HERE.

EAST OF THE WEB, Short Stories offers writers “exposure for writers by offering them a place where their work will be seen and read in a high quality, respected setting. The site receives about half a million unique visitors per month, so successful submissions are likely to be viewed by more readers than in almost any other short story publication. In addition, the site receives attention from agents, the press, film makers, schools, universities and other publishers.” Details HERE.

GREEN MOUNTAIN REVIEW – online – publishes poetry, essays, fiction, interviews, book reviews, art, audio and visual work. Submission fees. Details HERE.

GULF STREAM LIT MAG, South Florida’s Literary Current is open for submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and artwork through November 1. Details HEREMark your calendar to check out their annual summer contest: June 1 – August 31.

HARPUR PALATE publishes creative nonfiction and poetry. The reading period for the winter issue runs through November 15. Details HERE.

POET LORE accepts submissions through November 30 via submittable and snail mail. Details HERE.

THE POETRY FOUNDATION’S POETRY MAGAZINE is now reopened on September 1 after its August hiatus. No submission fees. A paying market. Details HERE.

THIRD COAST MAGAZINE will open calls for submissions of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, drama, essays, drama, and book reviews on September 15. Details HERE.

THE HUDSON REVIEW, A Magazine of Literature and the Arts, is closed at this time for poetry and nonfiction by will consider fiction through November 1. Details HERE.

IMAGE JOURNAL Art * Faith * Mystery welcomes submissions that reflect “sustained” engagement with Western faith traditions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam). This quarterly journal publishes poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, translation, and artist profiles. This publisher also considers essays for Good Letters, a daily blog. Details HERE.

JUKED will consider submissions of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. No submission fees. No payment. Details HERE.

KENYON REVIEW opens its reading period on September 15 and closes it on November 15 for both the Review and KROnline. The editors will consider short fiction and essays, poetry, plays, excerpts from larger work and poetry and short prose in translation. Details HERE.

MID-AMERICAN REVIEW publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, translations, and reviews accepts submissions year-round. Details HERE.

PRESENCE, A JOURNAL OF CATHOLIC POETRY “the aim of which is to show the human soul in action, moved by God’s grace in any number of ways” is open for submissions through October 1, 2018. The third annual issue is scheduled for publication in April 2019. Details HERE.

SOCIAL JUSTICE ANTHOLOGIES and THE BEAUTIFUL CADAVER PROJECT PITTSBURGH has an open call for submission for its 2019 anthology The Two Dreamers: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank. Deadline: September 30, 2018. Submit 1-5 poems, prose to 5,000 words, and dramatic work 15 pages or less. Details HERE.

SUBTROPICS, The Literary Journal of the University of Florida is open for submissions through October 31. The editors will consider stories, essays, and poetry.Submission fee: $3.  For stories and essays, Subtropics pays a flat fee of $1,000 ($500 for a short short) for North American first serial rights. Poets are paid $100 per poem. Details HERE.


The BeZine

Call for submissions for the December issue.

THE BeZINE, Be Inspired, Be Creative, Be Peace, Be. Submissions for the December issue – themed A Life of the Spirit – closes on November 10 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific .


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

  • 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. 




Open call for submissions of poems, stories, essays, creative nonfiction to be considered for a Best of the Net Anthology published by Sundress Publications. Submissions must come from editors of journal, chapbook, zine and so on. Deadline is September 30, 2018. Details HERE.


Opportunity Knocks

2O18 FRONTIER AWARD FOR NEW POETS (reminder) closes on September 15. $20 submission fee. Award: $3,000 for first prize. Second and third: $300 and $200.Details HERE.

6th Ó Bhéal Five Words International Poetry Competition runs through 29 January 2019. Each week five words will be posted and entrants have one week to compose and submit using all five words. Award: 500 euros and invitation to attend Ó Bhéal anniversary with some travel and accommodation costs covered. Details HERE.

SARTON WOMEN’S BOOK AWARDS is open for submissions through November 2018. Details HERE.

WERGLE FLOMP HUMOR POETRY CONTEST seeks out the best humor poets is open through April 1, 2019. No entry fee. Cash award: up to $1,000. Details HERE.


  • Michael Dickel (Meta /Phor(e) /Play – Words, Images, & More) Finishing Line Press has agreed to publish Nothing Remembers, Michael’s latest poetry collection. Publication is scheduled for Summer 2019. Michael is also the associate editor of The BeZine and you can read a selection of three poems from Nothing Remembers inThe BeZine 4:3 (Dec 15, 2017). Michael was also received three awards from Feedspot: one of the top 25 poetry blogs, one of the top 100 literary blogs, and one of the top 100 writing logs. Rock on, Michael. 🙂
  • Amy Barry for inclusion in a rather unusual exhibition: Beneath Western Skies an exhibition that will be launched this October 19th and 20th at the SiarScéal exhibition in Ireland. Amy also had two poems published by Live Encounters.
  • Sharmila Pupu Mitra for the acceptance of collection Makeshift Melodies (Norton Press). Pub date to be announced.
  • Sonja Benskin Mesher for her work featured and awarded by some many organizations it’s impossible to keep track. Most recently her art was featured at the Open Arts Forum.
  • MARGARET O’DRISCOLL for her two stellar poems featured by Our Poetry Archive.
  • MICHEL GRIFFITH for two poems published on aaduna.
  • REUBEN WOOLEY for his poem Brown Shoes / No Laces in the International Times. There’s been lots of good news for Reuben. He also publishes i am not a silent poet – a magazine or poetry and artwork protesting against abuse in any of its forms and a Facebook counterpart, which has nearly 6,000 members.


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 weekend commitments, this post will often go up late.

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 emails.

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.






Poet and writer, I was once columnist and associate editor of a regional employment publication. I currently run this site, The Poet by Day, an information hub for poets and writers. I am the managing editor of The BeZine published by The Bardo Group Beguines (originally The Bardo Group), a virtual arts collective I founded.  I am a weekly contributor to Beguine Again, a site showcasing spiritual writers. My work is featured in a variety of publications and on sites, including: Levure littéraure, Ramingo’s PorchVita Brevis Literature,Compass Rose, Connotation PressThe Bar None GroupSalamander CoveSecond LightI Am Not a Silent PoetMeta / Phor(e) /Play, and California Woman. My poetry was recently read by Northern California actor Richard Lingua for Poetry Woodshed, Belfast Community Radio. I was featured in a lengthy interview on the Creative Nexus Radio Show where I was dubbed “Poetry Champion.”

* The BeZine: Waging the Peace, An Interfaith Exploration featuring Fr. Daniel Sormani, Rev. Benjamin Meyers, and the Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi among others

“Every pair of eyes facing you has probably experienced something you could not endure.” Lucille Clifton