“There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it.” Gustave Flaubert


Opportunity Knocks

ABOUT PLACE JOURNAL, a literary journal of the Black Earth Institute dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, will open a call for submissions of poetry, essays, creative nonfiction and artwork on January 1, 2019. Theme: Dignity as an Endangered Species: Maintain Respect, Honesty and Integrity in the 21st Century. Deadline: March 1, 2019. Details HERE.

NEOLOGISM POETRY JOURNAL publishes monthly. Editor Christopher Fields says: “Wild and imaginative use of language is what I look for – coin a new way to show me what you mean and what you want me to feel. Poems with consistent rhythm and tone are my highest priority. Send self-evident truths, even if you have to invent them.  I would like to publish shorter poems of length no greater than one page, but exceptional work will always find a place here.” Details HERE.

MAGNUM OPUS, A Poetry Anthology on Universal Oneness: The New Delhi based authors press proposes to bring out in 2019, Magnum Opus: A Poetry Anthology on Universal Oneness, announces Dr Vivekanand Jha, Editor of the Anthology. Each poet can contribute just only one poem, not exceeding 50 lines, along with bio not exceeding 100 words. The last date for submission is 31 Dec 2018. Mail your submissions as an attachment to: magnumopuspoem@gmail.com For further details: http://vivekanandjha.com/magnumopus.php

THE NEW VERSE.NEWS presents politically progress poetry on current events and topical issue. No submission fee. No payment. Details HERE.

NOCTUA REVIEW will consider submissions of poetry, fiction, and visual art through December 31, 2018. Details HERE.

PARTHELION LITERARY MAGAZINE publishes quarterly. Submissions are closed for the January issue but editors are considering submissions for its April 2019 issue including fiction, fash fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and art. Details HERE.

RATTLE publishes poetry and translation and is open for submissions year-round. No submission fee. Paying market. Details HERE.

SEGULLAH, a literary journal and blog, features literary and artistic work from women of the Church of Latter-day Saints including blog posts, poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction and visual arts. Details HERE.



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Response deadline is Monday, December 3, at 8 p.m. Pacific. Poems on theme are published on this site on Tuesday, the December 4. Details HERE.


Opportunity Knocks

THE ALBION REVIEW’S 2019 CHARLES CRUPI MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL POETRY COMPETITION is open to current Michigan high school students through Saturday, February 2, 2019. Details HERE.

ERBACCE-PRIZE FOR POETRY 2019 opens for entries on January 1. The award is a publishing contract and 20% of royalties. 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) are 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 thepoetbyday@gmail.com. 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 jamiededes@gmail.com (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

“What if our religion was each other. If our practice was our life. If prayer, our words. What if the temple was the Earth. If forests were our church. If holy water–the rivers, lakes, and ocean. What if meditation was our relationships. If the teacher was life. If wisdom was self-knowledge. If love was the center of our being.” Ganga White, teacher and exponent of Yoga and founder of White Lotus, a Yoga center and retreat house in Santa Barbara, CA

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


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