“Poets, like the blind, can see in the dark.” Jorge Luis Borges
CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS
BELMONT STORY REVIEW is accepting submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry to be considered for its fourth volume through March15, 2019. Details HERE.
BOSTON REVIEW is accepting nonfiction and book reviews. Details HERE.
CALIFORNIA QUARTERLY, the publication of California State Poetry Society, publishes poetry from poets around the world including foreign language with translation. Details HERE.
EVENT poetry and prose is open for submissions of poetry, nonfiction, and reviews through December and January. No submission fee. Details HERE.
FOCUS ON THE FAMILY addresses “marriage and parenting from a biblical perspective.” Features articles of varying lengths. Paying market. Details HERE.
ROOM / Literature. Art. And Feminism since 1975 currently seeks “tales of team trimph and heartbreak to the draw (and drawbacks) of a culture of competition … [as expressed through] poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art about sports culture and athletics.” Paying market. Deadline: January 31, 2019. Details HERE.
SPRING SONG PRESS seeks story submissions for its anthologies. Steam and Lace(Steampunk) is open through January 1, 2019; Starlight and Mist is open from February 1 to May 1, 2019. Paying market. Details HERE.
TURTLE ISLAND RESPONDS, an online effort, seeks poetry in response to current news events. Details HERE. (scroll down)
- SUBMISSION FEES: Poets and Editors Weigh-in, The Poet by Day
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WEDNESDAY WRITING PROMPT
Response deadline is Monday, December 10, at 8 p.m. Pacific. Poems on theme are published on this site on Tuesday, the December 12. Details HERE.
INFORMATION AND NEWS
Thanks to Anjum Wasim Dar (Poetic Oceans) for some of these features:
- Five well-deserving Pakistani writers to read, Taha Kehar, Hindustan Times
- Five Facinating Facts About John Milton, Interesting Literature
- P is for pterodactyl, T is for tsunami: the “worst alphabet book” becomes a bestseller, Alison Flood, The Guardian
- Celebrating American She-Poets (32): Linda Chown, “A Poem of How She Thought It Could Be” and other Poems, The Poet by Day
- “Shoes on the Danube” and commemorating poem, Frank McMahon, The Poet by Day
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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.
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If you would like me to consider reviewing your book, chapbook, magazine or film, here are some general guidelines:
- send PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org (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
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Often information is just that–information– 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 Porch, Vita Brevis Literature,Compass Rose, Connotation Press, The Bar None Group, Salamander Cove, Second Light, I Am Not a Silent Poet, Meta / 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