Though nothing can bring back the hour

Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower,

We will grieve not, rather find

Strength in what remains behind,

In the primal sympathy

Which having been must ever be,

In the soothing thoughts that spring

Out of human suffering,

In the faith that looks through death,

In years that bring the philosophic mind.

– William Wordsworth, excerpt from “Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood.”

Please note: This is the last Sunday Announcements for 2018. This weekly feature will return on Sunday, January 13, 2019.  


Opportunity Knocks

ADELAIDE INDEPENDENT MONTHLY LITERARY MAGAZINE publishes fiction, poetry, nonfiction, translation, book reviews, interviews, art and photography. Open for submissions year-round. No reading fee. No payment. Details HERE.

ARTEMISpoetry, is the bi-annual journal (May and November) of the Second Light Network, published under their Second Light Publications imprint. Calls are open for the 2019 issues. Demographic restrictions. Details HERE.

BOYDS MILLS PRESS, CALKINS CREAK,  and WORDSONG book publishers will open on February 1, 2019 for submissions of books for children and youth.  WordSong is dedicated to poetry books. Details HERE.  

HIGHLIGHTS™ MAGAZINE, a general-interest magazine for children ages 6-12 years publishes stories, articles, puzzles and fun activities. No submission fees. Payment. Details HERE.

FIRST LINE is open for submissions to its 2019 editions. This publication gives a “first line” to be used by contributors as a jumping-off point for stories or poems.  In celebrating its 20 year history, you are allowed to pick a first line from other issues. Payment: Cash and a copy. Details HERE.

THREE ROOMS PRESS has an open call for submissions through December 31 for Maintenant 13 Dada Journal. The theme is A.I. Artificial Ignorance.

“If you think Artificial Intelligence will mark the end of humanity then think again.

“Look at the world around you. Where is the intelligence? Where? Lying is the norm. Incompetence is rampant. Information is soiled with whatever spin is footing the bill.

“Time to concentrate on exposing the ignorance. Lay it right out there for the whole world to see.
“The Kool-Aid is your mind!!!!”
Details HEREThanks to Michael Dickel for sharing this one with us.
THE OXFORD AMERICAN “is a nonprofit, quarterly literary magazine dedicated to featuring the best in Southern writing while documenting the complexity and vitality of the American South.” Poetry submissions are closed at this time, but the editors “are eager to feature a writer whose fiction has not yet been published in a print publication with a circulation over 5,000 copies. Stories under 10,000 words will be considered, and the selected writer will be paid $1000. The Summer issue will be on newsstands starting June 2019.” Details HERE.
RIVER STYX is open for submissions of poetry and prose from both established and emerging writers. Details HERE.
SHE LOVES MAGAZINE.COM is “a global community of women–a Sisterhood–who want to know and experience freedom, justice and transformation, for ourselves and others.” This online zine is a monthly and accepts submissions for consideration on the 15th of every month for publication the following month. Themes for 2019 are listed. Details HERE.


Opportunity Knocks

RIVER STYX is accepting entrees for its 2019 Microfiction Contest through December 31, 2018. Max of 500 words. Entry fee, which may include subscription. Cash award: $1,500 first prize. Details HERE.

RIVER STYX INTERNATIONAL POETRY CONTEST opens for submissions January 1, 2019 – May 31, 2019.  Entry fee, which may include subscription. Cash award: $1,500 first prize. Details HERE.


THE OVERTON POETRY PRIZE of the School o the Arts, English and Drama, Loughborough University is open for submissions through 20 December 2018Details HERE.


The Poet by Day


Response deadline is Monday, December 17, at 8 p.m. Pacific. Poems on theme are published on this site on Tuesday, the December 18. 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 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

“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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