“There is no doubt fiction makes a better job of the truth.” Under My Skin: Volume One of My Autobiography, to 1949, Doris Lessing


I keep meaning to try this one out. It’s different and it sounds like fun, so while I can’t recommend it yet from personal experience, I think it’s one to consider.

  • It’s participatory.  Contributing writers read and vote.
  • It’s only $5 for the entry. Totally reasonable for many people.
  • You get feedback from other writers.
  • Cash award.
  • Publication.
  • Deadline: January 24.  

For details on Sixfold‘s “Completely Writer Voted” Magazine, link HERE.


An announcement from Evelyn Augusto, founder of Guns Don’t Save Lives, People Do.  “I am looking for a bilingual poet willing to translate my chapbook YOUR GUN IS TALKING into Spanish for publication.
6 poems. Help me help others start a conversation about guns and gun violence.”  Connect with Evelyn HERE.
#commonsense #poetsout #guncontrol #iambecoming #endgunviolence#poetsofinstagram #yourgunistalking






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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