SIXFOLD FICTION AND POETRY PRIZE, Completely Writer Voted

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



SIX FOLD FICTION AND POETRY CONTEST

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.


GUNS DON’T SAVE LIVES, PEOPLE DO

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


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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

PLEASE CALL ME BY MY TRUE NAMES, Thích Nhất Hạnh’s most famous poem

Nhất Hạnh at Phu Bai International Airport on his 2007 trip to Vietnam (aged 80) Public domain photograph courtesy of Lưu Ly

 I have arrived

I am home

in the here

in the now

I am solid

I am free

in the ultimate

I dwell

Thích Nhất Hạnh , excerpt from The Long Road Turns to Joy, A Guide to Walking Meditation



Thích Nhất Hạnh is a world renown poet, peace activist and Vietnamese Zen Buddhist Monk. He is one of our heroes and this is a favorite poem. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize by Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1967, and is the author of many books , including the best-selling The Miracle of Mindfulness, An Introduction to the Practice of Mindfulness. His Amazon page is HERE.

PLEASE CALL ME BY MY TRUE NAMES

May all sentient beings find peace.

Link here to Plum Village International Sanga, France.

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Link here to Deer Park Monastery, Escondido, CA


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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

SUNDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS: CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS, COMPETITIONS, OTHER INFORMATION AND NEWS

“The soul is silent. If it speaks at all it speaks in dreams.” It Is DaylightLouise Gluck 



CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

BOSTON REVIEW is currently reading query letters and unsolicited nonfiction up to 5,000 words. Watch the site for its 2019 poetry and fiction contest announcement. Details HERE.

FOCUS ON THE FAMILY MAGAZINE, Helping Families Thrive™ discusses marriage and parenting from a biblical perspective and has an open call for article submissions. Writers’ guidelines are HERE.  

THE GOOD MEN PROJECT (in its seventh year) has on ongoing open call for articles that “spark an international conversation about the changing roles for men in the 21st century.”  No submission fee. Optional membership fee.  Details HERE.

GUERNICA, a magazine of global arts & politics, publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and art. Calls for submissions will reopen in February. Watch the site. 

HAUNTED WATERS PRESS publishes prose and poetry and welcomes submissions from new and emerging writers as well as established writers. There are a number of opportunities with a variety of opening and closing dates. Details HERE.

THE HELIX LITERARY AND ART MAGAZINE, a publication of Central Connecticut State University, publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art twice a year and is open to submission for its spring 2019 edition. No submission fee. Deadline: April 5, 2019. Details HERE

LUCENT DREAMING, a magazine for emerging writers and artists, publishes short stories, poetry, and artwork in print publication and online. Payment: Contributor copy. Details HERE.

SPRING SONG PRESS has an open call for submissions from February 1- May 1, 2019 to its upcoming fiction Starlight and Mist anthology. 1,000 – 10,000 words. Paying Market. Submission guidelines forthcoming HERE.

VITA BREVIS, an online poetry journal for emerging poets, publishes poetry and feature articles and will review queries for interview. Vita Brevis also hosts a poetry community. Details on poetry submissions HERE. Explore the site for other info.

VOICEMAIL POEMS is open for submission to its spring 2019 issues. No submission fee. Modest charge if you want critique. Details HERE.


CONTESTS

Opportunity Knocks

WHISPER FROM THE HEART POETRY CLUB (South Africa), POETRY AND SHORT STORY COMPETITION  is hosting an International Poetry & Short Story Competition for an upcoming anthology. The competition is open to the international community. Cash award and copy of anthology. $30 submission fee.

The entry fee of $30.00 gives an entrant

  • A chance to win a prize
  • Every entry is published
  • Every entrant gets a copy of the Book of Verse and Short Stories

Details HERE.

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

ZÓCALO PUBLIC SQUARE POETRY PRIZE is awarded each year to a U.S. poet “whose poem best evokes a connection to place. ‘Place” may be interpreted by the poet as a place of historical, cultural, political, or personal importance; it may be literal, imaginary, or metaphorical landscape. Cash award and published interview. No entry fee. Deadline: February 4, 2019. Details HERE.

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Prolific Yorkshire Poet, Paul Brookes

FYI: Paul Brookes, a stalwart participant in The Poet by Day Wednesday Writing Prompt, is running an ongoing series on poets, Wombwell Rainbow Interviews. Connect with Paul if you’d like to be considered for an interview. Visit him, enjoy the interviews, get introduced to some poets who may be new to you, and learn a few things.

The Wombwell Rainbow Interviews: Jamie Dedes


REMINDER:

The Poet by Day

WEDNESDAY WRITING PROMPT . . . 

. . . returns this Wednesday, January 16, 2019.


OTHER INFORMATION AND NEWS


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.

TO CONTACT ME WITH ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OTHER INFORMATION FOR THE POET BY DAY: thepoetbyday@gmail.com

TO CONTACT ME REGARDING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE BeZINE: bardogroup@gmail.com

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.


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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

WHISPER FROM THE HEART, POETRY & SHORT STORY COMPETITION

Poetry international 2019

Whisper from the Heart Poetry Club

Has Pleasure in Announcing

Poetry International 2019



I should have more info on this in the next couple of days including entry fee, how you can pay it (through PayPal or ???),  and whether you may submit work that is previously published or was posted on your blog. The contest will close when 250 submissions are received, so there’s no formal deadline. Keep watching. Meanwhile, here’s a heads-up for those who think they might be interested.  If you enter, please let Giselle know saw the announcement on Jamie Dedes’ The Poet by Day. Good luck if you do enter. / J.D.

Update: The entry fee is $30 USD. You can use PayPal. 

The entry fee of $ 30.00 gives an entrant

  • A chance to win a prize
  • Every entry is published
  • Every entrant gets a copy of the Book of Verse and Short Stories

  • Whisper from the Heart Poetry Club (South Africa) is hosting a Poetry & Short Story Competition (Poetry International 2019) and have invited entries internationally.

  • The Competition is open for poems (up to thirty-two lines) and short stories up to 2000 words.

  • Entries should be submitted as a word document.

  • 1st Prize of $ 350.00 USD

  • 2nd Prize of $ 200.00 USD

  • 3rd Prize of $ 100.00 USD

​Winners will  …

  • Have their poem or short story published in The Book of Verse and Short Stories

  • Receive a copy of the book at NO extra cost.

 

  • The Competition is Limited to 250 entries.

  • An entry fee is payable for each entry. (Fee amount to be announced shortly. I’m waiting to hear back on this.)

  • Entrants will need to give the club permission to include their entry in The Book.

  • The Competition is dependent on receiving 250 submissions.

  • Email Giselle at giselle@whisperpoetry.com for more details. Please let Giselle know you saw the announcement on Jamie Dedes’ The Poet by Day.  Thanks all and good luck.

Illustration courtesy of Whisper from the Heart Poetry Club.


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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