Live not for Battles Won.
Live not for The-End-of-the-Song.
Live in the along.

Gwendolyn Brooks, Report from Part One


Let’s make sure we can keep on keeping on ….

Michael Rothenberg II's photo.

Cofounder Michael Rothenberg, is celebrating his birthday by asking for donations to 100 Thousand Poets for Change. He’s chosen this nonprofitContinue Reading

$58 raised of $500 at the time of this posting.

100 Thousand Poets for Change
US 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization


Opportunity Knocks

COPPER CANYON PRESS, a nonprofit dedicated to the publication of poetry collections and cofounded by Sam Hamill, opens for submissions at least twice yearly. Watch the site.  Submission fee/reading fee is $35, which includes two books of your choice. Details HERE.

FIYAH, Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction, opens for submissions (including speculative poetry)  to Issue #11 from April 1, 2019 – April 30, 2019.  Paying market. Details HERE.

THE GOOD MEN PROJECT, “The conversation no one else is having.”™ explores the changing roles of men in the 21st century has a top twenty-five calls for submission that are always open. Details HERE.

GREY HEN PRESS publishes poetry by older women, largely in its themed anthologies. Details HERE.

THE HEDGEHOG POETRY PRESS, The Home of Arfur & the Sticklebacks, is open continually for submissions of up to five poems.  Details HERE.

THE SHORE POETRY, an online publication, is open for submissions to its Spring 2019 issue through March 1, 2019.  No submission fee. No payment. Details HERE.

SYRACUSE CULTURAL WORKERS, Speaking for Justice ~ Giving Voice to Resistance since 1982 has open calls for submission of art for its 2020 peace calendar. Deadline March 15, 2019. Paying market. Details HERE.


THE BeZINE Be Inspired. Be Creative. Be Peace. Be.


Opportunity Knocks

Submissions deadline for the March issue – themed Waging Peace – is March 10  at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard.

Please send text in the body of the email not as an attachment. Send photographs or illustrations as attachments. No google docs or Dropbox or other such. No rich text.

Send submissions to

Publication is March 15th. Poetry, essays, fiction and creative nonfiction, art and photography, music (videos or essays), and whatever lends itself to online presentation is welcome for consideration.

No demographic restrictions.

Please read at least one issue.

We DO NOT publish anything that promotes hate, divisiveness or violence or that is scornful or in any way dismissive of “other” peoples. 

The BeZine is an entirely volunteer effort, a mission. It is not a paying market but neither does it charge submission or subscription fees.

Previously published work may be submitted IF you hold the copyright. Submissions from beginning and emerging artists as well as pro are encouraged and we have a special interest in getting more submissions of short stores, feature articles, music videos and art for consideration.



Deadline for participation – all encouraged no matter the status of your career – is Monday evening at 8:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Photograph Beautiful Old Lady from Darap (Sikkim) Village courtesy of Sukanto Debnathfrom Hyderabad, India under licensed  Creative CommonsAttribution 2.0 Generic.


Opportunity Knocks

Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize is awarded annually in memory of this Kashmiri-American  poet, sponsored by the University of Utah Department of English and the University of Utah Press, $25 entry feel. Cash award and publication of collection. Deadline: April 15, 2019. Details HERE

Alice James Award for poetry will open in April . Cash award and publication. Details HERE.

Autumn House Poetry Contest  offers poetry and fiction awards for full-length book manuscripts. Cash award and publication. Travel grant to promote book. Deadline: June 30, 2019. Details HERE.

Brittingham and Pollak Poetry Prize opens on July 15. Reading fee: $28. Cash award and publication. 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.


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