We sit and talk,
quietly, with long lapses of silence
and I am aware of the stream
that has no language, coursing
beneath the quiet heaven of
your eyes
which has no speech
William Carlos Williams, Paterson



CARVE MAGAZINE publishes fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Submissions are free if you are a subscriber. Details HERE.

CHRONICLE BOOKS publishes children’s books and adult trade: cookbooks, fine art, design, photography, pop culture, craft, fashion, beauty, home décor, relationships, lifestyle, and interactive journals, kits, decks, and stationery. No fiction or poetry.  Details HERE on submitting proposals.

PELICAN PUBLISHING publishes an average of seventy titles a year and has about 1500 currently in print. Its catalog includes “art/architecture books, cooking/cookbooks, motivational, popular history (especially Louisiana/regional), children’s books (illustrated and otherwise), and social commentary.” It seeks “writers on the cutting edge of ideas who do not write in cliches, or take the old, tired, unimaginative way of foul language and sex scenes to pad a poor writing effort. We strongly urge writers to be aware of ideas gaining currency. We believe ideas have consequences. One of the consequences is that they lead to best-selling books.”  Guidelines HERE.

SALT HILL JOURNAL, open to submissions from new and emerging as well as established writers and artists, publishes a biannual literary journal that includes fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and art. Reading periods fiction and poetry for 2019/2020 are July 1 through September 30, 2019 and January 1 through March 31, 2020.  Nonfiction submissions are currently open through April 1. No submission fees. No payment. Submission guidelines HERE.


NARRATIVE magazine’s Winter Story Contest is open to all writers, and all entries will be considered for publication. $2,500 First Prize; $1,000 Second Prize; $500 Third Prize; Up to ten finalists receive $100 each. See the guidelines. Read prior winners, and view recent awards won by Narrative authors.

THE MASTERS REVIEW ANTHOLOGY VII Final Weeks to Enter! $5000 Awarded – Ten Writers Recognized “Just over two weeks left to enter our anthology, a collection of ten stories and essays written by the best emerging authors. The ten winners are nationally distributed in a printed book with their stories and essays exposed to top agents, editors, and authors across the country. We are thrilled to have guest judge, Kate Bernheimer, selecting the ten stories that will make up Anthology VIII.” Closes on March 31.
SEQUESTRUM REPRINT AWARDS for previously published fiction and nonfiction close on April 30, 2019. Entry fee. Cash awards and publication. Details HERE.

SIXFOLD.org is accepting contest entries through April 23; $5 to enter | $1000 Fiction and Poetry Prize Sixfold’s process is unique:  Entries are voted on by other writers.  Visit the site to find details on how it works and to enter your writing. Sixfold.org


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The Poet by Day is 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 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.

Often information is just thatinformation– and not necessarily recommendation. I haven’t worked with all the publications or other organizations featured in Opportunity Knocks (previously 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. Disabled and homebound, I never attend events anymore and have no recent experience of them. 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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