Huddart Park, San Francisco Peninsula

The Unfettered Canticle of Trees

Still for a moment the church bells
pealing the ancient canonical hours.
Still the lyric call of the muezzin.
Silence the Shacharit, the Mincha, the Arvit.
Stay the wheels and the flying flags.
Let nature’s prayer alone reverberate
in the unfettered canticle of trees.

– Jamie Dedes


Opportunity Knocks replaces Sunday Announcements.  

Links to articles, events and news of interest to poets and writers are regularly published on The Poet by Day FaceBook Page.  

You are welcome (encouraged) to share your work and announcements on The BeZine Arts and Humanities Facebook Group Discussion Page

MARK YOU CALENDAR: SEPTEMBER 28, 2019 is 100,000 POETS FOR CHANGE, GLOBAL, 2019 and THE BeZINE 100,000 POETS FOR CHANGE VIRTUAL EVENT, look for updates on this site and at

Join us for this week’s WEDNESDAY WRITING PROMPT.

“THE BeZINE” CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS is open for the upcoming June edition to be published on June 15, deadline June 10. This is an entirely volunteer effort, a mission. We are unable to pay contributors but neither do we charge for submissions or subscriptions. The theme is sustainability. We publish poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, feature articles, art and photography, and music videos and will consider anything that lends itself to online posting. There are no demographic restrictions. We do not publish work that promotes hatred or advocates for violence. All such will be immediately rejected. We’d like to see work that doesn’t just point to problems but that suggests solutions. We are also interested in initiatives happening in your community – no matter where in the world – that might be easily picked up by other communities. Please forward your submissions to No odd formatting. Submit work in the body of your email along with a BRIEF bio. Work submitted via Facebook or message will not be considered for publication. We encourage you to submit work in your first language, but it must be accompanied by translation into English. / Jamie Dedes


CIMARRON REVIEW, English Department, Oklahoma State University,  publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art. Details HERE.

FIYAH LIT, a quarterly magazine of fantasy, science fiction, and horror (fiction and poetry) by Black writers will open for submissions to Issue #12 themed “Chains” from July 1 – July 31, 2019. Mark your calendar. Paying market. Details HERE.

GESTURE LITERARY JOURNAL is open for submissions of chapbooks and full-length manuscripts through December 23. No submission fee. Details HERE.

HUDSON REVIEW “publishes fiction, poetry, essays, books reviews; criticism of literature, art, theatre, dance, film, and music; and articles on contemporary cultural developments.” This is among the foremost American literary journals. Reading period for unsolicited poetry manuscripts is open through June 30.  Details HERE.

MSLEXIA  is publishes themed writing, poetry, fiction, and non-fiction four times yearly and hosts a website that supports women writers with information, inspiration, and instruction. Paying market. Details HERE.

34TH PARALLEL INDIE LITMAG DIGITAL & PRINT publishes “fiction, and non-fiction (such as documentary,  straight-out journalism, essay, screenplay, greatest tweets etc)” … “poetry (aka your story that isn’t prose, Nobel prize-winning lyrics, hip-hop, Instagram memes, that kind of thing)” … (art, photography, photo story or essay, comic, cartoon, emojis, all that).”  Submission fees. Details HERE.

TRUE STORY “a monthly mini mag,” publishes long-from nonfiction, 5,000 – 10,000 words, and is open for submission. Submission fee. Paying market. Details HERE.



PHILIP LEVINE PRIZE FOR POETRY, sponsored by Anhinga Press and California State University, Fresno, is open from July 1- September 30. Mark your calendar. Entry fee. Cash award, publication, and author’s copies. Details HERE.

THE NATIONAL POETRY COMPETITION of The Poetry Society (U.K.) “is one of the world’s biggest single poem competitions. The entry fee is £7 for your first poem, and £4 per poem thereafter. Members of The Poetry Society can enter a second poem for free. The closing date is 31 October 2019.” Mark your calendars. Details HERE.



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