“Poetry had always seemed something I could turn to in need – an emergency exit, a lifebuoy, as well as a justification.”  John Fowles, The Magus

Of Note: 

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 YOUR CALENDAR: SEPTEMBER 28, 2019 is 100,000 POETS FOR CHANGE, GLOBAL, 2019 and THE BeZINE 100,000 POETS FOR CHANGE VIRTUAL EVENT, hosted by Michael Dickel.  Look for updates on this site, The BeZine,  and at 100tpc.org

Join us for this week’s WEDNESDAY WRITING PROMPT.

“THE BeZINE” CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS thebezine.com 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 We do not publish work that promotes hatred or advocates for violence.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 bardogroup@gmail.com 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


ALIEN BUDDHA PRESS is now accepting submissions and will consider fiction, poetry, art books, children’s books, erotic books and manifestos 50-500 pages sized in a Word document. Send to abuddhapress@yahoo.com

THE AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW publishes contemporary poetry and literary prose. Submission fee. Details HERE.

CAJUN MUTT PRESS “is a home for gonzo poets and writers.” Submissions for featured writer spots and book manuscripts can be sent to cajunmuttpress@gmail.com along with an author photo and third-person bio.

EYE TO THE TELESCOPE, Issue 33, invites speculative poetry submissions themed “Infections” for its July 15, 2019 publication. Deadline: June 15. Payment. Details HERE.

FRONT PORCH REVIEW publishes fiction, poetry, essays and visual arts in quarterly digital publications. No fee. No payment. Details HERE.

ORIGAMI POEMS PROJECT publishes micro chapbooks; that is, the poems are arranged on a single sheet that can be folded into a small six page booklet, which readers can print out.  Submissions will close for the summer, July and August.  Details HERE.

OYSTER RIVER PAGES is open for submissions only on June 1 for its third annual issue. Publication includes creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual arts. (Read the submission page and then their submittable page for an explanation about the date.) Details HERE.

HerSTRY publishes women’s true stories based on monthly themes as well as personal essays, interviews with women who “are toting rad things” in their world. Nominations for interviews are invited. Workshops are offered. Submission fee. No payment. Details HERE.  

POETRY BREAKFAST accepts submissions of previously self-published poetry. No submission fee. Details HERE.


AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW / HONICKMAN FIRST BOOK PRIZE is open for entries through October 31, 2019. Entry fee. Cash award. Details HERE.

NORTH STREET BOOK PRIZE for self-published books is open for entries through June 30: mainstream/literary fiction, genre fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, poetry, Children’s Picture Book, Graphic Narrative, $60 submission fee. Cash award. Details HERE.


Recent in digital publications: 
* Four poems in “I Am Not a Silent Poet”
* Three poems in Levure littéraire
Upcoming in digital publications:
“Remembering Mom,” HerStry
“Over His Morning Coffee,” Front Porch Review

A homebound writer, poet, and former columnist and associate editor of a regional employment newspaper, my work has been featured widely in print and digital publications including: Ramingo’s Porch, Vita Brevis Literature, Connotation Press, The Bar None Group, Salamander Cove, I Am Not a Silent Poet, The Compass Rose and California Woman. I run The Poet by Day, an info hub for poets and writers and am the founding/managing editor of The BeZine.

“Every pair of eyes facing you has probably experienced something you could not endure.”  Lucille Clifton


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