Opportunity Knocks: Calls for Submissions; Fellowship (undocumented poet living in U.S.)

the wind of Fuji
I’ve brought on my fan
a gift from Edo
Matsuo Bashō (Japan,1644-1694)


ARAB LIT QUARTERLY has an open call for submissions of translations of poetry, plays, fiction, comics into English from the Arabic. Pitches deadline: October 15. Final deadline: November 1. No submission fee. Paying market. Details HERE

FRONTIER POETRY‘s New Voices submission opportunity is open. Payment. No submission fee. Details HERE. (Scroll down below the closed contest announcement.)

HYPERALLERGIC publishes a range of material including poetry and “hundreds of freelance contributors and [we] are always looking for new writers, especially those who come from marginalized communities.” Details HERE.

MADRAS COURIER is open for poetry and other submissions. The zine is HERE. Submissions go to editor@madrascourier.com

POETS READING THE NEWS “publishes original poetry about current events from around the world. We are open to submissions 365 days a year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.” Submission fee: $3. Not a paying market. Details HERE.

PORTLAND METROZINE is a quarterly publication that welcome submissions from around the world and publishes a range of creative material including poetry.  Details HERE.

RE-SIDE ZINE is a new publication preparing for its second issue, stating “looking for writing that resides outside of the norm. We are especially interested in work that pushes the boundaries of identity and questions that status quo.” Current submission period closes on September 24. Details HERE.

SIXFOLD $5 / “All-writer-voted and open to all, Sixfold three-round manuscript voting is the most rigorous, thorough, fair, and transparent editorial selection process available. To create each issue, hundreds of writers vote to select the best fiction and poetry manuscripts with much more discernment than any other editorial.” Details HERE.

WORK Literary Magazine publishes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry about work. Details HERE.


FRONTIER POETRY‘s 2010 fellowship is open through October 31 for applications from poets who are undocumented and residing in the U.S.A. Details HERE.

No contest announcements at this time.  

Events are posted to The Poet by Day Facebook Page.

Thanks to Michael Dickel (Meta /Phor(e)/Play) for two of these leads.

DISCLAIMER: Often information is just thatinformation– and not necessarily recommendation. I haven’t worked with all the publications or other organizations featured on The Poet by Day.  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 no longer attend events.  Caveat Emptor: Please be sure to verify information for yourself before submitting work, buying products, paying fees or attending events et al.


Jamie Dedes. I’m a Lebanese-American freelance writer, poet, content editor, blogger and the mother of a world-class actor and mother-in-law of a stellar writer/photographer. No grandchildren, but my grandkitty, Dahlia, rocks big time. I am hopelessly in love with nature and all her creatures. In another lifetime, I was a columnist, a publicist, and an associate editor to a regional employment publication. I’ve had to reinvent myself to accommodate scarred lungs, pulmonary hypertension, right-sided heart failure, connective tissue disease, and a rare managed but incurable blood cancer. The gift in this is time for my primary love: literature. I study/read/write from a comfy bed where I’ve carved out a busy life writing feature articles, short stories, and poetry and managing The BeZine and its associated activities and The Poet by Day jamiededes.com, an info hub for writers meant to encourage good but lesser-known poets, women and minority poets, outsider artists, and artists just finding their voices in maturity. The Poet by Day is dedicated to supporting freedom of artistic expression and human rights.  Email thepoetbyday@gmail.com for permissions, commissions, or assignments.

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