Page 2 of 9

Opportunities and Activities for Poets and Writers, Locked down, Quarantined, Day-jobless

Unsplash courtesy of Kaitlyn Baker

“So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say.”  Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own



CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

THE MADRAS COURIER publishes on art, culture, environment, biography, public policy and global affairs topics. Poetry welcome. No payment. No submission fees. Details HERE.

OVERLAND LITERARY MAGAZINE is open to receiving pitches or completed works of nonfiction or essays.

PEDESTAL MAGAZINE will open for submissions of poetry from May 11-31 to its June 2020 issue. The themes are: “a lament for the earth” and/or “a song of residence.” Payment. $50 for accepted poem. Details HERE

COMPETITIONS:

LITERARY TAXIDERMY (REGULUS PRESS) is open for submissions to its 2020 Short Story Competition. Cash awards and publication in the next Literary Taxidermy Anthology. Opening and closing lines provided. Stories to 2,500 words. $10 entry fee. Details HERE

MASTERS REVIEW is open for entries to its Anthology Prize showcasing the best emerging writers. $5,000 will be awarded between ten finalist. Entry fee: $30. Deadline: March 28. Details HERE.

NARRATIVE WINTER 2020 STORY CONTEST is open for entries of previously unpublished short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction. Entry fee: $27 (covers entry and subscription). Deadline: March 31. Details HERE.

WRITER’S DIGEST SELF-PUBLISHED BOOK AWARDS is open for entries through April 1, 2020. Cash award, publication, and trip to New York for the annual conference. Categories include poetry. entry feels run from $85 – $125. Details HERE.

IDEAS, THINGS TO DO, RESOURCES:

On another note (sort of): United Way has a COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund.  They will help with bills, rent, and food. You can call 1-866-211-9966 and provide your zip code. You will be given a list of local agencies that might offer assistance. 

 


Jamie Dedes:

Your donation HERE helps to fund the ongoing mission of The Poet by Day in support of poets and writers, freedom of artistic expression, and human rights.

Poetry rocks the world!



FEEL THE BERN

For Peace, Sustainability, Social Justice

The Poet by Day officially endorses Bernie Sanders for President.

The New New Deal

Link HERE for Bernie’s schedule of events around the country.

“Democracy is not a spectator sport.” Bernie Sanders



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

Opportunities Knock for Poets and Writers: Calls for Submissions, Contests, Fellowships

“He would give every penny he has (such is the malignity of the germ) to write one little book and become famous; yet all the gold in Peru will not buy him the treasure of a well-turned line.”  Virginia Woolf,Orlando



CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

“THE BeZINE” CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS thebezine.com is open for submissions to the upcoming March issue, deadline March 10, themed Waging Peace. Please forward your submissions to bardogroup@gmail.com No odd formatting. Submit poems and narratives in the body of your email along with a BRIEF bio. Art and photography may be submissed as attachements. Work submitted via Facebook or message will not be considered for publication. We are also devoting the BLOG POSTS THROUGHOUT FEBRUARY to work addressing illness and disability. Submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, feature articles, art, photography, and music videos and anything that lends itself to online posting. There are no demographic restrictions. Please forward your submissions to bardogroup@gmail.com. No odd formatting. Submit poems and narrative in the body of your email along with a BRIEF bio. Art and photography may be submitted as attachements. 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. Further details HERE.

BROKEN PENCIL is open for submissions to its quarterly magazine that publishes news pieces, how-to and resource guides for creators, investigations, thematic spreads, political screeds and other features and pieces that appeal to its community of talented and politically engaged zine/comic/DIY creators, supporters and aficionados. Details HERE.

ENTROPY MAGAZINE announces that it is “currently and indefinitely open for submissions of Reviews (collaborative reviews, video reviews, & nontraditional reviews are welcome), Interviews/Conversations, Discussions/Roundtables, & Articles/Essays/Notes/Rants/Lists/Writings related to or falling into any of the following categories: Creative Nonfiction, Lyrical Essay, Personal Essay, Literature, Experimental Writing, Small Presses, Translation, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Games (Video games, board games, computer games), Science, Digital & Interactive Literature, Travel, the Paranormal, Television, Film, Music, Food, Culture & Art.” Details HERE.

POETS READING THE NEWS publishes original poetry about current events from around the world. The editors are open to submissions 365 days a year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.  Details HERE.

ZINGARA POETRY REVIEW, A Space for Practicing Poets publishes themed poetry each month. For Poetry Month (April) there is no them. Details HERE.

COMPETITIONS

KALISTO GAIA PRESS has an open call for its 2020 Contemporary Poetry Chapbook Prize with the deadline extended through 01/20/2020 Cash award $800 + $300 travel stipend to Austin Texas, twenty copies to the winner, publication by Kallisto Gaia Press, and twenty copies sent to reviewers. Send 28-48 pages of contemporary poetry and a $20 entry fee. All who enter receive a copy of the winning chapbook. 2018 Texas Poet Laureate, Carol Coffee Reposa will judge. Further details HERE.

PURAZM PAKISTAN AWARDS is a communication campaign and PurAzm Awards is a national competition by Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of Pakistan, which seeks to acknowledge young storytellers chronicling Pakistan’s resilience against violent extremism. Competition themes: Interfaith Harmony, Peace Over Violence, Resilience Against Extremism, Stop Supporting Terrorism. This competition invites a range of media platforms: film making, photography, news stories, profile stores and offers cash awards, fellowship, showcase on television. Details HERE.

FELLOWSHIPS

THE MARTH’S VINEYARD INSTITUTE OF CREATIVE WRITING offer educators, writers of color, parent-writers, and authors/poets with financial need the opportunity to attend the Summer Writers’ Conference every year. Through generous donations, we are able to offer a wide range of  full and partial tuition/lodging fellowships. Information and application instructions HERE.

NEW YORK FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS 2019-20 award cycle is open now through January 22, 2020 at 11:59 PM (EST). The following categories will be reviewed: Craft/Sculpture, Digital/Electronic Arts, Nonfiction Literature, Poetry, Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts. Residency requirement. Details HERE.

RESIDENCY PROGRAM

A POETS’ AGORA RESIDENCY is a two week residency scheduled for May 2020 and located in Plaka, Athens, Greece. Deadline for applications: January 31st.  Details HERE.


Poetry Rocks the World!

Jamie DedesAbout /Testimonials / Disclosure / Facebook / Medium Ko-fi

Your donation HERE helps to fund the ongoing mission of The Poet by Day in support of poets and writers, freedom of artistic expression, and human rights.



 

FEEL THE BERN

For Peace, Sustainability, Social Justice

The Poet by Day officially endorses Bernie Sanders for President.

The New New Deal

Link HERE for Bernie’s schedule of events around the country.

“Democracy is not a spectator sport.” Bernie Sanders



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

Opportunity Knocks for Poets and Writers: Calls for Submissions, Competitions

“Poetry empowers the simplest of lives to confront the most extreme sorrows with courage, and motivates the mightiest of offices to humbly heed lessons in compassion.” Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays



ARTEMISpoetry, a publication of Second Light Network of Women Poets, invites submissions to Issue 24 through 28 February 2020. Deadline for artwork is 15 March. Details HERE.

CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL is open for submissions of themed poems and stories. Upcoming themes are: Listen to Your Dreams; Stories about Christmas; Stories about Self-care and Me Time; The Magic of Cats; The Magic of Dogs. Details HERE.

DELMARVA REVIEW submission period for Volume 13 is open for poetry, fiction and flash fiction, creative nonfiction, book reviews, and art through March 31. No submission fees. Details HERE.

GEEK OUT III, Where queer meets geek, is open for submissions of genre fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, comics, scripts, and visual art through March 31. Payment in royalties. Details HERE

SUBTERRANEAN BLUE POETRY is open for submissions of poetry and of articles about poetry or poets. Paying market. Optional submission fee. Details HERE.

SubTERRAIN, Strong Words for a Polite Nation is open for submissions of original fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, essays, and commentary for three publication in 2020. Paying market. Submission fee: $3. Details HERE.

COMPETITIONS

THE MASTERS REVIEW, A Platform for Emerging Writers is open for entrees to its Winter Short Story Award through January 31. Cash award, publication, agency review. Entry fee: $20. Details HERE.

WRITER’S DIGEST Short Short Story Competition deadline has been extended to from January 13 to January 31. Cash awards, publication, trip to the annual conference in New York. Entry fee: $25. Details HERE.

Note: Info on submissions, competitions, and information/education for poets and writers as well as announcements of reader publications are shared regularly on The Poet by Day, Facebook Page. Friend my personal account to share your announcements. 


Poetry Rocks the World!

Jamie DedesAbout / Testimonials / Disclosure / Facebook / Medium Ko-fi

Your donation HERE helps to fund the ongoing mission of The Poet by Day in support of poets and writers, freedom of artistic expression, and human rights.

Link HERE for Free Human Rights eCourse designed and delivered by United For Human Rights, Making Human Rights a Fact



FEEL THE BERN

For Peace, Sustainability, Social Justice

The Poet by Day officially endorses Bernie for President.

Link HERE for Bernie’s schedule of events around the country.

“Democracy is not a spectator sport.” Bernie Sanders



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

Opportunity Knocks for poets, writers, artists, and photographers: The BeZine, Diaphanous Micro, and YOPP! Voice

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt



The Poet by Day: The current Wednesday Writing Prompt is still open for participation.  Poems on theme will be published next Tuesday.


CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

The BeZine is published quarterly on the fifteenth of the month: March, June, September and December.

We suggest that you read our Intro and Mission Statement and at least one back issue of The BeZine before submitting work for possible publication.

Please be mindful that our core team (The Bardo Group Beguines), guest contributors and readers represent the world’s diversity. Nonviolence, respect, and inclusion are core values at The BeZine

WE SEEK A RANGE OF SUBMISSIONS:

  • fiction, nonfiction, creative nonfiction, essays, poetry, art and photography, cartoons, music videos, reviews and interviews, and documentary videos.
  • Feature articles should include sources.
  • Poems based on news should include sources if possible.

THE BeZINE THEMES AND READING PERIODS:

  • March: Waging the Peace (January 1 -February 20)
  • June: SUSTAINability (April 1- May 20)
  • September: Social Justice  (July 1 – August 20 / no simultaneous submissions in September)
  • December: A Life of the Spirit (October 1 – November 20)

PLEASE SEND SUBMISSION TO: bardogroup@gmail.com

  • Prose, poetry, and links to videos: submit in the body of the email
  • Photographs or artwork: submit as an attachment
  • By submitting work to bardogroup@gmail.com, you are confirming that you own and hold the rights to the work and that you grant us the right to publish on the blog or in the Zine if your submission is accepted.
  • Please include a three-hundred word bio in the email and – if you’re comfortable doing so – a photo as an attachment.

THE BeZINE BLOG:

  • There are no themes for the blog except for poetry in April and climate action in September.
  • Submissions to the blog are open all year and reviewed on a rolling basis.

SPECIAL ISSUES AND EVENTS:

  • Occasionally we publish a unique issue and at the time of this writing we are considering an issue on disability for February.
  • We also host events, most notably Virtual 100,000 Poets and Others For Change on the fourth Saturday in September.

BEST PRACTICES: We have a strong interest in learning about peace, sustainability and social justice initiatives that are working no matter where in the world. These will be considered for both blog and Zine. We encourage work that doesn’t just define or highlight a problem but offers solutions, especially when those solutions are already in place somewhere, proving productive, and might reasonably be implemented elsewhere.

COPYRIGHT: You retain the copyright for work published in The BeZine.

SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS:

  • Please let us know that you have submitted the work to other publications and advise us immediately when and if the work is accepted elsewhere. From our perspective this does not preclude publication but we need to know if another publisher has contracted for first-time or exclusive rights.
  • We do not accept simultaneous submissions in September.

THE NO-NOs

  • Work that expresses distain for a specific person or group of people.
  • Work that advocates hate or violence.
  • Poetry with a complicated or eccentric layout.
  • Odd fonts.
  • Whole works in italics.
  • Prose or poetry submitted against a colored background.
  • Submitting more than three poems at a time.
  • Submitting more than once in any given month.

Work must be submitted in English and properly edited. Submissions in other languages are encouraged. Please forward with an English translation.

PAYMENT: We regret that we are unable to offer payment or editorial feedback. While we don’t offer payment, neither do we charge for submissions or subscriptions.

The BeZine is a volunteer effort with a peace and justice mission.

On behalf of The Bardo Group Beguines
and in the spirit of love (respect) and community,
Jamie Dedes, Founding and Managing Editor

Submission Guidelines updated: September 28, 2019


DIAPHANOUS MICRO, Krysia Jopek’s journal of literary and visual art,  is seeking to induct new members of the diaphanous micro family!; in search of VERY SHORT FICTION [under 750 words]: poetic fiction, hybrid, sequences of micro [under 50 words, each micro]. flash; VISUAL ART [digital and analog]: on the experimental / postmodern / non-representational spectrum, including collaborative text-based art, poem collages and videos; and EXPERIMENTAL POETRY: prose poetry, hybrid, line-break poetry that challenges the poet page as form; “open-field” poetics, etc. [forthcoming diaphanous micro 3.13 will feature the hinge poetry and hinge theory of Heller Levinson; 3.14, the ether-spiralism poetry and poetics of Heath Brougher along with his amazing asemic visual art!]

PLEASE NOTE: seeking more submissions from WOMEN [comitted to equitable gender representation; non-binary, encouraged as well] and INTERNATIONAL literary and visual artists, including literary texts in languages other than English, provided there are English translations.

Super excited about the upcoming issues of diaphanous micro! feeling very blessed to know so many talented writers and artists and to continue to meet new talent through [my diaphanous angels’] word of mouth.

If so inclined, please spread the word about the diaphanous open submission period now and, as always, keep sharing the the diaphanous love! almost 2,500 followers of this page! those interested can INVITE FRIENDS [all your facebook friends], to like the diaphanous micro page with one simple click! would love to hit 4k likes like Into the Void! gotta dream! Submission guidelines HERE.


YOPP! is a social justice blog dedicated to civil rights education, elevating voices of marginalized people, and reducing oppression through the publication of opinion pieces, media critiques, creative non-fiction, narratives, interviews, content reviews and recommendations, compilations of resources, opportunities to help others, advanced activism theory, humor, grief, empathy, Your Story. No submission fee.  Details HERE. Read an interview with Yopp! founder/editor/curator, Kella Hanna-Wayne:  Putting the “Active” in Activism


Jamie Dedes. I’m a freelance writer, poet, content editor, and blogger. I also manage 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.

About / Testimonials / Disclosure / Facebook

Recent and Upcoming in Digital Publications Poets Advocate for Peace, Justice, and Sustainability, How 100,000 Poets Are Fostering Peace, Justice, and Sustainability, YOPP! * The Damask Garden, In a Woman’s Voice, August 11, 2019 / This short story is dedicated to all refugees. That would be one in every 113 people. * Five poems, Spirit of Nature, Opa Anthology of Poetry, 2019 * From the Small Beginning, Entropy Magazine (Enclave, #Final Poems), July 2019 * Over His Morning Coffee, Front Porch Review, July 2019 * Three poems, Our Poetry Archive, September 2019


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