SUNDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS: Calls for Submissions, Contests, Events, and Other Information and News

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

BEAR DELUXE art, culture, environment on the brink considers submissions of nonfiction, fiction, essays and creative nonfiction, poetry, art, illustration and cartoons on an ongoing basis. Compensation and one-year subscription. Details HERE.

CALIFRAGILE Poetry‘s editor, Wren Tuatha, says “in these times when the Earth and humanity seem so breakable, as if they might break each other, we search for answers in the air. What’s our next move? What did I just see on the news? What does this moment demand of me? Poets interpret their screens, sing to nature, and admonish us our selfishness. Califragile is a portrait of turning, questioning, stretching, stepping up.”  Details HERE.

COTTON XENOMORPH a newbie “journal produced with the mission to showcase new and ecstatic art” focused on social justice. Its editors categorize it as a “no creeps” publication … that is, no xenophobes, sexist, fat-shamers and the like … much the spirit of The BeZine. Nice!  Poetry, fiction and visual arts are of interest. Details HERE.

COFFIN BELL, a journal of dark literature a quarterly – is getting ready to publish its second issue, April 1, themed monsters.  The editors seek poetry, flash fiction, short stories, and creative nonfiction “that explore dark themes” not necessarily traditional horror. The say, “Send us your political horrors, dark political thrillers, your waking nightmares. Details HERE.

CONFRONTATION literary magazine considers poetry, stories and nonfiction. Details HERE.

HARPER’S MAGAZINE does not accept unsolicited poetry but does consider fiction and nonfiction manuscripts, art, illustrations and photographs.  Details HERE.

OPEN JOURNAL OF ARTS AND LETTERS “has as its primary ambition to gather, publish, and popularize notable contemporary writing and other fine arts and to promote the work of its contributors to a varied and discerning audience in the English-speaking world and beyond.” Publishing interests are: flash fiction, creative nonfiction as essay or memoir, poetry.  Details HERE.

MUSE, a children’s magazine published by Carus Published (the publishers of Cricket) is published collaboratively with Smithsonian  for children ages 9 and over. It features science, history and the arts. They accept commissioned features only so you will have to query first for the themed issues. Details HERE.

PIGEON PAGES a literary journal features diverse voices, emerging and establish feel compelling stories, proses pieces 4,000 words or less. No poetry. Details HERE.


THE BeZINE, Be Inspired, Be Creative, Be Peace, Be. Submissions for the March issue – themed Peace – closes on February 10 at 11:59 p.m. PST .

New rules: Please send text in the body of the email not as an attachment. Send photographs or illustrations as attachments. No google docs or Dropbox or other such. No rich text. Send submissions to bardogroup@gmail.com.

Publication is March 15th. Poetry, essays, fiction and creative nonfiction, art and photography, music (videos or essays), and whatever lends itself to online presentation is welcome for consideration.  No demographic restrictions.

Please read at least one issue and the Intro/Mission Statement and Submission Guidelines. We DO NOT publish anything that promotes hate, divisiveness or violence or that is scornful or in any way dismissive of “other” peoples.

The BeZine will be published on quarterly schedule in 2018 and for the foreseeable future:

  • March 2018 issue, Deadline February 10th. Theme: Peace.
  • June 2018 issue, Deadline May 10th. Theme: Sustainability
  • September 2018 issue, Deadline August 10th, Theme: Human Rights/Social Justice
  • December 2018 issue, Deadline November 10th, Theme: A Life of the Spirit

Suggestions for sub-themes are still being reviewed. Send yours to thebardogroup@gmail.com. (Current suggestions  include: domestic abuse, eckphrastic poetry, the meaning/importance of poetry, and restorative justice.)

The BeZine is an entirely volunteer effort, a mission. It is not a paying market but neither does it charge submission or subscription fees.

Previously published work may be submitted if you hold the copyright. Submissions from beginning and emerging artists as well as pro are encouraged and we have a special interest in getting more submissions of short stores, feature articles, music videos and art.


CONTESTS

NATIONAL POETRY SERIES open competition guidelines  seeks book-length poetry by U.S. citizens living in the States or abroad. Submission fee $30. Competition closes on February 28, 2018.  Details HERE

PAZ PRIZE FOR POETY awards one $2,000 prize every year – the even years – for “the publication of a previously unpublished book of poetry originally written in Spanish by an American resident. The 2018 prize will open on May 1 2018 and run though June 15, 2018.  Details HERE.

THE CAROLYN FORCHÉ PRIZE FOR HUMANITARIAN POETRY is $1,000 and publication. The prize “is awarded for a poem on the theme of improving people’s lives or reducing suffering, especially widespread suffering. Examples of humanitarian poetry include poems about refugees, humanitarian aid, escape, rescue, war and conflict.”  The  winner and ten finalists will be published in the upcoming 2018-2019 anthology, Elusions: Refugee Poems, to be published by WaterWood Press. Submissions begin March 15, 2018, and close August 15, 2018. $10 submission fee. Details HERE.

Carolyn Forche / Photo by Slowking4 under GFDL 1.2

“Different people have articulated … [poetry as] the natural prayer of the human soul. I feel very blessed to have this vocation. ” Carolyn Forché

 

 

 


THE 2018 INGRID JONKER PRIZE FOR ENGLISH POETRY has an open a call for submissions. Publishers or self-published poets are invited to submit three copies of any English poetry debut published in 2016 or 2017 for adjudication to:

Ingrid Jonker Prize Committee
c/o Finuala Dowling
Centre for Extra-Mural Studies
University of Cape Town
Private Bag|
Rondebosch 7701
Cape Town

The Ingrid Jonker Prize is awarded in alternate years to the best debut collections in English or Afrikaans.  The winner receives a cash prize dependant on the interest accumulated in an account originally established for this purpose.

In 2016 the Ingrid Jonker prize for a debut collection of poetry in English was awarded to Thabo Jijana for Failing Maths and My Other Crimes (uHlanga Press)

The closing date for submissions is Wednesday 31 January 2018. Entries should be accompanied by a cover letter with the contact details of the publisher and poet, as well as a declaration that the submission is the poet’s first collection of poetry published with an ISBN.

For the rules and regulations of the Ingrid Jonker Prize, see http://versindaba.co.za/2011/03/23/die-ingrid-jonker-prys/

For further information, contact Finuala Dowling, Convenor of the Ingrid Jonker Prize for English Poetry
(finuala.dowling@uct.ac.za).

EVENTS

  • LEDBURY POETRY FESTIVAL , 29 June – 8 July, 2018. Scheduled presentations, featured speakers and other details HERE.
  • SKAGIT RIVER POETY FESTIVAL 2018, La Conner, Washington, May 17-20. Tickets on sale now. Workshops, featured poets, tickets and other details HERE.
  • FAIRWAY GALLE LITERARY FESTIVAL,  January 24 – 28. The festival is celebrated annually, in and around the historic Dutch Galle Fort, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, located on the southern shores of the tropical isle of Sri Lanka (Ceylon). Details HERE. (Looks like some events are already sold out.)

 


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Martin Luther King, Jr., president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and Mathew Ahmann, executive director of the National Catholic Conference for Interrracial Justice, at a civil rights march on Washington, D.C. / Public Domain photo

DIFFERENT TRUTHS, A Global Participatory Social Journalism Platform ” is a Social Journalism (a form of Collaborative Journalism) platform. Based on the tenets of Participatory Journalism, Social Journalism creates a synergy between Citizen Journalists (any lay person, who is not trained as a journalist to voice their opinions) and Professional Journalists. Social Journalism is a media model consisting of a hybrid of professional journalism, contributor and reader content. It is similar to open publishing platforms … Social Journalism helps to strengthen and deepening Democratic Values. It upholds the best traditions of secular, non-violent, non-racist and casteless society. Different Truths upholds non-discriminatory traditions, where Special Needs people have equal opportunities. It aims at unifying the Peoples from various parts of the globe to create the world without boundaries – a Global Village where Peace and Prosperity rules.”  To publish work to this platform – articles, poems, short stories, pix and videos – check out detail under “submission” in the blog roll to the right HERE.


YOUR SUNDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS may be emailed to thepoetbyday@gmail.com. Please do so at least a week in advance.

If you would like me to consider reviewing your book, chapbook, magazine or film, here are some general guidelines:

  • send PDF to jamiededes@gmail.com (Note: I have a backlog of six or seven months, so at this writing I suggest you wait until June 2018 to forward anything. Thank you!)
  • nothing that foments hate or misunderstanding
  • nothing violent or encouraging of violence
  • English only, though Spanish is okay if accompanied by translation
  • your book or other product  should be easy for readers to find through your site or other venues.

TO CONTACT ME WITH ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OTHER INFORMATION FOR THE POET BY DAY: thepoetbyday@gmail.com

TO CONTACT ME REGARDING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE BeZINE: bardogroup@gmail.com

PLEASE do not mix the communications between the two.


Often information is just thatinformation – and not necessarily recommendation. I haven’t worked with all the publications or other organizations featured in my regular 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. I rarely attend events anymore. Caveat Emptor: Please be sure to verify information for yourself before submitting work, buying products, paying fees or attending events et al.


ABOUT THE POET BY DAY

 

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SUNDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS: Calls for Submissions, Contests, Events and Other Information and News

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

2 ELIZABETHS, A Literary Magazine with a Heart for Community publishes flash fiction and poetry. Submission fee. Paying market. Details HERE.

FLORIDA REVIEW, University of Central Florida, accepts submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic narrative, book reviews and interviews year-round . Details HERE.

INTERIM: A JOURNAL OF POETRY & POETICS is open for submissions of poetry, hybrid, translations, essays and book reviews to be considered for its next issue. Deadline March 1. Nominal submission fees. Details HERE.


THE BeZINE, Be Inspired, Be Creative, Be Peace, Be. Submissions for the March issue – themed Peace – closes on February 10 at 11:59 p.m. PST .

New rules: Please send text in the body of the email not as an attachment. Send photographs or illustrations as attachments. No google docs or dropbox or other such. No rich text. Send submissions to bardogroup@gmail.com.

Publication is March 15th. Poetry, essays, fiction and creative nonfiction, art and photography, music (videos or essays), and whatever lends itself to online presentation is welcome for consideration.  No demographic restrictions.

Please read at least one issue and the Intro/Mission Statement and Submission Guidelines. We DO NOT publish anything that promotes hate, divisiveness or violence or that is scornful or in any way dismissive of “other” peoples.

The BeZine will be published on quarterly schedule in 2018 and for the foreseeable future:

  • March 2018 issue, Deadline February 10th. Theme: Peace.
  • June 2018 issue, Deadline May 10th. Theme: Sustainability
  • September 2018 issue, Deadline August 10th, Theme: Human Rights/Social Justice
  • December 2018 issue, Deadline November 10th, Theme: A Life of the Spirit

Suggestions for sub-themes are still being reviewed. Send yours to thebardogroup@gmail.com. (Current suggestions  include: domestic abuse, eckphrastic poetry, the meaning/importance of poetry, and restorative justice.)

The BeZine is an entirely volunteer effort, a mission. It is not a paying market but neither does it charge submission or subscription fees.

Previously published work may be submitted if you hold the copyright. Submissions from beginning and emerging artists as well as pro are encouraged and we have a special interest in getting more submissions of short stores, feature articles, music videos and art.


THE MATADOR REVIEW, alternative art and literature, is now accepting submissions for the Spring 2018 publication. They publish poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and creative non-fiction, inviting all unpublished literature written in the English language (and translations that are accompanied by the original text) as well as many forms of visual art. The call for submissions will end February 28. Submission information can be found at: www.matadorreview.com/submissions ; Submissions can be sent to editors@matadorreview.com ; Questions and concerns can be sent to contact@matadorreview.com ; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/matadorreview ; Twitter: https://twitter.com/matadorreview

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SATURDAY EVENING POST seeks nonfiction, fiction,
‘lighter side”, cartoons and post-it jokes. Details HERE.
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SESHAT, a Homeschool Literary Magazine named for the Egyptian Goddess of Writing, has an open call for submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, and drama. Adult writers and children over 13 are invited to submit.  Deadline for the second issue is February 15.  Details HERE.


VITA BREVIS LITERATURE 
(Vita Brevis, The New Poetry Magazine) has an open call for submissions. Details HERE.

WEST TEXAS REVIEW is open year-round for submissions to its quarterly journal and is interested in poetry, essays, flash fiction and photography.  Details HERE.

WORDRUNNER eCHAPBOOKS is open through January 31 for its spring 2018 themed chapbook anthology.  This press reports that it has published 32 online chapbooks – fiction, memoir and poetry.  Nominal payment if accepted. Nominal submission fees. Details HERE.


OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUTH

BRIDGE: THE BLUFFTON UNIVERSITY LITERARY JOURNAL extends an invitation to writers aged 14-24 to submit work that “demonstrates virtuosity an wonder, original writing that delights and challenges us.”  Review details for submission.


CONTESTS

2 ELIZABETHS SPECIAL WRITING CONTEST ends on January 31, 2018 for short fiction (up to 6,000 words) and poetry collection. Submission fee. Cash award. Details HERE.
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BROKENPENCIL, The Magazine of Zine Culture and  Independent Arts announced that it has extended the deadline for Indie Writer’s Deathmatch 2018 through January 15. “The Deathmatch Short Story Contest, the world’s only and most dangerous interactive short story competition. . . What exactly is the Indie Writer’s Deathmatch? It’s an online battle. The top 16 stories battle it out online complete with reader voting, author trash talk and lots of comments. It’s fun and crazy and all about finding and promoting new voices!” Entry fee. Cash award. Details HERE.

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THE [2019] SEVENTH ANNUAL GREAT AMERICAN FICTION CONTEST is hosted by the Saturday Evening Post. The winning story (between 1,500 – 5,000) words will be published in the January/February 2019 issue. Winner and five runner-ups will receive cash awards. Submission fees. Deadline: July 1, 2018. Details HERE.

VITA BREVIS LITERATURE / MONTHLY COMPETITION: There is no paywall or reading free. The editors simply ask that poets send in only one piece of their best work. First place winners will be paid $15 and will be published on the site. Second and third place winners will get an honorable mention and will also be published on the site. Details HERE.

WELLS COLLEGE PRESS, 2018 Chapbook Competition invites submissions of Poetry Chapbooks through January 15, 2018. Entry fee. Cash award and publication. Details HERE

WEST VIRGINIA WRITERS, INC. hosts writing contests for adults and children living in West Virginia. Online submissions from Jan. 2-Mar. 15, 2018, with a late submissions period between Mar. 16 and Mar. 31, 2018.  Contests are open for student writing (Grades 6-8 and 9-12) and adults: short and long poetry, short stories, nonfiction, humor, mystery, and emerging writers prose. Details HERE.


U.S. KIDS COVER ART CONTEST

  • Residents of the U.S. between the ages of 2 and 12
  • Artists ages 2-6 years old should enter Humpty Dumpty Magazine‘s contest.
  • Artists ages 6-12 years old should enter Jack and Jill Magazine’s contest.
  • This year’s theme is “My Imaginary Creature.”
  • Deadline: February 12, 2018.
  • Details HERE.

EVENTS

  • A free poetry workshop sponsored by The Reader Berlin and The British Council and hosted by Sharehaus Reguio will be tutored by award-winning UK poet Nick Makoha on 28 January. The workshop is free but places are limited. Registration is obligatory.  Sign up here: https://www.surveymonkey.de/r/BritLitWS2018 For all enquiries regarding the workshop, please send an email to Lucy Curzon at lucinda.curzon@britishcouncil.de
  • Registration is now open for the 33rd British Council Literature Seminar. We are delighted that the renowned writer Professor Bernardine Evaristo MBE has agreed to chair the event once again. The seminar will take place at the Werkstatt der Kulturen, Wissmannstr. 32, 12049 Berlin, from Thursday, 25 January, to Saturday, 27 January 2018. The focus will be on gender diversity in contemporary UK writing. Details and registration HERE.
  • The Annikki Poetry Festival, 9 June 2018, Tempere, Finland “has grown to be one of Finland’s foremost poetry events … Annikki Poetry Festival aims to vitalize contemporary poetics and to put together surprising combinations of performers, as well as redefine the very boundaries of what poetry events can be.” Details HERE.
  • 2018 Palm Beach Poetry Festival will be held for the 14th year at Old School Square in Delray Beach Florida, January 15-20, 2018, a week of poetry, poets, and poetry events. Details HERE.
  • Cheltenham 2018 Poetry Festival themed “Powerhouse” is scheduled for Wednesday 18 – Monday 30 April 2018 at Venues throughout the town and promises “a rich and electrifying programme of spoken word, poetry, comedy, music, slam, workshops, film, hip hop and dance.” Details HERE.
  • Cork International Poetry Festival 13-17 February 2018. Details HERE.

Accessible anytime from anywhere in the world:

  • The Poet by Day 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 (emerging or established) or status (amateur or professional). Poems related to the challenge of the week (always theme based not form based) will be published here on the following Tuesday.
  • The Poet by Day, Sunday Announcements. Every week (except for vacation) opportunity knocks for poets and writers.
  • 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.

Rev. Terri Stewart

Terri Stewart (Beguine Again) shares a post-Christmas poem.

The Work of Christmas

by Howard Thurman (1899-1981), African-American poet, theologian, and civil rights leader 

When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flock,
The work of Christmas begins:
To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nations,
To bring peace among people,
To make music in the heart.


KUDOS TO


YOUR SUNDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS may be emailed to thepoetbyday@gmail.com. Please do so at least a week in advance.

If you would like me to consider reviewing your book, chapbook, magazine or film, here are some general guidelines:

  • send PDF to jamiededes@gmail.com (Note: I have a backlog of six or seven months, so at this writing I suggest you wait until June 2018 to forward anything. Thank you!)
  • nothing that foments hate or misunderstanding
  • nothing violent or encouraging of violence
  • English only, though Spanish is okay if accompanied by translation
  • your book or other product  should be easy for readers to find through your site or other venues.

TO CONTACT ME WITH ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OTHER INFORMATION FOR THE POET BY DAY: thepoetbyday@gmail.com

TO CONTACT ME REGARDING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE BeZINE: bardogroup@gmail.com

PLEASE do not mix the communications between the two.


Often information is just thatinformation – and not necessarily recommendation. I haven’t worked with all the publications or other organizations featured in my regular 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. I rarely attend events anymore. Caveat Emptor: Please be sure to verify information for yourself before submitting work, buying products, paying fees or attending events et al.


ABOUT THE POET BY DAY

SUNDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS: Calls for Submissions, Contests, Events and Other Information and News

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

BELLETRIST MAGAZINE is a literary arts journal published out of Bellevue College in Washington state that publishes fiction, nonfiction and poetry online and in print. No submission fees. Details HERE.

DIAPHANOUS PRESS (poetry, short fiction, visual arts) next publication date and window for submissions to be announced. Details HERE.

HUB CITY WRITERS PROJECT, independent press of the American South, publishes eight titles per year of literary fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, regional nonfiction, nature and art. Query only and only March/April and September/October via Submittable. Details HEREThere is also an interest in “emerging visual artists, illustrators and photographers for book cover collaborations.”

STORM CELLAR, a literary journal of safety and danger, emphasises the Midwestern United States, writing and art. “Two to three issues per year in print and ebook. Free samples up weekly-ish ….  Storm Cellar is not wholly serious; whimsy and humor are recurring features in its pages.” Details HERE. (Note: also hosts an annual contest, which usually closes in April. Watch the site for announcements.)

THE BeZINE, Be Inspired, Be Creative, Be Peace, Be December issue – themed Spirituality (Spiritual Paradigms, Awakenings, Miracles) call for December issue submissions closes today at 11:59 p.m. PST NEW RULES: Please send text in the body of the email not as an attachment. Send submissions to me (Jamie) at bardogroup@gmail.com. Publication is December 15th. Poetry, essays, fiction and creative nonfiction, art and photography, music (videos or essays), and whatever lends itself to online presentation is welcome for consideration.  No demographic restrictions. Please read at least one issue and the Intro/Mission Statement and Submission Guidelines. We DO NOT publish anything that promotes hate, divisiveness or violence or that is scornful or in any way dismissive of “other” peoples.

The BeZine will go to a quarterly schedule in 2018:

  • March 2018 issue, Deadline February 10th. Theme: Peace.
  • June 2018 issue, Deadline May 10th. Theme: Sustainability
  • September 2018 issue, Deadline August 10th, Theme: Human Rights/Social Justice
  • December 2018 issue, Deadline November 10th, Theme: A Life of the Spirit

Suggestions for sub-themes are still being reviewed. Send yours to thebardogroup@gmail.com. (Current suggestions awaiting review by the team include: domestic abuse, eckphrastic poetry, the meaning/importance of poetry, and restorative justice.)

The BeZine is an entirely volunteer effort, a mission. It is not a paying market but neither does it charge submission or subscription fees.

Previously published work may be submitted if you hold the copyright. Submissions from beginning and emerging artists as well as pro are encouraged and we have a special interest in getting more submissions short stores, feature articles, music videos and art.

WORLD LITERATURE TODAY, published by the University of Oklahoma, was founded in 1927 and publishes essays, book reviews, fiction, poetry, and interviews.  Guidelines HERE.

Xi DRACONIS BOOKS has an open call for creative nonfiction book manuscript submissions for its 2018 production year. Its reading period for 2019 for all genres (novellas, novels, short story collections, memoirs, essay collections, long-form poems, and poetry collections) runs from May 15-August 15, 2018. Details HERE.


CONTESTS

ASSOCIATION OF WRITERS & WRITING PROGRAM (AWP), The Kurt Brown Prizes, for emerging writers in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction “who wish to attend a writers’ conference, center, retreat, festival, or residence.”  The prizes ($500) are applied to fees for winners to attend on of the” AWP,s Directory of Conference & Centers. Submissions through March 30, 2018. Details HERE.

HUB CITY WRITERS PROJECT, South Carolina Novel Prize, opens to novels from South Carolina only. Submissions begin January 1, 2018. Details HERE.

HUB CITY WRITERS PROJECT, C. Michael Curtis Short Story Book Prize for emerging writers in thirteen Southern states closes January 1, 2018 at noon EST. Award $10,000 and book publication. Details HERE.

SPECTURM Publication house, UK, Weekly Contest. Topic dozen. Through Tuesday, December 12th. International English or Hindi Poetry. Certificate awarded for participation. Post to their Facebook page HERE.

SPECIAL FOR STUDENTS (U.S.)

POETRY OUT LOUD sponsors school-wide, regional, state and national contests to encourage “students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps students master public speaking sills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life.” $50,000 in awards for students’ schools. Details HERE.


World Literature Today HERE.  Recommended.


EVENTS

  • Together for the First Time: Four Visceral Contemporary Poets, Philip Fried; Rachel Eliza Griffiths; Richard Hoffman; D. Nurkse tonight at The Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street, New York, 212-989-9319,  6 p.m. $10 admission includes a drink. Details HERE.
  • Hear Stories! Tell Stories! with Jean le Bec, Asher Novek, Thomas Pryor, and Gianmarco Soresti Tuesday, December 12 at The Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street, New York, 212-989-9319, 6 p.m. also open mic with sign-up. $10 admission includes a drink. Details HERE.
  • 2018 MASS POETRY FESTIVAL (“Mass” as in Massachusetts), MAY 4-6. Details HERE.
  • VERVE, A Birmingham (England) Festival of Poetry & Spoken Word, February 15 – 18, 2017. Details HERE.
  • The Annikki Poetry Festival, “one of Finland’s foremost poetry eventS … has expanded to also include prose, music and the visual arts.” June 9, 2018.  Details on the Festival’s Facebook page and its website.

Tomorrow night in Israel:



Accessible anytime from anywhere in the world:

  • The Poet by Day 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 (emerging or established) or status (amateur or professional). Poems related to the challenge of the week (always theme based not form based) will be published here on the following Tuesday.
  • The Poet by Day, Sunday Announcements. Every week (except for vacation) opportunity knocks for poets and writers.
  • 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.

KUDOS TO:

  • Amy Barry for publication in A New Ulster.
  • Kinga Fabó for the publication of six poems in French in an international magazine, The Opiate.
  • Myra Schneider for the latest of fourteen collections, Lifting The Sky,  which is on the theme of survival [from every viewpoint – all to relevant in these times] to be published next autumn Ward Wood Publishing (U.K.). Will announce here at The Poet by Day or follow Myra’s poetry site HERE.

NEWS AND INFORMATION


SPECIAL REQUEST (deadline today at 11:59 p.m. PST): More and more magazines are charging submission fees and these are in some cases going up. The highest I encountered recently was $23 for the submission of one poem. Sometimes the publication pays writers and poets. Sometimes it doesn’t. This is not new, of course. Its been going on for some years now. It makes me wonder how much of a barrier that creates for writers. I’m collecting material on how you feel about these charges as a poet/writer and/or editor. Fair? Not fair? Okay depending on rate? Okay depending on whether they pay poets and writers? That sort of thing. I do plan to share the results of this informal survey at The Poet by Day. I won’t quote you by name without first getting your permission. Please let me know your thoughts about submission fees in the comments section below or by email: thepoetbyday@gmail.com.  Thank you! J.D.

Related:


YOUR SUNDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS may be emailed to thepoetbyday@gmail.com. Please do so at least a week in advance.

If you would like me to consider reviewing your book, chapbook, magazine or film, here are some general guidelines:

  • send PDF to jamiededes@gmail.com (Note: I have a backlog of six or seven months, so at this writing I suggest you wait until June 2018 to forward anything. Thank you!)
  • nothing that foments hate or misunderstanding
  • nothing violent or encouraging of violence
  • English only, though Spanish is okay if accompanied by translation
  • though your book or other product doesn’t have to be available through Amazon for review here, it should be easy for readers to find through your site or other venues.

TO CONTACT ME WITH ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OTHER INFORMATION FOR THE POET BY DAY: thepoetbyday@gmail.com

TO CONTACT ME REGARDING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE BeZINE: bardogroup@gmail.com

PLEASE do not mix the communications between the two.


Often information is just thatinformation – and not necessarily recommendation. I haven’t worked with all the publications or other organizations featured in my regular 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. I rarely attend events anymore. Caveat Emptor: Please be sure to verify information for yourself before submitting work, buying products, paying fees or attending events et al.


ABOUT THE POET BY DAY

 

SUNDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS: Calls for Submissions, Contests, Events and Other Information and News

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

MAYDAY MAGAZINE art literature commentary publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction (including personal essays, critical articles, book reviews, and interviews), translations, and visual art. Details HERE.

NOCTUA REVIEW,  a publication of Southern Connecticut State University, publishes art, short fiction and poetry and is open or submission. Deadline: December 31, 2017. The General theme for 2018: instinct.  “General submissions should, but are not required to, adhere to the annual theme.” Details HERE.

THE SONDER REVIEW literary review and small press is open for submissions of short fiction, creative nonfiction and visual art for online and print publications. Details HERE.

SEQUESTRUM Literature and Art publishes short fiction (up to 8,000 words), nonfiction (up to 8,000 words), poetry (up to 35 lines) and visual arts by new and emerging talent as well as established. Deadline: December 15. Details HERE.

THE BeZINE, Be Inspired, Be Creative, Be Peace, Be December issue – themed Spirituality (Spiritual Paradigms, Awakenings, Miracles)  is now open and the deadline is December 10thNEW RULES: Please send text in the body of the email not as an attachment. Send submissions to me (Jamie) at bardogroup@gmail.com. Publication is December 15th. Poetry, essays, fiction and creative nonfiction, art and photography, music (videos or essays), and whatever lends itself to online presentation is welcome for consideration.  No demographic restrictions. Please read at least one issue and the Intro/Mission Statement and Submission Guidelines. We DO NOT publish anything that promotes hate, divisiveness or violence or that is scornful or in any way dismissive of “other” peoples.

The BeZine will go to a quarterly schedule in 2018:

  • March 2018 issue, Deadline February 10th. Theme: Peace.
  • June 2018 issue, Deadline May 10th. Theme: Sustainability
  • September 2018 issue, Deadline August 10th, Theme: Human Rights/Social Justice
  • December 2018 issue, Deadline November 10th, Theme: A Life of the Spirit

Suggestions for sub-themes are still being reviewed. Send yours to thebardogroup@gmail.com.

The BeZine is an entirely volunteer effort, a mission. It is not a paying market but neither does it charge submission or subscription fees.

Previously published work may be submitted if you hold the copyright. Submissions from beginning and emerging artists as well as pro are encouraged and we have a special interest in getting more submissions short stores, feature articles, music videos and art.

THE BOOKENDS REVIEW, an independent literary has a call for submissions of visual art or the cover of its upcoming Best of 2017 Anthology. Submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and mixed-media are welcome or consideration. Deadline: January 21, 2018. Details HERE.

THE FLEXIBLE PERSONA, a literary magazine, publishes print issues twice-a-year and semi-weekly “web flash” – fiction (1,200 – 6,500), poetry, and short essays on the craft of writing. $3 submission fee. Details HERE.

THE WAiF PROJECT (The Where Am i From Project) is “a not-for-profit online journal that publishes creatively written, true stories about moving around in today’s world, and bumping into other people.” The deadline for their inaugural issue is December 15. The theme is choice, as in choosing to migrate. “All forms of creative narrative are accepted — long form, short form, personal essay, graphic narrative (i.e. illustration, comic art), poetic prose, et cetera.”  Details HERE.


CONTESTS

Opportunity Knocks

SEQUESTRUM 2018 EDITOR’S REPRINT AWARD is open for submissions for “reprints.” Cash awards $500 to writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. There will be a first-prize winner and “a minimum of two runners-up per genre.”  $15 entry fees.Deadline: April 30, 2018. Details HERE.

SONDER PRESS, “sister” to the above literary review, publishes fiction and narrative nonfiction. It hosts an annual chapbook contest that will close on November 30, 2018. Submission fee is $10 for manuscripts between 4,000 and 15,000 words. Details HERE.

THE NEW AMERICAN PRESS 2018 New American Poetry Prize is open for submissions. The deadline is January 15, 2018. Details HERE.

THE SOUTHERN REVIEW accepts unsolicited poetry through February 1st. $3 service charge for online submissions. Payment is $25 per page with a max of $200 and copies. Details HERE.


EVENTS

  • TONIGHT: The Academy of American Poets in New York City and Berkeley Books of Paris host Jennifer K. Dick, the last in their fall series on American poets in Paris. Ms. Dick’s reading will take place at 7:30 pm tonight at Berkeley Books (8, rue Casimir Delavigne in Paris, France 75006).
  • Poets Ian Dreiblatt & Judah Rubin will read under sponsorship of the Poetry Project regular Monday evening events. 8 pm EST, St. Mark’s Church, 131 E. 10th Street, New York  General admission: $8. Students and Seniors: $7. Project members: $5. ” … or free; no one turned away for inability to pay.”
  • UCLA, Department of Slavic, East European & Eurasian Languages and Cultures, Poetry & Music Night, March 7, 2018, 6 – 7:30 pm, 314 Royce Hall, 10745 Dickson Court, LA.An evening of poetry from Eastern and Central Europe with musical performances of great works by composers such as Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev to be performed by students from the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music! This event is free and open to the public.
  • The Women of the World Poetry Slam (WOWps) is a four day poetry festival in which 96 of the best female-identified poets in slam compete for the women’s slam championship. March 15th – 17th at multiple venues in Dallas. The top poets will go on to finals at Majestic Theater to compete for the title of The 2018 Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion. Details HERE.

Accessible anytime from anywhere in the world:

  • The Poet by Day 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 (emerging or established) or status (amateur or professional). Poems related to the challenge of the week (always theme based not form based) will be published here on the following Tuesday.
  • The Poet by Day, Sunday Announcements. Every week (except for vacation) opportunity knocks for poets and writers.
  • 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.

KUDOS TO

  • DON BEUKES (The Salamander Chronicles) and Alien Buddha Press on the publication of Volume 1 of Don’s Icarus Rising, a collection of ekphrasic poems and the art works that inspired them.
  • REUBEN WOOLLEY (reuben woolley) who found I Am Not a Silent Poet Facebook group and magazine,a magazine for poetry and artwork protesting against abuse in any of its forms. The Facebook group is three years old and has 5,888 members. It’s grown quite a lot from the fifty original members. The magazine has received 143,548 views. Reuben’s newest collection is Broken Stories (2017, Vision Publishing).


SPECIAL REQUEST (deadline December 10, 2017): More and more magazines are charging submission fees and these are in some cases going up. The highest I encountered recently was $23 for the submission of one poem. Sometimes the publication pays writers and poets. Sometimes it doesn’t. This is not new, of course. Its been going on for some years now. It makes me wonder how much of a barrier that creates for writers. I’m collecting material on how you feel about these charges as a poet/writer and/or editor. Fair? Not fair? Okay depending on rate? Okay depending on whether they pay poets and writers? That sort of thing. I do plan to share the results of this informal survey at The Poet by Day. I won’t quote you by name without first getting your permission. Please let me know your thoughts about submission fees in the comments section below or by email: thepoetbyday@gmail.com.  Thank you! J.D.

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INFORMATION and OTHER NEWS


YOUR SUNDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS may be emailed to thepoetbyday@gmail.com. Please do so at least a week in advance.

If you would like me to consider reviewing your book, chapbook, magazine or film, here are some general guidelines:

  • send PDF to jamiededes@gmail.com (Note: I have a backlog of six or seven months, so at this writing I suggest you wait until June 2018 to forward anything. Thank you!)
  • nothing that foments hate or misunderstanding
  • nothing violent or encouraging of violence
  • English only, though Spanish is okay if accompanied by translation
  • though your book or other product doesn’t have to be available through Amazon for review here, it should be easy for readers to find through your site or other venues.

Often information is just thatinformation – and not necessarily recommendation. I haven’t worked with all the publications or other organizations featured in my regular 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. I rarely attend events anymore. 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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