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

SPECIAL REQUEST: 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 or not 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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CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

AMBIT MAGAZINE is a quarterly literary and art magazine, published in London that accepts “unsolicited, previously unpublished poetry and short fiction.” Ambit is open for poetry submissions from January 1st through March 1, 2018 and fiction from February 1st – March 1, 2018. Payment in copies. No submissions fees. Details HERE.

ARTEMISpoetry Issue 20 (May 2018) deadline to be announced. “Women poets only, of any age. Unpublished poetry only and not out in submission elsewhere.  Strict limit:max 4 poems; the total number of lines in all should not exceed 200 lines (i.e. you could send a poem of 200 lines and this would restrict your submission to just one poem).  Two copies, A4 paper only [U.S. standard letter paper – 8 1/2 x 11 is the closest we have in the US to A4], typed or neatly handwritten.  Each numbered sheet to bear the poet’s contact details (name, address, telephone, e-mail). Artwork – Black and white photographs or line-art sketches are welcome for submission. Four max. Send to ARTEMISpoetry, ATTN.: Dilys Wood, 3 Springfield Close, East Preston, West Sussex, BN162 SZ.”

COFFEE, TEA and POETRY coffeeteaandpoetry dot net is a home for simple pleasures and features poets and their poems, specialty teas and coffees along with slow-carb grain-free recipes. Send food poems and brief bio to Jamie Dedes for consideration – thepoetbyday@gmail.com with Coffee, Tea and Poetry in the subject line. Recent Posts: A poem after Basho … and Genmaicha, the people’s tea and Research on Parkinson’s Disease … and Ketogenic Diet for PD; today’s poem is “Vision Quest.”

GULF COAST, A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts has a open call for writers to respond to Harvey. Poems, stories and essays may be sent through March 1, 2018.  The journal’s regular print submission period runs through March 1 as well.  There is a reading fee of $2.50 for regular submissions. Those fees are put toward providing “competitive honorarium” for authors published. Payment is $50 per page for poetry, fiction and nonfiction. 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 10thSend 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 is an entirely volunteer effort, a mission. It is not a paying market but neither does it charge submission or subscription fees.

I do consider previously published work if you hold the copyright and I encourage submissions from beginning and emerging poets and writers as well as pro. I am especially interested now in short stores, feature articles, music videos and art. / J.D.

INTERZONE, Britain’s longest running science fiction and fantasy magazine, accepts manuscripts of up to 10,000 words. There is an interest in art but not in unsolicited nonfiction. No poetry. No payment is mention but neither is there a submission charge. Details HEREThe publisher of Interzone also publishes Black Static (horror fiction “that pushes the envelope) and Crimewave (crime and mystery short stories). Details HERE.

SWIMM, Supporting Women Writers in Miami publishes a poem each day and delivers it to subscribers via email. Submissions are open from “women and women-identifying/femme-presenting writers. Women of all ages, races, ethnicities, cultures, orientations, and expressions are encouraged to submit their poems on a variety of themes, or subjects. The only criterion is outstanding work that makes the editors’ heads, well, swim.” Non-paying market. $2 submission fee. Details HERE.

OXFORD POETRY has an open call through 25th December 2017 for its Winter 2017/2018 edition. “As we end one eventful year, and cross into the seasons and stations of the next, The Editors invite submissions to Oxford Poetry’s Winter 2017-2018 issue on the theme of ‘crossings’: send us poems which cross the line, poems from the crossed-out and in-between.” Non-paying market. No submission fees. Details HERE.

WEST TEXAS REVIEW is open for submissions year-round  “poems, essays, flash fiction, and photographs that bring value to the page. We want work that is thoughtful, deliberate, and authentic. We want work that is concrete and direct, and can justify its own existence. Think of poets like William Carlos Williams, Anne Sexton, and Nikki Giovanni. Think of essayists like George Orwell. Think of short story writers like Donald Barthelme, Octavio Paz, and Jorge Luis Borges. We want your best work and, if you send us your best work, we will treat it with respect and care.” Non-paying market. $3 submission fee. Details HERE.


CONTEST

THE MASTERS REVIEW, a platform for emerging writers is hosting its third annual award. Call for Submissions closes on November 15. The winning story will be awarded $2000 and publication online. Second and third place stories will be awarded publication and $200 and $100 respectively. All winners and honorable mentions will receive agency review by: Amy Williams of The Williams Agency, Victoria Marini from Irene Goodman, and Laura Biagi from Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency, Inc. We want you to succeed, and we want your writing to be read. It’s been our mission to support emerging writers since day one.” Further detail HERE.

EVENT

  • SWWIM, Supporting Women Writers in Miami and The Betsy-South Beach present a night of poetry with visiting, acclaimed poet Allison Joseph and celebrated local poet Julie Marie Wade.  Held in The Conservatory at The Betsy-South Beach, the event is free and open to the public. Tickets are requested. (Please see the link below.) December 13, 2017, Details HERE.

Accessible anytime from anywhere in the world:

  • 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

Denise Fletcher (Poetry Curator) and Clarissa Simmens for their poems included in Bards Against Hunger 5th Year Anniversary Book. “Profits from the sale of this book will be going to help the Bards Against Hunger project which has raised thousands of pounds of food over the last 5 years to help local charities and food shelters in many different states.”


OTHER INFORMATION and 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. Please be sure to verify information for yourself before submitting work, buying products, paying fees or attending events et al.


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

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

APEX MAGAZINE is an “online prose and poetry magazine of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mash-ups of all three. Works full of marrow and passion, stories that are twisted, strange, and beautiful. Creations where secret places and dreams are put on display.”  While it does not accept unsolicited submission of poetry, it is open for submission of original short fiction, reprint fiction,nonfiction and artwork.  Details HERE.

BREAK THE PARENTING MOLD for parents with special needs children seeks: “Stories about advocating for your child; Stories that lift up parents with children who have special needs; Aha! Moments; Why having a special need can be a gift; HUMOR!; Activities; DIY therapy ideas and tips on building language and motor skills; Recipes that address food allergies.” Will consider previously published work. Details HERE.

DYING DAHLIA REVIEW seeks previously unpublished work by women writers and artists and welcomes submissions of poetry, flash fiction and art. Editor Abbie Coleman and team are on break but encourage continued submissions. Details HERE.

GREAT WEATHER FOR MEDIA has an open call for poetry, short stories, flash fiction, dramatic mono glue and creative nonfiction for an anthology. There is no theme but their focus is on”te earless, the unpredictable, and experimental.” Deadline: January 15. Details HERE.

OFFBEAT, a literary journal affiliated with the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Culture at Michigan State University has an open call for “the thought-provoking, humorous, and quirky” and welcomes submissions of fiction, nonficton, poetry and sequential art. “Show us writing that falls off the beaten path.” Submission fees: $3. Details HERE.

PØST contemporary poetry will announce the opening of its call for submissions for issue two. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter to know when their next call for submissions opens, which should be sometime in the Spring. Visit their website HERE.

WISING UP PRESS, WRITERS COLLECTIVE has an open call for submissions to its 2018 anthology, Surprised by Joy. Prose and poetry. No submission fee. Payment in copies. Deadline: February 1, 2018. Details HEREScroll down on the page.

WISHING UP PRESS, WRITERS COLLECTIVE has an open call for second or their novels or short-story collections. “Books need to fall under one of the subject areas the press focuses on: Creative Acculturation; Pluralism in Families; Social and Psychological Resilience; Illness and Meaning; Creative Aging; Listening Across Faith Traditions; Social Justice and Inclusion; Citizen-Scholars.

” No submission fees. Details HERE.

SLAB, Sound & Literary Art Book is open for submission until the end of December. Interest is in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and text-based graphic art. Details HERE.


THE BeZINE call for submissions

The November 2017 issue – themed Hunger, Poverty and Working-class Slavery –  is now open and the deadline is November 10thSend submissions to me at bardogroup@gmail.com. Publication is November 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.

Submissions of work on your country and its history and culture are welcome no matter your citizenship, national origin, first language, religion or lack thereof. The more diverse the representation, the better. English only or accompanied by translation into English. 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 is a gift of life and love and an entirely volunteer effort. It is not a paying market but neither does it charge for submissions or subscriptions.

I do consider previously published work if you hold the copyright and I encourage submissions from beginning and emerging poets and writers as well as pro. / J.D.

The BeZine fosters understanding through a shared love of the arts and humanities and all things spirited; seeks to make a contribution toward personal healing and deference for the diverse ways people try to make moral, spiritual and intellectual sense of a world in which illness, violence, despair, loneliness and death are as prevalent as hope, friendship, reason and birth. Actively supports peace, environmental sustainability, social justice and a life of the spirit.

THE BeZINE NEWS:

  • The October music issue of The BeZine is available for reading.
  • HEADS-UP ON THE DECEMBER ISSUE OF The BeZine: the theme is Spirituality (Spiritual Paradigms, Awakenings, Miracles). Deadline: December 10.
  • Beginning January 2018, we’ll move to a quarterly format with themes and – possibly – sub-themes. Your suggestions for sub-themes are welcome. Email me at bardogroup@gmail.com

COFFEE, TEA AND POETRY dot net

Coffee, Tea and Poetry is a home for simple pleasures and features poets and their poems, specialty teas and coffees along with slow-carb grain-free recipes.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Send food poems and brief bio to Jamie Dedes for consideration – thepoetbyday@gmail.com with Coffee, Tea and Poetry in the subject line.

Encourages responsible sourcing and wholesome – not prefabricated – foods.

Recent Posts:


CONTESTS

GLIMMER TRAIN PRESS Annual Family Matters CONTEST (1st place – $2,500) welcomes submissions through November and December. The call is for stories about families of all configurations. Most entries run from 1,000 to 5,000 words, but any lengths up to 12,000 are welcome. Details on this and other Glimmer Train Press contests HERE.

ROSE METAL PRESS Twelfth Annual Short-Story Chapbook Contest opens on November 1 and classes on December 1. Cash prize. $10 reading fee. Details HERE.

SCRIBES VALLEY PUBLISHING short story contest is open through November 30. Submission fee: $7. Cash award for top three. Details HERE.


Name: Essay Writing Competition 2017

Task: Write essay in fluent English and with depth on the topic
Last date: 31 December 2017
Prize money: $850 
Eligibility: Open for all (FREE)
Participation Fees: Zero
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Kayla Ann (Kayla Ann – Write, Drink Tea, Live Life, Repeat –), an author who recently signed with a publishing house to write a non-fiction, scholarly book on human agency in The Hunger Games series, has opened a poetry contest on her site where she plans to offer writing tips to encourage other writers. She says, “Lately I have decided to host a Poetry Contest for two reasons. I love reading poetry and it helps me meet new people!”

Rules:

  • To be eligible for this competition you must be subscribed to my page (i.e. following and receiving emails.) Not subscribed yet? No worries! Go to my home screen and click FOLLOW (I’ll receive a notification when you do :D)
  • Leave your poem or a link to your chosen poem in the comments below.
  • I will be using a point system to chose the winner:
    • You will receive 5 points automatically for subscribing (everyone must subscribe to be eligible)
    • You will receive another 2 points for sharing the contest on your your own blog and linking back
    • Your poem will be rated on a 1-10 scale based on creativity, structure, content, and overall awesomeness. While we are near the holidays, you do not have to write a holiday poem (although you are welcome too as well!)
    • Technically someone can still win without sharing my contest, but sharing would provide additional points for any poems that are tied.
    • Because of the expected high volume of submissions, please keep your poem at a reasonable length. For sure no poems 3 pages +. If you have any questions regarding length, feel free to ask in the comment section!
    • You can only submit one poem per blogger.
  • Last date for submissions is November 20th!

Prizes:

  • The winner of this poetry competition will received two things
    • First: their poem and their blog/bio will be featured on my site. This will be a great chance for you to get some publicity on another blogger’s site.
    • Second: they will receive a copy of The Dazed Starling. This journal contains poetry and short stories (one of which is mine!)

NaNoWriMo

NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH

welcomes writers from anywhere in the world

November 1 – November 30, annually

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is an annual, Internet-based creative writing project that takes place during the month of November and was initiated in 1999 by Chris Baty with just twenty-one participants in the San Franciso Bay Area. Now, billions of people (adults and youth) participate from all over the world. Children participate with their classmates and even multiple members of families participate.  For several years, my daughter-in-law and I enjoyed this exercise and I recommend it for those of you play with prose as well as poetry.

Participants attempt to complete a 50,000 word manuscript between November 1 and November 30. Well-known authors write “pep-talks” to keep them motivated throughout the process. The website provides participants with tips for writer’s block, information on where local participants are meeting (usually coffee shops or libraries), and an online community of support. NaNoWriMo focuses on the length of a work rather than the quality, encouraging writers to finish their first draft so that it can later be edited at the author’s discretion. Details HERE.

Logo © NaNoWriMo and posted under fair use.


POETS IN JAIL

The Poet by Day actively supports freedom of expression and we work and pray for the day when incarceration, torture and murder of poets and other artists is a thing of the past. Julian Hanover (My Poetic Side) brought this round-up by Joanne Jeffries to our attention: Behnd Bars: 61 Poets Who Went to Jail.  Thank you Julian and Joanne.

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EVENTS

  • Poets Speak Loud!, October 30, Monday, 7:30 pm EDT at McGeary’s Irish Pub, 4 Clinton Sq., Albany, New York 12207 This is the long-running open mic for poetry and spoken word with a featured poet every month. Hosted by Mary Panza. Sign up at 7:00 PM.
  • Alexander McCall Smith in Oakville, Ontario, November 7, Tuesday, 7 pm. Atrium, Oakville Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville
  • JENNIFER TSENG reading from Not So Dear Jenny and The Passion of Woo & Isolde, November 20, 8 pm at the Blacksmith House Poetry Series, With Brionne Janae. $5.00 entry. Blacksmith House Poetry Series, Spiegel Auditorium, 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • SOFIA SAMATAR and CHRIS ABANI in conversation about memoir and the speculative in regard to their recent books—Samatar about Monster Portraits and Abani about The Face—at Women & Children First , May 17, Thursday, 7:30 pm. Free and open to the public.Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois
  • San Francisco Film Screening of Doctors Without Borders’ Exodus, a special screening of the award-winning documentary Exodus (KEO Films – 2015). This ground-breaking film features footage shot by refugees using smartphones to document their harrowing journey fleeing war and persecution to seek safety in Europe. Register to attend. This event is part of a traveling exhibition about the global refugee crisis: Forced From Home.

Accessible from anywhere in the world:

  • The Poet by Day, Wednesday Writing Prompt, online every week 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 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.

Well this is intimidating. 🙂

Super talented and smart: Solli Raphael, 12, Becomes Youngest National [Australia] Poetry Slam Winner. Thanks to Susanne Harford for this one.

And another:

Says young Solli: “I am very passionate about creating a life of harmony & equality. I cannot really understand inequality other than for one reason – and that is because it is a part of our past. “EMBRACE OUR DIFFERENCES” raises my view on inequality. I hope that you enjoy this poem :)”


KUDOS TO

  • Amy Barry for the publication of her poem Fall in the Fall 2017 issue of The Opiate
  • Sofia Kioroglou for the publication of her poem No tertium quid in Outlaw Poetry and her poem Like a Fallen Adam from Grace in Pages & Spine
  • Michael Lee Johnson on the occasion of his 139th YouTube poetry video (This one features his homage to Alexandra David-Neel.)
  • Sakina Minhaj Shikari for the lovely cover design for upcoming book, Adrift, Poems by Shyam

NEWS AND INFORMATION

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


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:

  • 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. 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 and Other Information and News

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

A WANTON TEXT PRODUCTION, a freewheeling small press, accepts submissions of “visual and concrete poetry, art, photography, collage, asemic writing, blackout poetry, conceptual writing, flarf, found poetry, spam lit, flash fiction, mail art, typewriter art, computer/digital art …” on a rolling basis. Details HERE.

ANGRY OLD MAN (AOM), experiental art and poetry “accepts visual and concrete poetry, art, photography, collage, asemic writing, blackout poetry, conceptual writing, flarf, found poetry, spam lit, flash fiction, mail art, typewriter art, computer/digital art, etc…. Essays/non-fiction/journalism are (heartily) accepted (especially related to contemporary art/poetry). AOM indulges the non-mainstream. If you have something to say that bucks accepted (and acceptable) dogma (especially within so-called experimental circles), and is (probably) considered unpublishable by both mainstream and “experimental” outlets, please feel free to submit.” Details HERE. Published by A Wanton Text Production, a freewheeling small press.

FIRST LINE LITERARY JOURNAL is all about a “first line” writing prompt for fiction and nonfiction. The publication comes out four times a year. No submission fee. Paying market. DEADLINE: November 1, 2017. Details HERE.

FOUNTAIN MAGAZINE is published bimonthly and has an open all for submissions of articles on upcoming themes: – Violence: Root Causes and Solutions; Environmental Ethics and Spirituality; Internet and Society; Biomedical Science, Health, Technology and Society; Challenges and Opportunities for Interfaith Dialogue; Family and Society; Economic Crisis and Intolerance. Details HERE.

HORROR ADDICTS has an open call for its upcoming Crescendo of Darkness, A Horror Anthology edited by Jeremiah Donaldson. The theme is music. Fiction from 2,000 to 5,000 words is welcome for consideration. If accepted the payment is $10 and a digital contributor copy. The deadline is October 31, 2017. Details are HERE.

NINTH LETTER is a collaborative arts and literary project of the Creative Writing Program and School of Art & Design at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. It is edited by faculty and students. Ninth letter has an call for submissions of fiction (closes November 30) and poetry (through February 28). Details HERE. This publication hosts an annual competition which begins in March.  Watch the site for announcements.

PALOOKA is an international press and online lit mag that publishes “many voices, forms, and styles. Please send your best fiction, poetry, nonfiction, graphic narratives, comic strips, artwork, and photography.” $2.50 submission fee for poetry, fiction and nonfiction. No submission fee on graphic narratives and comic strips, photography and art. Details HERE.

READER’S DIGEST accepts proposals for feature articles. Details HERE.

SEQUESTRIUM, Literature and Arts publishes on a rolling basis – “about every two weeks” –  is a paying market for short fiction, nonfiction, poetry and visual arts.  Will consider unsolicited manuscripts. Details HERE.


THE BeZINE call for submissions

The November 2017 issue – themed Hunger, Poverty and Working-class Slavery –  is now open and the deadline is November 10thSend submissions to me at bardogroup@gmail.com. Publication is November 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.

Submissions of work on your country and its history and culture are welcome no matter your citizenship, national origin, first language, religion or lack thereof. The more diverse the representation, the better. English only or accompanied by translation into English. 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 is a gift of life and love and an entirely volunteer effort. It is not a paying market but neither does it charge for submissions or subscriptions.

I do consider previously published work if you hold the copyright and I encourage submissions from beginning and emerging poets and writers as well as pro. / J.D.

The BeZine fosters understanding through a shared love of the arts and humanities and all things spirited; seeks to make a contribution toward personal healing and deference for the diverse ways people try to make moral, spiritual and intellectual sense of a world in which illness, violence, despair, loneliness and death are as prevalent as hope, friendship, reason and birth. Actively supports peace, environmental sustainability, social justice and a life of the spirit.

THE BeZINE NEWS:

  • The October music issue of The BeZine is available for reading.
  • HEADS-UP ON THE DECEMBER ISSUE OF The BeZine: the theme is Spirituality (Spiritual Paradigms, Awakenings, Miracles). Deadline: December 10.
  • Beginning January 2018, we’ll move to a quarterly format with themes and – possibly – sub-themes. Your suggestions for sub-themes are welcome. Email me at bardogroup@gmail.com

COFFEE, TEA AND POETRY dot net

Coffee, Tea and Poetry is a home for simple pleasures and features poets and their poems, specialty teas and coffees along with slow-carb grain-free recipes.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Send food poems and brief bio to Jamie Dedes for consideration – thepoetbyday@gmail.com with Coffee, Tea and Poetry in the subject line.

Encourages responsible sourcing and wholesome – not prefabricated – foods.

Recent Posts:


CONTESTS

Opportunity Knocks

Anhinga Press, 2017 Rick Campbell Chapbook Prize, 18-14 pages of poetry that may include previously published works. Entry free. Cash award and publication. Deadline: December 17, 2017. Details HERE.

READERS DIGEST 100 WORD STORY COMPETITION, a  competition for a true story. Monthly. $100 award, No entry fee. Details HERE.

MINOTAUR BOOKS/MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA FIRST CRIME NOVEL COMPETITION Deadline January 12, 2018. Details HERE.

THE TONY HILLERMAN PRIZE FOR BEST FIRST MYSTERY SET IN THE SOUTHWEST 2018 Contest. Deadline: January 2, 2018. Details HERE. Scroll down.

THE POETRY NOOK, Poetry for Every Occasion collects classic poems, famous poems, love poems, and your poems. Sponsors a weekly poetry contest. $150 for the winning poem, $15 for honorable mentions, free entry, prior publication is okay. Each contest ends on Sunday with results published on the following Sunday. Registration required. Details HEREWinners and honorable mention are eligible for inclusion in anthologies.

LIFE OF WRITERS was established in 2013 as “the place where you as a writer can meet equals and discuss the journey of getting your work such as a poem, short story, novel or screenplay published. This is a place where you can get inspired by others, or even inspire others yourself. For the time spend here, in return you will get new ideas, thoughts and tools that you may not have thought about before. We hope that you find our website a fun and productive place to meet fellow writers.”  Those with self-published books can post info. This site hosts a themed short-story contest each month. No fees. Registration required.  Details HERE.

THE FOUNTAIN MAGAZINE hosts an annual essay contest. 1,500 – 2,500 words. The current them is How to face a disaster?: “Hurricanes, tropical storms, earthquakes … More and more, humans are being affected by natural disasters. But life’s challenges do not come only in the form of natural disasters – individuals have to face all sorts of disasters in their personal lives. Sometimes it’s the loss of a loved one or a job, or even a loss of faith; it could be having to abandon one’s home due to war or persecution at the hands of a tyrant. Some disasters may seem smaller at first glance, but can feel just as consequential – a first gray hair, a failed class, getting passed over for a promotion … the list goes on and on.” Prize: 1st Place – $1,000, 2nd Place – $500, 3rd Place – $300, Two Honorable Mentions – $150 each. Deadline: January 31, 2018.


FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS

NEW YORK FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS annually provides over $650,000 in cash grants to people pursuing artistic excellence in all forms, as well as a variety of artist-in-residence opportunities. Details HERE.


EVENTS

  • Nov. 12, Sunday, 1pm – 2:30 pm Rising from the Ashes. Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 High St., Sebastopol, CA  95472 Sonoma County poets will gather to both honor the pain and celebrate the resilience of those who have been through so much from the disastrous fires. Organized by 100 Thousand Poets for Change and Susan Lamont, current Sonoma County Poet Laureate Iris Dunkle, former Sonoma County Poets Laureate Terry Ehret and Katherine Hastings and Rumi’s Caravan poet Larry Robinson
  • Willis and Tony Barnstone, Poets of the Bible, Nov. 13, Monday, 7 pm – 8 pm, Moe’s Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA
  • Hilton Obenzinger reads from Treyf Peach, Nov. 15, Wednesday, 7 pm – 8 pm, Moe’s Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA
  • Bao Phi, Button Poetry Live, November 6, Monday, 7 pm – 10:30 pm, Camp Bar, 490 Robert St. N., Saint Paul, Minnesota Details HERE.
  • Button Poetry at Icehouse V: Rudy Francisco Release Party, November 19, Sunday, 7 pm – 9 pm, 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, MN $15 in advance. $20 at the door. Includes copy of the book. Details HERE.
  • A Verse Record: Poet’s Journals/Journal Poems – Master class with Stacy Szymaszek, October 26, Thursday, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, St. Mark’s Church, Parish Hall, NY, NY. $95 admission. For details email: info@poetryproject.org
  • GLOBAL DAY OF CLAY is a “worldwide celebration of ceramics in all its forms, connecting professional ceramicists, artists, academics and everyday ceramics lovers everywhere to explore new ideas, innovations and works that are shaping the future of the art form.” Details HEREHosted by 92Y in New York and NCECA

Accessible from anywhere in the world:

  • The Poet by Day, Wednesday Writing Prompt, online every week 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 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.


POETRY FLASH

POETRY FLASH, LITERARY REVIEW & CALENDAR FOR THE WEST builds community through literature, providing literary writing, access to literary activities, information, and inspiration to writers and the public through publishing and events. Publication is our primary expression, both online and in print. MORE


OTHER NEWS AND INFORMATION

  • The hugely talented and multi-award winning UK poet Anne Stewart’s Let It All Come to Us is available in English and Romanian in print     as free download

POETS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN: Here is Anne zip-lining

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Poet Evelyn Augusto calls on you to invite her to your high schools to speak out on gun safety.

(c) Elayne Mosher Campoli /event hosted by Elayne Moshr Campoli

“Rise and Resist For Sensible Gun Safety
We will have an information table for voter registration and letter writing campaign to our representatives.
Our program includes:
Evelyn Augusto
Invitations have also been extended to the State and City Police
Maybe you!? (Email tcwcoalition@gmail.com to sign up)

Join in a series of Rise And Resist protests, drawing from movements including Indivisible and the Women’s March. Each month on the first Thursday we will gather to take a stand on an issue we are passionate about. We are looking to collaborate with other local groups to plan topics, please contact us for more info. Format includes open mic (sign up ahead), candlelight vigil and singing. We set up an informational table so folks can sign up to stay involved in the larger movement, get registered to vote, write letters to their representatives, and make posters.”


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:

  • 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 a means to generate income, publicity and marketing lists for the host organizations, some of which are more reputable than others. I rarely attend events. 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

PERSIMMON TREE, An Online Magazine fo the Arts by Women Over Sixty publishes fiction, nonfiction, art and poetry. Details HERE.

WINTER TANGERINE REVIEW, Dedicated to the Electric. To the Salt. To Sugar is open for submissions of poetry, fiction and art. No reading or processing fees. Paying market. Assorted deadlines. Details HERE

JACAR PRESS, A Community-Active Literary Press is open for submissions of poetry to its online publication, One. Details HERE.

JUXTAPROSE LITERARY MAGAZINE, an online literary journal calls for fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, art, and photography from the world over. Details HEREIt has an open call for submission to its blog HERE.

WORDS ON THE STREET, Literary Publishers has an interest is novels and novellas, short story collections and poetry collections. Details HERE.

ACUMEN POETRY PROSE REVIEWS publishes poetry and articles and features on poetry. Details HERE.

ANIMAL: A BEAST OF A LITERARY MAGAZINE  has an open call for essays, stories and poems. Subject: animal “loosely defined.”  The publication includes nonfiction, fiction, poetry and art. Details HERE.

COMPOSE: A JOURNAL OF SIMPLY GOOD WRITING publishes twice a year (digitally) and welcomes submissions of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, articles on the writing craft, excerpts rom books, interviews with literary light. Details HERE

SAVANT BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS, LLC‘s call for submissions to its 2018 anthology is still open – through 31 December 2017. Five poems. No submission fee. Details HERE. 

SOUTH POETRY MAGAZINE earned a special place on the poetry scene. It pioneered a unique system of selection aimed at giving all poets the best possible chance of getting published. The closing date for the next issue is 30 November 2017. Details HERE. (Thanks to Anne Stewart for this one.)

PSKI’S PORCH PUBLISHING, Books For People Who Like People That Like Books and Ramingo! Blog have an open call for poems, short stories, book reviews, short essays …. Details and links HERE.


ART

WHITECHAPEL GALLERY, The London Open 2018 “is a triennial exhibition open to all artists aged 26 or over living or working in London. The exhibition features painting, sculpture, moving image, photography, drawing, performances and installations.” Call for entries HERE.


THE BeZINE

THE BeZINE call for submissions for the November 2017 issue – themed Hunger, Poverty and Working-class Slavery –  is now open and the deadline is November 10thSend submissions to me at bardogroup@gmail.com. Publication is November 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.

Submissions of work on your country and its history and culture are welcome no matter your citizenship, national origin, first language, religion or lack thereof. The more diverse the representation, the better. English only or accompanied by translation into English. 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.

I do consider previously published work if you hold the copyright. / J.D.

The BeZine fosters understanding through a shared love of the arts and humanities and all things spirited; seeks to make a contribution toward personal healing and deference for the diverse ways people try to make moral, spiritual and intellectual sense of a world in which illness, violence, despair, loneliness and death are as prevalent as hope, friendship, reason and birth. Actively supports peace, environmental sustainability, social justice and a life of the spirit.

THE BeZINE NEWS:

  • The October music issue of The BeZine is out today
  • HEADS-UP ON THE DECEMBER ISSUE OF The BeZine: the theme is Spirituality (Spiritual Paradigms, Awakenings, Miracles). Deadline: December 10.
  • Beginning January 2018, we’ll move to a quarterly format with themes and – possibly – sub-themes. Your suggestions for sub-themes are welcome. Email me at bardogroup@gmail.com

COFFEE, TEA AND POETRY dot net

Coffee, Tea and Poetry is a home for simple pleasures and features poets and their poems, specialty teas and coffees along with slow-carb grain-free recipes. If you have a food poem you’d like featured send it and a brief bio to Jamie Dedes thepoetbyday@gmail.com with Coffee, Tea and Poetry in the subject line. Encourages responsible sourcing and wholesome – not prefabricated – foods.

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CONTESTS

Opportunity Knocks

PERSIMMON TREE, An Online Magazine of the Arts by Women Over Sixty is open for submissions to it’s short-takes contest, “short pieces, fiction or non-fiction (250-500 words), but can also be topical poetry, sometimes even drawings or photography. Topic: Hallelujah! Submissions Accepted: October 1 – November 15, 2017 Details HERE. Scroll to the bottom of the screen.

JACAR PRESS, A Community-Active Literary Press is open through January 15, 2017  for submissions to its 2017 ulie Suk Award, Best Book published in 2017 by an independent press. Details HERE

JACAR PRESS, A Community-Active Literary Press will open on January 1, 2018 for submissions to its full-length poetry book contest and its poetry chapbook competitions. Entry fees. Publication and royalties. Details HERE.

SCRIBES VALLEY PUBLISHERS, 15TH ANNUAL SHORT STORY WRITING CONTEST. $7 entry fee. Winners are published in an anthology and receive a complimentary copy.  Details HERE.


ANNE STEWART’S POETRY PF

Anne Stewart’s poetry p f  is an excellent resource for poets. There’s an event page, largely London and surrounding areas, with a schedule of readings, workshops and courses. Included is a useful “Favorite” sites page offering resources that will help you connect with other poets. A convenient listing of competitions and calls for submissions makes it easier to target potential markets for your work. MORE


EVENTS

  • Steve Walter book launch at the Poetry Society Cafe, November 16, 8 pm – 10 pm, Poetry Cafe Covenent Garden
    Betterton Street, London WC2H
  • Second Light Network of Women Poets’ Autumn Festival, 17th and 18th November, booking now. Details HERE.
  • Exodus Film Screening and Q & A, Doctors Without Borders, presents a special screening of the award-winning documentary, Exodus (KEO Films – 2015). This ground-breaking film features footage shot by refugees using smartphones to document their harrowing journey fleeing war and persecution to seek safety in Europe.Clay Theatre in San Francisco, Thursday 11/2, 6 pm – 8pm PDT. No charge but you must make a reservation HERE.

From Sonja Benskin Mesher:

From John Anstie

Accessible from anywhere in the world:

The Poet by Day, Wednesday Writing Prompt, online every week 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 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.


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:

  • 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 a means to generate income, publicity and marketing lists for the host organizations, some of which are more reputable than others. I am homebound due to disability and no longer attend events. 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