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

“Let me begin again as a speck
of dust caught in the night winds
sweeping out to sea. Let me begin
this time knowing the world is
salt water and dark clouds, the world
is grinding and sighing all night, and dawn
comes slowly, and changes nothing.”
Philip Levine, 7 Years from Somewhere: Poems



CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

3:AM MAGAZINE, Whatever it is, We’re Against It publishes criticsim (query first), fiction (closed) and nonfiction (query first) and poetry. Currently submissions are open for poetry only for its Duos (collaborative poems) and Poem Brut (explores handwriting, abstraction, illustration, asemic and pansemic writing, visual poetry and so on) series. No submission fees. No payment. Details HERE.

ABLE MUSE, A Review of Poetry, Prose & Art invites submissions for poetry (mainly metrical) poetry translation, fiction (up to 4,000 words), art and photography, nonfiction, essays, book reviews and interviews. No fee. Details HERE.

ACTA VICTORIANA, the literary journal of Victoria University in the University of Toronto, publishes prose and poetry once a year. Details HERE.

BLACK WARRIOR REVIEW of University of Alabama is reading general fiction, nonfiction and poetry submissions and review graphic writing, comics and art through September 1. $3 submission fee.  The editors “especially strive to magnify voices that are traditionally and systemically silenced. Writers of color, queer and trans writers, disabled writers, immigrant writers, fat writers and femmes: you are welcome and wanted here.” Details HERE.

BROKENPENCIL, The Magazine of Zine Culture and the Independent Arts publishes “sort reports (about 400 words) on cultural events, personalities, zine gatherings” as well as feature articles (1,000-3,000 words) on indie/alternative culture,  art, fiction (up to 3,000 through September 15th).  The next pitch deadline is July 15th. Optional submission fee. Payment: $50 – $100 dollars. Details HERE.

CONJUNCTIONS, Read Dangerously (biannual – usually themed – print/e-book) is open for Conjunctions: 71, A Cabinet of Curiosity (Fall/November 2018). No deadline is offered. The editor also reads year-round for the weekly online magazine. Interest is in short-and-long-form fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. No fee. Details HERE.

GRAIN MAGAZINE, the journal of eclectic writing will open for submissions of poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction and other material on September 1, 2018 and close on May 31, 2019. Canadian and international writers invited. Payment $50 per page with a max payment of $250. Compensation includes three contributor copies. Details HERE.

GREENSBORO REVIEW is open through September 15 for submissions of poetry and fiction. Submission fee. Details HERE.

IRON HORSE LITERARY REVIEW publishes “one issue as a chapbook. The genre rotates: prose collections in odd years; poetry collections in even years. Prose collections should be 40-56 pages, double-spaced; poetry collections should be 28-36 pages, one poem per page. Submissions due every year from January through mid-March. Fee: $18, which includes year’s subscription. Winner receives $1,000 and press run of 500. Watch the site for 2019 call for submissions.  ihlr trifecta: Send marathon-long manuscripts every October. video literature: Submit every year from January through mid-March.

JUBILAT of the Unviersity of Massachusettes at Amherst publishes poetry and art, and other forms of writing on poetry, poetics or subjects that have nothing to do with poetry. “All art submissions must either be in black and white or publishable in grayscale.”  Calls will open on September 1. Submission fee. Details HERE.


The BeZine

Call for submission for the September issue.

THE BeZINE, Be Inspired, Be Creative, Be Peace, Be. Submissions for the September issue – themed Social Justice – close on August 10 at 11:59 p.m. PDT .

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 September 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. 

  • September 2018 issue, Deadline August 10th, Theme: Human Rights/Social Justice
  • December 2018 issue, Deadline November 10th, Theme: A Life of the Spirit

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 for consideration. 


CONTESTS

Opportunity Knocks

BLACK WARRIOR REVIEW of the University of Alabama has an open call for entries to its 2018 CONTEST, which will close on September 1. $1000 & PUBLICATION in Nonfiction, Fiction, and Poetry; $500 & PUBLICATION in our Flash Category; Nonfiction Judge: Kate Zambreno; Fiction Judge: Laura van den Berg; Poetry Judge: Vanessa Angélica Villarreal; Flash Judge: Jennifer S. Cheng. Entry fees: Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry: there is a $20 entry fee for each submission ($30 for international submissions). All entrants receive a one-year subscription to BWR as a thank-you. Flash: there is an $8 entry fee. Details HERE.

SECOND LIGHT POETRY COMPETITION FOR LONG AND SHORT POEMS BY WOMEN – 2018 – NOW OPEN JUDGE ESTHER MORGAN. Poet, tutor and editor, Esther Morgan’s first collection Beyond Calling Distance (2001), which won the Aldeburgh ‘best first collection’ Prize, was followed by The Silence Living in Houses (2005), Grace (2011) and The Wound Register (2018), all by Bloodaxe. She won the Bridport Prize in 2010.

  • £300 First Prize for each of Long (no upper limit) and Short (max 50 lines) poems
  • £150 Second Prize (1 poem from either category)
  • £75 Third Prize (1 poem from either category)

Winning & Commended Poets published (in full or extract) in ARTEMISpoetry.  

Entry fees: £6 each per long poem. Short poems: £4 each or £9 for 3, £14 for 8. Enter by post (2 copies) or online.
**Members are entitled to one free entry into the competition. Join now to be eligible.** (see About Second Light/Joining)

Rules & Entry        direct link to payment at poetry p f online shop
note: payment link in competition flyer ends ‘s l(el) 5’, not ‘s 1(one) 5‚.

The results will be posted on the website by 30th September. Once winning poems (or extracts) are published in ARTEMISpoetry.


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 or status. 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. Due to other Sunday commitments, this post will often go up late in the day.
  • 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.

WEDNESDAY WRITING PROMPT

Reminder

Response deadline is Monday, June 11th at 8 p.m. PDT. All poems shared on theme (this time it’s “the poet in nonordinary time”) will be published on this site on Tuesday, the 12th. Details HERE.


OTHER NEWS AND INFORMATION


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.


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

“I walk through the old yellow sunlight
to get to my kitchen table
the poem about me
lying there with the books
in which I am listed
among the dead and future Dylans”
Leonard Cohen, The Energy of Slaves



CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

THE ASSES OF PARNASSUS, an online collection of “short, witty, formal poems.” Open submissions. Check it out HERE.

ACUMEN, Poetry Prose Reviews (U.K.) is one of the oldest literary journals, founded in 1985 and publishing poetry, articles and features.  Submission guidelines HERE.

ANIMA MAGAZINE, Poems of Soul and Spirit appreciates the works of writers who question the Western materialist paradigm. Watch the site for announcements of the next reading period, Issue 6.

BOMB MAGAZINE publishes fiction and nonfiction. The next reading period is from July 1 – July 31.  Details HERE.  No unsolicited pitches for interviews, portfolios or reviews.

CARTE BLACHE publishes fiction and nonfiction, to poetry and photo essays three-times-a year. The next period is: October 1 – December 31.  Details HERE.

GRANTA is not currently open for poetry submissions but will reopen for fiction sometime late this year.  The editors say: “After long discussions, we have decided to trial a service fee of £3/$4, equivalent to printing and postage, for prose submissions only. We will not be charging for poetry or art and photography submissions.” Details HERE.

HARPER’S MAGAZINE publishes fiction, nonfiction, art, illustration and photography. Query first for fiction and nonfiction. Details HERE.

JOYLAND MAGAZINE publishes short fiction, novel excerpts and essays, selecting stories regionally.  $4 submission fee. Paying market. Details HERE.

MUD SEASON REVIEW is open for submissions of poetry, nonfiction and art through July 1, 2018.  Details HERE.

NEW MADRID, Journal of Contemporary Literature of the Low-residency MFA program at Murray State publishes poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Calls for submissions for the winter issue will open on August 15 and run through October 15. Theme: Total Eclipe. Details HERE.

THE NEW TERRITORY MAGAZINE publishes fiction, poetry, nonfiction, drama, comics and genre-benders relative to the Lower Midwestern U.S.  Submissions are not yet open for the fall/winder issue. Details HERE.

TAHOMA LITERARY REVIEW is open for submissions of short and long prose and short and long poetry through July 31 for its fall/winder publications. Submisssion fees are $4 or $5.  Cash payments: $50 for short works, $125 for longer works. Details HERE.

WTW PRESS BOOKS, “a 501c(3) non-profit, founded and directed by Peg Alford Pursell, that supports the artistic development of writers, fosters a thriving literary community, and inspires a passion for literature…”  is reading through June 30, 2018.  Unpublished manuscripts. Details HERE.



The BeZine

Call for submission for the September issue.

THE BeZINE, Be Inspired, Be Creative, Be Peace, Be. Submissions for the September issue – themed Sustainability – close on August 10 at 11:59 p.m. PDT .

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 September 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. 

  • September 2018 issue, Deadline August 10th, Theme: Human Rights/Social Justice
  • December 2018 issue, Deadline November 10th, Theme: A Life of the Spirit

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 for consideration. 



CONTESTS

Opportunity Knocks

THE BOOKSIE 2018 POETRY CONTEST grand prize and two runners-up. $6.95 entry fee. Cash award. Details HERE.

2018 CROSSWINDS ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST: reading period through December 31.  Entry fee: $20. Payment: Contributor copy.  Details HERE.

THE EYELANDS 8TH INTERNATIONAL SHORT STORY CONTEST is open through June 20. Up to 2,500 words. Theme: Luggage. First prize: holiday in Crete.  €10 entry fee. Details HERE.

HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS SHORT STORY and FLASH FICTION COMPETITIONS: Both have a First Prize of £250; Second Prize: £50; Third Prize: £25. Closes on July 31. Details HERE.

PRAIRE SCHOONER is accepting entries to its Summer Creative Nonfiction Contest – essays up to 5,000 words –  through August 1.  Entry fee: $18. $500 cash award to the winner and publication. Details HERE.  Scroll down.

31 Free [Fiction] Writing Contests: Ligitimate Competitions with Cash Priszes,The Writing Life, Kelly Gurnett



Second Light [UK] Mary MacRae ‘Access to Poetry’ Memorial Fund

The Fund

The Mary MacRae ‘Access to Poetry’ Memorial Fund: many will remember the outstanding poet and Second Light member, Mary MacRae (her books As Birds Do and Inside the Brightness of Red are available from Second Light).

The Fund has been created in her memory, begun with a substantial donation from Mary’s family, with the intention of providing modest grants to enable members on low income, along with a travel companion if they are unable to travel alone, to come to Second Light events.

If anyone would like to make a contribution to the fund in Mary’s memory, all donations, however small, will be most welcome. Donate to the Fund.

Second Light Network 

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 or status. 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. Due to other Sunday commitments, this post will often go up late in the day.
  • 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.

WEDNESDAY WRITING PROMPT

Reminder

Response deadline is Monday, June 4th at 8 p.m. PDT. All poems shared on theme will be published on this site on Tuesday, the 5th. Details 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

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

“Imagination does not breed insanity. Exactly what does breed insanity is reason. Poets do not go mad; but chess-players do. Mathematicians go mad, and cashiers; but creative artists very seldom. I am not, as will be seen, in any sense attacking logic: I only say that this danger does lie in logic, not in imagination.” G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy



CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

ARTS & LETTERS, the national literary journal at Georgia College, is run by the schools MFA program and the reading period for poetry, fiction, flash fiction and creative nonfiction is August 1st through January 31st. $3 submission fee. Modest payment. Details HERE.

BRILLIANT CORNERS, national journal of Lycoming College with a focus on jazz-related literature, publishes poetry, fiction and nonfiction will begin reading unsolicited manuscripts in September. Details HERE.

THE BROKE BOHEMIAN, Bohemian Lifestyle Boutique was “Established in four different states, The Broke Bohemian seasonally publishes artists and writers all across North America and beyond. Our volunteer staff dedicate their time to discovering those whose words have gone unrepresented and disregarded. Whose art wanders freely, unbound, and liberated. We seek out those with the gumption to stand up and speak their minds, and we donate to those who can’t.Fifty-percent of all donations to the Bohemian are given to the ACLU!”  The deadline for the summer issue is June 14. Interest is in submissions of short fiction, prose, essays, flash, micro-fiction, poetry or images. Submissions must be unpublished, original work. Details HERE.

CUTBANK, The Literary Journal o the University of Montana, reads general submissions of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction beginning on September 15. $15 reading fee. Details HERE.

 HARPUR PALATE, a literary journal published bi-annually by the English Depart of Binghamton University, publishes poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction.The reading period or the Winter issue is September 1 – November 15. Submission details HERE.

MAKE MAGAZINE is open for submission to its eighteenth issue, themed “Mad Science.”  Submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction or ephemera representative of the sciences are welcome for consideration through deadline May 31. Details HERE.

OTIS NEBULA PRESS publishes a semi-annual zine and occasional print publications and ebooks. Submissions to the zine are currently open for poetry and prose. Details HERE.

PARHELION LITERARY MAGAZINE (first issue came out in April) publishes poetry, visual art, fiction and nonfiction and reads on a rolling basis, though the editors do not read in July and December. Unpublished submission from both new and established writers. No submission fee. No payment. Details HERE.

THE PARIS REVIEW accepts submission by snail mail only: include hard copy, stamped-self-addressed return envelope, cover letter and be sure to address your submission to the correct editor.  Pitches for nonfiction stories on arts and culture for the online Daily should be submitted by email. Details HERE.

SMARTISH PACE welcomes submissions o poetry, translations of poetry, book reviews and essays on poetry and interviews with poets. Details HERE.

ZONE 3 Press and Journal reading period will open on August 1st and runs through April 1st.  Editors are interested in poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Details HERE.



The BeZine

Call for submission for the September issue.

THE BeZINE, Be Inspired, Be Creative, Be Peace, Be. Submissions for the September issue – themed Sustainability – close on August 10 at 11:59 p.m. PDT .

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 September 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. 

  • September 2018 issue, Deadline August 10th, Theme: Human Rights/Social Justice
  • December 2018 issue, Deadline November 10th, Theme: A Life of the Spirit

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 for consideration. 



CONTESTS

Opportunity Knocks

ARTS & LETTERS Unclassified Contest is open through July 31. Entry fee is $8. Cash award: $500. Details HERE.

NARRATIVE MAGAZINE 10th Annual Poetry Contest closes on July 15. Submission fee. Cash awards. Details HERE.

CUTBANK’s The Big Sky, Small Prose Flash Contest opens on August 16 and closes on September 16.Submission fee: $7. Cash award: $50. Details HERE. Scroll down on the page for 2018 Genre Contests.

OTHER NEWS and INFORMATION

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 or status. 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. Due to other Sunday commitments, this post will often go up late in the day.
  • 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.

WEDNESDAY WRITING PROMPT

Reminder

Response deadline is Monday, May 28th at 8 p.m. PDT. All poems shared on them will be published on this site on Tuesday, the 29th. Details 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

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


“Poetry is an act of peace.” Pablo Neruda



CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

AFTER HAPPY HOUR was founded in 2013 and is curated by The Hour After Happy Hour Writing Workshop. Publication is online and issues include poetry, flash fiction, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art. Details HERE.

ARTEMISpoetry, the bi-annual journal (May and November) of the Second Light Network, published under their Second Light Publications imprint, has an open call for submissions for the November 2018 issue for poems by women of any age. Poems should be typed or, if written, then very neatly. Each poem should commence on a new page, headed “Submission for ARTEMISpoetry”. Please send two copies. Do include your name with each poem and include your name and full contact details in your submission. Long poems are considered. Submit up to four poems to a maximum of 200 lines in all. DEADLINES: Poetry by 31st August 2018, know by 31st October 2018; Artwork by 14th September 2018, know by 31st October 2018; Members’ News & Readers’ Letters by 14th September 2018. Further details HERE.

CROSSWINDS POETRY JOURNAL‘s reading period runs from July 1 through November 30. Reading fee. Details HERE.

THE COSSACK REVIEW “accepts electronic submissions of new work all year. We respond within 60 days, usually much sooner. Work submitted will be considered for upcoming print and online issues.”  The review includes fiction, nonfiction, translation and poetry (3-6 poems in a single submission.) Details HERE.

PERSEPHONE’S DAUGHTERS is a literary magazine dedicated to empowering women who have experienced abuse and degradation. The magazine is published quarterly online and includes poems and blackout poetry, prose, essays, and artwork. Details HERE. Submissions for Issue 5 are open through May 25th.  

THE SOUTHHAMPTON REVIEW a publication of Stony Brook Southhampton (graduate arts campus, MFA program in New York), is open for reading from August 15 – October 15. This publication features fiction, poetry, nonfiction, plays and screenplays, and art (fine art, photography, cartoons, illustration). Submission fee. Details HERE.

3 ELEMENTS REVIEW is an online zine publishing poetry, fiction and nonfiction quarterly.  The current submission period is themed: Bus Stop, Stained Glass, Canopy. Deadline for submissions: July 31, 2018, for the fall issue, #20. Submission guidelines HERE.  

TRANSMUNDANE PRESS publishes both ebook and print. “At a minimum, books should be 35,000 words in length, although we prefer 60-80,000 words; however, longer works are also considered. Do note that shorter works are considered for anthologies and works less than 50,000 words will be published in e-book format only.” Further detail HERE.

WILDNESS REVIEW “is an online literary journal that seeks to promote contemporary fiction, poetry and non-fiction that evokes the unknown. Founded in 2015, each thoughtfully compiled issue strives to unearth the works of both established and up-and-coming writers.” This review works on a rolling submissions basis. Poetry (under 80 lines) and prose (under 2,500 words).  Details HERE.

WORDRUNNER eCHAPBOOKs include fiction, memoir and poetry (no long poems). Details HERE.


The BeZine

Call for submission for the September issue.

THE BeZINE, Be Inspired, Be Creative, Be Peace, Be. Submissions for the September issue – themed Sustainability – close on August 10 at 11:59 p.m. PDT .

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 September 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. 

  • September 2018 issue, Deadline August 10th, Theme: Human Rights/Social Justice
  • December 2018 issue, Deadline November 10th, Theme: A Life of the Spirit

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 for consideration. 


CONTESTS

Opportunity Knocks

  • Crosswinds Annual Poetry Contest opens on July 1, 2018 and ends on December 31. Submission fee with 10% going to a community food bank. Cash Award. The Poet Laureat of Rhode Island, Tina Cane, will judge. Details HERE.

Photography

  • The 16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest is open through November 30, 2018. Details HERE.
  • The 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest is open through May 31, 2018. Details HERE.

KUDOS TO

  • Hélène Cardona for her recording of her poem Embers from Life in Suspension included in the CD Gargoyle, Richard Wilber
  • The fine-spirited social justice poet, Reuben Woolley (I Am Not a Silent Poet), who was a poet runner-up for the Saboteur Award 2018.
  • Belle Kenyon who was also a poet runner-up for the Saboteur Award 2018 for her mental health poetry, Please Hear What I Am Not Saying.
  • And to all the winners of the Saboteur Awards 2018:

    Best Anthology: #MeToo: A Women’s Poetry Anthology; Best Collaborative Work: Inheritance by Ruth Stacey and Katy Wareham Morris; Best Reviewer: Jade Cuttle; Most Innovative Publisher: 404 Ink; Best Spoken Word Show: This is Not a Safe Space by Jackie Hagan; Best Regular Spoken Word Night: Verbose (Manchester); Best Poetry Pamphlet: Rice & Rain by Romalyn Ante; Best Novella: How to Make a Window Snake by Charmaine Wilkerson; Best Wildcard: Yours Faithfully, Edna Wellthorpe; Best Magazine: Into the Void; Best Short Story Collection: Hings by Chris McQueer; Best Spoken Word Performer: Shruti Chauhan

SABOTEUR AWARDS WINNER

BEST ANTHOLOGY

#ME TOO, A Women’s Poetry Anthology 

Kudos to all the brave-hearted poets featured in this collection and to Deborah Alma, Emergency Poet. Deborah conceived the idea of collecting “#METOO” poems and she is the editor of the anthology. Sheila Jacob – often a contributor to The Poet by Day, Wednesday Writing Prompt – is one of the poets featured in this collection. Deborah has written the intro to the subsection on abuse for the upcoming June 15th issue of “The BeZine,” where you will also read samples of poems from the book and learn about how this collection came to be.


OTHER NEWS and INFORMATION

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  • The Poet by Day always available online with poems, poets and writers, news and information.
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  • The Poet by Day, Sunday Announcements. Every week (except for vacation) opportunity knocks for poets and writers. Due to other Sunday commitments, this post will often go up late in the day.
  • 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.

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.

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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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