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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – “Books That Changed Our Lives” & “Words Dance”; POETRY EVENT – Literary Aisle, New Dehli


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BOOKS THAT CHANGED OUR LIVES The BeZine is open for submissions: one or two paragraphs on a book that changed your life and why. Please include a brief bio. DEADLINE May 12

WORDS DANCE PUBLISHING (I really like this one!) “artfully & carefully wrangles words that were born to dance wildly in the heart-mind matrix. Rich, edgy, raw, emotionally-charged energy balled up & waiting to whip your eyes wild; we rally together words that were written to make your heart go boom right before they slay your mind. We like Poems …” and they invite submissions. DETAILS HERE


NEW DELHI, LITERARY AISLE & ARTISTS FOR CAUSE, MAY 15, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Anathm Mind Studio


‘Artists for Cause’ at Literary Aisle, present a wonderful literary evening of spoken word poetry. Get ready to be mesmerised by words and verse. The featured poets for the evening are:

1. Dr. Ravi Dhar – A Senior management professional and one who appreciates the beauty of life in its lyrical seasons of action and stillness.

2 Dr Sakshi Chanana*- Founder, Literary Aisle and Poetess- Webs of Light

3. Raghavendra Madhu- Founder, Poetry Couture

4. Hemant Vijh- A Poetry enthusiast and writer.

There are few open mic slots avaialble. Those interested may write to us ASAP. There is a nominal registration fee of Rs 100/ per person and the collected amount would be used for the cause of helping some poor children.

P.S : Stay with us for HIgh Tea post event!


Illustration:© Artists for Cause’ at Literary Aisle, All rights reserved; thanks to  Sakshi Chanana for sharing information. 

Dr Sakshi Chanana is one of the founder members of’ ‘Literary Aisle,’ in Delhi, which promotes a culture of reading and writing. Her poetry anthology is Webs of Light. Her poems have appeared in online journals like Muse India, Kritya, Tajmahal Review and A Few Lines Magazine. She works as an Assistant Professor of English in Delhi. Look for her in the May issue of The BeZine.

My role in society, or any artist or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all. John Lennon

THE SUNDAY POESY: Opportunities, Events and other News and Information

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WRITING WEST MIDLANDS (U.K.) needs haikus for their exchange at the International Dance Festival Birmingham in May 2016. DEADLINE: Thursday 21 April 2016 at 5pm Details HERE

JULIEN POIRIER poetry reading and talk celebrates the release of City Lights Spotlight No. 14, City Lights Books, San Francisco, April 19, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Details HERE

NEW YORK CITY POETRY FESTIVAL will be held on Governors Island, “a 172 acre island in the heart of New York Harbor, is only 800 yards from Lower Manhattan, and even closer to Brooklyn. It is a world unto itself, unique and full of promise.” [Sounds like heaven to me! Also, this year is the 100th anniversary of Governors Island, so there might be some other fun events going on as well.]. July 30 & 31, 2016 Details HERE

QUEENSLAND POETRY FESTIVAL is scheduled for August 25-28, 2016. Their site is HERE, but they haven’t put any details up yet.

KALAMAZOO POETRY FESTIVAL is scheduled for April 15-16, 2016, Details HERE

THE 4TH CASCADE POETY FESTIVAL IN SEATTLE is scheduled for November 3-6, 2016. I believe they may still be looking for presenters. Details HERE


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SLINK CHUNK PRESS a new publication (on-line, four issues to date) looks like the folks there are doing some unusual things. In addition to poetry, they publish short fiction, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, art and videos. Check it out HERE and see if it’s for you. 

WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY (N.J.), Map Literary Rachel Wetzsteon Chapbook Award is open for submissions. DEADLINE: July 30, 2016  Details HERE

32 POEMS is a print publication in its thirteenth year an publishes thirty-two short poems twice a year, May and November. They charge a reading fee ($3 at this writing). Submissions guidelines are HERE

THE HUDSON REVIEW founded in 1947 is a quarterly arts and literature magazine published in New York.  For poetry: DEADLINE: June 30, 2016 Details HERE

THE 3288 REVIEW is a quarterly publication of Caffeinated Press.  They accept poetry in “Any form, and up to 10 poems per submission. If you would like to submit more than ten, we invite you to consider bundling them and submitting to Caffeinated Press for publication as a book. Also note that we have strict design guidelines which may affect how we break long poems across multiple pages.” DEADLINE July 1, 2016. Details HERE

NATIONAL GUERRILLA POETRY MONTH: David Loret De Mola invites guerilla poets to take part in “Guerrilla” Poetry Month by sending in your videos.“Whether you rap or you slam ZFG invites you and yours to take part in Guerrilla Poetry Month 2016! Just film your piece and send links to or hit us @ZFGpromotions. Find out more at
We look forward to hearing from you!”


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  • KIBATEK (The Turkish Literary Foundation established in 1998 in Turkey) plans its 40th Literary Festival this year in Dubai, from 1st till 4th June 2016 Details HERE
  • LITERARY PUB OR PERISH Stickyz Rock N’ Roll Chicken Shack, Little Rock AR, Details HERE
  • Download a free copy of The Woven Tale Press Selected Works HERE
  • The April 15th issue of The BeZine will celebrate poetry month. Contributing Editor, Michael Dickel, is the lead for this issue.


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