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

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

THE MATADOR REVIEW (TMR), an alternative art and literature magazine, is now accepting submissions for the Winter 2018 publication. They publish poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and creative non-fiction. You are invited to submit all unpublished literature written in  English and translations that are accompanied by the original text as well as many forms of visual art. The call for submissions will end November 30.

TMR‘s stated purpose is to “promote alternative work from both art and literature and to encourage the new-wave of respect for online publications.” In each issue, they offer a selection of work from both emerging and established artists, as well as exclusive interviews and book reviews from creators who are, above all else, provocative. For them, “alternative is a way of voice and experience. It is the distinction from what is conventional, and it advocates for a progressive attitude.”

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

[Many thanks to Mandy Grathwohl at TMR for keeping us in the loop.]

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OUTBURST MAGAZINE is “driven by its core principles, to encourage innovation in poetry and to publish emerging poets who take risks and break boundaries. Outburst is an Irish based e-zine so we have a responsibility to contribute to the revolution in poetry writing that is going on here. This means we will publish those worthy, insofar as our fallible judgement sees fit, of publication. Many exciting and innovative poets have been excluded from the establishment journals, probably for a few different reasons. … We encourage innovation and experimentation. We are neither overawed by, or hostile to ‘names’ nor are we repelled by rage, outrage or erotica. We promise to attempt impartiality and not to prejudge. Submissions to info@outburstmagazine.com” Arthur Broomfield, Editor

THE PADDOCK REVIEW, an online poetry review of Finishing Line Press, seeks submissions of poetry and “interesting articles about the craft of writing.” Processing fee $2. Details HERE. 

FINISHING LINE PRESS accepts full-length poetry book manuscripts and chapbook manuscripts. Processing fee $3. Details HERE

DIAPHONOUS PRESS, a journal of literary and visual arts, will read submissions for the fall 2017 issue through October 15th. Details HEREFounder and Editor Krysia Jopek is interested in poetry, fiction, visual art and multimedia art.

SUBPRIMAL POETRY ART editor Victor Santiago announced that calls are open through October 16 for the 10th issue to be published this in November. Submission guidelines HERE.

BINK-INK publishes a print magazine with fifty-word fictions and art. Submission details HERE.

INKFULLY, a women’s online story-telling community, invites personal stories on a broad range of topics. Details and submission guidelines HERE.

MEASURE PRESS welcomes submissions of “poetry, critical essays, reviews, book reprints, and interviews for its semiannual journal and considers manuscripts of poetry, criticism and instruction” year-round. Submission guidelines HERE.

THE BeZINE submissions for the October 2017 issue – themed Music – are open and the deadline is October 10thSend submissions to me at bardogroup@gmail.com. Publication is October 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. Please check out a few issues first and the Intro/Mission Statement and Submission Guidelines. No demographic restrictions. We do not publish anything that promotes hate or violence.  The lead for the October issue is Sheffield poet and musician, John Anstie (My Poetry Library and 42).

Heads-up on the October zine: The theme is Hunger, Poverty and Working-class Slavery. Deadline: October 10.


CONTESTS

FINISHING LINE PRESS is accepting submission for the New Women’s Voices Chapbook Competition DEADLINE: April 30, 2018 and for the Open Chapbook Competition: DEADLINE: Oct. 31, 2017 Details HERE.

SIXFOLD PRESS announced  its next round of contests. Enter by October 24. $5 to enter | $1000 Fiction and Poetry Prize
All-Writer-Voted. To enter your writing go to Sixfold.org “The most discerning, thorough, fair, and transparent editorial available. Much better and faster than any other—academic, independent, or otherwise. No judge. Participating writers and poets vote . . . “Excellent feedback for everyone, all within 36 days. Final ranking and comments from so many voters accurately reflect how the manuscript would fare in any other slush pile. All issues free to read.” SIXFOLD.ORG


EVENTS

  • Sheffield in Harmony hosted by Hallmark of Harmony (Poet John Anstie’s group, John’s blogs: (My Poetry Library and 42), October 7, 2017, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Firth Court. Firth Hall. Sheffield University. “Hallmark of Harmony’s annual production will showcase the considerable barbershop singing talent of our great city. We are proud to share the stage with Sheffield Harmony, who are among the leading female barbershop choruses in the UK. Moreover, this stellar lineup will be complemented by no less than UK champions and World Silver Medallist Mixed quartet, Hannah and the Hurricanes! This is going to be a phenomenal show.” Tickets HERE.
  • AN EPIC POETRY READING, Poems in the Manner Of … with David Lehman, Daniel Nester and Susan Comninos on September 13 at 7 p.m. at Collar Works, 621 River Street, Troy, NY Details HERE.
  • WRITER’S DIGEST announced its next novel writing conference. Details HERE.
  • WEDNESDAY WRITING PROMPT, weekly on The Poet by Day, offers the opportunity to get to know other poets, share your work and get published here. The challenge is theme-based not form-based. All are welcome to join in no matter the stage of your writing career.
  • SEPTEMBER 30 IS 100,000 POETS FOR CHANGE (100TPC): Peace, sustainability and social justice are the themes set for global 100TPC by cofounders Michael Rothenburg and Terri Carrion when the event was first started in 2011. I think the number of events scheduled at various places around the world is around 600 for 2017. To find or organize an event in your area link to 100TPC global HERE. I’ve also been posting announcements from around the world on The Poet by Day Facebook Page as they come in but you will find the most comprehensive and up-to-date info at 100TPC.
  • THE BeZINE 100,000 POETS AND FRIENDS FOR CHANGE (100TPC) virtual event: In honor of 100TPC annual global event, at The BeZine we are dedicating our September efforts to the interconnections/intersections of social justice, sustainability and peace and how each of these effects the others. On September 30 we invite our poetry community – including other types of artists, our readers and friends – to share their work on theme. Directions for virtual participation with be provided that day on The BeZine blog. No stress. It’s easy. Israeli-American poet, Michael Dickel (Meta/ Phor(e)/ Play), is Master of Ceremonies (a tradition). Creatives and poetry and art lovers will be joining in from all over the world. You’ll love it. Guaranteed. It will run for at least 24 hours, making it convenient for you to organize your other activities around this event.

POETRY SLAM


KUDOS

  • To Debasis Mukhopadhyay (between ink & inkblot) who announced this week “yay! the chapbook, now in its final approved form, has been passed to the printer; which means it could take a couple of weeks before the books begin printing/shipping. more updates soon, stay tuned! thanks for your patience! — with Finishing Line Press.” I have my order in and look forward to reading it.
  • To David Bauman (David Bauman, The Dad Poet) for his new chapbook, Moons, Roads and Rivers, Finishing Line Press, to be released on November 17.
  • To Xanath Caraza who won the 2017 International Latino Book Awards for Tinta negra (Black Ink)
  • To the fledgling Diaphonous Press, a journal of literary and visual art for is upcoming publication of another collection of poems, More Than Moon by Jennifer Juneau

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:

  • 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.

DISCLAIMER

Often information is just that information – and not necessarily recommendation. I haven’t worked with all the publications featured in Sunday Announcements or elsewhere on this site. Awards and contests are often a means to generate income and publicity 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.

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Some product links within posts are Amazon affiliate links. The Poet by Day is supported in part by these links. Your use of them costs you nothing and helps to keep this site running. When you click on an affiliate link (not all links are affiliate) and/or make a purchase I sometimes receive a small percentage of the purchase price. Thank you for your support.


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

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

ANTINARRATIVE POETRY is open to submissions of up to three poems and says if, “you’re not sure what that is, send it anyway.” Details HERE. (Thanks to Michael Dickel.)

WTAW PRESS is a nonprofit “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 through publishing books and through providing its national neighborhood of premiere live author readings, Why There Are Words Literary Reading Series.” It is currently open to submission by established and emerging writers of full-length books (fiction, nonfiction and essays). $28 submission fee. Details HERE.

CAPUTLET MAG, a far cry from Verona is a lit mag for women by women; i.e., young Juliets.  It “seeks balcony dreamers, lark singers, and late-night readers [and publishes] …. fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art.” Demographic restriction: woman between the ages of 15 and 29. Submission guidelines HERE.

LITTLE LEO, an online publication, is open to submissions of poetry and flash fiction. Details HERE.

ESRA MAGAZINE, Israel’s Community Forum welcomes feature articles and stories “with a wide interest.”  Submit up to 1,500 words HERE. (Note: Though the editorial board doesn’t say it, I would remind you to as always read two or three issues of any magazine to which you want to submit your work. Only in that way will you know that you are on target.)

RELEVANT MAGAZINE “covers faith, culture and intentional life… readership is culturally savvy, mainly Christian 20 and 30 somethings…” How to submit and pitch HERE.


CONTESTS

Opportunity Knocks

TONGUES & GROOVES PROSE POEM PRIZE 2018 (Poetry and Music in Portsmouth and Southsea) offers three prizes with cash awards. Submission fee. Closes January 1, 2018.  Details HERE. (Thanks to Michael Dickel.)

WOW! (Women on Writing) Summer 2017 Contest closes on August 31 for flash fiction. Publication and cash awards. $10 submission fee. Guest judge, Quressa Robinson. Details HERE(Note: they will accept stories you’ve already published.)

2017 BOOK PIPELINE COMPETITION “seeks material for film or television adaption. Open to writers worldwide, the contest accepts any genre, fictin or non-fiction. Published and unpublished works are both acceptable.” Grand prize is $10,000 and circulation to production companies. $65 entry fee. Entries may include: novels, non-fiction, plays, graphic novels and comics, book proposals or pitches (fiction or nonfiction) and short stories. Deadline: November 1, 2017. Details HEREWinners are scheduled to be announced in early March 2018.

THE 27TH ANNUAL JEFFREY E. SMITH EDITORS’ PRIZE for fiction, nonficton and poetry. Publication, cash awards ($5k US) and reception and reading. Fiction and nonfiction to 8,500 words, poems up to 10 pages. Entry fee $22. Deadline October 2, 2017. Details HERE.


EVENTS

  • POETRY MARATHON January 1, 2018, St. Mark’s Church, The Bowery, NYC, 3 p.m. – midnight. Hear 140 poets read. Details HERE.
  • SENIOR THESIS READINGS IN POETRY, SCREENWRITING AND TRANSLATION FREE Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. and open to the public. Seniors in the Program in Creative Writing read from their thesis work in poetry, screenwriting and literary translation at Prospect House, located off Chapel Drive between the Princeton University Art Museum and Woolworth Music Center on the Princeton campus.
  • WINCHESTER POETRY FESTIVAL and Heritage Days (U.K.), September 9, 2018 at 2 p.m. Details HERE.

OTHER NEWS & 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:

  • 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.

DISCLAIMER

Often information is just that information – and not necessarily recommendation. I haven’t worked with all the publications featured in Sunday Announcements or elsewhere on this site. Awards and contests are often a means to generate income and publicity 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.

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Some product links within posts are Amazon affiliate links. The Poet by Day is supported in part by these links. Your use of them costs you nothing and helps to keep this site running. When you click on a affiliate link (not all links are affiliate) and/or make a purchase I sometimes receive a small percentage of the purchase price. Thank you for your support.


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

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

THE APPLE VALLEY REVIEW, A Journal of Contemporary Literature publishes a bi-annual zine (spring and fall) that accepts submissions of poetry, short fiction and essays on a year-round basis. Details HERE.

BLACK DANDY, a quarterly literary digest will debut later this year, publishing work “steeped in the long tradition of strange fiction. Based in New Zealand, with an international reach, Black Dandy welcomes readers and writers to worlds that seem right around the corner.” Submission guidelines HERE.

THE BeZINE submissions for the August 2017 issue – themed Theatre –  closes at midnight PST on August 10th. Publication date is August 15th. Poetry, essays, fiction and creative nonfiction, art and photography, music and theatre (videos), and whatever lends itself to online presentation is welcome for consideration. Please check out a few issues first and the Intro./Mission Statement and Submission Guidelines. No demographic restrictions. We would especially encourage submissions from people who are involved one way or the other in theatre. Essays from theatre lovers on the impact of a specific show or the art in general on personal life or on culture in general are welcome, as is critique or historical perspective. Please keep in mind that we do not publish anything that promotes hate or violence. Special guest host is Richard Lingua, theatre aficionado, occasional actor and frequent lecturer. All submissions to Founding and Managing Editor, Jamie Dedes, bardogoup@gmail.com

THE CHAOS, Journal of Personal Narrative “is a new online literary journal of personal narrative. Personal narrative creates meaning and order from the chaos of life. It reveals who we are, who we want to be.” Personal narratives of 1,500 – 7,500 may be submitted at any time. Reading fee is $2 USD. Payment for published essay is $25 USD. Details HERE.

HEIGHTS MAGAZINES is a “New York City based literary magazine seeking poetry, flash fiction, and art/photography. We pay for all the submissions that we accept for publishing.” Submission guidelines HERE.

WORD FOUNTAIN, The Literary Magazine of the Osterhout Free Library has an open call for prose, poetry or a combination of the two for its Fall-Winter 2017 issue. Deadline: August 15. Global readership. Details HERE.

DIAPHANOUS PRESS,  a journal of literary and visual arts, submission period ends on August 31. This journal features poetry, fiction and visual and multi-media art. Details HERE.

PROFANE JOURNAL’s reading period will end on July 31. An annual print journal, Profane publishes poetry, essays and stories. Details HERE.

THE POETRY COMMUNITY, Original Contemporary Poetry from Poets Worldwide focuses on “original, thoughtful, sophisticated, mature, urbane, nuanced poetry that possesses depth and refinement.” Submission details HERE.

BETWEEN THE COASTS is an online publication interested in “stories [that] are written by people who live in the so-called red counties with particular focus on the ways in which national trends and policies shape local lives . . . Between Coasts tells stories from the flyover country, local journalism with a national outlook. We are especially interested in deeply reported narrative journalism. Coming issues will focus on these topics, broadly interpreted: Bake Sales, Drugs, Weapons, Work, Home, Incarceration. Go to our website betweencoasts.org for a better sense of what we’re up to.

PERSEPHONE’S DAUGHTERS a lit magazine dedicated to empowering women who have experienced various forms of abuse and degradation.  The magazine is now closed to submissions but is open for submissions to the site’s Sunday Stories and Film Fridays sections. Details HERE.

DOOR IS A JAR MAGAZINE is an online publication that features poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama and art work.  “We publish well-crafted writing that has cadence, personality, and uses familiar language to take readers on a journey. Furthermore, we celebrate the diversity of our readers, artists and writers; no matter one’s social class, race, sexual orientation, lifestyle, religion, gender, education or experience, we want to publish your work and we invite you to read our publications.” Details HERE.


CONTESTS

DOOR IS A JAR MAGAZINE (details above) honors two contributors that best represented the year’s submissions. Anyone who submits work to Door is a Jar Magazine has a chance at winning this award. Details HERE.

PROFANE JOURNAL hosts two annual prizes, nonfiction and fiction.  $1,000 awards and publication.  Details HERE. Deadline is July 31. 

THE POETRY SOCIETY OF AMERICA, Louise Louis / Emily F. Bourne Student Award, $250 “Endowed under the wills of Louise Louis Whitbread and Ruth M. Bourne, this prize is awarded for the best unpublished poem by a student in grades 9 through 12 from the United States. Teachers or administrators may submit an unlimited number of their students’ poems, one submission per student.  Entries must be postmarked between October 1 and December 22, 2017. Details HERE.

POETRY SOCIETY OF AMERICA, Book Awards for Publishers Deadline:  October 1, to December 22, 2017. Books must be submitted directly by publishers. Details HERE.


EVENTS

  • Livestream: Collections as Data, July 25:: the relevance, accessibility and other benefits of making digital collections available as data and ready for computational analysis. The Library of Congress is hosting a day-long livestreamed event that will feature case-studies and impact stories of applying digital methods to analyzing and sharing collections.  Where: facebook.com/libraryofcongress/  (This is a public site. You don’t have to be on Facebook to watch.
  • 17th U.S. Library of Congress National Book Festival, which is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 2, at the Washington Convention Center. Where: facebook.com/libraryofcongress/  (This is a public site. You don’t have to be on Facebook to watch.
  • Rumble, hosted by Chicon Street Poets, July 24, Monday, Dozen Street, 1808 E. 12th St. Austin, TX  78702 featuring Ashe Vernon, author of four collections o poetry Senior Editor for Persephone’s Daughters Literary magazine, and a 2015 Pushcart Prize nominee.

COFFEE, TEA AND POETRY

featured this past week

Not My Mom’s Harvard Beets … Green Tea with Pomegranate … Featured Poet, Myra Schneider with her poem Root Vegetable Stew

The site is still very much in formative stages. Bare with me.  Suggestions welcome, Appreciation to all the new subscribers. 


KUDOS

  • Jessica Goodfellow on the publication of her latest poetry collection, Whiteout (University of Alaska Press, 2017). “When she was a toddler, Jessica Goodfellow’s twenty-two-year-old uncle, along with six other climbers from the 1967 Wilcox Expedition to Denali, was lost in an unprecedented ten-day storm blasting winds of up to three-hundred miles per hour. Just as North America’s highest peak is so massive that it has its own distinct weather system—changeable and perilous, subject to sudden whiteout conditions—a family whose loved one is irretrievably lost has a grief so blinding and vast that it also creates its own capricious internal weather, one that lasts for generations. Whiteout is Goodfellow’s account of growing up in this unnavigable and often unspoken-of climate of bereavement.
    ….. “Although her poems begin with a missing body, they are not an elegy. Instead, Goodfellow struggles with the absence of cultural ritual for the uncontainable loss of a beloved one whose body is never recovered and whose final story is unknowable. There is no solace here, no possible reconciliation. Instead, Whiteout is a defiant gaze into a storm that engulfs both the wildness of Alaska and of familial mourning.”
  • Sofia Kioroglou, poem PatientlyYours, Nietzsche poem published by The Poetry Community.
  • Paul Brookes, on the publication of The Headpoke And Firewedding, his second chapbook. He says, “My first was published in 1993. Twenty-four years is a long time between books. Seventeen of those years I have been married, and now enjoy a daughter and five grandkids. I also had full time jobs. I enjoy using my Nokia smartphone camera to take landscape and macro pictures. I’m fascinated by shapes nature creates in miniature. Also, by how the mining land that surrounds me has been landscaped, reinvented. All this features in my poetry too. My first chapbook was The Fabulous Invention Of Barnsley ( Dearne Community Press, 1993) and features various characters talking about their town and how they live in it. The Headpoke And Firewedding contains sixteen full colour photos. It is a gander at imagination, imagining it as the making of a coal fire. It moves on to linger on the pagan festivals of June and July, and includes a transliteration of some Nordic trails into Yorkshire dialect, as I feel this holds close to the invader’s language. Also a version of the Anglo Saxon The Seafarer in modern Yorkshire dialect. I hope this does not deter you from reading it.”

NEWS & 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:

  • 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.

DISCLAIMER

Often information is just that information – and not necessarily recommendation. I haven’t worked with all the publications featured in Sunday Announcements or elsewhere on this site. Awards and contests are often a means to generate income and publicity 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.

Affiliate Links Disclosure:
Some product links within posts are Amazon affiliate links. The Poet by Day is supported in part by these links. Your use of them costs you nothing and helps to keep this site running. When you click on a affiliate link (not all links are affiliate) and/or make a purchase I sometimes receive a small percentage of the purchase price.Thank you for your support.


ABOUT THE POET BY DAY

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

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

THE BeZINE submissions for the July 2017 issue – themed Prison Culture/Restorative Justice – deadline July 10th latest. Publication date is July 15th. Poetry, essays, fiction and creative nonfiction, art and photography, music (videos), and whatever lends itself to online presentation is welcome for consideration. Please check out a few issues first and the Intro./Mission Statement and Submission Guidelines. No demographic restrictions. We would encourage submissions from people who are involved one way or the other in the justice system and former youth “offenders.” Critique along with constructive suggestions or tested solutions and best practices are welcome. We do not publish anything that promotes hate or violence.

Heads-up on the August zine: The theme is Theatre. Deadline: August 10.

HADEAN PRESS publishes books, journals and pamphlets and since its founding in 2008 has focused on occult books, journals, and pamphlets in standard and hand-bound editions.  Details HERE.

DREAM POP JOURNAL, a quarterly published by Dream Pop Press features experimental writings. Beginning 2018 this press will open to chapbook submission “Dream Pop Press seeks to make space for non-narrative, linguistically inventive writing. We are interested in lyric memoir, cross-genre experimenters, fearless inventors, and poets who dream in made-up languages.” Submissions may incude poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and visual art.  Details HERE.

PASSAGER BOOKS, “dedicate to writers over 50 and writers over 60, 70, 80, 90 … ,” publishes two journals a year. These include poetry, memoir, essay and short fiction.  Its 2018 Open Issue accepts submissions through September 15, 2017. There is a submission fee of $2. Details HERE.

THE MALAHAT REVIEW (CA) welcomes submission of poetry, fiction an creative nonfiction from writers and poets at all stages of career. Poetry guidelines are HERE.

THE LOW VALLEY REVIEW, a publication of NorthWest Arkansas Community College ” celebrates and amplifies the typically under-heard voices of writers and artists in community colleges nationwide. We represent the blended, sometimes gritty, perspectives of nontraditional students: the first-generation college student, the veteran back from service, the immigrant, the retiree taking a class for the pure love of learning. We will also publish work from the community college at large, including full-time instructors, adjunct lecturers, and staff.” This review accepts submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and art from October through February. Details HERE.

GO WORLD TRAVEL for those who love to travel invites submission of travel articles up to 1,600. Pays $30 to $40 on publication. Details HERE.

THE SHALLOW ENDS publishes poetry and will re-open for submissions on September 1.  Details HERE.

BORROWED SOLACE, a new online publication, is interested in considering submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, photography and artwork. “Borrowed Solace hopes to publish artful work that inspires readers to fall in love with language. They want stories, essays, and poems that invite readers to ask for more. They accept work in all genres and styles, but prefer pieces without excessive violence or erotica, unless it has a purpose.” Details HERE.

RED QUEEN MAGAZINE “named Red Queen after the Red Queen effect, a hypothesis which proposes that organisms must constantly adapt & evolve not only to get ahead, but to stay exactly where they are. We fight through literature to maintain ourselves; we write & we edit & we rewrite just to preserve our lives. We want work that has torn you apart & then saved you. Work that bleeds & then heals. Literature for you to consume, & literature that consumes you.” The focus now is work on the current political climate expressed in poetry, prose and art. Details HERE.

TETHERED BY LETTERS, A Nonprofit Literary Publisher and Writer’s Resource, publishes F(r)iction and welcomes submission year round. Of interest: short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and graphic stories or comics. This publication also sponsors annual contests. Look for future announcements.  Details HERE.

LIKELY RED, a new online publication that has published two issues to date pays its writers ($25 on acceptance) and welcomes submissions  of prose, poetry, photography, art year round.  Details HERE.

ARSENIKA is a journal of speculative poetry and flash fiction and “seeks marginalized voices. We work to uplift those outside the center and believe that identity is not the defining trait of a piece of work, but that unnameable quality that weaves through prose and poetry to give it its nuance.” Details HERE.

BLOOD & BURBON, a publication produced by storytellers for storytellers, has an open call-for-submissions for its Fall 2017 issue theme Death. appropriate submissions are non-fiction, fiction, poetry or black and white photography and “could be satire, speculative fiction, horror or some angle we haven’t even thought of.” Deadline is the end of August. Details HERE.

ONE PERSON’S TRASH, “a literary print journal [quarterly] with a web presence …. tells homeless stories” [through poetry, fiction, nonfiction and interviews] by homeless, formerly homeless, and people whose professional and personal lives intersect with the homeless.” Details HERE.

FOUR CHAMBERS PRESS is accepting poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction manuscripts through July 31, 2017 deadline.  Details HERE.


CONTESTS

Opportunity Knocks

THE STANZA POETRY COMPETITION (UK) “is open exclusively to Poetry Society members (if you’re not a member join here) and who are also members of a Poetry Society Stanza. The theme for the 2017 competition is WALLS. Send up to two poems, max 40 lines per poem (not including title). Free entry. Closing date is Monday 11 September 2017 and the winners will be announced on National Poetry Day, Thursday 28 September 2017. Judge: Andy Croft.” Details HERE.

 PRESS 53 Award for Poetry 2018 competition is open for submissions through July 31. Winner receives a cash advance of $1000 and publication. There is a $30 reading fee. Details HERE.

2018 FAR HORIZONS AWARD FOR POETRY (CA) is not yet accepting submission watch The Malahat Review for updates. This is for poets who have not yet published a collection. Prize is $1,000 (CAD). The deadline is May 1, 2018. Entry fees vary. Submissions from outside of Canada are welcome. Details HERE.

THE POETRY CENTER sponsors three annual competitions: Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards, The Paterson Poetry Prize, and The Paterson Prize for Books for Young People.  February 1, 2018 is the deadline for all.  Details HERE.

EVENTS

  • TONIGHT 8 pmFesta Junina (Brazilian music and traditional foods) in Berkeley, 8pm – 1 am. Hosted by Praganala and BrasArte at BrasArte, 1901 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA
  • Poetry with Punch, Bradford Literature Festival, poetry, world affairs and politics, July 6, 7:30 – 10 p.m. More detail HERE.
  • 100,000 Poets for Change annual global event is scheduled for September 30.  Details HERE.
  • The BeZine 100,000 Poets for Change Virtual Event is scheduled for September 30.
  • Second Saturday @ Cyrus: featuring Omatara James and Gladys Henderson from 7:15-9:45 p.m. on July 8 Hosted by Matt Pasca and Omotara James at Cyrus: Chai & Coffee Company, 1 Railroad Plz, Bay Shore, New York 11209
  • Legacy Conversations: Chris Abani and Norman Ellis hosted by Cave Canem from 7-9 p.m. n July 11th at the Poetry Foundation & Poetry Magazine 61 W. Superior St., Chicago, Illinois.
  • Second Annual Chicago Poetry Block Party from 2-9 p.m. on July 29. Hosted by and held at the National Museum of Mexican Art and Poetry Foundation & Poetry Magazine. 1852 W. 19th Street, Chicago, IL
  • Arte Folia: Preto No Branco (Artefolia Dance Company) from 7 -10 pm, August 27.  Hosted by Aninha Malandro at BrasArte, 1901 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA

KUDOS

  • Publication of Michael Dickel’s: Breakfast at the End of Capitalism | Chapbook 
  • Since 2011, 100 Thousand Poets for Change, cofounded by Michael Rothenberg and Terri Carion, have worked indefatigably to organize events around the world for peace, justice and sustainability. Now, they’ve also created a GLOBAL ACTION CALENDAR open to EVERYONE to post Creative Actions around the world.
  • Sonjia Beskin Mesher art honored by Halls Writing Forum, St. Edmunds Hall Oxford. One comment, “I think my favourite for this incredibly complex challenge is Sonja’s tiny, trembling moment of truth”
  • Paul Brookes (The Wombwell Rainbow) for his many publications and reblogs this month. Appropriate acknowlegement by other poets for this original and prolific poet.

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