SUNDAY POESY: Opportunities, Events and Other News and Opportunities

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

ARTSPACE “invites poets working in all genres of poetry to apply to be considered for our Opening Poems project.Through this project, Artspace seeks to commission original poems written in response to one or more images and/or works in our exhibitions opening between fall 2016 and spring 2018. Poets both emerging and established, based in New Haven or out-of-state are invited to submit. Selected poets will collaborate with artists and curators, study the works and themes of planned future exhibitions, and reflect on the ideas embodied in each show. Poets will then read, perform, or otherwise present a new poem at one of Artspace’s highly attended opening receptions, using the gallery as a lab for physical and visual exploration of language.

“This opportunity offers the chance to build an open, interdisciplinary, and expanded dialogue around your work and gain exposure to Artspace’s expansive network of local and international connections, as well as those of our featured artists. Your piece will also be published in the Opening Poems chapbook, to be produced at the conclusion of the project, containing each poem presented at the opening receptions alongside the artwork that inspired it.” Submission deadline: Friday, Jun 30, 2017 at 12:00 AM Details HERE.

NEW MADRID, Journal of Contemporary Literature Winter 2017 Theme: “Imagining Peace”  We seek work that speaks to this arduousness and that defines peace not just as the absence of war, but as something dynamic in its own right. All literary genres are welcome, and submissions should be of interest to the general reader. Please do not submit scholarly articles. . . . New Madrid is published twice per year, during the July and January residencies of Murray State University’s low-residency MFA Program. The editors invite previously unpublished submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Acceptance is determined by the quality of the work.” Current reading period ends October 15. Details HERE.

WALLOON WRITERS REVIEW “is an independent literary journal rooted in Northern Michigan. Our mission is to provide an avenue for writers and photographers to share their passion and their art with the community. We are proud to remind everyone that our 2nd Edition Deadline is September 5th. Our theme is Northern Michigan – but that doesn’t mean you have to live in Northern Michigan…just keep that common thread in your work. Maybe you are here for the summer, maybe you just drove through for the first time. It’s inspiring and the creativity the natural surroundings bring forth needs a place to go… ” Details HERE.

JSTOR.ORG is “looking for pitches for 1500-2000-word features on timely topics that are in conversation with and reference (with direct links to) the content housed on JSTOR.org. We’re also particularly interested in acquiring interviews with scholars whose work is housed on JSTOR. Prospective writers should send links to clips of their previously published writing, as well as a well-developed pitches for one story idea that includes potential tie-ins to specific JSTOR content. Writers who need it will be given access to the JSTOR library for research purposes. Features should: draw connections between the news, the Zeitgeist(s), and JSTOR research identify patterns between current events and scholarly work provide the backstory for new studies and point out historial studies that should be revisited
not feel academic or like work interview researchers and scholars who are doing interesting work that is housed in JSTOR, or researchers who are using JSTOR in interesting ways.” Details HERE.

HEART OF STEEL — LGBTQIA — “Knights are a well-established presence in the fiction landscape, from historical fiction to fantasy to romance. Be they chivalrous or ruthless, high or low born, noble warriors or dishonored soldiers, tales of knights are endlessly appealing—for their loyalty, their love, and all that they will do to serve and protect those to whom they are sworn. Less Than Three Press invites you to submit stories about knights and all they are willing to do and endure for the sake of those they love and protect. Editor’s note: We would like for this anthology to cover the full range of the spectrum. While all stories will be considered, preference will be given to stories featuring characters that are not cis-gay.” Deadline is September 30, 2016 Details HERE.

CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL  Best Mom Ever!  “Is your mother the best mom ever? How about your stepmother, grandmother, or mother-in-law? How about the wonderful woman who is raising your children? Share your stories about the amazing, loving, miraculous, intuitive, and just plain fabulous moms in your life. Here is your chance to let all the moms know they are appreciated, loved and respected, and that you can’t imagine anyone better. We’re looking for stories about moms of all ages, from young mothers to great-grandmothers, and everything in between. Let your mom or grandmother or stepmother or the mother of your children know that her hard work has been recognized and that without her, the kids wouldn’t be where they are today”. Deadline September 30, 2016. Details HERE.

CANTHIUS “accepts submissions of poetry and prose from a diversity of established and emerging women and genderqueer writers. For those who wish to submit to Canthius, we ask that your submission reflect the best of your creativity, your voice, your humour, your intelligence, your strength. Be political, honest, witty. We thank you for considering us as a forum for your work and for engaging, reading, and writing about feminist issues and experiences.” Deadline September 15, 2016. Details HERE.

EVENTS

BRISTOL POETRY FESTIVAL 2016 has these poets booked so far: Gillian Clarke with Penelope Shuttle, John Greening and Alison Brackenbury; Matthew Caley with David Briggs, Rachael Boast and Rosie Jackson; Helen Mort with Deborah Harvey and friends; The Magnetic Diaries with Vey Streker; The Bristol Poetry Festival Slam; a Can Openers Festival Special and festival aperatifs include Keys, Chords and Uncommonplaces with Ash Dickinson, David C Johnson and Beth Porter.” September 27 – October 15. Details HERE.

LAUNCHES

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THE WARP AND WEFT OF THINGS – Poet Sharon Frye (featured HERE) announced this anthology today. It is “put together from the minds of the Enid Writers Club” and includes poetry, memoirs, short stories, flash fiction and more. Available from Amazon HERE.

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LIFE IN SUSPENSION (Salmon Poetry, 2016) La Vie Suspendue (English and French Edition) – Poet, actress and educator Hélène Cardona announced the publication of her bilingual poetry collection. Available from Amazon HERE.

TIDBITS

OLYMPIAN ALEXI PAPPAS draws attention to the art of the poem, The Poet by Day

MEET THE DEAF POETS SOCIETY, a digital journal for people with disabilities, PBS Newshour Art Beat

Hélène Cardona reads from her book, The Astonished Universe:


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

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CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

BLUE MARBLE REVIEW “is a quarterly online journal for young writers ages 13-20. Its name is inspired by the view of earth as seen from the Apollo 17 spacecraft. This colorful and iconic image known as the Blue Marble provides continued inspiration for dreamers, discoverers and explorers everywhere.” This magazine publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and art. $20 per published piece.  Details HERE.

PRETTY OWL POETRY asks that we send “something shameful. something surreal. a deluge of desire. confessions of crimes & hearts teeming with rattlesnakes. a merry-go-round that makes you dizzy.
send us your yellowed sweet tooth in a plastic bag. or lockets filled with tiny twig hairs. tell us everything we don’t want to hear. say it in a way that’s sweet to the ear. send us a flash, a jolt, a tickle in your belly. something simple but ahh. give us something that slaps & stings. keep the quiet for the mornings & make us dance, twist, shout, & fold around our bodies. send us something to slink into. show us a basket full of molded fruit & take a picture of your mother’s grey, stained socks. tell us about the time you dreamt & flailed. keep us up in words. tell us every little thing. Submissions HERE.

BLACK WARRIOR PRESS is reading submissions of general fiction, nonfiction and poetry through September 1.  There is a submission fee of $3 and payment is a one-year subscription and “a nominal lump-sum fee for all works published.” Details HERE.

STILL: THE JOURNAL has one annual reading period each calendar year: December 1-31. The magazine’s emphasis: “is on the literature of the Southern Appalachian region, and we are committed to publishing excellent writing that does not rely on clichés and stereotypes. We want to feature writing that exemplifies the many layers and complexities of the region or that is written by an author with a connection to the region. We accept submissions of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. Details HERE.

HIPPOCAMPUS MAGAZINE accepts submissions of memoir, personal essay, and flash creative nonfiction. Details HERE.

WEST BRANCH, a publication of Bucknell University, welcomes “submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and translation. We read unsolicited manuscripts between August 1st and April 1st. We print only original, unpublished work. For accepted work, we purchase First North American serial rights.Payment is awarded for accepted works in the amount of $50 per submission of poetry, and $.05/word for prose with a maximum payment of $100. Additionally, we provide each contributor with two copies of the issue in which his/her work appears and a one-year subscription to West Branch.” The magazine is HERE. The submission guidelines are HERE.

FJORDS REVIEW, a literary magazine, publishes book and art reviews and essays.  Details HERE.

GEOMETRY is a new magazine getting ready to publish its first issue. It is an “international literary endeavour. We seek to publish outstanding literature from our home country, New Zealand, and from around the world. We are a digital and print publication dedicated to featuring work by both established and emerging writers. We place no limitations on style or content. Our criterion is distinctive and intelligent writing. We seek fresh voices. We seek diversity. We seek work that captivates and challenges.” It plans to publish stories, creative nonfiction and poetry. Payment promised is $10-$50 for poetry, artists $10-$50 per page, and 1-3 cents per word for fiction and nonfiction. (USD) Contributors will also receive one free copy of the printed journal. Deadline for Issue 1 is September 1st. Details HERE.

COLLABRATIVE WRITING CHALLENGE’s fiction stories are built by participants who have no contact with each other. Each week, four or five writers will submit a chapter of roughly 2000 words, and one will be selected as part of the story. Each chapter writer will receive the full chapter 1, the full chapter prior to the one they will write, and a synopsis of every chapter in between. The writers will also receive thorough notes containing a list of characters, locations, and highlights. By using this method, the writer does not get bogged down by the entire story. They receive relevant information, and any errors arising from that can be tidied up later by the story coordinator. More HEREThere is also a short story contest attached to this. Details HERE

COMPOSE: A JOURNAL OF SIMPLY GOOD WRITING “is a biannual, online publication that features work by both established and emerging writers of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.” Reading period is year-round. Details HERE.

THRUSH POETRY JOURNAL is accepting submissions in September. Poetry only. Non-paying market. Details HERE.

FOCUS ON THE FAMILY – a religious magazine – has an “ongoing need” for features on: faith conversations for couples, parents of teens (13-18), teens excited about faith, teens and doubts, and family stages. Details HERE and writer’s guidelines HERE.

COMPETITIONS/CONTESTS

Opportunity Knocks

THE PROFANE NONFICTION PRIZE has a $10 entry fee and a prize of $1,000. 7,500 word limit and the deadline is August 14th.  “Profane is an annual print and audio journal featuring an eclectic mix of poetry, creative non-fiction, and fiction. We record every poem and piece of prose we publish in the author’s own voice. We publish in the winter.” Details HERE.

2016 TINDERBOX POETRY JOURNAL CONTEST does not impose  limitations in form or content; “we are interested in everything from traditional forms to free verse to lyric essay to flash fiction. The winner will receive $500 and the runner-up will receive $250.” The contest closes on August 21.  Details HERE.

SECOND LIGHT POETRY COMPETION FOR LONG AND SHORT POEMS BY WOMEN/2016 Second Light Poetry Competition for Long and Short Poems by Women 2016. Deadline Wednesday 31st August 2016. JUDGE ALISON BRACKENBURY will read all submitted entries.  £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. A London reading for winners. Entry: £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.**

BLACK WARRIOR REVIEW annual contest for poetry and fiction is accepting submissions until September 1.  $1000 & publication in each genre. Details HERE.

STILL: THE JOURNAL 2016 annual writing contests in fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction  Deadline is 11:59 p/m. September 6, 2016. Contest entries should be in keeping with their stated publishing mission: “Our emphasis is on the literature of the Southern Appalachian region, and we are committed to publishing excellent writing that does not rely on clichés and stereotypes. We want to feature writing that exemplifies the many layers and complexities of the region or that is written by an author with a connection to the region.” Contest Prizes:  $200 each for first-place winners of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, and publication in Still: The Journal, 22: Fall 2016. All other contest entries will be considered for possible publication.” Details HERE.

HIPPOCAMPUS MAGAZINE “is giving away more than $1,200 in cash and prizes this November in our sixth annual creative writing contest, the Remember in November Contest for Creative Nonfiction.” Deadline is September 23. $12 entry fee. Details HERE.

THE BATH FLASH FICTION AWARD hosts two international flash fiction writing competitions; the Bath Flash Fiction Award, and the Bath Novella-in-Flash Award. Entrants have the opportunity to appear in our print and digital books. Deadline 16 October 2016. Details HERE.

TIDBITS

The Role of the Poet: An Interview with Solmaz Sharif, A Paris Review interview

Daily I sit
with the language
they’ve made

of our language

to NEUTRALIZE
the CAPABILITY of LOW DOLLAR VALUE ITEMs
like you.

You are what is referred to as
a “CASUALTY.”

excerpt from Personal Effects in Look:Poems by Solmaz Sharif

If you are viewing this post from an email, it is likely you will have to link through to view this video of Fran Lock and Solmaz Sharif on Transatlantic Poetry on Air. This is Robert Peake’s poetry show. Recommended.  Details HERE.

THE POET BY DAY SUNDAY POESY

Submit your event, book launch and other announcements at least fourteen days in advance to thepoetbyday@gmail.com. Publication is subject to editorial discretion.

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

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CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

THE FORGE LITERARY MAGAZINE publishes one prose piece a week – no poetry. Submissions guidelines are HERE.

INTO THE VOID MAGAZINE, ARTS AND LITERATURE is accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction and art through September 25th. Regarding poetry – “We accept poems of all forms and styles. The key here is two-fold: A clear display of the intention to create a beautiful sounding poem, and an economical use of well-chosen words of powerful meaning and description. Poems can be about anything at all, and of all shapes. We accept: Poems of up to 80 lines. There is no minimum line count. We love one-sentence poems–send ’em!”  Details HERE.

TIMOTHY MCSWEENEY’S guidelines for book submissions HERE, web submissions HERE, and the Quarterly HERE.

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 …  innovation and experimentation [is encouraged]. 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.”  Read the About and Submission Guidelines.

HAKAI MAGAZINE, Coastal Sciences and Societies “explores science and society in coastal ecosystems. Our editorially independent, web-based publication examines the ties between the ocean, land, and human societies through long- and short-form journalism, illustration, photography, and video.” The magazine “is divided into four main sections: News & Views, Features, Videos & Visuals, and Quick Reads.”  This magazine doesn’t take poetry. It is, however,  a beautiful thoughtfully-done magazine, well worth looking at if you do other kinds of creative work. You are strongly advised to study this magazine before submitting.  Details HERE.

EVENTS

13659039_1181668861888753_5467398691388450831_nHEADS-UP FOR THIS AFTERNOON NEW YORK:  Sunday, July 31 at 4 PM – 6 PM in EDT, The Parkside Lounge, 317 E Houston St, New York, New York 10002, Organized by Matt Pasca and Russ Green

MATT PASCA is a teacher, editor and two-time Pushcart nominee whose poetry has appeared in dozens of journals and anthologies as well as two book length collections, A THOUSAND DOORS (2011) and RAVEN WIRE (2016). A 2003 New York State Teacher of Excellence, Matt teaches Poetry, Mythology and Literature and curates a poetry series–Second Saturdays @Cyrus–with his wife, author Terri Muuss. Pasca also advises an award-winning scholastic literary-art magazine, THE WRITERS’ BLOCK, and is a copyeditor and reviewer for the Long Island Authors Group. Matt has performed his work in New Mexico, Montana, Minnesota, Virginia, New Jersey, all around New York and has keynoted or taught workshops at colleges, conferences and continuing Ed. programs. http://www.mattpasca.com @Matt_Pasca

New York Times proclaims FRANKIE A. SOTO is a “FORCE”. A national touring & Spoken Word Poet & Author of a Weed in a Garden of Extraordinary Flowers & Forever is not enough. He was recently nominated for 2016 National Poetry Awards. Nominated & Premiered for Atlanta Hip Hop Film Festival for his HIV poem in 2013. He is published worldwide for various newspapers, magazines and articles & one of the ambassadors for fighting cancer with poetry in Washington DC

RUSS GREEN is Co-editor at Great Weather for Media; Poet, Curator and Host at Artist.

– photo © Matt Pesca

SPIRIT ROCK INSIGHT MEDITATION CENTER, Woodacre, CA is hosting Exploring Dharma Through Poetry with Phillip Moffett on Sunday, August 14, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Details HERE.

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100,000 POETS/PEACEMAKERS FOR CHANGE – Seattle-area readers, SAVE THE DATE  –  organized by The Bardo Group Beguines‘ Rev. Terri Stewart (Beguine Again and The BeZine) at Riverton Park United Methodist Church, 3118 S 140th Stree, Tukwilia, Washington 98168 on Saturday, September 24th at 1 p.m. Terri says, “We will be gathering to hold a peacemaking circle that will focus on earth justice. 1:00 is during the time that the community comes to the food bank. We want to make a public witness of peace and peace for the earth. Hope to see you there!” The Facebook Page for this event is HERE.

TIDBITS

3,900 Pages of Paul Klee’s Personal Notebooks Are Now Online, Present His Bauhaus Teachings (1921-1931), OpenCulture.com

JeanRhys_WideSargassoSeaTop Ten Reasons to Love Jean Rhys, author of Wide Saragasso Sea, the story of Mr. Rochester’s first wife – the madwoman in the attic – from Jane Eyre, For Books’ Sake. This October is the 50th anniversary of the publication of Wide Saragasso Sea The book cover art is from the first edition and the copyright is believed to belong to the publisher, Deutsch, or the cover artist. Fair use.

Toni Morrison participated in the first Digital Book Signing with Google Play

Roxane Gay Becomes 1st Black Woman to Write Marvel Comic Book. She will team with Ta-Nehisi Coates (Between the World and Me, Seiegel & Grau, 2015) to write a series set in the Black Panther’s world.  MORE

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EMBEDDED MEDIA MAKER

Opportunity Knocks

NOT POETRY BUT I know a lot of readers here are multitalented. This just came across my desk and it sounds like a wonderful opportunity for someone. It’s “a project of PBS/POV and the New York Times. The Embedded Mediamaker project will allow a documentary filmmaker, creator or creative technologist rooted in documentary storytelling to work for 20 weeks at The New York Times alongside some of its most creative journalists. The mediamaker will work with The Times and POV to create new forms of documentary and interactive content with a team of Times writers, editors and visual storytellers involved in Race/Related, a newsletter and reporting project exploring race as it is lived today.’ Details HERE.

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

NEW YORKER Poetry submissions: Poetry is reviewed on a rolling basis. Send up to six poems per submission, but please submit no more than twice in twelve months. We do not consider work that has appeared elsewhere (including Web sites and personal blogs), or translations that have already been published in English (the original text may have been published.) Simultaneous submissions are welcome; please notify us promptly if a poem is accepted elsewhere. Response time averages two to six months; after three, you are welcome to query the status.” Details HERE.

THE ATLANTIC “is always interested in great nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. A general familiarity with what we have published in the past is the best guide to what we’re looking for. All manuscripts should be submitted as a Word document or PDF. Succinct pitches may be submitted in the body of an e-mail. To submit nonfiction, send your manuscript or pitch to: submissions@theatlantic.com. To submit fiction, send your manuscript to: fiction@theatlantic.com. To submit poetry, send your manuscript to: poetry@theatlantic.com.” The Atlantic

THE APPLE VALLEY REVIEW welcomes submissions of poetry, short fiction, and essays and submissions are open year round for work that has both mainstream and literary appeal. “In other
words, please send us work that is both accessible and finely written. . . . This is not currently a paying market. However, all work published in the Apple Valley Review during a given calendar year will be considered for the annual Apple Valley Review Editor’s Prize. From 2006 to 2015, the prize was $100 and a gift of a book of poetry or fiction.” Details HERE.

STORM CELLAR “is a national literary arts magazine with a special emphasis on the Midwest, appearing in print and ebook editions. We want your prose, poems, chimeras, and ideas penned on envelopes in buses and train cars. The magazine aims to publish amazing work by new and established writers and artists, present a range of styles and approaches, and be as un-boring as it can. If you write one thing to be read while waiting for the all-clear to sound, send it here.” Details HERE.

CICADA YA (14+ years) lit/comics magazine “is looking for fairy tales and folklore with a twist—we want you to take familiar stories and dress them up; dress them down; give them some bite; shine a different light on them. Tell us a dark and weird tale from your culture, or show us something new. Let the wolf win. Stick all of those tired old folktale tropes in a blender, add genre-savviness and a dash of hot sauce, and serve over ice.” Deadline for submissions of short fiction, poetry, essays, and comics pitches is August 20, 2016. Details HERE.

POETS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE (reminders)

Lifting the Veil: Artists in Support of the Tahirih Justice Center:

The Tahirih Justice Center stands alone as the only national, multi-city organization providing a broad range of direct legal services, policy advocacy, and training and education to protect immigrant women and girls fleeing violence. Come out and support some of New York’s most powerful artists as they perform to raise money for a worth cause. $10 suggested donation all going to the center. Thanks to Terri Muuss for sharing this with us. Lifting the Veil Facebook Page is HERE.

August 7 at 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. EDT at BrickHouse Bewery & Restaurant 67 W. Main Street, Patchogue, New York 11772.

RUMOR proceeds go the Syrian-Armenian Relief Fund. The collection is by Silva Merjanian. “Rumor is a stunning tour de force of passionate, life-affirming poetry. Silva Merjanian evokes time and place with both grace and authority. Poetry is obviously a tool for her own healing and in that she brings us face to face with the human condition in all its complexity, beautiful and loving and devastating cruel, and she does so totally without pretension.” excerpt from CELEBRATING AMERICAN SHE-POETS (19): Silva Zanoyan Merjanian, Borrowed Sugar, Borrowed Time – War-torn Lebanon to Peace in California

HANDS & WINGS, Poems for Freedom from Torture (White Rat Press, 2015). The poems in it are freely shared by A-list poets. The proceeds go to help with the rehabilitation and support of torture victims seeking protection in the U.K.  For purchase contact Dorothy Yamamoto: dorothy.yamamoto@whiteratpress.co.uk

100,000 Poets (and other artists) for Change, 2016

AN ANNOUNCEMENT FROM 100TPC COFOUNDER, MICHAEL ROTHENBERG: “On September 24, 2016 poets, musicians and artists around the world will be organizing poetry readings, parades, gallery exhibitions, music and dance performances focused on issues of peace, justice, and sustainability. This important annual global act of solidarity is the core activity of 100 Thousand Poets for Change, a non-profit organization.

100 Thousand Poets for Change offers an opportunity for a peaceful global discussion of issues such as war, global warming, poverty, racism, gender inequality, homelessness, gun violence, police brutality, lack of affordable medical care, censorship, and animal cruelty. Individual organizers are free to choose the specific topic and focus of their local event. If you are interested in participating in this global action please post sign up HERE.”

THE BARDO GROUP BEGUINES will host a virtual 100TPC event on September 24 with American-Israeli poet, Michael Dickel (Fragments of Michael Dickel) as Master of Ceremonies. Between Michael and me the event will run from morning in Israel to midnight in California.  You can share your work through Mr. Linky (instruction will be provided) or in the comments section of the blog post that day at The BeZine where you can also enjoy the work of other artist activists.

Work may include anything on topic: poetry, essay, short fiction, video (music, mime, dance, dramatic monolgue), art and photography and so forth.  The topic we’ve chosen this year – selected by Rev. Terri Stewart (Beguine Again founder) – and supported by our core team of poets, writers, story-tellers, artists and photographers, musicians and clerics is  Environment/Environmental Justice. As is tradition, all work will be archived on the site and at Standford University in Stanford, CA.

FOR YOUNG POETS

STONE SOUP is a magazine founded in 1973 to encourage children ‘s creativity. It focus is “to inspire young writers by publishing the best work by their peers. We have published over ten-thousand pages of writing and art by children.”  Submission details are HERE.

STRIVE FESTIVAL (England) Friday 5 August 2016 – Sunday 7 August 2016 “Calling all young thinkers, dreamers, movers and shakers: unleash your creativity at Strive festival. Strive is Southbank Centre’s festival for 15- to 25-year-olds. Curated in collaboration with our Youth Ambassadors, the festival celebrates and showcases the creativity, new ideas and artistic passions of young people today.Whether you love music, dance, poetry or visual arts, Strive is packed full of performances, practical workshops and careers advice to inspire and empower you. Details HERE.

THE POETRY SOCIETY (U.K.) is “committed to supporting poets at every stage of their career – many now established poets began taking part in our events and competitions as children, through teenage years and into adulthood. Our Young Poets Network, and events for emerging poets mean that you always have access to advice and company as you develop your craft. . . . We are committed to supporting poets at every stage of their career – many now established poets began taking part in our events and competitions as children, through teenage years and into adulthood. Our Young Poets Network, and events for emerging poets mean that you always have access to advice and company as you develop your craft.” Details HERE

YOUNG AMERICAN POETRY DIGEST, National Schools Project encourages “student writing and provides an audience for student poetry. We want kids excited about writing . . . The National Schools Project, initiated in 1994, is designed to share our youth’s talents with others, supply a national audience for student writing, and provide a publishing opportunity for young poets. Schools around the nation are invited to participate in the project by submitting their students’ most creative poetry. A panel of educators reviews the poetry submitted and selects poems to be published based on a list of literary criteria.”  Details HERE

A POETRY PLAYGROUND 

Youth and Adults

POETRY SOUP “is simply the world’s best and most comprehensive poetry website and poems resource…with quotes too. PoetrySoup™ is an easy-to-use, comprehensive, interactive, and fun international poetry community for all poets and lovers of poetry. Read, search, comment on, and share quotations, short poetry, funny poetry, love poetry, sad poetry, friendship poetry and more.” Details HERE.

TIDBIT

ZEN and THE ART OF ARCHERY: Paul Muldoon – Advice for Young Writers (If you are reading this in an email, it is likely you’ll have to link to the site to view this video.)

PAUL MULDOON (b.1951) is an Irish poet with some thirty collections and a Pulitzer Prize. His bio is HERE.

THE POET BY DAY SUNDAY POESY

Submit your event, book launch and other announcements at least fourteen days in advance to thepoetbyday@gmail.com. Publication is subject to editorial discretion.