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“The soul is silent. If it speaks at all it speaks in dreams.” It Is Daylight, Louise Gluck  CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS Opportunity Knocks BOSTON REVIEW is currently reading query letters and unsolicited nonfiction up to 5,000 words. Watch the site for its 2019 poetry and fiction contest announcement. Details HERE. FOCUS ON THE FAMILY MAGAZINE, Helping Families Thrive™ discusses marriage and parenting from a biblical perspective and has an open call for article submissions…. Read More

  “There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it.” Gustave Flaubert CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS Opportunity Knocks ABOUT PLACE JOURNAL, a literary journal of the Black Earth Institute dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, will open a call for submissions of poetry, essays, creative nonfiction and artwork on January 1, 2019. Theme: Dignity as an Endangered Species: Maintain Respect, Honesty and Integrity in the… Read More

“The cry that ‘fantasy is escapist’ compared to the novel is only an echo of the older cry that novels are ‘escapist’ compared with biography, and to both cries one should make the same answer: that freedom to invent outweighs loyalty to mere happenstance, the accidents of history; and good readers should know how to filter a general applicability from a particular story.” The Road to Middle-Earth: How J.R.R. Tolkien Created A… Read More

“If you have the words, there’s always a chance that you’ll find the way.” Seamus Heaney, Stepping Stones: Interviews with Seamus Heaney CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS Opportunity Knocks ABERRATION LABYRINTH publishes poetry and its current reading period runs through December 1. No submission fee. No payment. Details HERE. BARNSTORM LITERARY JOURNAL sponsored by the MFA Program in Creative Writing, University of New Hampshire publishes nonfiction, fiction, poetry and digital art. No submission fees…. Read More