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 You are invited to submit all unpublished literature written in  English and translations that are accompanied by the original text as well as many forms of visual art.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.

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 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.


ABOUT THE POET BY DAY

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

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

PARABOLA, the search for meaning is published quarterly and is committed to exploring myths, symbols and religious tradition. Issues are thematic. Parabola publishes feature articles and translations, poetry, short fiction and reviews. Paying market. No reading fees. Details HERE.

TIMELESS TALES publishes themed issues and the retelling of fairytales or myths in prose or poetry. Submissions for the upcoming issue are closed. The theme for the next issue is to be determined and the window for submissions to be announced. Watch the site. Details HERE.

LUNARIS REVIEW is published out of Africa and features fiction, creative non-fiction, essays, poetry, artwork and photography. The window for submissions for the January 2018 issue is October 1 – November 30, 2017. Mark your calendar. Details HERE.

WRITERSCAFE.ORG is on an online writing community where writers can post poetry, short stories, novels, scripts and screenplays and receive reviews and advice from other writers. It hosts contests and offers the opportunity to start a group or to join an established group. Details HERE.

PURITAN MAGAZINE is a Canadian online literary magazine that was founded 2006. Puritan features fiction, poetry, interviews, essays, reviews, and more. There are no demographic limitations. There are submission fees. This is a paying publication. Check out the opportunities for monthly Editors in Residence. Details HERE.

THE WRITER’S CHRONICLE is a publication of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs. The magazine is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. Featured are essays on the craft (including on poetry), news, and careers for writers. It also hosts a blog offering an additional opportunity for publication.  It is a paying publication. Detailed submission guidelines HERE.

BOOKS AND BOOS PRESS is accepting submissions of short stories (4,000 – 8,000 words) for an anthology. Call closes on September 30, 2017. Pays $50 and one copy. Details HERE.

STRAUD SHORT STORIES is open for submission of short stories through September 23rd for its November 5th event, which is part of the Straud Book Festival. The theme is All You Need Is Love. Or Is It? Demographic restrictions: writers who were born in Gloucestershire or South Gloucestershire, or who currently live, work, or study or are a member of a writers’ group in the eight counties.” No submission charge. Story length: 500 and 1,500 words. Details HERE.

DOGWOOD: A Journal of Poetry and Prose is accepting submissions of poetry and prose through September 5. Submissions are electronic so if you have something appropriate ready to go, you can make the deadline if you’re interested. Details HERE.

THE BeZINE submissions for the September 2017 issue – themed Peace, Sustainability, and Social Justice – are open and the deadline is September 10thSend submissions to me at 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. 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. 

Heads-up on the October zine: The theme is Music. Deadline: October 10.


CONTEST

Opportunity Knocks

PURITAN MAGAZINE‘s deadline for submission to The Sixth Annual Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence (fiction and poetry) is September 30, 2017. $20 reading fee. Cash awards. Details HERE.

DOGWOOD: A Journal of Poetry and Prose is contests for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry with a deadline of September 5. Submissions are electronic so if you have something consistent with the guidelines, you will be able to make the deadline. Details HERE.


EVENTS

SEPTEMBER 30 IS 100,000 POETS FOR CHANGE (100TPC), a big month for poets and other artists and friends. In honor of this annual global event, we are dedicatng our September efforts to the interconnections/intersections of social justice, sustainability and peace and how each of these affects the others.

All topics related to the 100TPC themes of social justice, sustainability and peace are welcome. However, we are particularly interested in a positive focus on the need for human connectedness, healthy human interrelations, and caring for our fellow human beings.

American-Israeli Poet, Michael Dickel

“From police killings of unarmed citizens to governments rejecting immigrants and refugees; from racism to anti-Islam and anti-Semitism; from state-sponsored violence to terrorism – the political landscape increasingly devalues some among humanity over others. Given the rise of anti-humanity activism in the struggle for ‘power over’ – militarization of police, white Supremacism, NAZism, KKK, and corporate greed, for examples – as part of the mainstream’ U.S. political landscape that culminated in the most recent election cycle with the election of Donald Trump and in Virginia (among other white supremacist terrorist acts), the focus of this year’s 100TPC at The BeZine is why caring for our fellow human beings is the prime desirable human value and how social justice, sustainability and peace arise from that caring can contribute to all of humanity.” Michael Dickel (Meta/Phor(e)/Play), The BeZine 100TPC Master of Ceremonies

THE BeZINE SEPTEMBER SCHEDULE:

  • September 10: deadline for submissions to the September issue. Email them to me at bardogroup@gmail.com by midnight PST.
  • September 15: publication of The BeZine.
  • September 30: The BeZine 100,000 Poets (and other artists and friends) 6th Annual Virtual Event with Master of Ceremonies, Israeli-American poet, Michael Dickel (Meta/Phor(e)/Play)

100TPC GLOBAL

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.


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.

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 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.


ABOUT THE POET BY DAY

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

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

CONSEQUENCE MAGAZINE, an international literary magazine focusing on the culture of war “is now accepting submissions for a special anniversary issue devoted to women who write about war. CONSEQUENCE is an independent, non-profit literary magazine published annually. We publish short fiction, poetry, non-fiction, interviews, visual art, and reviews primarily focused on the culture of war.” Reading period ends on September 30. Details HERE.

RALEIGH REVIEW, Literary & Arts Magazine is open for submissions for its spring 2018 issue. The Raleigh Review is published twice yearly and features of poetry, flash fiction and short fiction. Pays $10 plus publication. Deadline is October 31. Details 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

INTO THE VOID, Arts and Literature is accepting submissions of fiction, nonfiction and poetry through September 7. Pays in copies. Details HERE.

GRIS GRIS MAGAZINE, An Online Journal of Literature, Culture, and the Arts is at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. It is published twice a year and issues include poetry, fiction, nonfiction. $2 processing free on each submission, which are reviewed year round. Details HERE.


CONTESTS

Opportunity Knocks

PITCH AMÉRICA, A Pitch Contest Focused on Latinx Voices opens at midnight on August 30 and closed at 11:59 on September 3. This contest is for the first 500 words and the 35 word pitch of completed manuscripts by Latinx. Demographic restrictions apply. Judges will selection pitches to make the rounds of publishers. Details HERE.

DREAM QUEST ONE POETRY AND WRITING CONTEST Summer 2017 is open internationally.  There is a $10 USD entry fee for short stories and a $5 entry fee for poetry. Cash award. Details HERE.

THE WRITER MAGAZINE “Let There Be Light” contest calls for  2,000-word fictional short stories using any nuance, definition, or understanding of the word “light.” $25 entry fee. Cash award and publication. Deadline is midnight EST August 21. Details HERE.


EVENTS

  • Jazzfest Berlin, October 2017In a world where walls are being erected and borders strengthened every day, jazz exists to remind us of a simple lesson: that people and societies are at their best when they work together in a spirit of openness and inclusion. Further detail HERE.
  • A Haibun Journey, August 8 (Part 1)hosted by Smart Museum of Art and Poetry Foundation and Poetry Magazine at 5550 S Greenwood Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60637. Ticket info at www.eventbrite.com (Part II is on August 15)
  • Poetic Tuesday with Litquake, August 8 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Yerba Buena Gardens, 760 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA  94103
  • Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March, Washington DC, August 19 to end legalized prison slavery and mass incarceration. There is also a virtual march. Details HERE.

SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM 100,000 POETS FOR CHANGE FOUNDERS: Michael Rothenberg and Terri Carrion

Hello 100 Thousand Poets for Change!

There are only 60 days left until the 7th annual 100 Thousand Poets for Change global day scheduled for September 30! So far over 450 events in 100 countries are planned to take place.

This is an important year for all of us. The world needs our help, our voices, our words, our creativity, if we are going to get through these difficult times. We must continue to work together, as well as reach out to new friends in our cities and towns around the world to build a stronger, creative expression, an expression of peace, justice and sustainability. We must continue to organize and let our voices be heard. We need to keep pushing. Bringing our arts community together in this way is one of the most effective things we can do as poets and artists to bring about positive change, through education, awareness and community empowerment.

Let me know if you want to organize a poetry reading, music concert, dance performance, teaching workshop, fundraiser, or art exhibition in your town on September 30th (or any day close to that day that is possible). If you are going to organize an event in your city please email mrwalterblue@gmail.com and type the following statement to the Subject Line:

‘YES I WANT TO ORGANIZE”

 Once we hear back from you we will be happy to sign you up!

Thank you for being an important part of this global community.

Peace and hugs,

Michael Rothenberg and Terri Carrion

100 Thousand Poets for Change, www.100tpc.org

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¡Hola 100 Mil Poetas por el Cambio!

Quedan solamente 60 días para el 7o día global 100 Mil Poetas por el Cambio, ¡evento anual que este año está programado para el 30 de septiembre! Hasta el momento ya hay planeados 450 eventos en 100 países.

Este es un año importante para todos nosotros. El mundo necesita nuestra ayuda, nuestras voces, nuestras palabras, nuestra creatividad, si vamos a superar estos tiempos difíciles. Debemos continuar nuestro trabajo juntos, así como acercarnos a nuestros nuevos amigos en otras ciudades y pueblos alrededor del mundo, para edificar una más fuerte expresión creativa, una expresión de paz, justicia y sustentabilidad. Debemos seguir organizando y permitiendo que se escuchen nuestras voces.

Necesitamos empujar más. Unir nuestra comunidad artística de esta manera es una de las cosas más efectivas que podemos hacer como poetas y artistas para provocar un cambio positivo, a través de la educación, la concientización y el empoderamiento comunitarios.

Déjame saber si quieres organizar una lectura de poesía, un concierto de música, una coreografía, ofrecer un taller, organizar un evento de recaudación de fondos o una exhibición de arte en tu comunidad este próximo 30 de septiembre (o cualquier otro día, lo más cercano posible a dicha fecha, de ser posible). Si vas a organizar un evento en tu ciudad, por favor, responde a mrwalterblue@gmail.com y añade la siguiente afirmación en el asunto:

¡SÍ, YO QUIERO ORGANIZAR!!!

Una vez que recibamos su confirmación, ¡estaremos felices de apuntarlos!

Gracias por ser una parte importante de esta comunidad global.

Paz y abrazos,

Michael Rothenberg y Terri Carrion

100 Thousand Poets for Change, www.100tpc.org

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THE BEZINE 100,000 POETS FOR CHANGE 2017 invites poets, artists and friends to join us for our traditional virtual event beginning at 12:01 a.m. PST on September 30 at The BeZine and extending to 12:01 a.m. PST on October 1.  American-Israeli poet, Michael Dickel (Meta/ Phor(e) /Play) is master of ceremonies. You are invited to share poems, music videos, art – anything that can be shared in a comment or via a link.


KUDOS


NEWS AND OTHER 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 News and Information

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

KILLER NASHVILLE’S Broken Ribbon is still open for submissions to its annual issue.  Submissions of poetry and fiction are welcome through deadline: November 15th. Details are HERE.

AZOTH KHEM PUBLISHING has calls for submissions open for several fiction anthologies: Carnival of Madness, The Beast Under Your Bed (Young Adult), Big Girls Don’t Cry: An Anthology of Strong Women, I Will Not Bow: An Anthology of Persevering Men, 2017: A Space Obituary: The Return of SciFi Horror, and Conspiracy Takes a Holiday. Details HERE.

SAVANT BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS LLC has an open call for submissions for the 2018 Savant Poetry Anthology. Interested poets are invited to submit up to five poems. The deadline is 31 December 2017.  Details HERE.

SAVANT BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS LLCseeks the best in enduring literary (book/eBook), audio (CD) and audio-video (DVD) works “with a twist” that expand readers, listeners, and/or viewers’ points-of-view and world outlook. SBAP only accepts never-before-published, solicited and non-solicited manuscripts, audio works and audio-video works. SBAP accepts works by both established and previously unpublished authors, recording artists or audio-video producers. SBAP does not require that the submitter be represented by an agent.” Further details HERE.

AIGNOS PUBLISHING, an imprint of Savant Books and Publications LLC, seeks “avant garde, experimental and inventive works that ‘push the leading edge’ of all genres of fiction and non-fiction.  Aignos accepts solicited and non-solicited manuscripts for books from established and/or previously unpublished authors.” Details HEREAP does not require that a submitter be represented by an agent. 

THE POETRY FOUNDATION’S POETRY MAGAZINE will reopen for submissions on July 31. Details 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

LITTLE RED TREE PUBLISHING (Delight, Entertain, Educate) “is currently accepting unsolicited full length manuscripts of fiction and creative nonfiction throughout the year. Translations and bi-lingual manuscripts will be considered, but all work must be in the English language.” Manuscripts must include a $20 reading fee.  Details HERE.


CONTESTS

Opportunity Knocks

KILLER NASHVILLE’S Broken Ribbon is open for submissions to it’s fiction contest and poetry contest. Fee $15. Cash awards and possible publication. Deadline: November 15th. Details are HERE.

LITTLE RED TREE PUBLISHING 6TH INTERNATIONAL POETRY PRIZE First prize of $1,500. $5 submission fee for “any number of poems.”Submissions must be postmarked (or emailed date of transmission) no later than deadline December 31, 2017.  Details HERE.

LITTLE RED TREE PUBLISHING Vernice Quebodeaux “Pathways” 5th Poetry Prize for Women $20 reading fee. Deadline: December 31. Details HERE.

WRITER’S DIGEST 5TH ANNUAL SELF-PUBLISHED E-COMPETITIONS “spotlights today’s self-published works and honors self-published authors. Whether you’re a professional writer, a part-time freelancer or a self-starting student, here’s your chance to enter WD’s newest competition, exclusively for self-published e-books.” Cash awards. Early-bird Deadline August 1. Entry fees: $99 first entry. $75 subsequent entries. Deadline: September 5, 2017. First entry, $110. Each additional entry, $85. Details HERE.

WRITER’S DIGEST 10th ANNUAL POETRY AWARDS welcomes entries “of all styles–rhyming, free verse, and haiku. Cash award, Publication. Early-bird Deadline: October 2. Entry fee: $15 first entry. $10 second entry. Deadline: September 5. First entry, $20. Each additional entry, $15. Details HERE.

WRITER’S DIGEST POPULAR FICTION AWARDS for short stories: Romance, Thriller, Crime, Horror, Science-Fiction, and Young Adult. 4,000 words or less. Cash awards. Publication. Early-bird Deadline: October 16. Entry fee, $20. Deadline: November 15, $25 for first entry. Each additional entry, $20. Details HERE.

WRITER’S DIGEST 18TH ANNUAL SHORT SHORT STORY COMPETITIONS Length: 1,500 words or less. Cash awards. Publication. Early-Bird Deadline: November 15. First entry, $25. Each additional entry, $20. Deadline: December 15. First entry, $30. Each additional entry, $25.

SIXFOLD, short stories and poetry/the completely writer-voted journal is open until tomorrow, July 24 at 11:59 ET. You are able to submit electronically, so if you’ve something prepared you still have time. Details HERE.


EVENTS

  • BABISHAI POETRY FESTIVAL 2017, August 4-6, Kampala Uganda. “Imagine,” the organizers say, “Imagine a banquet of poetry! Every delicacy of haiku, verse, outlandish performances and heart-wrenching stories. Imagine a television show with all your favourite and worst actors on the same stage singing the same song. Anything is possible.
    Edition III of the Babishai Niwe Poetry Festival, begins in two month’s time. In the first week of August, from 4th to 6th, it’s poetry time. We’ve held two poetry festivals so far, five poetry competitions for Ugandan women, three poetry competitions for Africans and this year, our second African haiku competition.  Come! Let’s talk poetry!” Call +256 703147862.
    Email us at babishainiwe@babishainiwe.com Follow us on Twitter@BNPoetryAward.
  • O’MIAMI POETRY FESTIVAL, a month-long initiative with the mission of every single person in Miami-Dade County encountering a poem.April 1, 2018 and runs until April 30, 2018. Details HERE.

KUDOS

  • SHARYL FULLER (a.k.a. Annie) for her work on Downtown LA Life as both a digital editor, poet laureate and contributor. Downtown LA Life is is an international online magazine that has been produced monthly for seventeen years …downtownlalife.com… Sharyl says, “we have contributors world wide in all the arts. I also contribute to a monthly personal column – new short story & poem each month as well as promote writers in two different columns that are theme specific as well as a writer in New Orleans who is doing a saga of his experience during Hurricane Katrina – The Devil’s Slot Machine – and finally a poet each month in a section called Poetry Connection … new poets as well as published poets.”
  • HÉLÈNE CARDONA for recent participation in a panel discussion on the film Chocolate with Rincón de la Cultura,Teatro y Poesía. Helene had a role in the film. “La actriz y poetisa Helene Cardona, residente en Estados Unidos, presentó en la sala Martínez Villena de la Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba la película Chocolate, del director Lasse Hallström, como parte del programa del Primer Festival de Poesía Itinerante Nuestra América en el cual participa. Rosalía Arnáez, acompañada del actor Rolando Núñez, presidentes de las asociaciones de Cine, Radio y Televisión, y de las Artes Escénicas, de la UNEAC, respectivamente,  sintetizó el currículum de la también traductora que ha cursado estudios y laborado en diversas y prestigiosas universidades de Europa y los Estados Unidos y ha participado en cerca de veinte producciones cinematográficas  de diferentes géneros desempeñando papeles protagónicos como el drama Paradiso, y la cinta de acción Bienvenidos al purgatorio, ambas del presente año. En cuanto a su poesía, Cardona tiene publicados los cuadernos. The Astonished Universe (2006); Dreaming My Animal Selves (2013); Ceque nous portons (2014), y Life in Suspension; Beyond Elsewhere; Winner of a Hemingway Grant y Whitman’s Civil War, todos del 2016.” por Susana Méndez Muñoz en Neva Cubava
  • To the publisher and all the poets/writers/friends included in the Peacock Journal Anthology



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