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


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.


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 Published and unpublished works are both acceptable.”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.


  • 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.


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


Opportunity Knocks

SOUTH 95 JOURNAL accepts submissions of fiction, nonfiction and poetry for its online publication from September 1 through April 30. Artwork and bog submission may be sent year-round. Details HERE.

THEMA Literary Journal seeks “to provide a stimulating forum for established and emerging literary and visual artists, to serve as source material and inspiration for teachers of creative writing and to provide readers with unique and entertaining collection of stories, poems, art and photography.”  Details HERE

CHICAGO LIITERATI, a nonprofit literary magazine is no longer accepting submissions of poetry but does have an interest in fiction and essay and is reading until March 2nd for its Dystopia Issue. Submissions are electronic, so if you have something ready to go, you still have some time.  Details HERE. They also publish a “daily flash” feature of 200-800 word fictions.

FLARE: THE FLAGLER REVIEW publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama and screenplay genres. Deadline for the summer issue is March 31. Details HERE.

FISHFOOD MAGAZINE literary and arts magazine describes itself as “an independent, free-spirited literary and arts magazine dedicated to all forms of creative expression and talent and publishes micro fiction/flash fiction, poetry, essays, artwork and photography. Details HERE.

EAST JASMINE REVIEW “established in 2013, East Jasmine Review is an electronic literary magazine that publishes quality fiction, nonfiction, poetry, articles and reviews. Our first goal is to publish diverse voices that may not have mainstream access or traditional access to publishing. This includes but is not limited to LGBTQIA, ethnic minorities, women, lower socio-economic status, those who are older or younger, religious minorities, and non-American persons. We are looking to build an inclusive online community and audience for our voices.”  Details HERE.

THE BeZINE, a publication of The Bardo Group Beguines, a virtual arts collective, is a digital publication that is published on the fifteenth of each month. The deadline is always  on the tenth. Submit via email to  Each issue is themed and the themes for each month are included in Submission Guidelines.  Please read the guidelines, one or two issues AND the Mission Statement before submitting. Special issues are April for interNational Poetry Month and September when we host a virtual 100,000 Poets for Change (100TPC) event for reader participation. This year 100TPC will be on September 30 and the September issue will post on the fifteenth as usual. The site was established in 2011 and the Zine is in publication now for three years. The theme for March 2017 is Science in Culture, Politics and Religion. Submissions of poetry, essay, fiction and creative nonfiction, music videos, photography and art are welcome.


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WRITER’S DIGEST SELF-PUBLISHED BOOK AWARD 2017 deadline April 3, 2017. Details HERE.



SECOND LIGHT NETWORK OF WOMEN POETS announces its Spring Festival The Other Side. “What is ‘the other side’? It certainly fascinates us – a locked door, a closed gate is an invitation to imagine the unknown, what might be… The ‘other side’ (right side) of our brains are the territory of intuition, creativity? What about life-experiences, viewpoints other than our own? Failures to understand ‘the other side’ are rampant, but writers may try to get inside another person’s skin?” Friday 19th and Saturday 20th, May. Details HERE.

Four workshops exploring the theme and our responses to it will be led by Caroline Price, Penelope Shuttle, Sarah Westcott and Dilys Wood (see information flyer for workshop information from tutors). Our traditional ‘Open Mic’ sessions, for women readers only but men are most welcome to join us, will take place from 5 to 6pm on both evenings, with Guest Poet readings from Maggie Butt, June Hall, Penelope Shuttle and Anne Stewart.

All events will take place at The Art Workers Guild: 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT (near Russell Square). map showing Venue

FORMS & FEATURES AT COMPOUND YELLOW: TANKA Heads-up/this is tomorrow – Monday, February 20th, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM, Compound Yellow, 244 Lake Street, Oak Park, Illinois, 60302 “All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative workshop run by Poetry Foundation library coordinator Maggie Queeney. In February, we explore tanka, an ancient Japanese mood poem often composed in sequence or conversation.” Details HERE.

POETS OUT LOUD: Sandra Esteves and Vijay Seshadri tomorrow night February 20 – 7 pm at Fordham University, 113 West 60th Street, Lowenstein Hall, 12th floor lounge (E. Gerald corrigan Center), New York, NY 10023


  • Second Light Network of Women Poets (remote/distance class). London-based. Details HERE.
  • Gotham Writers Workshops Online New York based. Details HERE.
  • Writer’s Digest University, Online Writing Workshops (F + W Corporation based in New York) Details HERE.


51ylkyldh7lThe recommended read for this week is Poems That Make Grown Men Cry: 100 Men on the Words That Move Them compiled by the father and son team, Anthony Holden and Ben Holden. I have to thank my good friend Linda F. for this recommendation. A moving book and a unique perspective. This is a poetry anthology in which 100 men from diverse backgrounds share the poems that they can’t read without being moved to tears and they tell us why.  The poems and poets feature span the centuries and the world. Definitely worthy of our time.

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