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

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

BLUE EARTH REVIEW, MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, MANKATO’S LITERARY MAGAZINE publishes a journal bi-annually, which includes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and art. Submissions are read year-round. Details HERE.

THE MILLIONS “regularly publishes pieces from guest contributors.  The Millions also has several paid staff writers.  The number of staff writer spots is limited and we typically pull from our frequent guest contributors when adding new staff writers.” Details HERE.

PROLE “is a print magazine that publishes high quality, accessible poetry and prose. We aim to challenge, engage and entertain – but never exclude.” Submission guidelines HERE.

THE 2018 FILM AND VIDEO POETRY SYMPOSIUM is accepting “submissions of poetry films, filmpoems, digital-poetry, poetry video, Cin(E)-Poetry, spoken word films, videopoema, visual poetry, poetrinca, media poetry, and all films that are visually driven by text. Performance material, virtual reality projects, installation proposals, and video art presentations that hybrid or contain strong aspects of poetry are encouraged.

“The Film and Video Poetry Symposium also calls for experimental film and video work that explores language and/or literature whether it be oral, written, visual, or symbolic. This includes the film essay or cinematic essay, non-narrative work, and the avant guard. We will also strongly consider work that challenges traditional and current visual communication methods while continuing to function as a mode for exploring narrative and personal expression.” Further detail HERE.

JEWISH FICTION . NET is “currently the only English-language journal, in print or online devoted exclusively to publishing Jewish fiction.”  The zine is currently open to submission of literary short-fiction or excerpts from novels – longer than flash fiction but no longer than 6,000 words. Details HERE.

THE FLORIDA REVIEW and AQUFIER: THE FLORIDA REVIEW ONLINE publishes work from the international community and welcomes emerging writers and those who are well established. The review is published semi-annually. The Aquifer is a new online supplement. Further details and submission guidelines are HERE.

THE BeZINE September issue is the prequel to our virtual 100,000 Poets for Change (100TCP) 2017 event on September 30. Michael Dickel is master of ceremonies.  Watch this site for more detailed info or email Jamie Dedes at bardogroup@gmail.com. There are no demographic restrictions. The submission deadline for the magazine is the 10th as always and then visit on the 30th to participate in the virtual event.


CONTESTS

Opportunity Knocks

BLUE EARTH REVIEW, MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, MANKATO’S LITERARY MAGAZINE annual summer contests (poetry, creative nonfiction and flash fiction) will close on August 15. Submission is electronic. If you have something prepared you can submit it in time. $5 entry fee. Cash awards. Details HERE.

PROLE is accepting submissions to its Laureate Poetry Competition, 2018 through January 31, 2018. Cash award. £3.00 for first entry, £2.00 for any subsequent entries. Details HERE.

UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS, UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM, Etchings Press Whirling Prize for recently published books on Social Justice. Two $500 awards. Deadline September 17. Eligibility and other details HERE. (Thank you, Michael Dickel.)


EVENTS

  • New Orleans Poetry Festival and Small Press Fair, 2018 “will feature three days and nights of poetry readings and performances, panel discussions, fiction events, a small press fair with books for sale and display, musical acts, slam events, walking tours, open mic at the famous Maple Leaf Bar, and much more…” Further details HERE.
  • Bridgewater International Poetry Festival, 2018 at Bridgewater College, 402 E. College St., Bridgewater, VA 22812 Details and registration HERE.
  • World Poetry Day, 2018, to be held world-wide. on March 21. Details and history HERE.
  • The 2018 Film and Poetry Video Symposium, April 27 & 28, Details HERE.

NOTE: On The Poet by Day Facebook Page, I often post events, news, calls for submission that never make it here due to timing or space. For example, as they’ve been coming in through various venues, I have been posting the 100,000 Poets for Change events from around the world.


KUDOS

  • Carole Bromley and Mendes Biondo: to Carole for the publication of her new children’s poetry collection Blast Off and to Mendes for his interview of Carole, an award winning poet
  • James Burkowitz for the inclusion of his poem Tears for Peace in an upcoming (2018) anthology from San Francisco Peace and Hope
  • Diaphanous Press and DeWitt Clinton for the upcoming publication of Fishing with the Chinese Masters, poems by DeWitt Clinton. This will be Diaphanous Press’ first book publication. It’s first journal issue was published earlier this year.

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 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 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



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 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.”

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