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

SPECIAL REQUEST: More and more magazines are charging submission fees and these are in some cases going up. The highest I encountered recently was $23 for the submission of one poem. Sometimes the publication pays writers and poets. Sometimes it doesn’t. This is not new, of course. Its been going on for some years now. It makes me wonder how much of a barrier that creates for writers. I’m collecting material on how you feel about these charges as a poet/writer and/or editor. Fair? Not fair? Okay depending on rate? Okay depending on whether or not they pay poets and writers? That sort of thing. I do plan to share the results of this informal survey at The Poet by Day. I won’t quote you by name without first getting your permission. Please let me know your thoughts about submission fees in the comments section below or by email: thepoetbyday@gmail.com.  Thank you! J.D.

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CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

AMBIT MAGAZINE is a quarterly literary and art magazine, published in London that accepts “unsolicited, previously unpublished poetry and short fiction.” Ambit is open for poetry submissions from January 1st through March 1, 2018 and fiction from February 1st – March 1, 2018. Payment in copies. No submissions fees. Details HERE.

ARTEMISpoetry Issue 20 (May 2018) deadline to be announced. “Women poets only, of any age. Unpublished poetry only and not out in submission elsewhere.  Strict limit:max 4 poems; the total number of lines in all should not exceed 200 lines (i.e. you could send a poem of 200 lines and this would restrict your submission to just one poem).  Two copies, A4 paper only [U.S. standard letter paper – 8 1/2 x 11 is the closest we have in the US to A4], typed or neatly handwritten.  Each numbered sheet to bear the poet’s contact details (name, address, telephone, e-mail). Artwork – Black and white photographs or line-art sketches are welcome for submission. Four max. Send to ARTEMISpoetry, ATTN.: Dilys Wood, 3 Springfield Close, East Preston, West Sussex, BN162 SZ.”

COFFEE, TEA and POETRY coffeeteaandpoetry dot net is a home for simple pleasures and features poets and their poems, specialty teas and coffees along with slow-carb grain-free recipes. Send food poems and brief bio to Jamie Dedes for consideration – thepoetbyday@gmail.com with Coffee, Tea and Poetry in the subject line. Recent Posts: A poem after Basho … and Genmaicha, the people’s tea and Research on Parkinson’s Disease … and Ketogenic Diet for PD; today’s poem is “Vision Quest.”

GULF COAST, A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts has a open call for writers to respond to Harvey. Poems, stories and essays may be sent through March 1, 2018.  The journal’s regular print submission period runs through March 1 as well.  There is a reading fee of $2.50 for regular submissions. Those fees are put toward providing “competitive honorarium” for authors published. Payment is $50 per page for poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Details HERE.

THE BeZINE, Be Inspired, Be Creative, Be Peace, Be December issue – themed Spirituality (Spiritual Paradigms, Awakenings, Miracles)  is now open and the deadline is December 10thSend submissions to me (Jamie) at bardogroup@gmail.com. Publication is December 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.  No demographic restrictions. Please read at least one issue and the Intro/Mission Statement and Submission Guidelines. We DO NOT publish anything that promotes hate, divisiveness or violence or that is scornful or in any way dismissive of “other” peoples.

The BeZine is an entirely volunteer effort, a mission. It is not a paying market but neither does it charge submission or subscription fees.

I do consider previously published work if you hold the copyright and I encourage submissions from beginning and emerging poets and writers as well as pro. I am especially interested now in short stores, feature articles, music videos and art. / J.D.

INTERZONE, Britain’s longest running science fiction and fantasy magazine, accepts manuscripts of up to 10,000 words. There is an interest in art but not in unsolicited nonfiction. No poetry. No payment is mention but neither is there a submission charge. Details HEREThe publisher of Interzone also publishes Black Static (horror fiction “that pushes the envelope) and Crimewave (crime and mystery short stories). Details HERE.

SWIMM, Supporting Women Writers in Miami publishes a poem each day and delivers it to subscribers via email. Submissions are open from “women and women-identifying/femme-presenting writers. Women of all ages, races, ethnicities, cultures, orientations, and expressions are encouraged to submit their poems on a variety of themes, or subjects. The only criterion is outstanding work that makes the editors’ heads, well, swim.” Non-paying market. $2 submission fee. Details HERE.

OXFORD POETRY has an open call through 25th December 2017 for its Winter 2017/2018 edition. “As we end one eventful year, and cross into the seasons and stations of the next, The Editors invite submissions to Oxford Poetry’s Winter 2017-2018 issue on the theme of ‘crossings’: send us poems which cross the line, poems from the crossed-out and in-between.” Non-paying market. No submission fees. Details HERE.

WEST TEXAS REVIEW is open for submissions year-round  “poems, essays, flash fiction, and photographs that bring value to the page. We want work that is thoughtful, deliberate, and authentic. We want work that is concrete and direct, and can justify its own existence. Think of poets like William Carlos Williams, Anne Sexton, and Nikki Giovanni. Think of essayists like George Orwell. Think of short story writers like Donald Barthelme, Octavio Paz, and Jorge Luis Borges. We want your best work and, if you send us your best work, we will treat it with respect and care.” Non-paying market. $3 submission fee. Details HERE.


CONTEST

THE MASTERS REVIEW, a platform for emerging writers is hosting its third annual award. Call for Submissions closes on November 15. The winning story will be awarded $2000 and publication online. Second and third place stories will be awarded publication and $200 and $100 respectively. All winners and honorable mentions will receive agency review by: Amy Williams of The Williams Agency, Victoria Marini from Irene Goodman, and Laura Biagi from Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency, Inc. We want you to succeed, and we want your writing to be read. It’s been our mission to support emerging writers since day one.” Further detail HERE.

EVENT

  • SWWIM, Supporting Women Writers in Miami and The Betsy-South Beach present a night of poetry with visiting, acclaimed poet Allison Joseph and celebrated local poet Julie Marie Wade.  Held in The Conservatory at The Betsy-South Beach, the event is free and open to the public. Tickets are requested. (Please see the link below.) December 13, 2017, Details HERE.

Accessible anytime from anywhere in the world:

  • The Poet by Day, Wednesday Writing Prompt, online every week (except for vacation) and all are invited to take part no matter the stage of career (emerging or established) or status (amateur or professional). Poems related to the challenge of the week (always theme based not form based) will be published here on the following Tuesday.
  • The Poet by Day, Sunday Announcements. Every week (except for vacation) opportunity knocks for poets and writers.
  • THE BeZINE, Be Inspired, Be Creative, Be Peace, Be – always online HERE.  
  • Beguine Again, daily inspiration and spiritual practice  – always online HERE.  Beguine Again is the sister site to The BeZine.

KUDOS TO

Denise Fletcher (Poetry Curator) and Clarissa Simmens for their poems included in Bards Against Hunger 5th Year Anniversary Book. “Profits from the sale of this book will be going to help the Bards Against Hunger project which has raised thousands of pounds of food over the last 5 years to help local charities and food shelters in many different states.”


OTHER INFORMATION and NEWS


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:

  • send PDF to jamiededes@gmail.com (Note: I have a backlog of six or seven months, so at this writing I suggest you wait until June 2018 to forward anything. Thank you!)
  • 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.

Often information is just thatinformation – and not necessarily recommendation. I haven’t worked with all the publications or other organizations featured in my regular Sunday Announcements or other announcements shared on this site. Awards and contests are often (generally) a means to generate income, publicity and marketing mailing lists for the host organizations, some of which are more reputable than others. I rarely attend events anymore. Please be sure to verify information for yourself before submitting work, buying products, paying fees or attending events et al.


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

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

APEX MAGAZINE is an “online prose and poetry magazine of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mash-ups of all three. Works full of marrow and passion, stories that are twisted, strange, and beautiful. Creations where secret places and dreams are put on display.”  While it does not accept unsolicited submission of poetry, it is open for submission of original short fiction, reprint fiction,nonfiction and artwork.  Details HERE.

BREAK THE PARENTING MOLD for parents with special needs children seeks: “Stories about advocating for your child; Stories that lift up parents with children who have special needs; Aha! Moments; Why having a special need can be a gift; HUMOR!; Activities; DIY therapy ideas and tips on building language and motor skills; Recipes that address food allergies.” Will consider previously published work. Details HERE.

DYING DAHLIA REVIEW seeks previously unpublished work by women writers and artists and welcomes submissions of poetry, flash fiction and art. Editor Abbie Coleman and team are on break but encourage continued submissions. Details HERE.

GREAT WEATHER FOR MEDIA has an open call for poetry, short stories, flash fiction, dramatic mono glue and creative nonfiction for an anthology. There is no theme but their focus is on”te earless, the unpredictable, and experimental.” Deadline: January 15. Details HERE.

OFFBEAT, a literary journal affiliated with the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Culture at Michigan State University has an open call for “the thought-provoking, humorous, and quirky” and welcomes submissions of fiction, nonficton, poetry and sequential art. “Show us writing that falls off the beaten path.” Submission fees: $3. Details HERE.

PØST contemporary poetry will announce the opening of its call for submissions for issue two. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter to know when their next call for submissions opens, which should be sometime in the Spring. Visit their website HERE.

WISING UP PRESS, WRITERS COLLECTIVE has an open call for submissions to its 2018 anthology, Surprised by Joy. Prose and poetry. No submission fee. Payment in copies. Deadline: February 1, 2018. Details HEREScroll down on the page.

WISHING UP PRESS, WRITERS COLLECTIVE has an open call for second or their novels or short-story collections. “Books need to fall under one of the subject areas the press focuses on: Creative Acculturation; Pluralism in Families; Social and Psychological Resilience; Illness and Meaning; Creative Aging; Listening Across Faith Traditions; Social Justice and Inclusion; Citizen-Scholars.

” No submission fees. Details HERE.

SLAB, Sound & Literary Art Book is open for submission until the end of December. Interest is in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and text-based graphic art. Details HERE.


THE BeZINE call for submissions

The November 2017 issue – themed Hunger, Poverty and Working-class Slavery –  is now open and the deadline is November 10thSend submissions to me at bardogroup@gmail.com. Publication is November 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.  No demographic restrictions.

Submissions of work on your country and its history and culture are welcome no matter your citizenship, national origin, first language, religion or lack thereof. The more diverse the representation, the better. English only or accompanied by translation into English. Please read at least one issue and the Intro/Mission Statement and Submission Guidelines. We DO NOT publish anything that promotes hate, divisiveness or violence or that is scornful or in any way dismissive of “other” peoples.

The BeZine is a gift of life and love and an entirely volunteer effort. It is not a paying market but neither does it charge for submissions or subscriptions.

I do consider previously published work if you hold the copyright and I encourage submissions from beginning and emerging poets and writers as well as pro. / J.D.

The BeZine fosters understanding through a shared love of the arts and humanities and all things spirited; seeks to make a contribution toward personal healing and deference for the diverse ways people try to make moral, spiritual and intellectual sense of a world in which illness, violence, despair, loneliness and death are as prevalent as hope, friendship, reason and birth. Actively supports peace, environmental sustainability, social justice and a life of the spirit.

THE BeZINE NEWS:

  • The October music issue of The BeZine is available for reading.
  • HEADS-UP ON THE DECEMBER ISSUE OF The BeZine: the theme is Spirituality (Spiritual Paradigms, Awakenings, Miracles). Deadline: December 10.
  • Beginning January 2018, we’ll move to a quarterly format with themes and – possibly – sub-themes. Your suggestions for sub-themes are welcome. Email me at bardogroup@gmail.com

COFFEE, TEA AND POETRY dot net

Coffee, Tea and Poetry is a home for simple pleasures and features poets and their poems, specialty teas and coffees along with slow-carb grain-free recipes.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Send food poems and brief bio to Jamie Dedes for consideration – thepoetbyday@gmail.com with Coffee, Tea and Poetry in the subject line.

Encourages responsible sourcing and wholesome – not prefabricated – foods.

Recent Posts:


CONTESTS

GLIMMER TRAIN PRESS Annual Family Matters CONTEST (1st place – $2,500) welcomes submissions through November and December. The call is for stories about families of all configurations. Most entries run from 1,000 to 5,000 words, but any lengths up to 12,000 are welcome. Details on this and other Glimmer Train Press contests HERE.

ROSE METAL PRESS Twelfth Annual Short-Story Chapbook Contest opens on November 1 and classes on December 1. Cash prize. $10 reading fee. Details HERE.

SCRIBES VALLEY PUBLISHING short story contest is open through November 30. Submission fee: $7. Cash award for top three. Details HERE.


Name: Essay Writing Competition 2017

Task: Write essay in fluent English and with depth on the topic
Last date: 31 December 2017
Prize money: $850 
Eligibility: Open for all (FREE)
Participation Fees: Zero
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Kayla Ann (Kayla Ann – Write, Drink Tea, Live Life, Repeat –), an author who recently signed with a publishing house to write a non-fiction, scholarly book on human agency in The Hunger Games series, has opened a poetry contest on her site where she plans to offer writing tips to encourage other writers. She says, “Lately I have decided to host a Poetry Contest for two reasons. I love reading poetry and it helps me meet new people!”

Rules:

  • To be eligible for this competition you must be subscribed to my page (i.e. following and receiving emails.) Not subscribed yet? No worries! Go to my home screen and click FOLLOW (I’ll receive a notification when you do :D)
  • Leave your poem or a link to your chosen poem in the comments below.
  • I will be using a point system to chose the winner:
    • You will receive 5 points automatically for subscribing (everyone must subscribe to be eligible)
    • You will receive another 2 points for sharing the contest on your your own blog and linking back
    • Your poem will be rated on a 1-10 scale based on creativity, structure, content, and overall awesomeness. While we are near the holidays, you do not have to write a holiday poem (although you are welcome too as well!)
    • Technically someone can still win without sharing my contest, but sharing would provide additional points for any poems that are tied.
    • Because of the expected high volume of submissions, please keep your poem at a reasonable length. For sure no poems 3 pages +. If you have any questions regarding length, feel free to ask in the comment section!
    • You can only submit one poem per blogger.
  • Last date for submissions is November 20th!

Prizes:

  • The winner of this poetry competition will received two things
    • First: their poem and their blog/bio will be featured on my site. This will be a great chance for you to get some publicity on another blogger’s site.
    • Second: they will receive a copy of The Dazed Starling. This journal contains poetry and short stories (one of which is mine!)

NaNoWriMo

NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH

welcomes writers from anywhere in the world

November 1 – November 30, annually

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is an annual, Internet-based creative writing project that takes place during the month of November and was initiated in 1999 by Chris Baty with just twenty-one participants in the San Franciso Bay Area. Now, billions of people (adults and youth) participate from all over the world. Children participate with their classmates and even multiple members of families participate.  For several years, my daughter-in-law and I enjoyed this exercise and I recommend it for those of you play with prose as well as poetry.

Participants attempt to complete a 50,000 word manuscript between November 1 and November 30. Well-known authors write “pep-talks” to keep them motivated throughout the process. The website provides participants with tips for writer’s block, information on where local participants are meeting (usually coffee shops or libraries), and an online community of support. NaNoWriMo focuses on the length of a work rather than the quality, encouraging writers to finish their first draft so that it can later be edited at the author’s discretion. Details HERE.

Logo © NaNoWriMo and posted under fair use.


POETS IN JAIL

The Poet by Day actively supports freedom of expression and we work and pray for the day when incarceration, torture and murder of poets and other artists is a thing of the past. Julian Hanover (My Poetic Side) brought this round-up by Joanne Jeffries to our attention: Behnd Bars: 61 Poets Who Went to Jail.  Thank you Julian and Joanne.

Of further interest:


EVENTS

  • Poets Speak Loud!, October 30, Monday, 7:30 pm EDT at McGeary’s Irish Pub, 4 Clinton Sq., Albany, New York 12207 This is the long-running open mic for poetry and spoken word with a featured poet every month. Hosted by Mary Panza. Sign up at 7:00 PM.
  • Alexander McCall Smith in Oakville, Ontario, November 7, Tuesday, 7 pm. Atrium, Oakville Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville
  • JENNIFER TSENG reading from Not So Dear Jenny and The Passion of Woo & Isolde, November 20, 8 pm at the Blacksmith House Poetry Series, With Brionne Janae. $5.00 entry. Blacksmith House Poetry Series, Spiegel Auditorium, 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • SOFIA SAMATAR and CHRIS ABANI in conversation about memoir and the speculative in regard to their recent books—Samatar about Monster Portraits and Abani about The Face—at Women & Children First , May 17, Thursday, 7:30 pm. Free and open to the public.Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois
  • San Francisco Film Screening of Doctors Without Borders’ Exodus, a special screening of the award-winning documentary Exodus (KEO Films – 2015). This ground-breaking film features footage shot by refugees using smartphones to document their harrowing journey fleeing war and persecution to seek safety in Europe. Register to attend. This event is part of a traveling exhibition about the global refugee crisis: Forced From Home.

Accessible from anywhere in the world:

  • The Poet by Day, Wednesday Writing Prompt, online every week and all are invited to take part no matter the stage of career (emerging or established) or status (amateur or professional). Poems related to the challenge of the week (always theme based not form based) will be published here on the following Tuesday.
  • The Poet by Day, Sunday Announcements. Every week opportunity knocks for poets and writers.
  • THE BeZINE, Be Inspired, Be Creative, Be Peace, Be – always online HERE.  
  • Beguine Again, daily inspiration and spiritual practice  – always online HERE.  Beguine Again is the sister site to The BeZine.

Well this is intimidating. 🙂

Super talented and smart: Solli Raphael, 12, Becomes Youngest National [Australia] Poetry Slam Winner. Thanks to Susanne Harford for this one.

And another:

Says young Solli: “I am very passionate about creating a life of harmony & equality. I cannot really understand inequality other than for one reason – and that is because it is a part of our past. “EMBRACE OUR DIFFERENCES” raises my view on inequality. I hope that you enjoy this poem :)”


KUDOS TO

  • Amy Barry for the publication of her poem Fall in the Fall 2017 issue of The Opiate
  • Sofia Kioroglou for the publication of her poem No tertium quid in Outlaw Poetry and her poem Like a Fallen Adam from Grace in Pages & Spine
  • Michael Lee Johnson on the occasion of his 139th YouTube poetry video (This one features his homage to Alexandra David-Neel.)
  • Sakina Minhaj Shikari for the lovely cover design for upcoming book, Adrift, Poems by Shyam

NEWS AND INFORMATION

Thanks to Michael Dickel (Meta/Phor(e)/Play) for the first two of these.


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.

Often information is just thatinformation – and not necessarily recommendation. I haven’t worked with all the publications or other organizations featured in my regular Sunday Announcements or other announcements shared on this site. Awards and contests are often (generally) a means to generate income, publicity and marketing mailing lists for the host organizations, some of which are more reputable than others. I rarely attend events anymore. Please be sure to verify information for yourself before submitting work, buying products, paying fees or attending events et al.


ABOUT THE POET BY DAY

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

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF POETRY publishes from 100-150 poets in each of its biannual editions. The editors are screening submissions for their fourth edition and are open to emerging and established poets and long poems and simultaneous submissions. $5 submission free for up to six poems. Details HERE.

LUXINE, We live off your creative impulses is a publication created by two students in Edinburgh who feature the work of students.  Themes are color based and for issue five, the color is nude.  Featured: art, articles, interviews and poems. Deadline: 25 October 2017. Details HERE.

HOWL, Where Writers Go to Read accepts submissions of fiction, non-fiction, graphic narratives, poetry, art, and drama. This is a lit art mag published by the students of Deitona High School in Deitona, Florida. Submission guidelines HERE. I love this:

 “Mission Statement: Howl is the vanguard of education in the publishing of the literary arts for the perennial generations. Our goals are to publish great literature from around the world, promote the literary arts in our own community, and all the while educate young writers and editors to carry the “lit” torch into the 21st century.”

EDINBURGH REVIEW is in the process of reviewing a backlog of submissions and moving their offices. The editors will announce their reopening of submission calls on their Facebook page and through their Twitter account. Follow and stay tuned.

AGNI is an American literary magazine that publishes poetry, fiction, essays, reviews, interviews, and artwork twice a year in print and biweekly online from its home at Boston University. Its editor is Sven Birkerts, the literary critic and essayist; its senior editor is William Pierce.”AGNI regularly features emerging writers and ‘among readers around the world . . . is known for publishing important new writers early in their careers, many of them translated into English for the first time” (PEN American Center). Most of what we publish is unsolicited. The print magazine appears twice yearly, in spring and fall. The website grows biweekly with postings of new online-only fiction, poetry, essays, reviews, and interviews. AGNI welcomes unsolicited manuscripts between September 1st and May 31st. Details HERE.

CALLALOO, A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters “is a journal devoted to creative work by and critical studies of the work of African Americans and peoples of African descent throughout the African Diaspora. Visual art and studies of life and culture in the Black world are also published regularly in Callaloo, as is wide-ranging cultural criticism. Callaloo is published five times a year (Winter, Spring, Summer, Art, and Fall), and accepts original submissions of scholarly articles, book reviews, interviews, nonfiction essays, short fiction, poetry, and visual art.” Details HERE.

MOTHER JONES works mostly with writers with whom there is an established relationship but “will consider solidly reported, hard-hitting, groundbreaking news stories. We’re also open to thought-provoking, timely opinion and analysis pieces on important current issues.” Details HERE.

BENEATH CEASELESS SKIES, Literary Adventure Fantasy publishes “stories with a secondary-world setting and some traditional or classic fantasy feel, but written with a literary approach.” Word count limit: 14,000. Details HERE.

SEQUESTRUM “is a competitive, paying market which publishes high-quality short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual arts on a rolling basis. Recent contributors include Pulitzer Prize nominees, Guggenheim and NEA Fellows, award-winning novelists and poets, as well as many new and emerging voices. We’re committed to publishing the bulk of our publications from unsolicited manuscripts and are open to all stylistic schools and “isms,” including the occasional genre piece.” Details HERE.


THE BeZINE

THE BeZINE call for submissions for the November 2017 issue – themed Hunger, Poverty and Working-class Slavery –  is now open and the deadline is November 10thSend submissions to me at bardogroup@gmail.com. Publication is November 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.  No demographic restrictions.

Submissions of work on your country and its history and culture are welcome no matter your citizenship, national origin, first language, religion or lack thereof. The more diverse the representation, the better. English only or accompanied by translation into English. Please check out a few issues first and the Intro/Mission Statement and Submission Guidelines. We DO NOT publish anything that promotes hate, divisiveness or violence or that is scornful or in any way dismissive of “other” peoples.

I do consider previously published work if you hold the copyright. / J.D.

HEADS-UP ON THE NOVEMBER ISSUE OF The BeZine: the theme is Spirituality (Spiritual Paradigms, Awakenings, Miracles). Deadline: November 10.

THE BeZINE NEWS: Beginning January 2018, we’ll move to a quarterly format with themes and – possibly – sub-themes. Your suggestions for sub-themes are welcome. Email me at bardogroup@gmail.com


CONTESTS

Opportunity Knocks

SEQUESTRUM New Writer Awards: Poetry deadline is October 15. $15 submission fee. Cash awards. Details HERE including those for Fiction and Nonfiction awards.

GLIMMER TRAIN PRESS Short Story Award for New Writers. Details HERE.

CLOUDBANK BOOKS: Vern Rutsala Book Prize $1,000 and publication, Deadline October 31. Reading Fee $25; the Cloudbank Poetry Prizes and Flash Prizes, $200. Deadline February 28, 2018. Reading Fee: $25. Details HERE.

TWO SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENT WRITERS AND GRAPHICS ARTS DESIGNERS. Details HERE.

Asking yourself: What can I do about horrors like Las Vegas and Sandy Hook? Give your thoughts a platform, be apart of the solution…design our 2017 logo. Facebook friends, fans and followers will be the judges. Send entry to poetsout@gmail.com.

DEADLINE: December 1st, 2017 

EVENTS

  • Who Reads Poetry: A Conversation with Fred Sasaki and Don Share, October 14, 3 pm – 4:30 pm CDT. The Seminary Co-op Bookstores, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago. Details HERE.
  • Poetry & Music: Stephen Alltop ad Josefien Stoppelenburg, October 10, 7 pm – 8 pm CDT, Poetry Foundation and Poetry Magazine, 61 W Superior St., Chicago. Details HERE.
  • Massachusetts Poetry Festival, May 4 and 5, poetry readings, workshops, lit fair,panels, and slams. Proposals deadline is October 30. Details HERE.
  • O, Miami Poetry Festival, April 1 – 30, community based. Details HERE.
  • 14th Annual Palm Spring Poetry Festival, January 15 – 20, Delray Beach,Florida. Details HERE.

Accessible from anywhere in the world:

The Poet by Day, Wednesday Writing Prompt, online every week and all are invited to take part no matter the stage of career (emerging or established) or status (amateur or professional). Poems related to the challenge of the week (always theme based not form based) will be published here on the following Tuesday.

The Poet by Day, Sunday Announcements. Every week opportunity knocks for poets and writers.

THE BeZINE, Be Inspired, Be Creative, Be Peace, Be, Vol. 4, Issue 1, theme: Music, will publish on October 15. This is our Four-Year Anniversary.


NEWS AND OTHER INFORMATION


FOR OUR FRIENDS IN GREECE:

Introducing children’s books by Eva Petropoulou Lianou. available in Greece at Analogion – xylokastron, Adalakēs – xylokastron and other bookstores

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SILICON VALLEY

PENNINSULA/SOUTH BAY

Off-subject but worthy of your attention

LET’S TALK ABOUT IT: Special for our Silicon Valley/South Bay friends, a workshop hosted by Jazz Singer Candice Hawley as part of a good works project: Let’s Talk About It, a free and open discussion of Anxiety and Depression, Chemical Imbalances and overall Mental Health. Candice says, “you’ll hear stories of lived experience, see a presentation by Tanya Pekker, MFT, on anxiety and depression, engage in a Q&A with all participants and more . . .”  Saturday, October 28, 10 am – Noon, Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula, Moldaw-Zaffaroni Clubhouse, 2031 Pulgas Avenue, East Palo Alto, CA. Register HERE.


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 thatinformation – and not necessarily recommendation. I haven’t worked with all the publications or other organizations featured in my regular Sunday Announcements or other announcements shared on this site. Awards and contests are often a means to generate income, publicity and marketing lists 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.


ABOUT THE POET BY DAY

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

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

TETHERED BY LETTERS (TBL), a nonprofit literary publisher and writer’s resource, describes itself as “passionate about educating budding authors and increasing literacy rates across the globe. We run several FREE programs to help cultivate the next generation of great literature: For more, visit our Education or Writing Resource Center.”  Open year-round for submissions of short fiction and creative nonfiction, poetry, and graphic stories or comics to f(r)online. Details HERE.

GRAVEL publishes fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, photo essays, book reviews, author interviews, artwork, comics, video, and hybrid. Details HERE.

THE BeZINE submissions for the October 2017 issue – themed Music – are open and the deadline is October 10thSend submissions to me [Jamie] 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. No demographic restrictions and submissions of work on your country and its history and culture are welcome. The more diverse the representation, the better. English only or accompanied by translation into English. Please check out a few issues first and the Intro/Mission Statement and Submission Guidelines. 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).

Note: I will consider previously published work as long as you hold the copyright. / Jamie Dedes

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 (You’ll have to scroll down in the FAQ’s to find the guidelines.)

MASON JAR PRESS has an open call for submission for an anthology scheduled for publication sometime in July 2018.  “Metropolitan tales of city-focused fantasy with queer perspectives.” Details HERE

From Evelyn Augusto: GUNS DON’T SAVE PEOPLE, POETS DO … Calling all Hudson Valley and Catskill Region Poets…Would you like to be a featured poet at GUNS DON’T SAVE PEOPLE, POETS DO?…Dueling with words to stop Gun Violence. Oct 6th at 8pm, The Glen Falls House, Round Top, NY? Send 3 poems to evelynaugusto2012@gmail.com and your contact information. Limited space.

PSKI’S PORCH PUBLISHING, Books for People Who Like People That Like Books has an open call for submissions of poems, short stories, book reviews, short essays … Details HERE.

THE SUN, Personal. Political. Provocative. Ad-free. Invites submissions of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. Details HERESpecial call for poems for a special section themed of Love and Justice to be guest edited by Crystal Williams.  Deadline November 1. Details HERE.


CONTESTS

Opportunity Knocks

TETHERED BY LETTERS (TBL), a nonprofit literary publisher and writer’s resource has open calls or submission for its annual literary contests: short story, flash fiction and poetry. Cash award. Submission fee. Cash awards. Deadline is November 1. Details HERE.

WRITER’S DIGEST POETRY AWARDS, last call. Submission is electronic, so you can still make the deadline October 2 if you have something ready. Submission fee. Cash awards. Details HERE.

BLUE MOUNTAIN ARTS Thirty-first Biannual Poetry Card Contest. Cash prizes. Deadline December 31. Details HERE.


EVENTS

The Poet by Day, Wednesday Writing Prompt, online and all are invited to take part no matter the stage of career (emerging or established) or status (amateur or professional) Poems related to the challenge of the week will be published here on the following Tuesday.


  • 2018 Saints and Sinners Literary Festival, a project of the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. March 23 – 25.  Details HERE.
  • 38 Metaphors for Translation, Jessie Chaffee, Words Without Borders
  • A Multilingual Most Exquisite Corpse at Lit Crawl Brooklyn, October 7 at 8 p.m. Free and open to the public. Details HERE. The Greene Grape Annex, 753 Fulton St., Brooklyn, New York 11217
  • The 2018 Pen World Voices Festival, April 16-22, 2018 Details to come. Watch HERE.
  • Reading Philip Whalen, October 23, 7 pm – 8 pm, Moe’s Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA
  • Poets Maxine Chernoff and Gillian Conoley, November 8, 7 pm – 8 pm, Moe”s Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA

KUDOS

  • to Michael Dickel for his gracious and graceful hosting of The BeZine 100TPC 2017.
  • to Debasis Mukhopadhyay for the arrival of his books on shelfs and through online venues.
  • to Aprillia Zank for a photographic award – The Best of Minimalism
  • to P.C. Vandall for the acceptance of her poem for an upcoming issue of the Irish journal, The Stinging Fly.
  • to Toni Morrison for her banned books: The Bluest Eye, 4th most banned book, 2014; Beloved, 10th most banned book, 2012.

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.


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