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

“I think it pisses God off when you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.” The character Shug Avery in The Color Purple by Alice Walker



CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

THE BLACK WARRIOR REVIEW  (BRW) “is named for the river that borders the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Established in 1974 by graduate students in the MFA Program in Creative Writing, BWR is the oldest continuously published literary journal produced by graduate students in the United States.” This biannual publication includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic writing, comics, and art and is published twice yearly. Black Warrior Review is reading submissions through September 1. Submission guidelines are HERE.  

CLEAVER MAGAZINE, Philadelphia’s International Literary Magazine reads submissions year round on a rolling basis for its quarterly lit mag, for Life As Activism, and for Radio Plays as well as Craft Essays, Travel Essays, Book Reviews, Letters to June Cleaver, and poetry.  Submission fees to cover the cost of the magazine’s Submittable subscription vary depending on whether or not you want an “expedited” response.  Details HERE.

CRAFT. publishes flash fiction, short fiction, craft essays, interviews and book reviews year-round. This is a paying market. Details HERE.

GRIST JOURNAL, University of Tennessee at Knoxville seeks poetry, fiction and nonfiction (craft essay, The Writing Life, reviews) through September 15. Reading/submission fee: $4, which is waved for subscribers. This is a paying market. Details HERE.

THE LAMPLIGHT MAGAZINE, A Quarterly Magazine of Dark Fiction is open for submissions of short stories and flash fiction and will consider previously published work through 15 November for 2019 issues. This is a paying market. Details HERE.

SAVANT BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS seeks submissions of poem for it’s 2019 Savant Poetry Anthology through 31 December 2018. No submission fee. No royalties or complementary copies. Details HERE.

ZYZZYVA, A San Francisco Journal of Arts and Letters founded in 2011 offers readers a curated view of contempoary fiction, nonfiction and poetry “with a distinctly San Francisco perpsective.” Submission guidelines HERE.

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The BeZine

Call for submissions for the September issue.

THE BeZINE, Be Inspired, Be Creative, Be Peace, Be. Submissions for the September issue – themed Social Justice – close on August 10 at 11:59 p.m. PDT .

NEW NOTATION: There will be a subsection themed Be the Peace. Submissions are invited to that section as well and you can submit to both sections.

Please send text in the body of the email not as an attachment. Send photographs or illustrations as attachments. No google docs or Dropbox or other such. No rich text. Send submissions to 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.

No demographic restrictions.

Please read at least one issue. We DO NOT publish anything that promotes hate, divisiveness or violence or that is scornful or in any way dismissive of “other” peoples. 

  • September 2018 issue, Deadline August 10th, Theme: Human Rights/Social Justice
  • December 2018 issue, Deadline November 10th, Theme: A Life of the Spirit

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

Previously published work may be submitted IF you hold the copyright. Submissions from beginning and emerging artists as well as pro are encouraged and we have a special interest in getting more submissions of short stores, feature articles, music videos and art for consideration. 


The Poet by Day

WEDNESDAY WRITING PROMPT

Reminder:

Response deadline is Monday, August 6, at 8 p.m. Pacific.  Poems are on theme are published on this site on Tuesday, the August 7. Details HERE.


CONTESTS

Opportunity Knocks

BRITTINGHAMAND POLLAK POETRY PRIZE, University of Wisconsin Press, is open for submissions through September 15. Entry fee: $28. Cash award. Details HERE.

THE NATIONAL POETRY SOCIETY (U.K.) is open for submission  from anyone 17+ years at the time of entry. The competition is open internationally but poems must be in English. Submission fee. Cash awards. Deadline 31 October 2018. Details HERE.

THE MOTH POETRY PRIZE [The Moth Magazine] for an unpublished poem is open for entries through 31 December 2018. Entry fee: 12 € per poem. Cash awards. Details HERE.

THE GREGORY O’DONOGHUE INTERNATIONAL POETRY COMPETITION is open for submissions from poets of any nationality through 30 November 2018 at midnight. Entry fee: €5 per poem or €20 for a batch of five. Cash awards and publication. Details HERE.

THE 2018 PLOUGH INTERNATIONAL POETRY PRIZE is open for entries to its Open Poetry Competition 2018 and for The Ronald Duncan Short Poem Competition 2018 through 31 October 2018. Entry fee for both competitions: £5 per poem. Cash awards. Details HERE.

Reminders:

AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW/HONICKMAN FIRST BOOK PRIZE is open for submissions through October 31, 2018. Sharon Olds is judge. $25 entry fee. Cash award: $3,000. Details HERE.

For translations:

FRENCH-AMERICAN FOUNDATION PRIZE FOR TRANSLATION for best translation from French to English opens for submission in October 2018 for their 2019 award. The prizes are for fiction and nonfiction.  Details HERE.

Reminder:

FELLOWSHIPS

GRANADA UNESCO CITY OF LITERATURE and THE UNIVERSITY OF GRANADA RESIDENCY PROGRAMME for emerging writers in any country and language.  Application deadline: September 2018. The residency will be for two writer and one month – 1 November and 1 December 2018.  Deadline: 20 September 2018. Details HERE.

ANN SPENCER FELLOWSHIP, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts inaugural fellowship will provide a residency to an African-American writer. Application deadline: September 15. Details HERE.

OTHER NEWS AND INFORMATION


Accessible anytime from anywhere in the world:

The Poet by Day always available online with poems, poets and writers, news and information.

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 or status. 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. Due to other Sunday commitments, this post will often go up late in the day.

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.


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
  • your book or other product  should be easy for readers to find through your site or other venues.

TO CONTACT ME WITH ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OTHER INFORMATION FOR THE POET BY DAY: thepoetbyday@gmail.com

TO CONTACT ME REGARDING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE BeZINE: bardogroup@gmail.com

PLEASE do not mix the communications between the two emails.


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. Caveat Emptor: Please be sure to verify information for yourself before submitting work, buying products, paying fees or attending events et al.


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Poet and writer, I was once columnist and associate editor of a regional employment publication. I currently run this site, The Poet by Day, an information hub for poets and writers. I am the managing editor of The BeZine published by The Bardo Group Beguines (originally The Bardo Group), a virtual arts collective I founded.  I am a weekly contributor to Beguine Again, a site showcasing spiritual writers. My work is featured in a variety of publications and on sites, including: Levure littéraure, Ramingo’s PorchVita Brevis Literature,Compass Rose, Connotation PressThe Bar None GroupSalamander CoveSecond LightI Am Not a Silent PoetMeta / Phor(e) /Play, and California Woman. My poetry was recently read by Northern California actor Richard Lingua for Poetry Woodshed, Belfast Community Radio. I was featured in a lengthy interview on the Creative Nexus Radio Show where I was dubbed “Poetry Champion.”

* The BeZine: Waging the Peace, An Interfaith Exploration featuring Fr. Daniel Sormani, Rev. Benjamin Meyers, and the Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi among others

“Every pair of eyes facing you has probably experienced something you could not endure.” Lucille Clifton

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

“Let me begin again as a speck
of dust caught in the night winds
sweeping out to sea. Let me begin
this time knowing the world is
salt water and dark clouds, the world
is grinding and sighing all night, and dawn
comes slowly, and changes nothing.”
Philip Levine, 7 Years from Somewhere: Poems



CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

3:AM MAGAZINE, Whatever it is, We’re Against It publishes criticsim (query first), fiction (closed) and nonfiction (query first) and poetry. Currently submissions are open for poetry only for its Duos (collaborative poems) and Poem Brut (explores handwriting, abstraction, illustration, asemic and pansemic writing, visual poetry and so on) series. No submission fees. No payment. Details HERE.

ABLE MUSE, A Review of Poetry, Prose & Art invites submissions for poetry (mainly metrical) poetry translation, fiction (up to 4,000 words), art and photography, nonfiction, essays, book reviews and interviews. No fee. Details HERE.

ACTA VICTORIANA, the literary journal of Victoria University in the University of Toronto, publishes prose and poetry once a year. Details HERE.

BLACK WARRIOR REVIEW of University of Alabama is reading general fiction, nonfiction and poetry submissions and review graphic writing, comics and art through September 1. $3 submission fee.  The editors “especially strive to magnify voices that are traditionally and systemically silenced. Writers of color, queer and trans writers, disabled writers, immigrant writers, fat writers and femmes: you are welcome and wanted here.” Details HERE.

BROKENPENCIL, The Magazine of Zine Culture and the Independent Arts publishes “sort reports (about 400 words) on cultural events, personalities, zine gatherings” as well as feature articles (1,000-3,000 words) on indie/alternative culture,  art, fiction (up to 3,000 through September 15th).  The next pitch deadline is July 15th. Optional submission fee. Payment: $50 – $100 dollars. Details HERE.

CONJUNCTIONS, Read Dangerously (biannual – usually themed – print/e-book) is open for Conjunctions: 71, A Cabinet of Curiosity (Fall/November 2018). No deadline is offered. The editor also reads year-round for the weekly online magazine. Interest is in short-and-long-form fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. No fee. Details HERE.

GRAIN MAGAZINE, the journal of eclectic writing will open for submissions of poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction and other material on September 1, 2018 and close on May 31, 2019. Canadian and international writers invited. Payment $50 per page with a max payment of $250. Compensation includes three contributor copies. Details HERE.

GREENSBORO REVIEW is open through September 15 for submissions of poetry and fiction. Submission fee. Details HERE.

IRON HORSE LITERARY REVIEW publishes “one issue as a chapbook. The genre rotates: prose collections in odd years; poetry collections in even years. Prose collections should be 40-56 pages, double-spaced; poetry collections should be 28-36 pages, one poem per page. Submissions due every year from January through mid-March. Fee: $18, which includes year’s subscription. Winner receives $1,000 and press run of 500. Watch the site for 2019 call for submissions.  ihlr trifecta: Send marathon-long manuscripts every October. video literature: Submit every year from January through mid-March.

JUBILAT of the Unviersity of Massachusettes at Amherst publishes poetry and art, and other forms of writing on poetry, poetics or subjects that have nothing to do with poetry. “All art submissions must either be in black and white or publishable in grayscale.”  Calls will open on September 1. Submission fee. Details HERE.


The BeZine

Call for submission for the September issue.

THE BeZINE, Be Inspired, Be Creative, Be Peace, Be. Submissions for the September issue – themed Social Justice – close on August 10 at 11:59 p.m. PDT .

Please send text in the body of the email not as an attachment. Send photographs or illustrations as attachments. No google docs or Dropbox or other such. No rich text. Send submissions to 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.

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. 

  • September 2018 issue, Deadline August 10th, Theme: Human Rights/Social Justice
  • December 2018 issue, Deadline November 10th, Theme: A Life of the Spirit

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

Previously published work may be submitted IF you hold the copyright. Submissions from beginning and emerging artists as well as pro are encouraged and we have a special interest in getting more submissions of short stores, feature articles, music videos and art for consideration. 


CONTESTS

Opportunity Knocks

BLACK WARRIOR REVIEW of the University of Alabama has an open call for entries to its 2018 CONTEST, which will close on September 1. $1000 & PUBLICATION in Nonfiction, Fiction, and Poetry; $500 & PUBLICATION in our Flash Category; Nonfiction Judge: Kate Zambreno; Fiction Judge: Laura van den Berg; Poetry Judge: Vanessa Angélica Villarreal; Flash Judge: Jennifer S. Cheng. Entry fees: Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry: there is a $20 entry fee for each submission ($30 for international submissions). All entrants receive a one-year subscription to BWR as a thank-you. Flash: there is an $8 entry fee. Details HERE.

SECOND LIGHT POETRY COMPETITION FOR LONG AND SHORT POEMS BY WOMEN – 2018 – NOW OPEN JUDGE ESTHER MORGAN. Poet, tutor and editor, Esther Morgan’s first collection Beyond Calling Distance (2001), which won the Aldeburgh ‘best first collection’ Prize, was followed by The Silence Living in Houses (2005), Grace (2011) and The Wound Register (2018), all by Bloodaxe. She won the Bridport Prize in 2010.

  • £300 First Prize for each of Long (no upper limit) and Short (max 50 lines) poems
  • £150 Second Prize (1 poem from either category)
  • £75 Third Prize (1 poem from either category)

Winning & Commended Poets published (in full or extract) in ARTEMISpoetry.  

Entry fees: £6 each per long poem. Short poems: £4 each or £9 for 3, £14 for 8. Enter by post (2 copies) or online.
**Members are entitled to one free entry into the competition. Join now to be eligible.** (see About Second Light/Joining)

Rules & Entry        direct link to payment at poetry p f online shop
note: payment link in competition flyer ends ‘s l(el) 5’, not ‘s 1(one) 5‚.

The results will be posted on the website by 30th September. Once winning poems (or extracts) are published in ARTEMISpoetry.


Accessible anytime from anywhere in the world:

  • The Poet by Day always available online with poems, poets and writers, news and information.
  • 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 or status. 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. Due to other Sunday commitments, this post will often go up late in the day.
  • 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.

WEDNESDAY WRITING PROMPT

Reminder

Response deadline is Monday, June 11th at 8 p.m. PDT. All poems shared on theme (this time it’s “the poet in nonordinary time”) will be published on this site on Tuesday, the 12th. Details HERE.


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:

  • 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
  • your book or other product  should be easy for readers to find through your site or other venues.

TO CONTACT ME WITH ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OTHER INFORMATION FOR THE POET BY DAY: thepoetbyday@gmail.com

TO CONTACT ME REGARDING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE BeZINE: bardogroup@gmail.com

PLEASE do not mix the communications between the two.


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. Caveat Emptor: 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, and Other Information and News

“I walk through the old yellow sunlight
to get to my kitchen table
the poem about me
lying there with the books
in which I am listed
among the dead and future Dylans”
Leonard Cohen, The Energy of Slaves



CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

THE ASSES OF PARNASSUS, an online collection of “short, witty, formal poems.” Open submissions. Check it out HERE.

ACUMEN, Poetry Prose Reviews (U.K.) is one of the oldest literary journals, founded in 1985 and publishing poetry, articles and features.  Submission guidelines HERE.

ANIMA MAGAZINE, Poems of Soul and Spirit appreciates the works of writers who question the Western materialist paradigm. Watch the site for announcements of the next reading period, Issue 6.

BOMB MAGAZINE publishes fiction and nonfiction. The next reading period is from July 1 – July 31.  Details HERE.  No unsolicited pitches for interviews, portfolios or reviews.

CARTE BLACHE publishes fiction and nonfiction, to poetry and photo essays three-times-a year. The next period is: October 1 – December 31.  Details HERE.

GRANTA is not currently open for poetry submissions but will reopen for fiction sometime late this year.  The editors say: “After long discussions, we have decided to trial a service fee of £3/$4, equivalent to printing and postage, for prose submissions only. We will not be charging for poetry or art and photography submissions.” Details HERE.

HARPER’S MAGAZINE publishes fiction, nonfiction, art, illustration and photography. Query first for fiction and nonfiction. Details HERE.

JOYLAND MAGAZINE publishes short fiction, novel excerpts and essays, selecting stories regionally.  $4 submission fee. Paying market. Details HERE.

MUD SEASON REVIEW is open for submissions of poetry, nonfiction and art through July 1, 2018.  Details HERE.

NEW MADRID, Journal of Contemporary Literature of the Low-residency MFA program at Murray State publishes poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Calls for submissions for the winter issue will open on August 15 and run through October 15. Theme: Total Eclipe. Details HERE.

THE NEW TERRITORY MAGAZINE publishes fiction, poetry, nonfiction, drama, comics and genre-benders relative to the Lower Midwestern U.S.  Submissions are not yet open for the fall/winder issue. Details HERE.

TAHOMA LITERARY REVIEW is open for submissions of short and long prose and short and long poetry through July 31 for its fall/winder publications. Submisssion fees are $4 or $5.  Cash payments: $50 for short works, $125 for longer works. Details HERE.

WTW PRESS BOOKS, “a 501c(3) non-profit, 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…”  is reading through June 30, 2018.  Unpublished manuscripts. Details HERE.



The BeZine

Call for submission for the September issue.

THE BeZINE, Be Inspired, Be Creative, Be Peace, Be. Submissions for the September issue – themed Sustainability – close on August 10 at 11:59 p.m. PDT .

Please send text in the body of the email not as an attachment. Send photographs or illustrations as attachments. No google docs or Dropbox or other such. No rich text. Send submissions to 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.

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. 

  • September 2018 issue, Deadline August 10th, Theme: Human Rights/Social Justice
  • December 2018 issue, Deadline November 10th, Theme: A Life of the Spirit

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

Previously published work may be submitted IF you hold the copyright. Submissions from beginning and emerging artists as well as pro are encouraged and we have a special interest in getting more submissions of short stores, feature articles, music videos and art for consideration. 



CONTESTS

Opportunity Knocks

THE BOOKSIE 2018 POETRY CONTEST grand prize and two runners-up. $6.95 entry fee. Cash award. Details HERE.

2018 CROSSWINDS ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST: reading period through December 31.  Entry fee: $20. Payment: Contributor copy.  Details HERE.

THE EYELANDS 8TH INTERNATIONAL SHORT STORY CONTEST is open through June 20. Up to 2,500 words. Theme: Luggage. First prize: holiday in Crete.  €10 entry fee. Details HERE.

HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS SHORT STORY and FLASH FICTION COMPETITIONS: Both have a First Prize of £250; Second Prize: £50; Third Prize: £25. Closes on July 31. Details HERE.

PRAIRE SCHOONER is accepting entries to its Summer Creative Nonfiction Contest – essays up to 5,000 words –  through August 1.  Entry fee: $18. $500 cash award to the winner and publication. Details HERE.  Scroll down.

31 Free [Fiction] Writing Contests: Ligitimate Competitions with Cash Priszes,The Writing Life, Kelly Gurnett



Second Light [UK] Mary MacRae ‘Access to Poetry’ Memorial Fund

The Fund

The Mary MacRae ‘Access to Poetry’ Memorial Fund: many will remember the outstanding poet and Second Light member, Mary MacRae (her books As Birds Do and Inside the Brightness of Red are available from Second Light).

The Fund has been created in her memory, begun with a substantial donation from Mary’s family, with the intention of providing modest grants to enable members on low income, along with a travel companion if they are unable to travel alone, to come to Second Light events.

If anyone would like to make a contribution to the fund in Mary’s memory, all donations, however small, will be most welcome. Donate to the Fund.

Second Light Network 

Accessible anytime from anywhere in the world:

  • The Poet by Day always available online with poems, poets and writers, news and information.
  • 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 or status. 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. Due to other Sunday commitments, this post will often go up late in the day.
  • 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.

WEDNESDAY WRITING PROMPT

Reminder

Response deadline is Monday, June 4th at 8 p.m. PDT. All poems shared on theme will be published on this site on Tuesday, the 5th. Details 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:

  • 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
  • your book or other product  should be easy for readers to find through your site or other venues.

TO CONTACT ME WITH ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OTHER INFORMATION FOR THE POET BY DAY: thepoetbyday@gmail.com

TO CONTACT ME REGARDING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE BeZINE: bardogroup@gmail.com

PLEASE do not mix the communications between the two.


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. Caveat Emptor: Please be sure to verify information for yourself before submitting work, buying products, paying fees or attending events et al.


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ARTEMISpoetry, issue 19 has landed in the U.S.


ARTEMISpoetry’s (U.K.) nineteenth issue landed in my mailbox this evening. Yes! It’s always a good day when a fave poetry magazine arrives, especially good on a day like today that was grueling. Once I finish reading this issue, I’ll write the editors and get permissions to bring you some samplings. Meanwhile, I encourage you to explore Second Light Network (SLN) of Women Poets. As I say, probably ad nauseum, the poetry is by women but it is for everyone.

I’m pleased to see this issue is focused on accessibility, an important concern for poets and poetry lovers.  The editors are Katherine Gallagher (Katherine Gallager’s Website), Dilys Wood (Dilys page on SLN), and Anne Stewart (poetry p f).

Myra Schneider (Myra Schneider’s Poetry Website) gifts us with a fine interview of Deborah Alma the “Emergency Poet,” who was also interviewed by Mendes Biondo (Ramingo’s Blog), one of the founding editors of Ramingo’s Porch, in The BeZine – The Healing Adventures of Poemedic, Deborah Alma. We love Deborah’s idea/ideal of bringing poetry to people in need. Talk about accessibility.

In the opening editorial, Katherine and Dilys write:

“Selling poetry as the provision of life-belts for deep distress is a good play but can’t be the whole story. Poets are ‘servants of the Muse.’ ‘Inspiration’ can mean having no choice in what we write when impelled towards a certain form or subject matter.  Though some poets place serious reliance on ‘first readers’ (often fellow-poets), poetry is by no means necessarily driven by out-reach. A poet may be concerned with the ‘great issues of the day’ or not. This reflects the person – active citizen or primarily concerned with inner life?  Poets must also grapple with their demanding medium.”

You can purchase ARTEMISpoetry through Anne Stewart’s poetry p f and sign-up for membership in SLN as well, if so inclined. There are demographic restrictions on membership (age, gender) and its most productive for those living in the London area, but membership is open to women poets anywhere in the world.

Second Light offers workshops including remote (distance) learning, poetry reading events, competitions and publication of anthologies as well as the magazine. Info on Calls for Submissions for Issue 20 is HERE

If you live in the UK, you’ll want to reserve these dates (details on the site) in 2018:

  • Friday 25th & Saturday 26th May, Spring Festival
  • Monday 30th July to Friday 3rd August, Holland House Residential
  •  Friday 16th & Saturday 17th November, Autumn Festival

This year has been a physically challenging year but I hope in February 2018 to start catch-up on reviews for you of collections from SLN members Myra Schneider, Anne Stewart and few others and to restart the Celebrating American She-Poets series, something I look forward to and hope you do as well.

Meanwhile, my friends, poem on … and come out to play for Wednesday Writing Prompt tomorrow, a poem on Thursday, and an introduction to the Israeli Diaphanous Press written by Krysia Jopek, poet, artist and publisher on Friday.


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