THE SUNDAY POESY: Opportunities, Events and Other News and Information



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RINKY DINK PRESS, micropoetry for the people: poems delivered in a 2.75 x 4.25 format ” so bigger than a credit card, but smaller than a postcard” that contains six pages.  The editors publish ten collections twice a year and it looks like their first collection was published this past April.  Next pub date is in November. The press is a “rotating collective of advanced creative writing students and established poets from the Phoenix area dedicated to promoting lyrical yet concise micropoetry, compact little messages with a punch.”  I’d say it’s worth your time to check it out if you’re into micropoetry.  Details HERE. Deadline: January 13, 2017

ACUMEN, Poetry Prose Reviews is published three times a year and editors seek poetry and feature articles. Submission by email or by postal service.  Details HERE.

THE BeZINE is reading submission for the next issue. The theme is The Healing Power of the Arts, which can be explored via poetry, essay, music, art – anything that can be delivered online.  Please check out the zine, the intro/mission statement and submission guidelines before submitting to Deadline: December 10, 2016

Note the tight deadline at Spuyten Duyvil press:




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CREATIVE NONFICTION, True Stories Well Told plans to award two prizes – best essay $10,000 and second prize $5,000 for works of up to 5,000 words exploring “the dialogue between science and religions.”  The deadline is tight: December 12, 2016. There is a reading fee of $20. Details HERE.

CREATIVE NONFICTION, True Stories Well Told plans to award $3,500 for best essay on adaption, “illuminating the ways in which the need to keep up with a rapidly changing world drives the work of scientists, designers, thinkers, innovators, farmers, soldiers, medical professionals, teachers, and others and affects the lives of prisoners, patients, refugees, students, travelers, and other citizens. As the world changes, so, too, do humans—whether in our approach to building things, developing new technologies (and adapting to the ways those technologies change our society), learning how to eat different kinds of foods, or learning how to dress differently. And of course adaptation is hardly limited to humanity; numerous other species—everything from viruses to plants and animals—have had to adapt to rapid changes in both global and local habitats.” Deadline: January 9, 2017. Reading free: $20.  Details HERE.

CREATIVE NONFICTION, True Stories Well Told plans to award three prizes, $10,000 for best essay and two $2,500 awards for runner-ups writing essays of up to 4,000 words written in the spirit of  Mary Wollstonecraft’s Frankenstein, that is “true stories that explore humans’ efforts to control and redirect nature, the evolving relationships between humanity and science/technology, and contemporary interpretations of monstrosity.” This contest is in conjunction with Arizona State University’s Frankenstein Bicentennial Project.  Deadline: March 20, 2017. Reading free: $20. Details HERE.



The RESISTANCE POETRY WALL “We want your poems! Share this information.”

A MESSAGE FROM 100TPC cofounders Michael Rothenberg and Terri Carrion.

“The RESISTANCE POETRY WALL has been opened in response to the call by many for an open place to post poetry about the recent USA elections. Poets from around the world are invited to post. Feel free to share this link. Post your poems in the comment box at the bottom of the page. Your poem will appear on the WALL in approximately 1 hour.”

En Español:
“Se ha abierto el MURO DE POESÍA EN RESISTENCIA como respuesta al reclamo de muchos por un espacio abierto donde publicar poesía relacionada con las recientes elecciones en los Estados Unidos. Se invita a poetas de todo el mundo a publicar aquí. Por favor compartan esta liga. Entren a la página y peguen sus poemas en la caja de comentario (‘comment’), al calce. Su poema apareceré en el MURO en aproximadamente 1 hora.”

“The poetry and art posted on the WALL are not limited to the USA elections. There are many issues that concern us all and we welcome your contribution.”


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THE SUNDAY POESY: Opportunities, Events and other News and Information

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WRITING WEST MIDLANDS (U.K.) needs haikus for their exchange at the International Dance Festival Birmingham in May 2016. DEADLINE: Thursday 21 April 2016 at 5pm Details HERE

JULIEN POIRIER poetry reading and talk celebrates the release of City Lights Spotlight No. 14, City Lights Books, San Francisco, April 19, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Details HERE

NEW YORK CITY POETRY FESTIVAL will be held on Governors Island, “a 172 acre island in the heart of New York Harbor, is only 800 yards from Lower Manhattan, and even closer to Brooklyn. It is a world unto itself, unique and full of promise.” [Sounds like heaven to me! Also, this year is the 100th anniversary of Governors Island, so there might be some other fun events going on as well.]. July 30 & 31, 2016 Details HERE

QUEENSLAND POETRY FESTIVAL is scheduled for August 25-28, 2016. Their site is HERE, but they haven’t put any details up yet.

KALAMAZOO POETRY FESTIVAL is scheduled for April 15-16, 2016, Details HERE

THE 4TH CASCADE POETY FESTIVAL IN SEATTLE is scheduled for November 3-6, 2016. I believe they may still be looking for presenters. Details HERE


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SLINK CHUNK PRESS a new publication (on-line, four issues to date) looks like the folks there are doing some unusual things. In addition to poetry, they publish short fiction, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, art and videos. Check it out HERE and see if it’s for you. 

WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY (N.J.), Map Literary Rachel Wetzsteon Chapbook Award is open for submissions. DEADLINE: July 30, 2016  Details HERE

32 POEMS is a print publication in its thirteenth year an publishes thirty-two short poems twice a year, May and November. They charge a reading fee ($3 at this writing). Submissions guidelines are HERE

THE HUDSON REVIEW founded in 1947 is a quarterly arts and literature magazine published in New York.  For poetry: DEADLINE: June 30, 2016 Details HERE

THE 3288 REVIEW is a quarterly publication of Caffeinated Press.  They accept poetry in “Any form, and up to 10 poems per submission. If you would like to submit more than ten, we invite you to consider bundling them and submitting to Caffeinated Press for publication as a book. Also note that we have strict design guidelines which may affect how we break long poems across multiple pages.” DEADLINE July 1, 2016. Details HERE

NATIONAL GUERRILLA POETRY MONTH: David Loret De Mola invites guerilla poets to take part in “Guerrilla” Poetry Month by sending in your videos.“Whether you rap or you slam ZFG invites you and yours to take part in Guerrilla Poetry Month 2016! Just film your piece and send links to or hit us @ZFGpromotions. Find out more at
We look forward to hearing from you!”


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  • KIBATEK (The Turkish Literary Foundation established in 1998 in Turkey) plans its 40th Literary Festival this year in Dubai, from 1st till 4th June 2016 Details HERE
  • LITERARY PUB OR PERISH Stickyz Rock N’ Roll Chicken Shack, Little Rock AR, Details HERE
  • Download a free copy of The Woven Tale Press Selected Works HERE
  • The April 15th issue of The BeZine will celebrate poetry month. Contributing Editor, Michael Dickel, is the lead for this issue.


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