Opportunity Knocks: Calls for Submissions …

“Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?” Charles Bukowski, Post Office



Notes:

  • Opportunity Knocks replaces Sunday Announcements. This week there are no contest/competition announcements
  • Links to articles, events and news of interest to poets and writers are regularly published on The Poet by Day FaceBook Page.  
  • You are welcome (encouraged) to share your work and announcements on The BeZine Arts and Humanities FaceBook Group Discussion Page.
  • Submissions to The BeZine, June 2019 issue are open. Submissions should be emailed to bardogroup@gmail.com.  A detailed announcement will post soon. For now: June 2019 issue, Deadline June 10th. Theme: Sustainability; September 2019 issue, Opens for submission July 1st, Deadline September 10th, Theme: Human Rights/Social Justice
  • SEPTEMBER 28, 2019 is 100,000 POETS FOR CHANGE, GLOBAL, 2019 and THE BeZINE 100,000 POETS FOR CHANGE VIRTUAL EVENT
  • Join us for this week’s WEDNESDAY WRITING PROMPT


CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

AGNI ONLINE, a literary publication of Boston University, publishes essays, fiction, hybrid, and poetry and is open for submission through May 31st. No submission fees. Paying market. Details HERE.

THE CHERRY TREE, a National Literary Journal @ Washington College, publishes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and literary shade and is open for readings between August 1 and October 1 (mark your calendar). Payment: $20 and copies. No submission fee. Details HERE.

BLACK WARRIOR REVIEW, a publication of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and art twice yearly. The next reading period is June 1 through September 1 (market your calendar). Submission fee. Paying market. Details HERE.

HYPERALLERGIC describes itself as offering a  “playful, serious, and radical perspective on art and culture in the world today.” Details on how freelancers can pitch ideas are HERE.

LEMON THEORY, The Digital Magazine “Our Troops,” publishes the work of “officers, responders and those who make the community a safer place. This doesn’t have to be United Sttes based, we want to publish stories on an international standpoint.” English only. No submission fee. No payment. Details HERE.

LUNCH TICKET, the online literary and art journal of the MFA Program at Antioch University, publishes creative nonfiction, fiction, flash prose, literary translation, visual art, and writing for young people. No submission fee. No payment. Details HERE.

NARRATIVE MAGAZINE publishes poetry, fiction and nonfiction and has open calls in several categories and others that will open shortly. Entry/submission fees. Cash awards. Paying Market. Further details HERE.

SPRY LITERARY JOURNAL is looking for “concise, experimental, hybrid, or flashy” work “modern … vintage.”  This journal publishes creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, flash, and art. No submission fee. Details HERE.

ZiN DAILY, Literature Happens Every Day is “the living document and online creative laboratory of ZVONA i NARI, where literature happens every day. ZiN Daily is specifically looking for boundary- and border-crossing work that illuminates underexplored connections between different segments of culture. Send us work that will electrify our readers, as we build a common platform for mutual solidarity and exchange.” This publication based in Ližnjan, Croatia is open to submissions from writers around the world writing in “Bosnian, Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Montenegrin, Serbian and Slovenian, or any playful combination of these languages.” ZiN Daily publishes stories, essays, articles, reviews, and poems. No submission fee. No payment. Details HERE.

THERE ARE NO CONTEST/COMPETITION ANNOUNCEMENTS THIS WEEK.


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Opportunity Knocks: Calls for Submissions, Competitions

“Dining Out” Theatre Row, Redwood City

The year we shaped our lives in the redwood forest,
you brought a wounded salamander inside to heal.
We gathered woodsy things, thistles and pinecones.
We made rose-hip syrup, dried the last of the herbs.
I decorated the cabin in an ensemble of earth tones,
a spicy blend to match the fires you built in the hearth
and the scent of the East in the ma’amoul baking. Our
seasonal hibernation was swathed in sweets and books.
Our winter warmed on the gold-dust of our love.
© 2016, Jamie Dedes



Notes:

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

BULBUL, an annual of art and literature affiliated with Brown University’s Middle East Studies Program, seeks submissions that reflects that region’s cultures including poetry , prose, photography, visual arts, translations, and audio visual. Now submission fee. No Payment. Deadline: May 1, 2019. Details HERE.

ELECTRIC LITERATURE is an online publication offering several potential opportunities for publication. The following are current or upcoming …

  • April 1 – April 7 – general fiction submissions to “Recommended Reading”
  • through April 1 – poetry and graphic narrative for “The Computer”

Submission Guidelines HERE.

NONBINARY REVIEW, The Zoetic Press Journal of Literature, seeks poetry and visual arts on theme for upcoming issues:

Issue #21: The Works of H. G. Wells
(closes 4/22/2019)

Issue #22: The Odyssey by Homer
(closes 7/24/2019)

No submission fee. Paying market. Details HERE.

THE SUBURBAN REVIEW is open for submission of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and comics through 18 April 2019.  No submission fee. Paying market. Details HERE.

COMPETITIONS

Opportunity Knocks

2019 CRAB CREEK REVIEW POETRY PRIZE is open through through May 15, 2019. Entry fee. Cash award. Details HERE.

THE LORAINE WILLIAMS POETRY PRIZE 2019 of The Georgia Review is open through May 15. Entry fee or subscription purchase. Cash award. Details HERE.

MARSDEN THE POETRY VILLAGE COMPETITION is themed “together” and closes on 1 June 2019.  Entry fee. Cash awards. Details HERE.


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SUNDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS: CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS, COMPETITIONS, AND OTHER INFORMATION AND NEWS

Live not for Battles Won.
Live not for The-End-of-the-Song.
Live in the along.

Gwendolyn Brooks, Report from Part One



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CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

COPPER CANYON PRESS, a nonprofit dedicated to the publication of poetry collections and cofounded by Sam Hamill, opens for submissions at least twice yearly. Watch the site.  Submission fee/reading fee is $35, which includes two books of your choice. Details HERE.

FIYAH, Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction, opens for submissions (including speculative poetry)  to Issue #11 from April 1, 2019 – April 30, 2019.  Paying market. Details HERE.

THE GOOD MEN PROJECT, “The conversation no one else is having.”™ explores the changing roles of men in the 21st century has a top twenty-five calls for submission that are always open. Details HERE.

GREY HEN PRESS publishes poetry by older women, largely in its themed anthologies. Details HERE.

THE HEDGEHOG POETRY PRESS, The Home of Arfur & the Sticklebacks, is open continually for submissions of up to five poems.  Details HERE.

THE SHORE POETRY, an online publication, is open for submissions to its Spring 2019 issue through March 1, 2019.  No submission fee. No payment. Details HERE.

SYRACUSE CULTURAL WORKERS, Speaking for Justice ~ Giving Voice to Resistance since 1982 has open calls for submission of art for its 2020 peace calendar. Deadline March 15, 2019. Paying market. Details HERE.

RELATED:


THE BeZINE Be Inspired. Be Creative. Be Peace. Be.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

Submissions deadline for the March issue – themed Waging Peace – is March 10  at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard.

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 March 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. 

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.


REMINDER:

The Poet by Day, WEDNESDAY WRITING PROMPT is HERE.  

Deadline for participation – all encouraged no matter the status of your career – is Monday evening at 8:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Photograph Beautiful Old Lady from Darap (Sikkim) Village courtesy of Sukanto Debnathfrom Hyderabad, India under licensed  Creative CommonsAttribution 2.0 Generic.


COMPETITIONS

Opportunity Knocks

Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize is awarded annually in memory of this Kashmiri-American  poet, sponsored by the University of Utah Department of English and the University of Utah Press, $25 entry feel. Cash award and publication of collection. Deadline: April 15, 2019. Details HERE

Alice James Award for poetry will open in April . Cash award and publication. Details HERE.

Autumn House Poetry Contest  offers poetry and fiction awards for full-length book manuscripts. Cash award and publication. Travel grant to promote book. Deadline: June 30, 2019. Details HERE.

Brittingham and Pollak Poetry Prize opens on July 15. Reading fee: $28. Cash award and publication. Details HERE.


OTHER INFORMATION AND NEWS


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) are 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 weekend commitments, this post will often go up late.

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 thepoetbyday@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.


ABOUT

SUNDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS: CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS, COMPETITIONS, OTHER NEWS AND INFORMATION

Stephen kissed me in the spring,
Robin in the fall,
But Colin only looked at me
And never kissed at all.

Stephen’s kiss was lost in jest,
Robin’s lost in play,
But the kiss in Colin’s eyes
Haunts me night and day.
The Collected Poems of Sara Teasdale (Sonnets to Duse and Other Poems, Helen of Troy and Other Poems, Rivers to the Sea, Love Songs, and Flame and She



CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

CAGBI, a literary space publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and short essays and is open through February 20 for submissions. Details HERE.

CHATTAHOOCHEE REVIEW, Georgia State University, Perimeter College publishes fiction, poetry, nonfiction, interviews, reviews and review essays, and translations. Submission fee. Payment : two copies. Details HERE.

CRAZYHORSE welcomes general submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry through May 31st. Submission fees. Details HERE.

DARKHOUSE BOOKS is open for themed book submissions: Mid-Century Murder through March 31; What We Talk About When We Talk About It through February 28; Fearrington Road through June 15; and A Murder of Crows through April 15. No submission fees. Payment in royalties. Details HERE.

DELTA POETRY REVIEW accepts submissions year-round. No submission fee. No payment. Details HERE.

eCHAPBOOK publishes poetry, short stories, flash fiction, novel and memoir excerpts and personal essays.  It is open through February 28, 2019 for its spring chapbook anthology themed Upheavals. Submission fees. Payments. Details HERE.  Submission to the fiction collection will open from May 1 – June 30.

GREAT WEATHER FOR MEDIA, unpredictable, fearless, bright, dark, innovative poetry and writing will open for submissions to its next anthology on October 15, 2019. Mark your calendar. Details HERE.

PUDDING MAGAZINE, The Journal of Applied Poetry publishes poetry, short essays, articles, and short short stories. No submission fee. Payment: contributor copy. Details HERE.

RIVER STYX, Multicultural Literary Explorers Since 1975 publishes poetry, short fiction, essays, interviews, and art and is open now for general submissions. No submission fee. Paying market. Details HERE.

TYPISHLY is an online literary journal that welcomes emerging and established writers and publishes poetry and short fiction and sponsors a Weekend Roundtable,  Short-fiction Mondays, Poetry Tuesdays, and two creative challenges.  As of this writing all are open for submissions and there is a submission fee of $3. Details HERE.

RELATED:


THE BeZINE Be Inspired. Be Creative. Be Peace. Be.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

Submissions deadline for the March issue – themed Waging Peace – is March 10  at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard.

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 March 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. 

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.


COMPETITIONS

Opportunity Knocks

ASSOCIATION OF WRITERS AND WRITERS PROGRAMS (AWP) AWARDS SERIES is open for submissions through February 28. $30 entry fee for nonmembers. Award: publication. This is a ” . . . competition for the publication of excellent new book-length works. The competition is open to all authors writing in English regardless of nationality or residence, and is available to published and unpublished authors alike.” Awards are for creative nonfiction, fiction (novels and short fiction), and poetry. Details HERE.

THE CAGIBI MACARON PRIZE has three categories: fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Entry fee. Cash award. Details HERE.

RELATED:


REMINDER:

The Poet by Day, WEDNESDAY WRITING PROMPT is HERE.  

Deadline for participation – all encouraged no matter the status of your career – is Monday evening at 8:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Photograph Beautiful Old Lady from Darap (Sikkim) Village courtesy of Sukanto Debnath from Hyderabad, India under licensed  Creative CommonsAttribution 2.0 Generic.


OTHER INFORMATION AND NEWS

This is an old video shared with us by Aprilia Zank. Ferlingetti lovers this is for you …

An example of a well-done poetry-collection trailer:


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) are 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 weekend commitments, this post will often go up late.

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 thepoetbyday@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

“What if our religion was each other. If our practice was our life. If prayer, our words. What if the temple was the Earth. If forests were our church. If holy water–the rivers, lakes, and ocean. What if meditation was our relationships. If the teacher was life. If wisdom was self-knowledge. If love was the center of our being.” Ganga White, teacher and exponent of Yoga and founder of White Lotus, a Yoga center and retreat house in Santa Barbara, CA

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

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