SUNDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS: Opportunities, Events, News and Other Information


Calls for Submissions

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DRIFTWOOD PRESS, a quarterly literary magazine that is out of Florida, considers submission of fiction, poetry, photography, graphic narrative, literary criticism, and interviews. Details HERE.

GREAT WEATHER FOR MEDIA is still accepting submissions for consideration for its next annual anthology of poetry, flash fiction, short stories, dramatic monologues, and creative nonfiction. Deadline: January 15, 2017  Details HERE.

WEST TEXAS REVIEW is seeking submissions for its inaugural issue to include “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.” It apparently intends to accept submissions year-round but there’s no indication of the deadline for this first issue or the date of publication. Details HERE.

THE BeZINE theme for January is Resist. We are piggy-backing on Michael Rothenberg’s and Alan Kaufman’s call to American poets to resist the incoming president. Our effort is not restricted to poetry or to the United States. We’re doing a global call for submissions that counter policies – no matter what country – which undermine equity, foster poverty, encourage elitism, hate and scapegoating … all those things that pit people against people, putting many people at risk of disease, homelessness, starvation and murder. Please read the submission guidelines first. Send your work to

ARTEMISpoetry (UK) Poetry Deadlines: Issue 18, February 28, 2017 and Issue 19, August 31, 2017. “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 Unpublished poetry only and not out in submission elsewhere.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.”


Opportunity Knocks

THE SOCIETY OF MIDLAND AUTHORS annual awards contest categories are adult fiction, adult nonfiction, biography, children’s fiction, children’s nonfiction and poetry. The announcement isn’t up yet so watch the site. It should post soon. Or, subscribe to its email updates. Details HERE.

THE RATTLE CHAPBOOK PRIZE accepting manuscripts of 15-30 pages for review. $20 entry fee includes a subscriptions. Multiple entries by a single poet are allowed as separate entries. Deadline: January 15, 2017 Details HERE.

MOMENT MAGAZINE-KARMA FOUNDATION Short Fiction Contest “encourages writers to submit stories related to Judaism or Jewish culture or history. Established in 2000. Moment will award up to three prizes to outstanding works of unpublished short fiction with Jewish content.” Winners will receive cash prizes and will read from their work in our annual Manhattan literary ceremony and celebration. First place: $1,000 plus possible publication Second place: $500 plus possible publication; Third place: $250 plus possible publication. Entry fee $15 Details HERE. Deadline: January 29, 2017

THE MASTERS REVIEW, a platform for emerging writers is hosting a winter award. 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.


NIEMAN-BERKMAN KLEIN FELLOWSHIP in Journalism Innovation is for working journalist and the deadline for application is: International 12/31-2016, U.S. 1/31/2017 Details HERE.


Meet the Editors, Reading with Open Mic, A poetry reading that includes time for readers from the floor. 7:30 pm Sun, 5 Feb 2017 Torriano Meeting House [London (North West)]  Part of a series: Torriano £5/£4 according to pocketM Readings, Open Mic, & panel discussion…Host: Peter Phillips, Editors’: Alwyn Marriage (Oversteps Books), Jeremy Page (The Frogmore Press), Anne Stewart (poetry p f)

A Celebration of Cumbrian Poetry, Words by the Water Festival, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick [Keswick] North West, 5:30 pm Tue, 7 Mar 2017,Free Event. Helen Fletcher will be reading from the lightbulb has stigmata, supporting Jacci Bulman reading from her collection A whole day through from waking. There will also be readings from Alison Barr, Josephine Dickinson, Amy Heys, Nicola Jackson, Kathleen Jones, Kim Moore and Mary Robinson in a celebration of Cumbrian poetry.


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A poetry publisher on the math of rejection.


RECOMMEND READ FOR THIS WEEK (The Third Reconstruction): The man who is making a difference. The book that is changing perspectives and is fast becoming the “common read” at many organizations, the salve for our wounded hearts and souls. If you haven’t heard him talk and you’re not religious, just give him a chance. His strategy makes sense.

The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement is Overcoming the Politics of Divsion and Fear by the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

800px-william_barber_at_moral_mondays_rallyREV. BARBER is a conservative Christian who embraces the full religious, ethnic and racial diversity of our country. Some say he is this era’s Martin Luther King, Jr.  He believes in the dignity and worth of all people and the essential inter-relationship of all human beings. He stands for compassion, unity and social, environmental and economic justice.

In reading his views and about his work, I found myself moved to both hope and joy. This memoir is not simply an emotional or moral reaction. It’s a pragmatic plan for a more just and equitable country. I agree with Rev. Barber that our emerging leadership is encouraging scapegoating, a divide-and-conquer strategy that foments racial strife and economic inequality and the pitting of the 99% against one-another for the exclusive benefit of the 1%.

” … he laid the groundwork for a state-by-state movement that unites black, white, and brown, rich and poor, employed and unemployed, gay and straight, documented and undocumented, religious and secular. Only such a diverse fusion movement, Rev. Barber argues, can heal our nation’s wounds and produce public policy that is morally defensible, constitutionally consistent, and economically sane. The Third Reconstruction is both a blueprint for movement building and an inspiring call to action from the twenty-first century’s most effective grassroots organizer.”

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THE COSSACK REVIEW “accepts electronic submissions of new work all year. We respond within 60 days, usually much sooner. Work submitted will be considered for upcoming print and online issues.”  It has a rolling deadline. The review includes fiction, nonfiction, translation and poetry (3-6 poems in a single submission.) Details HERE.

BOABAB PRESS, Where good books grow “constantly strives to discover, cultivate, and nurture authors working in all genres. If you have a manuscript that you believe would be a good fit for our catalog, we want to hear from you.” Details HERE.

WILDNESS REVIEW “is an online literary journal that seeks to promote contemporary fiction, poetry and non-fiction that evokes the unknown. Founded in 2015, each thoughtfully compiled issue strives to unearth the works of both established and up-and-coming writers.” This review works on a rolling submissions basis. Poetry (under 80 lines) and prose (under 2,500 words).  Details HERE.

WORDRUNNER eCHAPBOOKs include fiction, memoir and poetry (no long poems) and will be considered for the spring 2017 echapbook anthology by multiple authors. Pub date:  March 2017. The anthology theme is “breaking barriers or pushing against boundaries.:   Submissions December 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017. Details HERE.


Opportunity Knocks

THE WARE OPEN POETRY COMPETITION (UK) is accepting submissions for its anthology. Deadline is 30 April 2017. The judge is Hannah Lowe. There is an entry fee. Details HERE.

THE NEW AMERICAN POETRY PRIZE is awarded each year to a full-length collection of poetry. The winner receives $1,000 and a book contract, as well as 25 author’s copies and promotional support. The submission period is usually September 1 – January 1. The New American Fiction Prize is awarded each year to a full-length collection of fiction. The winner receives $1,000 and a book contract, as well as 25 author’s copies and promotional support. The submission period is usually February 15 – June 15.” Details HERE.

THE COLORADO PRIZE FOR POETRY (Colorado State University/Colorado Review) “is an international poetry book manuscript contest established in 1995. Each year’s prizewinner receives a $2,000 honorarium and publication of his or her book by the Center for Literary Publishing.”  Details HERE

THE FRENCH-AMERICAN 30th ANNUAL TRANSLATION PRIZE Deadline for submissions: January 15, 2017, 12:00 PM EST Details HERE. The French-American Foundation and the Florence Gould Foundation are accepting submissions for the 30th Annual Translation Prize. The Foundations will present a $10,000 monetary award for the best English translation of French in both fiction and non-fiction.


  • Actor Kirk Douglas on his 100th birthday. (I just have to acknowledge that. Can’t even imagine what it’s like to look back at 100 years. Culture shock?)
  • Bulgarian poet, photographer and renaissance woman, Blaga Todorova, on her birthday. And “no”, the party’s not over yet.
  • Woven Tale Press on three years of publication. Appreciate their acknowledgement of activist poets including The Poet by Day.
  • To all the protesters who braved weather and government over the Dakota Pipeline. Bravo! and Love! xo
  • Time Magazine for its subversive political art (Trump “Person of the Year” cover) – details HERE.
  • American-Isreali poet Michael Dickel for his participation this past week in Poetry Now, A Symposium on the Research and Writing of Poetry at Tel Aviv University.
  • 15442360_10157859335005006_4350545347353523027_nAmpat Koshy on the pending publication of his fourteenth book, Scream and Other Urban Legends. 


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POETRY NOW is a weekly four-minute radio series featuring some of today’s most accomplished and creative poets who offer an acoustically rich and reflective look into a single poem. Produced in partnership by the Poetry Foundation and WFMT. Link HERE.


I’ll tell you how the Sun rose —
A Ribbon at a time —
The Steeples swam in Amethyst —
The news, like Squirrels, ran —
The Hills untied their Bonnets —
The Bobolinks — begun —
Then I said softly to myself —
“That must have been the Sun”!
But how he set — I know not —
There seemed a purple stile
That little Yellow boys and girls
Were climbing all the while —
Till when they reached the other side,
A Dominie in Gray —
Put gently up the evening Bars —
And led the flock away —

– Emily Dickinson


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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:




Opportunity Knocks

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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Opportunity Knocks

THE FLEXIBLE PERSONA,  a literary magazine, has a call out for its Spring 2017 issue. Interest is in fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry. The magazine is published twice a year and has specified reading periods. Submission guidelines HERE.

THE BeZINE, a publication of The Bardo Group Beguines will review submissions for the December issue, themed The Healing Power of the Arts, beginning on December 1.  Submit poetry, essay, nonfiction, creative nonfiction, photography, music videos and art or photography by December 10 to  Please review the publication first and the submission guidelines.

FICTION SILICON VALLEY accepts submission throughout the year and pays six cents a word with a max of $100. Categories are: “fantastic fiction” and “perfect poetry.” After the first submission there is a reading fee. Details HERE.

WOMEN’S DAY MAGAZINE recently updated their submission guidelines for the digital The editors want “long-form narrative pieces about inspiring women who’ve overcome adversity, emerging trends for mothers and women in general, and health issues that directly or indirectly affect women in middle age: weight loss, sleep, menopause, mental illness, fibromyalgia, asthma, headaches, allergies, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. While we realize they can be heavy topics, we always want our stories to have a positive takeaway and a hopeful angle.”  Guidelines for Digital Writers are HERE.


THE NEW SALON: READING AND CONVERSATION sponsored by the Poetry Society of America and Co-Sponsored by the NYU Creative Writing Program. Patrick Rosal reading, with Laurin Macios Patrick Rosal is the author of Brooklyn Antediluvian (Persea Books, 2016), Boneshepherds (Persea, 2011), My American Kundiman (Persea, 2006), and Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive (Persea, 2003). His collections have been honored with the Association of Asian American Studies Book Award, the Global Filipino Literary Award, and the Asian American Writers Workshop Members’ Choice Award. In 2009, he had a Fulbright Fellowship to the Philippines. He teaches at Rutgers University-Camden and lives in Philadelphia. Admission is free. Thursday, November 17, 7 p.m. at Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, New York University, 58 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10003

AMERICAN POETRY OLD AND NEW hosted by Ver Poets Programme at 8:00 p.m. – 10 p.m., Fri, 18 Nov 2016. Location: St. Michael’s Parish Centre, St. Michael’s Street, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, St. Albans £4 non-members, £2 members, Poetry read by Robert Peake (Host of Transatlantic Poetry) and RA Villanueva to illustrate the development of American poetry. A film poem will be shown. Open Mic for poems on theme. Refreshments.

THE PSA READING at McNally Jackson: Joshua Bennett and Jennifer Kronovet. Joshua Bennett received his PhD in English from Princeton University and is a member of the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. He has received fellowships from the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, the Hurston/Wright Foundation, and the Ford Foundation. His poems have been published or are forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, Callaloo, Kenyon Review, New England Review, and elsewhere.
Jennifer Kronovet is the author of THE WUG TEST (Ecco Press), which was selected for the National Poetry Series. She is also the author of the poetry collection AWAYWARD. She co-translated THE ACROBAT, the selected poems of Yiddish writer Celia Dropkin. Under the name Jennifer Stern, she co-translated EMPTY CHAIRS, poetry by the Chinese writer Liu Xia.  Admission is free. McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012

TIMOTHY ADES’ poetry reading on Wed 24 Nov at The Wheatsheaf, 25 Rathbone Place, London W1, at 6.30 for 7pm, with poets Kate Miller, Isabel Bermudez, Philip Hancock, and Róisín Tierney. MC is Anne Stewart of the poetry pf website


SECOND LIGHT NETWORK OF WOMEN POETS offers remote (distant) workshops suitable for individual study or for group workshops. They’re reasonably priced. Details HERE.



LEONARD COHEN (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016): Thank you! and Rest in Peace. 

Leonard Norman Cohen, CC GOQ was a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist. His work explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. If you are viewing this post through an email subscription, it’s likely you’ll have to click through to the site to view it.


The Poet by Day, Celebrating American She-Poets series that has been on hiatus will return on November 24 with Hélène Cardona and will continue but on the fourth Thursday each month, not weekly.  To see who has been featured, check the blogroll to your right.

In England and the U.S. you’re likely seeing a lot of people wearing Safety-pins. Here’s why:



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