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

“I dream of lost vocabularies that might express some of what we no longer can.” Jack Gilbert, The Great Fires



CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

AJI MAGAZINE will open for submisson of poetry, stories, and essays in November. Details HERE.

CLOCKHOUSE, a national literary journal by Clockhourse Writers’ Conference in partnership with Goddard College is open through December 1 for submissions of fiction, poetry, and dramatic work. Details HERE.

CONSEQUENCE MAGAZINE, an international literary journal focusing on the culture of war opens for submission from May 1-August 31, 2019. Mark your calendar.  Publishing interests are: short fiction, poetry, non-fiction, interviews, visual art, and reviews. Compensation: Poetry: $25 per page; Prose: $10 per page ($250 maximum); Translations:$15 per page ($250 maximum). Details HERE.

HORROR ADDICTS opens it call for submission to be considered for inclusion in its 2019 A Horror Anthology with “What horrors will our technological hubris bring us in the future? When technology takes over more of our lives, what will it mean to be human, and will we fear what we have created? Artificial intelligence, robotics, bionics and cybernetics, clones, and virtual reality.” 2,000 – 7,000 words. No payment. $10 fee for digital copy. Deadline: October 31, 2018, 11:59 pm Pacific Standard. Details HERE.

GUERNICA, a magazine of global arts & politics is open for submissions of short form and long form nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. No flash fiction. Details HERE.

PLEIADES, Literature in Context (University of Central Missouri) has an open call for submissions for it upcoming fiction folio celebrating Afro-Latinx/Afro-Caribbean Fiction. Deadline: October 20. Any genre. Any subject. Any theme. Details HERE. See the same link for regular submission which open in December. Mark your calendar.

REMINDERS:

BELLVIEW LITERARY REVIEW publishes creative nonfiction and poetry with a $5 reading fee that is waved for subscribers. “The BLR remains committed to publishing superb writing on themes of health, healing, illness, body and mind.” Details HERE.

LUNCH TICKET, a publication of the Creative Writing MFA program at Antioch College, is open through October 31 for submissions of poetry. Details HERE.(Scroll down on the page.)

SALMAGUNDI, a publication of Skidmore College, will open for submissions of poetry, fiction, personal essay and cultural criticism on January 1 (mark your calendar) publishes poetry. Details HERE.

The Poet by Day

WEDNESDAY WRITING PROMPT

Response deadline is Monday, October 15, at 8 p.m. Pacific. Poems are on theme are published on this site on Tuesday, the October 16. Details HERE.

RELATED:


The BeZine

Call for submissions for the December issue.

THE BeZINE, Be Inspired, Be Creative, Be Peace, Be. Submissions for the December issue – themed A Life of the Spirit – close on November 10 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific .

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

  • 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. 


COMPETITIONS

Opportunities Knock

EVERY WRITER 50 WORD $500 HORROR STORY HALLOWEEN CONTEST. Deadline: October 28, 2018 Details HERE.

GAIL B. CRUMP PRIZE IN EXPERIMENTAL FICTION is open through October. Cash award. Publication Pleiades, Literature in Context. $20 submission fee. Details HERE.

WRITER’S DIGEST POPULAR FICTION AWARDS closes tomorrow midnight (Eastern time, I believe), October 15.  Cash awards. Publication. Categories: Mystery, Crime, Horror, Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Thriller/Suspense, and Young Adult. Details HERE.


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) 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 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 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.


ABOUT

Testimonials

Disclosure

Facebook

Twitter

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, Competitions, and Other Information and News

“The artist is not a special kind of person, but every person is a special kind of artist.” A. Coomaraswamy, Ceylonese Tamil philosopher and Metaphysicist, as well as a pioneering historian and philosopher of Indian art, particularly art history and symbolism, and an early interpreter of Indian culture to the West



CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

BREATH & SHADOW is a publication of Ability Maine that only accepts work from people with physical, mental, emotional, cognitive, or sensory impairment that “significantly affects one or more major life functions.”  Publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and academic pieces. Will consider both original and previously published work. Payment on publication: $20 for poetry, $30 for fiction, and $30 for nonfiction. Details HERE.

GHOST CITY REVIEW (Ghost City Press) publishes poetry, short fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction, art and reviews. Details HERE.

INCUNABULA, Salem College’s Literary Magazine publishes art, comics, graphics, cartoons, photography, prose, poetry and short plays. Details HERE.

JOURNEY OF THE HEART, Women’s Spiritual Poetry submission guidelines are HERE.

LAVENDER REVIEW: Lesbian Poetry & Art is an international that publishes poetry and art in June and December. Details HERE.

LITERARY YARD is open for submissions and publishes stories, poems, essays and articles on literature, criticism and literary trends. Details HERE.

PARABOLA, The Search for Meaning, a quarterly journal exploring myths, symbols, and religious tradition particularly in relation to modern life. Themed issues. Publishes essays and translations, poetry, short fiction, “tangents” (reviews/books, moves, videos/performances, art exhibitions and so forth). Details HERE.

POETS / GIG, Unearth the poet within you publishes essays, haiku, poetry, prompts and quotes, and short stories. No submission fee. No payment.  This site is also a community with the opportunity for members to publish one of their poems a month. Details HERE.

RED HEN PRESS, A Nonprofit Literary Organization publishes “about twenty books of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry” yearly …. and is open for submissions of “novels, memoir, creative nonfiction, hybrid works, and story, essay, and poetry collections of exceptional literary merit that demonstrate a high level of master.”  $20 per submissions. Response 3-6 months. Details HERE

TIN HOUSE is accepting unsolicited manuscripts through October 15, 2018 for 2019 publication. Tin House publishes poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Details HERE.

VERSE-VIRTUAL, An Online Community Journal of Poetry is “… a community first. And then we are a journal.” V-V offers the opportunity to be published to those who are active in the community.  Revewis submission the first ten days of the month. Details HERE.

RELATED:


The BeZine

Call for submissions for the December issue.

THE BeZINE, Be Inspired, Be Creative, Be Peace, Be. Submissions for the December issue – themed A Life of the Spirit – close on November 10 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific .

 

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

  • 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. 


COMPETITIONS

Opportunity Knocks

RED HEN PRESS:

  • Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award. $3,000. Residency. Publication. Submission fee $25.  Deadline: October 31, 2018.
  • Red Hen Press Fiction Award. $1,000. Publication. Submission fee: $25. Deadline: September 30.

Details HERE.

ICELAND WRITERS RETREAT ALUMNI AWARD 2019: Scholarship applications are being accepted through Wednesday, 31 October 2018. Details HERE.

NARRATIVE MAGAZINE, 30 BELOW CONTEST – 2018: 
“NARRATIVE INVITES all writers, poets, visual artists, photographers, performers, and filmmakers between eighteen and thirty years old to send us their best work. We’re looking for the traditional and the innovative, the true and the imaginary. We’re looking to encourage and promote the best young authors and artists working today.” Cash awards. $25 entry fee. Deadline: November 18, 2018. Details HERE.


REMINDERS

The Poet by Day

WEDNESDAY WRITING PROMPT

Response deadline is Monday, September 17, at 8 p.m. Pacific.  Poems are on theme are published on this site on Tuesday, the September 11. Details HERE.

 

ATTENTION EDITORS AND PUBLISHERS

BEST OF THE NET ANTHOLOGY

Open call for submissions of poems, stories, essays, creative nonfiction to be considered for a Best of the Net Anthology published by Sundress Publications. Submissions must come from editors of journal, chapbook, zine and so on. Deadline is September 30, 2018. Details HERE.

 

Prolific Yorkshire Poet, Paul Brookes

FYI: Paul Brookes, a stalwart participant in The Poet by Day Wednesday Writing Prompt, is running an ongoing series on poets, Wombwell Rainbow Interviews. Connect with Paul if you’d like to be considered for an interview. Visit him, enjoy the interviews, get introduced to some poets who may be new to you, and learn a few things.

The Wombwell Rainbow Interviews: Jamie Dedes

DON’T FORGET ON SEPTEMBER 29 as part of 100,000 Poets (and friends) for Change Global 2018

 

artwork courtesy of Corina Ravenscraft (Dragon’s Dreams)

AND DO VISIT US AT THE BeZINE ON SEPTEMBER 29 for our Virtual 100TPC with our world-class Master of Ceremonies, Michael Dickel (Meta / Phor (e) Play). If you are in Israel or going to be there for Sukot, please connect with Michael for 100TPC at Sukot.


KUDOS TO

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) 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 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 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.


ABOUT

Testimonials

Disclosure

Facebook

Twitter

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, Competitions, and Other Information and News

“I am the poet of the poor, because I was poor when I loved; since I could not give gifts, I gave words.” Ovid



CALLS OR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

ABLE MUSE publishes two-to-three times a year and welcomes submission of humorous or light poetry, short fiction, interviews, book reviews, essays on metrical poetry, personal essays and memoir, photography and artwork on a rolling basis. Details HERE.

THE MASSACHUSETTS REVIEW, A Quarterly of Literature The Arts and Public Affairs will open for submissions on October 1 for articles, essays, fiction, poetry, and translation. $50 honorarium. $3 submission fee. Details HERE.

THE MISSOURI REVIEW publishes poetry, fiction, and general interest nonfiction. Payment: $40 per printed page. Details HERE.

NEW LETTERS REVIEW publishes fiction, nonfiction and poetry and the next deadline is May 31, 2019. Submission fee. Details HERE.

ODDBALL MAGAZINE – poetry, art, and entertainment for the masses – including performance pieces and music videos. Details HERE. “We are not your normal poetry magazine. We want to make poetry universal.”

RATTLE MAGAZINE publishes poetry and translation and submissions are accepted year-round. No submission fees. Paying market. Details HERE.

WORLD LITERATURE TODAY, University of Oklahoma publishes essays, book reviews, fiction, poetry, art, photography and audio.  Editorial calendar for 2019 and submissions guidelines HERE.

RELATED:


The BeZine

Call for submissions for the December issue.

THE BeZINE, Be Inspired, Be Creative, Be Peace, Be. Submissions for the December issue – themed A Life of the Spirit – closes on November 10 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific .

 

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

  • 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, September 10, at 8 p.m. Pacific.  Poems are on theme are published on this site on Tuesday, the September 11. Details HERE.


Reminder:

ATTENTION EDITORS AND PUBLISHERS

BEST OF THE NET ANTHOLOGY

Open call for submissions of poems, stories, essays, creative nonfiction to be considered for a Best of the Net Anthology published by Sundress Publications. Submissions must come from editors of journal, chapbook, zine and so on. Deadline is September 30, 2018. Details HERE.

Paul Brookes


FYI: Paul Brookes, a stalwart participant in The Poet by Day Wednesday Writing Prompt, is running an ongoing series on poets, Wombwell Rainbow Interviews. Connect with Paul if you’d like to be considered for an interview. Visit him, enjoy the interviews, get introduced to some poets who may be new to you, and learn a few things.


CONTESTS

Opportunity Knocks

THE MISSOURI REVIEW Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry is open for entries through October 1, 2018. $5,000 award for each genre. Details HERE.

THE MISSOURI REVIEW Miller Audio Prize for recordings of prose, poetry, documentary, and humor is open for entries through January 2019. $1,000 award in each category. Details HERE.

NARRATIVE MAGAZINE Fall 2018 Story Contest is now open for submissions of short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, and graphic stories. Cash awards. Entry fee: $26. Entries are considered for publication and become eligible for the Narrative prize. Deadline: November 30, 2018. Details HERE.

NEW LETTERS & BkMk PRESS offers a publication award for fiction (entry open now and due by October 28, 2018). The Conger Beasley Jr. Award for Nonfiction (due by May 20, 2019), The New Letters Prize for Fiction (due by May 20, 2019) and The New Letters Prize for Poetry (due by May 20, 2019). The last three competitions listed open for submissions on November 1, 2018. Details HERE.


OTHER INFORMATION and NEWS

DON’T FORGET ON SEPTEMBER 29 as part of 100,000 Poets (and friends) for Change Global 2018: 


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 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 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.


ABOUT

Testimonials

Disclosure

Facebook

Twitter

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, Competitions, and Other Information and News

Bob Seger Dedes

Therefore to this dog will I,
Tenderly not scornfully,
Render praise and favor:
With my hand upon his head,
is my benediction said
Therefore, and or ever.
– Elizabeth Barret Browning, excerpt from To Flush, My Dog



CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

THE A3 REVIEW, Prose * Poetry * Art publishes a magazine that folds out like a map and includes winners of regularly held contests. Entry fee. Cash awards. Details HERE.

BARROW STREET 4×2 is open for submissions of poems by poets who who haven’t as yet had a chapbook or full-length collect published. $3 submission fee. Payment: 2 copies. Details HERE

CHA: AN ASIAN LITERARY JOURNAL publishes works from and about Asia. The editors are currently seeking submissions for the Eleventh Anniversary Issue. Calls for Asian-themed poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, photograph and art. Deadline: 30 September 2018. English only. Details HERE.

COAL CITY REVIEW & PRESS – Poetry, Fiction, Review & More will consider submissions from experienced and novice writers of literary poetry, short stories, flash and short-short. Details HERE.

DIAPHANOUS PRESS welcomes “creative work that challenges and blurs the boundaries of genre and styles/schools of literature and visual art. We champion polyphony, multiple POVs, language-centered texts vs. the conventional “I-centered” lyric, poetic and narrative “density” (compression), prose poetry, hybrid, hyper-text, micro-fiction; literature that is beautiful and/or unusual. READING PERIOD: please contact Krysia Jopek at diaphanouspress@gmail.com to query before submitting your art or writing.” Diaphonous Press publishes poetry, fiction, and visual arts. More detail HERE.

EAST OF THE WEB, Short Stories offers writers “exposure for writers by offering them a place where their work will be seen and read in a high quality, respected setting. The site receives about half a million unique visitors per month, so successful submissions are likely to be viewed by more readers than in almost any other short story publication. In addition, the site receives attention from agents, the press, film makers, schools, universities and other publishers.” Details HERE.

GREEN MOUNTAIN REVIEW – online – publishes poetry, essays, fiction, interviews, book reviews, art, audio and visual work. Submission fees. Details HERE.

GULF STREAM LIT MAG, South Florida’s Literary Current is open for submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and artwork through November 1. Details HEREMark your calendar to check out their annual summer contest: June 1 – August 31.

HARPUR PALATE publishes creative nonfiction and poetry. The reading period for the winter issue runs through November 15. Details HERE.

POET LORE accepts submissions through November 30 via submittable and snail mail. Details HERE.

THE POETRY FOUNDATION’S POETRY MAGAZINE is now reopened on September 1 after its August hiatus. No submission fees. A paying market. Details HERE.

THIRD COAST MAGAZINE will open calls for submissions of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, drama, essays, drama, and book reviews on September 15. Details HERE.

THE HUDSON REVIEW, A Magazine of Literature and the Arts, is closed at this time for poetry and nonfiction by will consider fiction through November 1. Details HERE.

IMAGE JOURNAL Art * Faith * Mystery welcomes submissions that reflect “sustained” engagement with Western faith traditions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam). This quarterly journal publishes poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, translation, and artist profiles. This publisher also considers essays for Good Letters, a daily blog. Details HERE.

JUKED will consider submissions of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. No submission fees. No payment. Details HERE.

KENYON REVIEW opens its reading period on September 15 and closes it on November 15 for both the Review and KROnline. The editors will consider short fiction and essays, poetry, plays, excerpts from larger work and poetry and short prose in translation. Details HERE.

MID-AMERICAN REVIEW publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, translations, and reviews accepts submissions year-round. Details HERE.

PRESENCE, A JOURNAL OF CATHOLIC POETRY “the aim of which is to show the human soul in action, moved by God’s grace in any number of ways” is open for submissions through October 1, 2018. The third annual issue is scheduled for publication in April 2019. Details HERE.

SOCIAL JUSTICE ANTHOLOGIES and THE BEAUTIFUL CADAVER PROJECT PITTSBURGH has an open call for submission for its 2019 anthology The Two Dreamers: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank. Deadline: September 30, 2018. Submit 1-5 poems, prose to 5,000 words, and dramatic work 15 pages or less. Details HERE.

SUBTROPICS, The Literary Journal of the University of Florida is open for submissions through October 31. The editors will consider stories, essays, and poetry.Submission fee: $3.  For stories and essays, Subtropics pays a flat fee of $1,000 ($500 for a short short) for North American first serial rights. Poets are paid $100 per poem. Details HERE.


RELATED:


The BeZine

Call for submissions for the December issue.

THE BeZINE, Be Inspired, Be Creative, Be Peace, Be. Submissions for the December issue – themed A Life of the Spirit – closes on November 10 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific .

 

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

  • 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. 


Reminder:

ATTENTION EDITORS AND PUBLISHERS

BEST OF THE NET ANTHOLOGY

Open call for submissions of poems, stories, essays, creative nonfiction to be considered for a Best of the Net Anthology published by Sundress Publications. Submissions must come from editors of journal, chapbook, zine and so on. Deadline is September 30, 2018. Details HERE.


COMPETITIONS

Opportunity Knocks

2O18 FRONTIER AWARD FOR NEW POETS (reminder) closes on September 15. $20 submission fee. Award: $3,000 for first prize. Second and third: $300 and $200.Details HERE.

6th Ó Bhéal Five Words International Poetry Competition runs through 29 January 2019. Each week five words will be posted and entrants have one week to compose and submit using all five words. Award: 500 euros and invitation to attend Ó Bhéal anniversary with some travel and accommodation costs covered. Details HERE.

SARTON WOMEN’S BOOK AWARDS is open for submissions through November 2018. Details HERE.

WERGLE FLOMP HUMOR POETRY CONTEST seeks out the best humor poets is open through April 1, 2019. No entry fee. Cash award: up to $1,000. Details HERE.


KUDOS TO

  • Michael Dickel (Meta /Phor(e) /Play – Words, Images, & More) Finishing Line Press has agreed to publish Nothing Remembers, Michael’s latest poetry collection. Publication is scheduled for Summer 2019. Michael is also the associate editor of The BeZine and you can read a selection of three poems from Nothing Remembers inThe BeZine 4:3 (Dec 15, 2017). Michael was also received three awards from Feedspot: one of the top 25 poetry blogs, one of the top 100 literary blogs, and one of the top 100 writing logs. Rock on, Michael. 🙂
  • Amy Barry for inclusion in a rather unusual exhibition: Beneath Western Skies an exhibition that will be launched this October 19th and 20th at the SiarScéal exhibition in Ireland. Amy also had two poems published by Live Encounters.
  • Sharmila Pupu Mitra for the acceptance of collection Makeshift Melodies (Norton Press). Pub date to be announced.
  • Sonja Benskin Mesher for her work featured and awarded by some many organizations it’s impossible to keep track. Most recently her art was featured at the Open Arts Forum.
  • MARGARET O’DRISCOLL for her two stellar poems featured by Our Poetry Archive.
  • MICHEL GRIFFITH for two poems published on aaduna.
  • REUBEN WOOLEY for his poem Brown Shoes / No Laces in the International Times. There’s been lots of good news for Reuben. He also publishes i am not a silent poet – a magazine or poetry and artwork protesting against abuse in any of its forms and a Facebook counterpart, which has nearly 6,000 members.

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 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 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