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

“Poetry is the only one of the arts which comes literally from inside the body, a thing secreted as well as made. It is not so much written as it is breathed onto the page.” from “Poetry Is Ordinary Language Raised to the Nth Power,” by Paul Engle, New York Times, 1957



BENNINGTON REVIEW, birds, not birdcages [Bennington College] publishes poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction will open for submissions on November 1, 2018. Paying market. Details HERE.

CARTE-BLANCHE opens for submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and translations on October 1, 2018. Details HERE.

CHERRY TREE, A National Literary Journal @ Washington College invites submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and Literary Fade (a special feature) through October 1st for its fifthe issue. Paying market. Details HERE.

THE FANTASIST, A MAGAZINE OF FANTASY NOVELLAS is open to considering works from 15,000 to 40,000 words. Payment is $100 plus a % of ebook sales. Details HERE.

INVERTED SYNTAX, An Art and Literary Journal For Those Who Dare is accepting submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography, illustration and other visual art. There’s also an interest in Blog articles on craft. Details HERE.

THE LITERARY REVIEW, which publishes essays, fiction, interviews and poetry,  will open for submissions in the fall. Watch HERE to see when calls open.

MAGNUM OPUS: A Poetry Anthology on Universal Oneness seeks submissions to its 2019 publication. Editor Vivikenand Jha say, “Poetry is the divine antidote to inner upheaval and is a medium of peace itself.” Poems of up to fifty lines from poets living anywhere in the world are welcome for consideration. Prior publication is okay if you hold the copyright. Deadline: December 31, 2018. Details HERE.

THE MALAHAT REVIEW publishes poetry, fIction,creative nonfiction, book reviews, and criticism and is open for submissions. Details HERE.

NARRATIVE, Tell me a story . . .  is “currently looking for great new short works in our iStory and iPoem categories.”

OPTIMUM POETRY ZINE will consider up to five poems for online publication. Details HERE.

RIVERFEET PRESS ANTHOLOGY is currently reviewing fiction, nonfiction and poetry for its second nature/environment themed anthology, Awake in the World,” through September 30, 2018. “Previously published content will be considered.” $10 USD submission fee. Details HERE.

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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

  • The Eugene Paul Nassaar Poetry Prize, Utica College, Celebrating Upstate New York Authors. Cash award:$2,000. Submission Deadline: August 31, 2018 [The announcement says 2017, but I’m fairly certain that’s a mistake.] Details HERE.
  • Fan Story regularly hosts story and poem contests. Details HERE.
  • Stanza Poetry Competitions: Tradition. No entry fee to Poetry Society (UK) members. Closing date: Monday 10 Septermber 2018. Details HERE.

OTHER NEWS AND INFORMATION

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In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita, Vintage has published a new edition. The two short videos below Nabokov discusses Lolita in a show from the 1950s TV show, Close Up.

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A good catch from our friend Michael Dickel (Meta/ Phor(e) /Play):

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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

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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

“We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas A. Edison

TIPS FOR NEW WRITERS: The search for places to send your poems or other literary creations can seem overwhelming. It’s not an easy task but it is part of the job. All jobs have aspects that are unappealing.  The leads here are meant to help a bit, to lighten the load, to offer some insight into how this business works and – I hope – to encourage you to seek opportunities on your own.

YOU need to . . .

  • familiarize yourself with publications (that is, READ them) so that you know whether the piece you want to submit is suitable for the journal, zine, magazine or anthology you’ve targeted [not in your best interest to waste your time or that of an editor];
  • get ideas and inspiration for new works by learning just what editors are seeking and reading what other writers have written; and
  • strategically submit your poetry, fiction or other art to publications and competitions.

It can help to attend classes and conferences where you will meet writers, publishers, and agents.

Commitment to your career dictates that you DON’T rely solely on market lists. That you do the research to find your opportunities. This involves sitting in the library studying literary magazines and doing deep internet searches.

Courtesy and professionalism suggest that you DON’T impose on working writers to ask where you should send your latest poem or manuscript.  That’s your job and not doing your job marks you as a dilettante.



CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

BRUSH TALKS, an English language journal about China, publishes essays, travel essays, profiles, memoir and narrative nonfiction, photographs and occasionally poetry. Details HERE.

CHEAT RIVER REVIEW publishes poetry, flash fiction and nonfiction. Submissions are open through October 7, 2018. Details HERE.

HOOT, a {mini} literary magazine on a postcard [charming!], accepts work on a rolling basis: flash fiction, poetry, memoir, non-fiction, book reviews. Payment. Submission fee ($2). Details HERE.

LONG LEAF REVIEW is open for submission of flash and short fiction, short creative nonfiction and poetry through September 1, 2018. Details HERE.

PARHELION LITERARY MAGAZINE is open for submission of poetry, fiction, nonfiction and visual art through September 1 for its October issue. Details HERE.

SAVANT BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS has an open call for submissions to its 2019 Annual Savant Poetry Anthology. Unpublished work only. Deadline: 31 December 2018. Details HERE.

THE SOCKDOLAGER publishes original 1,000 – 5,000 word genre fiction online. Currently this zine is closed for submissions but will announce reopening on Twitter and Facebook.

WALLOON WRITES REVIEW, a contemporary writers and readers companion has an open call for submissions to its fourth edition that ends on September 1, 2018. Of interest: original stories, poetry, creative writing and photography inspired by Northern Michigan and UP. 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.

RELATED:


The BeZine

Call for submissions for the September 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, August 13, at 8 p.m. Pacific.  Poems are on theme are published on this site on Tuesday, the August 14. Details HERE.


COMPETITIONS

Opportunity Knocks

ANHINGA PRESS and CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FRESNO sponsor the PHILIP LEVINE PRIZE FOR POETRY [annual since 1983, a book contest] “open to all poets (except current or former students or faculty of CSU/Fresno). The winner receives a $2,000 prize and publication and distribution of the winning manuscript by Anhinga Press. The winning poet also receives 25 free author copies of the book.” Details HERE.

CAUSEWAYLIT an online zine of Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose, Fairield University is run by grad students who run a monthly contest and accept craft essays year round and poetry, fiction and nonfiction four times a year. Modest submission fees. $50 cash award to winner. Currently the deadline for poetry is August 31; fiction is September 31; and, nonfiction is August 31. Details HERE.

DOGWOOD: A Journal of Poetry and Prose hosts an annual competition with a cash award for each for best essay, story and poem submitted during it’s reading period. Entry fee: $10. Deadline: September 5, 2018. 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) 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.


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, Contests, Events and Other Information and News


HELP FOR AT-RISK POETS, WRITERS, ARTISTS

A Place for Freelance Writers and Artists, The Haven Foundation (created by Stephen King) “gives financial assistance to provide temporary support needed to safeguard and sustain the careers of established freelance artists, writers and other members of the arts and art production communities who have suffered disabilities or experienced a career-threatening illness, accident, natural disaster or personal catastrophe. Grants are awarded and renewed at the discretion of the Haven Foundation Board.” Details including eligibility guidelines and application are HERE.

The Authors League Fund (writers helping writers) has assisted professional writers and dramatists who find themselves in financial need because of medical or health-related problems, temporary loss of income, or other misfortune. Details HERE.

Human Rights Watch administers the Hellman/Hammett Grants program for writers who have been victims of political persecution or are in financial need.Hellman/Hammett grants typically range from $1,000 to a maximum of $10,000. In addition to providing much needed financial assistance, the Hellman/Hammett grants focus attention on repression of free speech and censorship by publicizing the persecution that the grant recipients endured. Details HERE: 212 292 4700

PEN Writers’ Fund Grants of up to $2,000 available to published writers in acute financial crisis. No membership necessary. Application and details HEREarielle@pen.org Note the next deadline is February 15.


FELLOWSHIP

The Oxford American welcomes submissions for The Oxford American Jeff Baskin Writers Fellowship. Fellow will receive a $10,000 living stipend, housing, and an editorial apprenticeship with the Oxford American toward a nine-month residency in the thriving creative capital, Central Arkansas. Submissions are open until March 24, 2018. Read more about eligibility and guidelines, here.

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

COTTON XENOMORPH a relatively new “journal produced with the mission to showcase new and ecstatic art” focused on social justice. Its editors categorize it as a “no creeps” publication … that is, no xenophobes, sexist, fat-shamers and the like … much the spirit of The BeZine. Nice!  Although new, it’s clearly getting its groove on with a nice mix of poetry, fiction and visual arts are of interest. No submission charges. No payment. Copyright remains with the author. Details HERE.

ECOTONE MAGAZINE, Reimaging Place, a publication of University of North Carolina Wilmington, is published twice a year and features prose and poetry. Submissions are open from August 15–September 5, and again from December 15–January 5. Mark your calendar. Details HERE.

FIELDS MAGAZINE publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and visual arts. Submission are accepted on a rolling basis. Query for articles, profiles, interviews and essays. $3 submission fee to help defray operational costs, which may be deferred in hardship cases. Details HERE.

HERON TREE:  invites submissions through 8 April 2018 for a special series devoted to visual poetry crafted for presentation in a black-and-white format. “Visual poetry” means different things to different people, and the editors are open to a wide range of submissions, including but by no means limited to: concrete poetry, calligrams, altered text, erasures, typewriter art, asemics, abstractions, collages of words and/or images, poems in which visual arrangement is primary and unconventional, and poems that aren’t readable out loud but communicate visually. Accepted pieces will be published on the Heron Tree website (herontree.com) and collected in a free, downloadable PDF e-volume.  Editorial reading and decisions are on a rolling basis. For more information about how to submit your work, visit herontree.com/how.

JOURNAL OF MODERN LITERATURE, UNIVERSITY OF INDIANA PRESS is published quarterly and welcomes submission on scholarly studies of literature in all languages. Details HERE.

NARRATIVELY, Human Stories, Boldly Told ” is devoted to original and untold human stories, delivered in the most appropriate format for each piece, from writing to short documentary films, photo essays, audio stories and comics journalism. We are always interested in adding new, diverse voices to the mix and we pay for stories. We accept both pitches for story ideas and completed submissions …”  Details HERE.

OXFORD AMERICAN publishes fiction and nonfiction and its window for submissions closes on September 1. Submission free. 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). No submission fees. No payment. Wilderness reviews does “nominate for most major prizes (Pushcart, Best of the Net, Best American, etc.) and continue to promote contributors after publication.” Details HERE.

WORDRUNNER eCHAPBOOKs publishes short stories collections and is open through April 15.  Some stories may be previously  published. Submission fee. Cash payment. Details HERE.


CONTESTS

Opportunity Knocks

THE ANTIVENOM POETRY AWARD sponsored by Elixir Press is for a first or second collection and is open through March 31. Cash award. Entry  fee. Details HERE.

THE ELIXIR PRESS 2018, FICTION AWARD for short story collections and novels is open for submissions through May 31 and offers a cash prize, publication and copies. Entry fee. Details HERE.

THE KILLER NASHVILLE CLAYMORE AWARD for English-language genre fiction (mystery and thriller) is open through April 1. Cash awards. Entry fees.  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. Mark you calendar for 2018. Details HERE.

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.

TIN HOUSE features fiction, nonfiction and poetry and accepts submissions March and September only. Details HERE.


EVENTS

  • Tin House Summer Workshop, July 8th-15th, Portland, OR is accepting application now. Details HERE.
  • National poetry Series Winners Reading, AWP Offsite Event, Tampa, Florida March 8 Details HERE.
  • Reading Queer: Poetry in a Time of Chaos, AWP off-site reading, Tampa, Florida, March 9 Details HERE.

100 Thousand Poets for Change (Official)'s photo.

FEB15 Reading: Michael Dickel, Kristine Snodgrass and Terri CarrionHosted by 100 Thousand Poets for Change (Official)

This reading and mixer event presents Michael Dickel, the first 2018 resident for the 100 Thousand Poets for Change On Lake Jackson Residency Program-Tallahassee, FL.

Michael Dickel’s (Meta/Phor(3)/Play) poetry has won international awards and has been translated into several languages. His most recent books of poetry include Breakfast at the End of Capitalism (2017) and The Palm Reading after The Toad’s Garden (2016). He is co-editor of Voices Israel Volume 36 (2010), was managing editor for arc-23 and 24, and is a past-chair of the Israel Association of Writers in English. With producer / director David Fisher, he received an NEH documentary-film development grant. Michael Dickel lives in Jerusalem.

Kristine Snodgrass is the author of most recently Out of the World (Hysterical Books, 2016), Co-director of Anhinga Press, and a professor at FAMU. She loves collaborating and is always searching for new projects with artists and poets.

Terri Carrión was conceived in Venezuela and born in New York to a Galician mother and Cuban father. Her poetry, fiction, non-fiction, translations, and photography has appeared and disappeared in print and online. She is assistant editor and art designer for Bigbridge.org., and co-founder of the global grassroots movement 100 Thousand Poets for Change.

 


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 (emerging or established) or status (amateur or professional). 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.
  • 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.

ONLINE POETRY COMMUNITIES

All Poetry dubs itself the largest poetry community, more than 500,000 poets. “Friendly advice and encouragement and detailed critiques when you’re ready. All Poetry hosts free contests with $50 cash prizes, active discussion forums, and an annual anthology to which you may contribute.” Free and optional paid monthly memberships are available. (I have not sampled this myself, but a friend has and reports a mostly positive experience. She was involved for several years.)

d’Verse Poets Pub “is a place for poets and writers to gather to celebrate poetry. We are many voices, but one song. Our goal is to celebrate; poets, verse & the difference it can make in the world. To discover poetry’s many facets and revel in it’s beauty, even when ugly at times.” This is a smaller and more intimate group than All Poetry (above) would appear to be. I can testify that there are some excellent poets participating and coaching one another. This is quite an ambitious project, long running and lead by a dedicated team.


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.


ABOUT THE POET BY DAY

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

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

DELAWARE POETRY REVIEW is currently sponsoring a national (U.S.) open call-out for “Previously Unpublished Poetry Dedicated to Prince.”  Deadline: July 15, 2016 Details HERE

BUTCHER’S DOG is a biannual poetry magazine that is currently reading submissions. The deadline is 31 July 2016.  Editors “welcome submissions from writers living in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, particularly those with a connection to Northern England. There is no set theme, we just want you to send us your best work.” Details HERE

LIMINAL STORIES is currently reading poetry and fiction submissions and will close again on June 30 at 11:59 p.m. The search is for poems of “a particular tone.” Editors “like poems with strong imagery and precise language. Fantastical elements are encouraged, but not required. Some of the editor’s favorite poets include, but are not limited to, Claudia Emerson, Jamaal May, Judy Jordan, Jack Gilbert, Ai, and David Kirby.”  Poems may be any length and payment on publication is $50. Editors will consider fiction up to 10,000 words and pay six cents a word on publication. No reprints, non-fiction, simultaneous or multiple submissions. Details HERE

THE RUMPUS accepts submissions year round for essays, reviews, interviews, advice, music, film and poetry and – heads-up – comics. More than a few readers here do comics – yes!, I do pay attention. Writer’s Guidelines for The Rumpus are HERE.

YES! MAGAZINE – Each issue of YES! includes a series of articles focused on a theme—about solutions to a significant challenge facing our world—and a number of timely, non-theme articles. “Our non-theme section provides ongoing coverage of issues like health, climate change, globalization, media reform, faith, democracy, economy and labor, social and racial justice, and peace building.” Submission Guidelines HERE

THE BeZINE is open for submissions of essays, feature articles, book and movie reviews, short stories, poetry, art, photography and video. (We might take a good cartoon as well!) The theme for the June issue is “Friendship” and the deadline for June is the 13th. Send to bardogroup@gmail.com Submissions guidelines and themes for upcoming months are HERE

ARTEMISpoetry deadline for Issue 17, November 27 has not yet been announced. Submission is open to women only, including non-members. “We aim to publish new work, so submissions should be unpublished (by ‘published’ we mean: in print, on the internet or by way of media broadcast or on CD), and not ‘out in submission’ elsewhere, whether to magazines or competitions.”  Details HERE.

NIGHTJAR REVIEW is a new publication that is currently reading submissions of poetry and also welcome art. The reading period will close at the end of July. Details HERE.

CONTESTS/COMPETITIONS/GRANTS

Opportunity Knocks

SUSTAINABLE ARTS FOUNDATION, SUPPORTING ARTISTS AND WRITERS WITH FAMILIES: Online Application available July 15, 2016; Deadline to apply September 2, 2016; Awards announced November 18, 2016 Applicants must have at least one child under the age of 18 years.

Sustainable Arts Foundation Visual Arts Award: $6,000
Sustainable Arts Foundation Writing Award: $6,000
There will be multiple winners for each award.

“Additionally, we will be awarding a number of smaller Promise Awards to those applicants whose work may not qualify for the main awards, but nonetheless demonstrates both skill and potential.”

Full details HERE

RESCUE PRESS presents the BLACK BOX POETRY PRIZE, “a contest for full-length collections of poetry, open to poets at any stage in their writing careers. This year’s submissions will be accepted between June 1st and June 30th.”  Details HERE.

SECOND LIGHT NETWORK POETRY COMPETITION for long and short poems by women to be judged by Alison Brackenbury. The deadline is 31 August 2016 with winners to be announced on 30 October 2016.

£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.  Details HERE.

EVENTS

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF AUTHORS (IFOA):  presents the finest international novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and biographers, and provides Canadian writers with an internationally recognized forum in which to present their work. Toronto, Canada. October 20-30, 2016  Details HERE.

BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL – is an annual book fair held in Brooklyn, New York. It was begun in 2006 by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, who wanted to showcase the “Brooklyn voice” in literature, as numerous authors reside in the borough. However, in subsequent years the fair has expanded its scope and hosted many non-Brooklyn writers, including Joan Didion, Dennis Lehane, John Reed, Rosanne Cash and Dave Eggers.

Unlike most book fairs, the Brooklyn Book Festival caters to the adult readership, although they also feature numerous activities and readings for children.[4] In 2009, attendance reached 30,000. Also in 2009, St. Francis College established a biannual Literary Prize worth US$50,000 to support a mid-career writer. The winner of the prize is announced by a panel of authors during the Brooklyn Book Festival every other year in September.

The festival includes themed readings, panel discussions, vendors, and author signings.

Brooklyn Book Festival Sunday, September 18, 2016
Brooklyn Book Festival Children’s Day Saturday, September 17, 2016
Bookend Events September 12 – 18, 2016

Details HERE

INTERNSHIPS

Opportunity Knocks

YES! MAGAZINE has three internships open at this time: 1.) Reporting and Editing; 2.) Media and Outreach; 3.) Education Outreach Intern

RANT

So TIRED of “Amazing” … I wonder why people – writers! – can’t find another word …. astonishing, astounding, surprising, stunning, staggering, shocking, startling, stupefying, breathtaking; awesome, awe-inspiring, sensational, remarkable, spectacular, stupendous, phenomenal, extraordinary, incredible, unbelievable, mind-blowing, jaw-dropping; wondrous …. supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! ….okay, just kidding on that last …. And if you are surprised that with my dyslexia I could spell that one, I can’t. Did a copy and paste. I love technology. J.D.

TIDBIT

Steve Garside responds to Dr. Aprilia Zank’s photography.  Look for poetry by the multi-talented Dr. Aprilia Zank is the June issue of The BeZine.

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