Call for submissions for Remix, Sculpture, and Mutated poetry . . .


Submissions are re-opened!

Originally posted on Trish Hopkinson:

Poetry WTF?! is now accepting submissions for artistic and inventive poetry forms.


Below is the beginning of each form’s definition from their About (click here to see the rest) page:

Remix Poetry

“Remix poetry is the literary equivalent of Youtube remix videos. We take a famous poem or two, throw a few catchphrases into the mix, and out comes Dr. Seuss sounding like Shakespeare. Hurrah!”

Sculpture Poems

Sculpture poems view an existing text, usually a famous poem, as a block of bronze at which to chip away and create a new work of art. In other words, sculpture poetry is created through subtraction.”

Mutated Poetry

“When a poem is transformed into something else, not through mixing or taking away, but by changing something fundamental about it, we may say that it hasmutated. The revolution could be pronounced, or it could be subtle, but the transformation…

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Call for Submissions: My Perfect Vacation Poetry/Flash Fiction Series


Another great series from Silver Birch Press… ready, set, write!

Originally posted on Silver Birch Press:

journey Summer is here and people are hitting the road to enjoy some rest and relaxation — and maybe even some cultural enrichment. What’s your idea of a perfect vacation? If you’ve experienced one — tell us about it in a poem or flash fiction (100 words or fewer). Or if you’re still waiting for your dream sojourn, let us know what you envision — in a poem or flash fiction.

PROMPT: In a poem or flash fiction (100 words or fewer), tell us about your perfect vacation — real or imagined.  Please send a photo of yourself — at any age — to accompany the poem, and provide a caption for the photo (when, where). (If possible, send a vacation photo.)

WHAT: Submissions can be original or previously published poems or flash fiction. You retain all rights to your work and give Silver Birch Press permission to publish on social…

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Found Poetry Review Vol. 8 Released / Submission Call for Vol. 10, DEADLINE: June 30!

fpr8I’m honored and excited to have one of my found poems included in Volume 8 of the Found Poetry Review! This issue has a wide variety of found poetry forms and sources–definitely not something to miss!

I’m particularly proud of the poem they published “In a Room Made of Poetry,” because it is an homage to my previous professor and dear friend Dr. Laura Hamblin. I took my favorite lines from several poems in her collection The Eyes of a Flounder to create a new poem in honor of her amazing work and talent.

Also, there are still a few days left to submit found poetry for Volume 10!

Click here for Found Poetry Review’s Submission Guidelines.

Give us your poems made up of lines from newspaper articles, instruction booklets, dictionaries, toothpaste boxes, biographies, Craigslist posts, speeches, other poems and any other text-based source. Only found poems will be considered for publication; we regret we cannot publish “original” poems, regardless of quality.

DEADLINE: June 30, 2015


FORMS: Found Poetry

You can read more on their About Found Poetry page, or in my interview with them from last November.



Denial | Trish Hopkinson


Honored to have one of my found poems published in The Fem! Definitely one of my favorite online lit mags!

Originally posted on THE FEM :

The surface of silent sorrow
where eyelids fold, half-rimmed
and wrapped sober over
Hiroshima and Dresden.
Colored by denial and closely
guarded, loss has haunted us.

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FREE Online Experimental Writing Project from the OSU-Cascades Collective

Previous fellow student and friend of mine, Austin Anderson, recently shared an intriguing writing experiment project his MFA creative writing group is conducting this summer.

We are Plenum, the website for the inaugural cohort of OSU-Cascades Collective, a brave new world in low-residency MFA creative writing adventures. This site is where we emerge from our chrysalis and ask you to join us in engaging transient and transformational art.

They have a beautifully designed web presence with scheduled prompts for the next eight weeks and are looking for writers to engage!

This week’s prompt scheduled from June 22 – 28 is entitled:

The Mixtape: a Field Guide to (Wilderness) Interrogation & (Feral) Appropriation

. . . and asks writers to post responses to a “14-question vertical interrogation,” by clicking the comment bubble icon below the prompt. 16 writers have already responded, so you can get a feel for how others are interpreting the experiment.

They are inviting writers to “come play,” and to “disappear” into a personal writing experience.

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PAYING/NO FEE Call for Submissions – Impressment Gang

“The Impressment Gang is a not for profit literary magazine that prints quarterly out of Halifax, NS. We have two primary focuses. 1. print impressive new writing; 2. critique and review.”

Readers can subscribe to the print issues or purchase an electronic subscription.

For more info on submitting, read my Submission Tips here.

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Impressment Gang submission guidelines

DEADLINE: Always open


FORMS: Poetry, fiction, non-fiction (reviews are also accepted, but are not paid)

PAYMENT: “We pay our contributors the sum of $25. We are working hard to increase this drastically to what we think they deserve. But right now, it’s all we got. Contributors also receive two copies of their featured issue.”

Five Things Magazine Editing Taught Me About Submitting My Own Writing by Julianne Palumbo

Thanks to Susan Maccarelli of Beyond Your Blog for recently posting this informative and helpful article by guest author Julianne Palumbo of Mothers Always Write. Her tips take a different approach to the submission process and include recommendations for things I’ve not seen in other articles. Palumbo explains five key things she has learned about the submissions process and communicating with editors while working with authors who submit to Mothers Always Write, including:

  • Professional cover letters that still show your personality
  • It’s okay to communicate with editors
  • The importance of promoting your writing and helping others market
  • Why you should be familiar with the markets to which you submit
  • And that editors want to know who you are

Really a lot of new information I’ve not seen before and if you haven’t stopped by Mothers Always Write, take a peek and see what Palumbo is up to. You can read my post about their no fee submissions here.

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Five Things Magazine Editing Taught Me About Submitting My Own Writing



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