Submissions are re-opened!
Originally posted on Trish Hopkinson:
Poetry WTF?! is now accepting submissions for artistic and inventive poetry forms.
“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 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.”
“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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Another great series from Silver Birch Press… ready, set, write!
Originally posted on Silver Birch Press:
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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I’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!
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
SUBMISSION FEE: None
FORMS: Found Poetry
Honored to have one of my found poems published in The Fem! Definitely one of my favorite online lit mags!
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:
. . . 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.
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.