Seven Days, Twelve Months, and a Year – guest post by Brynda Mara

It’s gay pride month, and here I’m publishing a love story between a transgender person and I. It never crossed my mind that I would write an LGBTQ oriented POETRY collection, just like it never crossed my mind I would ever be in a relationship with a transgender […]

My interview w/ Camille Wanliss – founder of Galleyway via Tell Tell Poetry

Welcome to the tenth interview in my 12-part poetry submissions interview series for Tell Tell Poetry with Camille Wanliss, founder of Galleyway–an online platform that spotlights opportunities for BIPOC writers. Learn about what inspired her to start Galleyway, the benefits of participating in the literary community, the importance […]

NO FEE/THEMED submission call + editor interview – They Call Us Eve, DEADLINE: July 4, 2022

They Call Us is a new online, feminist literary magazine publishing a themed issue every three months. Past themes include They Call Us Flawed, They Call Us Theirs, They Call Us Damsels, and They Call Us Dykes. The current open call for poetry, prose, and artwork is for […]

Life After Birth: Mentoring Newborn Poems – guest post by Elisabeth Blair

This post was adapted from four essays in the author’s monthly poetry craft newsletter, lullabies & alarms. After sketching out a poem, the next steps can feel daunting. In this post I’ll share 6 steps I usually take when revising my poems, with hopes they will help make […]

NO FEE submission call + editor interview – Thimble, DEADLINE: June 30, 2022

Thimble is an online literary magazine, featuring art, poetry, and short prose. They publish issues quarterly. “At Thimble Literary Magazine, we believe armor can be found in the oddest of places: whether that’s facing a hard truth head-on or reframing it so you can better understand it. We […]

NO FEE submission call & interview – Pirene’s Fountain, DEADLINE: June 30, 2022

Pirene’s Fountain is a journal of poetry published in print annually by Glass Lyre Press. Glass Lyre is an independent literary press interested in publishing poetry collections, chapbooks, select short & flash fiction, and the occasional anthology. The journal is currently open for submissions of poetry until June […]

Friday Rewind (8/15/19): My poem “Other Ways” published in Glass: A Journal of Poetry–Poets Resist

This Friday Rewind post from August 15, 2019 includes the publication of my poem “Other Ways” in response to a 2019 mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, TX. You can read and listen to the poem below. For resources on how you can help prevent gun […]

NO FEE Submission call + editor interview – Gnashing Teeth, DEADLINE: Until full

Gnashing Teeth Publishing seeks to publish the best poetry, micro and flash fiction, and short form novels regardless of genre, both online and in print. They are embarking on an ambitious and necessary project: “1st Quarter Preventable Gun Violence. 2021. Volume One.”  From Jan 1 – Mar 31, […]

THEMED/NO FEE Submission call + editor interview – Lucky Jefferson, DEADLINE: July 31, 2022

Lucky Jefferson is an online literary journal founded in 2018 currently open for their next themed issue as well as sub­mis­sions of poetry year-round into its 365 Collection, a 100% digital collection of poetry and other literature. Upon acceptance, submissions will be included on our website and social […]

Overcoming obstacles of poetry book publication – guest post by Sherre Vernon

It feels a bit surreal to be publishing my first full length collection of poetry, Flame Nebula, Bright Nova, at 45, after 20 years of being active in the poetry field—and 15 years after the publication of my poetry chapbook. It can be easy, on a journey like […]

Trish Hopkinson
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