I may be a bit biased (because I’ve sat in on his classes and enjoyed his performance poetry for years), but Rob Carney’s guest blog posts on Terrain.org are not to be missed! Each post is a story, a poem, and will give you a little insight to his writing process. You can view all his blog posts here.
Most recently, in Electrical Engineering he writes about the Wasatch Front–the weather, the lightning, the circuits, and robots and buffalo and . . . He asks questions and provides a list.
PROMPT: Answer the questions and/or create your own list.
His post Addition + Subtraction in February isn’t about math, it’s about home and homes–how a home is not just the house, but it’s placement–what’s outside.
PROMPT: Write a poem about a house, but not really. Write about its place.
Terrain.org is a gorgeous online “Journal of the Built + Natural Environments.” They publish a broad variety of writers and genres, including poetry, nonfiction, fiction, interviews, reviews, and blog posts. Not only is this online journal a great read, but once you’ve become familiar, consider submitting your own work. Regular submissions are open until May 30, 2016 with no fee to submit. They also run a contest year-round.
DEADLINE: May 30, 2016
FORMS: poetry, essays, fiction, articles, artwork, videos, and other contributions
For more info on how to submit your work to literary magazine and journals, read my Submission Tips here.