My blog is featured in this excellent list of the top 100 poetry blogs and websites to follow in 2019 on Feedspot! The list includes several you probably visit regularly, along with some I hadn’t come across yet. Happy to be ranked as number 14 of 100! This […]
Trish Hopkinson has always loved words—in fact, her mother tells everyone she was born with a pen in her hand. She is author of three chapbooks and has been published in several anthologies and journals, including Stirring, Pretty Owl Poetry, and The Penn Review. She is a product director by profession and resides in Utah with her handsome husband and their two outstanding children. You can follow Hopkinson on her blog where she shares information on how to write, publish, and participate in the greater poetry community at https://trishhopkinson.com/.
UPDATED 11/16/2019 Below is a list of 80 no fee, literary magazines/journals that have a fast turnaround time (most average a month or less). I’ve also researched and added some others to the list, based on suggestions from experienced writers. The list is long, so I wasn’t able […]
I’ve long been a fan of writing prompts and exercises. Back in 2010, shortly before my short-story collection Quiet Americans was released, I described some contributions that prompts and exercises can make to a writing practice, including getting you started, getting you “unstuck,” and even getting you published. […]
This list of 22 poem hacks by featured blogger Carmen Giménez Smith on the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet Blog gives lots of great ideas to help revise poems when you get stuck. Ideas like: dropping the first stanza, identifying the best line to make sure the rest hold up, […]
Auroras & Blossoms is a new electronic poetry journal. They are family friendly, publishing “positive poetry / content. Positive as in stimulating, optimistic, confident, uplifting, inspirational.” They accept work from adult writers/poets and teen poets (13 – 16). You can subscribe to their PDF issues and support their publishing […]
Regardless of whether or not you have acquired a formal education that included poetry, poetry exercises and workshops with other poets can be invaluable in finding new approaches, discovering new poets, and honing your craft. Below is a list of poetry workshops that are free online. If you […]
UPDATED 11/10/2019 The article “What Is Considered Previously Published Writing?” on Writer’s Relief does a great job explaining all the nuances of determining if your work should be considered previously published. For example, is the original publisher still online? Is the issue out of print? Do blogs and social […]