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Trish Hopkinson is a poet, blogger, and advocate for the literary arts. You can find her online at and provisionally in Utah, where she runs the regional poetry group Rock Canyon Poets and folds poems to fill Poemball machines for Provo Poetry. Her poetry has been published in several lit mags and journals, including Tinderbox, Glass Poetry Press, and The Penn Review; her third chapbook Footnote was published by Lithic Press in 2017. Hopkinson will happily answer to labels such as atheist, feminist, and empty nester; and enjoys traveling, live music, wine-tasting, and craft beer.

NO FEE Sonnet Contest + editor interview – Better Than Starbucks, DEADLINE: Nov. 30, 2020

Better Than Starbucks is “Not your ordinary poetry magazine” and is published in print and electronically. They host regular features categorized by form and genre available on their web site and content is always available to read online for free. They pay $20 for monthly features via paypal […]

PAYING/NO FEE submission call + editor interview – Writers Resist, DEADLINE: Open Year-Round

Writers Resist is a feminist literary collective born of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, publishing poetry, fiction, narrative nonfiction, essays and images online bi-weekly and bi-annually in a print anthology. I’m honored to have my poem “I Do Not Wait” published in their current  October 2020 Issue. You can […]

NO FEE submission call + editor interview – Nevermore Journal (NEW!), DEADLINE: Oct. 31, 2020

Nevermore Journal is a new online journal with a love for ravens “looking for works that are bold, willing to experiment with style, form, and content all to a focused and indelible result, whether it be poetry, flash, short fiction or nonfiction. While we do like losing ourselves […]

Points of View in Ekphrastic Poetry and Fiction – guest blog post by Kimberly Burnham, PhD

Ekphrastic poetry is when a poem is written in response to a piece of artwork. A writer can create works of flash fiction inspired by a drawing, or any kind of visual art or write a non-fiction reaction to a painting, photograph, or sculpture. One consideration in writing […]

NO FEE submission call + editor interview – The Lumiere Review, DEADLINE: Nov. 30, 2020 (Rolling)

The Lumiere Review is a new “literary magazine dedicated to shining the light on all voices through poetry, prose, and art. We are intrigued by the inextinguishable sparks of truth and connection, the effervescent meddling of narrative, and the luminous creations that expand on perceptions of genre, language, […]

NO FEE Submission call + editor interview – Gyroscope Review, DEADLINE: Dec. 7, 2020

Gyroscope Review is a print and online poetry magazine published quarterly. You can read their current issue as well as past issue on their site or order them in print. They welcome both new and established poets. They also currently have a list of poetry resources up on […]

5 Tips to Jump-start Your Writing – guest post by Janice Northerns

Maybe, like me, you’ve had productive stretches as a writer, but for whatever reason—boredom, changed circumstances, lost confidence —you’ve hit a fallow period. You’re not writing, and the longer you go without writing, the harder it is to start again. In graduate school, I wrote prolifically, but from […]

Finding Transformation Through Poetry – guest post by Mela Blust

I found transformation through poetry. I remember reading poems that literally changed my life. Like, after reading them, I could breathe again. I found self-acceptance, worth, and hope in the breathtaking sadness of Kim Addonizio’s “To the Woman Crying Uncontrollably in the Next Stall”. I went on to […]

NO FEE submission call + editor interview – Sonic Boom, DEADLINE: Oct. 21, 2020

Sonic Boom is a literary & arts journal seeking experimental poetry, Japenese short forms, a variety of prose forms, and visual art submissions tri-annually. The issues come in free downloadable PDFs with beautiful formatting and always gorgeous art. It’s always amazing to have a found poem accepted for […]

My poem “I Do Not Wait” published by Writers Resist + they’re open for submissions!

Excited and honored to have my poem “I Do Not Wait” published by Writers Resist in their current  October 2020 Issue. This poem, with the epigraph “–for Walt Whitman” is in response to the Whitman poem entitled “A Woman Waits for Me.” Writers Resist is a feminist literary […]

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