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Trish Hopkinson is a poet, blogger, and advocate for the literary arts. You can find her online at SelfishPoet.com 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.

Sticks & Stones: How to Write a Poetry Newsletter – guest blog post by Erica Goss

In 2017, I decided to start a newsletter. I named it Sticks & Stones after the childhood chant “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Of course, words can and do hurt, and are far more powerful than mere sticks and stones, but […]

NO FEE submission call + editor interview – POETiCA REViEW, DEADLINE: Year-round

POETiCA REViEW is a new online poetry journal with fast response times of one week to one month, that “hope[s] to give voice to the myriad of disparate voices within the artistic community, locally, and internationally, regardless of notoriety or who is currently favoured by this or that […]

Micro-chapbook Review: Reconstructed Happiness, by Trish Hopkinson – by Risa Denenberg via The Poetry Cafe (open for submissions!)

It was such a pleasure to meet Risa Denenberg in person for the first time last year at AWP in Portland. She does so much incredible work for the literary community and truly is just a delightful and kind person. I couldn’t be more honored that she would […]

The Beginners Guide to Free Verse Poetry – guest blog post by Marilyn June Janson M.S. Ed.

Memoir workshops are ideal for introducing the beautiful art of poetry writing. Many of my students have not yet experienced the joys of writing free verse. This blog post illustrates how I teach this workshop. Free verse is not just another vehicle to tell your story. It’s so […]

NO FEE podcast submission call + producer interview – A Moment of Your Time, DEADLINE: Year-round

A Moment Of Your Time is a daily podcast of short episodes, two to six minutes long, where contributors read a short story, poem, original dialogue, or share music. The underlying theme is positive or through a lens of solidarity and hope. You can listen to the first […]

PAYING/NO FEE submission call + editor interview – Writing Knights Press, DEADLINE: Always Open

Writing Knights Press is an indie press publishing chapbooks, full length, and mixed media printed books of poetry, prose, fiction, nonfiction and/or visual art. Compensation is 10 author copies and royalties. See my interview with the press staff and a link to submission guidelines below. HOPKINSON: Tell me […]

How To Market Your Poetry Online – guest blog post by Hayley Zelda

Not everyone in modern times truly appreciates poetry. It's often linked to old sonnets and pretty love rhymes. But as a poet, you know there's much more to it than meets the eye. Just like short stories, novellas, and books, poetry has different genres, styles, and rules.  Marketing […]

NO FEE submission call + editor interview – Buddhist Poetry Review, DEADLINE: Sept. 25, 2020

Buddhist Poetry Review is “a quarterly online journal dedicated to publishing fresh and insightful Buddhist poetry. [Their] vision encompasses the full spectrum of Buddhism, and we welcome submissions from authors who write from any perspective.” I was curious how and why this poetry review began, so I asked […]

NO FEE submission call + editor interview – ang(st) zine, DEADLINE: Sept. 10, 2020

ang(st) zine is an intersectional, transnational, diverse, inclusive, and queer feminist zine. They publish two themed issues a year in April and October and are currently open for prose, poetry, and visual art, “but we are open to interstitial and hybrid pieces: micros, personal essays, visual poetry, etc.” […]

Poetry Super Highway Contest (non-profit), $1/Poem entry fee, DEADLINE: Sept. 19, 2020

This contest from Poetry Super Highway is a great opportunity for only $1 per poem to enter, especially since you can enter as many poems as you like. And the prize money is not too shabby! Last year the winners took home $529, $317, and $211 for first, […]

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