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Trish Hopkinson

Trish Hopkinson is a poet and literary arts advocate. You can find her online at and provisionally in Colorado, where she runs the regional poetry group Rock Canyon Poets, curates Poetry Happens for KRCL 90.9 FM, and is a Poetry Reader for The Adroit Journal. Her poetry has been published in several magazines and journals, including Sugar House Review, Glass Poetry Press, and The Penn Review; and her fourth chapbook Almost Famous was published by Yavanika Press in 2019. Hopkinson happily answers to labels such as atheist, feminist, and empty nester; and enjoys traveling, live music, and craft beer.

NO FEE Submission call + editor interview – Radar Poetry, DEADLINE: Closed early

Radar Poetry is an online journal featuring poetry and visual art, published three times a year, including their annual Coniston Prize issue, which exclusively features the work of women poets. Rachel Marie Patterson and Dara-Lyn Shrager are the founders, curators, and editors of Radar Poetry since its inception […]

My poem “Uprooted” 2021 Jack Grapes Poetry Prize Finalist selected by Judge Mariano Zaro

I’m honored to announce my poem “Uprooted” was a Jack Grapes Poetry Prize Finalist, including a cash prize! This exceptional contest is described by by Poetry Editor Alexis Rhone Fancher as being “named after poet and teacher Jack Grapes, whose work, encouragement, publishing activities, and overall spirit have […]

NO FEE Sonnet Contest + editor interview – Better Than Starbucks, DEADLINE: Nov. 30, 2021

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 […]

NO FEE Submission call + editor interview – Curator Magazine, DEADLINE: Jan. 1, 2022

Curator Magazine is an online literary magazine that curates writing that explores “the meaning and matters of the heart and spirit reflected in cultural objects, experiences, and the fine arts.” They are always open for submissions of poetry and nonfiction and respond within three months. Their current reading […]

How to Choose Publications for Your Poetry

Thank you to Authors Publish for publishing my article on how to choose publications for your poetry on their resourceful site! Learn how to prioritize your publication goals, where to find listings of submission calls, how to research publishers, how to respond to solicitations and more! If you […]

NO FEE Submission call + editor interview – Penn Review, DEADLINE: Nov. 18, 2021

The Penn Review was founded in 1951, making it the oldest continuously published literary magazine at the University of Pennsylvania. It was very exciting to have my poem “Preparation” previously featured at The Penn Review also included in their 50th issue! They are known for their fast response time, […]

Do I need a strategy to submit to lit mags?

The short answer is, if you want a strategy, if it helps you plan and manage your submissions and/or keeps you writing, then YES! There’s no fancy formula for being more successful with publication. It varies from person to person based on their goals and priorities. Some writers […]

PAYING/NO FEE/LGBTQIA+ submission call & interview – just femme & dandy, DEADLINE: Dec. 13, 2021

just femme & dandy is a biannual literary & arts magazine for and by the LGBTQIA+ community on fashion. They “offer a space in the literary & arts world that has yet to exist, and hope to celebrate the queer, trans, non-binary, and intersex community, who have long […]

Poetry Palooza workshops, open mics & contest via IWWG continue from Aug 12 – Nov 5, 2021

I’m pleased to announce the International Women’s Writing Guild‘s fall programming for Poetry Palooza! I recently hosted the free kick-off panel with a stellar lineup of poetry advocates, incredible teachers, and poets. If you missed it, it’s not too late to watch the video, hear what we’re up […]

My interview with Erin Elizabeth Smith, executive director of Sundress Publications via Tell Tell Poetry + Calls and Contests!

Welcome to the third interview in my 12-part poetry submissions interview series for Tell Tell Poetry with Erin Elizabeth Smith, executive director of Sundress Publications! Erin and I got to know each others as poets via social media and since have been fortunate enough to meet in person. […]

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