Noctua Review is the annual art and literary magazine produced by the Southern Connecticut State University MFA program. It was the brain child of Graduate Student (now Professor) Lois Lake Church and launched its inaugural issue in 2008. They don’t have a theme this year; instead, they are asking for […]
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.
There are plenty of listings online to find a local poetry group or event, such as open mics, readings, poetry slams, poetry societies, and more. Below are some popular listings to get you started, but you may also want to just do some quick web searches if you’re […]
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 […]
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 […]