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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.

On hiatus for the month of June has been running since 2014 and I’ve rarely taken a break, so for June, I decided to focus on self-care and get back to things I love that I haven’t been able to spend time on for several months. It’s time to re-prioritize, determine the things I […]

You Ought to Be in Pictures – guest post by Pasquale Trozzolo

A picture is worth a thousand words—not exactly music to a writer’s ear, especially a poet. Still, it’s hard to argue the fact that a picture can create an emotional reaction faster, deeper and longer lasting than words alone. When you read the words “E.T. phone home,” what […]

NO FEE submission call & interview – Sledgehammer Lit, DEADLINE: June 13, 2021

Sledgehammer Lit is a new online literary magazine publishing poetry and flash prose daily. They are currently open for submissions until June 13. Check out their past publications to get a feel for what they like to publish. For more information, see my interview with editor J. Archer […]

My poem “Bodies are Secrets,” published by Oyedrum

I’m so excited to announce my poem “Bodies are Secrets,” was published in Oyedrum’s Volume 4. This issue is stunning and I’m so pleased with the exquisite artwork by Lisa Marie Vlietstra paired with my poem. Make sure to follow her on Instagram at Self Love and All Colors […]

Revision Quick Reference: Never mind what you wrote—what did you mean? – guest post by Elisabeth Blair

In my twenties, my biggest struggle with writing was translating my brain to the page. I knew in great detail what feeling or atmosphere I wanted to paint or evoke, but my poems generally came out either full of impenetrably abstract and densely stacked metaphors, or sentimental platitudes. […]

NO FEE/REPRINTS submission call & interview – Never a Contest, DEADLINE: Rolling

Never a Contest is a substack email newsletter and online promotion project to showcase poets who have not yet won a literary contest or published a full-length book or chapbook. Each monthly publication is curated by poet, writer, and musician Brandon North and features poems previously published by […]

NO FEE submission call & interview – Literary Mama, DEADLINE: Always Open

Literary Mama is open for submissions year round. They publish literary writing about the many faces of motherhood. Since 2003, they have celebrated “the physical, psychological, intellectual, and spiritual processes of becoming a mother through words and images that may be so stark it hurts.” If you aren’t […]

NO FEE/CHAPBOOK Submission call for LGBTQ+ – OutWrite, DEADLINE: June 15, 2021

OutWrite is a celebration of LGBTQ literature, held annually the first weekend in August in Washington, D.C. The 2021 festival will be August 6-8, 2021. This year they are running their third annual chapbook contest for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that explore some aspect of the queer experience, […]

Paying to Play: On Submission Fees in Poetry Publishing – guest post by Rachel Mennies

Things we need: 1. Money Someone wrote the above text on a whiteboard in the Fort Des Moines Museum earlier this year. I’ve returned to it often, ever since a friend retweeted a photo of it, as a reminder of the inherent difficulty in critiquing small presses and literary […]

NO FEE submission call & interview – Big City Lit, DEADLINE: June 1, 2021

BigCityLit is an online literary magazine founded over twenty years ago publishing fiction, creative non-fiction (personal essay, book reviews), and poetry. They are currently open for submissions and would love to see more prose submissions. You can check out their current issue to see what types of work […]

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