Category: Poetry/Writing Prompts

How to Write List Poems – guest post by Rob Carney

It might be self-defeating to say this, but you should know it going in: My poet friend Jesse Parent has a list poem about why he doesn’t like List Poems. That’s pretty funny, and it shows you that not everyone is into this form. But I am, and […]

NO FEE/THEMED submission call + editor interview – Tipping the Scales, DEADLINE: Mar. 4, 2021

Tipping the Scales is a new lesbian literary and arts journal by lesbians/for lesbians. They offer print, e-book, and PDF versions of their issues published quarterly. They are currently open for poetry, fiction, nonfiction, flash fiction, photography, and art. Feminist leaning lit mags and journals are some of […]

NO FEE/THEMED submission call + editor interview – They Call Us, DEADLINE: Feb. 26, 2021

They Call Us is a new online, feminist literary magazine publishing a themed issue every three months. Past themes include They Call Us Flawed and They Call Us Theirs. The current open call for poetry, prose, and artwork is for the theme They Call Us Damsels. “When men […]

How to Update Fairy Tales – guest post by Rob Carney

Think about some wrong things being pointed out in fairy tales, then think about similar wrong things in our own time and place, and match them up. I’m suggesting this exercise for three reasons: First, because I hear a lot of people hoping for a “fairy-tale ending,” and […]

8 Steps to Selling Art Through Ekphrastic Poetry (part 3/3) – guest blog post by Kimberly Burnham, PhD

Artists and writers or poets can team up a create greater visibility for themselves through ekphrastic poetry or fiction writing. Ekphrastic poetry is when the poet reacts to a piece of visual art, a painting, a photograph, or even a sculpture. Ekphrastic poetry is a way to make […]

Finding Copyright Free Images for a Book of Ekphrastic Poetry (part 2/3) – guest blog post by Kimberly Burnham, PhD

We need a piece of art to inspire ekphrastic poetry, which is when a poem is written in response to a piece of artwork, a painting, a photograph, sculpture, or other form of visual art. If you are writing ekphrastic poetry for yourself and you don’t care to […]

Points of View in Ekphrastic Poetry and Fiction (part 1/3) – 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/THEMED submission call + editor interview – They Call Us, DEADLINE: Nov. 1, 2020

They Call Us is a new  online, feminist literary magazine publishing a themed issue every three months. Past themes include They Call Us Flawed and They Call Us Theirs. The current open call is for the theme They Call Us Bossy. They seek “to showcase the talents of […]

PAYING/NO FEE submission call + editor interview – EX/POST Magazine, DEADLINE: Oct. 15, 2020

EX/POST Magazine is a new literary magazine up to some excellent projects!  According to their About page, it’s “out of the after” and “it’s a clipped form of ex post facto, itself a bastardized version of the Latin for ‘after the fact.’ Here at EX/POST, though, we aren’t […]

How to Surprise in Poetry – guest post by Rob Carney

Recently an interviewer asked me about how I use the element of surprise in my poems. You can check it out, scan down, and read her whole question and my answer if you’d like to, but right now I want to tell you what I didn’t say. The […]

Trish Hopkinson
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