Category: Poetry/Writing Prompts

NO FEE/THEMED submission call + editor interview – They Call Us, DEADLINE: Sept. 17, 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, They Call Us Theirs, They Call Us Damsels, and They Call Us Dykes. The current open call for poetry, prose, and artwork is for […]

Poetry Palooza Event Series via IWWG + I’m hosting the free kickoff event! – Sept. 14 @ 7pm ET

I’m pleased to announce the International Women’s Writing Guild‘s fall programming for Poetry Palooza! I’ll also be hosting the free kick-off panel with a stellar lineup of poetry advocates, incredible teachers, and poets on Tuesday, September 14 at 7pm Eastern Time. Click here to register for the free […]

NO FEE contest + editor interview – streetcake writing prize, DEADLINE: Sept. 20, 2021

streetcake is an online magazine founded in 2008 and is currently open for submissions of poetry and short fiction for their writing prize. Prizes include mentoring sessions, email feedback, book bundles, and publication. They publish little “slices” of writing prompts on their Submissions page, so check those out […]

Spiraling Through Structure – guest blog post by Christine Stewart-Nuñez

Last month at my poetry reading in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the bookstore owner introduced me with an anecdote. He described an open-mic regular who summoned the courage to read because he realized that “everyone’s got something to say.” I recalled the summer in my early 20s when […]

Writer’s Block and Writing to a Prompt – guest blog post by Kathy Lundy Derengowski

Are you feeling stuck? Is your muse off flirting with other authors? Do idle pens and pencils and blank pages fill you with guilt? Do you have a bad case of what we commonly call “Writers Block”? Well, oddly enough, it is a description that does not apply […] included in Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers

Thanks to my readers who nominated my site for inclusion in this helpful list curated by Writer’s Digest every year. A pleasant surprise to receive this issue in my mailbox while taking a month long break from my site, but I’m back! I’m honored and thrilled to be […]

NO FEE/THEMED submission call + editor interview – Tipping the Scales, DEADLINE: June 1, 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 […]

How to Write Lost and Found Poems and Equations – guest post by Rob Carney

Most sequels aren’t better than (or even as good as) the first of something, I agree. But re-inventions very well might be. For instance, the Christopher Nolan Batman movies are better the two by Tim Burton, and if you don’t like the reboot of the Star Trek movies […]

April is National Poetry Month! #NaPoMo–Prompts galore & other ways you can participate . . .

April 2021 marks the 25th annual celebration of poets and poetry and it’s not too late to make a plan for poetry month! Whether you want to sign up to write a poem a day or unofficially just plan to crank out some poetry in April, there are […]

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 […]

Trish Hopkinson
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