Category: Poetry/Writing Prompts

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 […]

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 […]

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