Category: Poetry/Writing Prompts

“Dear World Outside the United States” essays, poems by Rob Carney + writing prompt

Rob Carney is known for his origin story poems, poems of the Northwest, and talking about myths and progress in his essays and poems, which have often been featured on Terrain.org and other publications. Recently, two more of his current-event themed essays and corresponding poems have been published […]

NO FEE submission call + editor interview – streetcake, DEADLINE: Until full

streetcake is an online magazine founded in 2008 and is currently open for submissions of poems, visual poetry and short fiction for their October issue. They will close once full, so submit quickly! They publish little “slices” of writing prompts on their Submissions page, so check those out […]

NO FEE submission call + editor interview – Dear Loneliness (EX/POST), DEADLINE: Ongoing

Dear Loneliness is an EX/POST Magazine production with the goal to write the longest letter in the world to fight loneliness. They are planning to break the Guinness world record letter length of 290 meters--three football fields’ or almost 1,000 sheets of A4 paper--together. They are currently open through […]

NO FEE submission call + editor interview – Journal of Expressive Writing, DEADLINE: Rolling/year-round

The Journal of Expressive Writing is a new online literary journal focused on expressive writing in any form originated from a writing prompt. “Expressive writing--also called emotional writing--is the process of writing about personal and emotional events without regard to form, structure, spelling, grammar, or punctuation. Essentially, it […]

Got writer's block? 66 writing experiments + tons of other writing resources and prompts!

Language is a Virus is a well-organized web site of vast writing prompts, online tools, and resources for poets and writers. Each day a new writing prompt is posted on their main page, which also includes menus of unlimited writing resources . . . Writing Prompts - generate a […]

National Poetry Month Celebrations Go Online by Devi Lockwood via The New York Times

This great list of National Poetry Month online open mics and readings curated by Devi Lockwood includes a list of online open mics, readings, classes, workshops, and prompts. I’m specifically watching for the next Self-ish open mic, and you can imagine why :). Also on the list, one […]

Sheltering-In: Poems And Poetry Resources via Northampton Arts Council

This great list of National Poetry Month resources curated by Northampton Poet Laureate Karen Skolfield for sheltering in, includes 12 categories with lists and links of sites I often frequent myself as well as many others with online readings, online workshops, podcasts & audio, writing tips, prompts, etc. […]

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

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 plenty of prompts and resources to keep you going strong all month. […]

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

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 plenty of prompts and resources to keep you going strong all month. […]

Daily Word Prompts – guest blog post by Julie Paul

I received an amaryllis bulb from my mother for Christmas last year, which was unlike others I'd received or bought before. This one came encased in shiny red wax, stuck upon a metal stand, and required no planting, no soil, no water--all I had to do was put […]

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