Category: Poetry/Writing Prompts

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 […]

“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 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 […]

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