Improvisatory Poetry: Making it up as you go along – guest post by Elisabeth Blair

This article was excerpted and adapted from a 3-part series on writing from the liminal mind, published through the author’s monthly poetry craft newsletter, lullabies & alarms. In 2017 I launched a collaborative performance practice called the Improv Poetry Orchestra (IPO). It’s a simple enough set-up – a […]

National Poetry Month Reading & Open Mic featuring Maggie Smith – April 7 @ 7pm ET

The International Women’s Writing Guild‘s spring programming for Poetry Palooza concludes with a National Poetry Month special event Thursday, April 7 at 7pm eastern! I’m excited to be hosting this event and to introduce the incomparable Maggie Smith, followed by a Q&A and open mic. This is a […]

NO FEE Submission call + editor interview – Buffalo (x 8), DEADLINE: May 1, 2022

Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo is a “grammatically correct sentence & literary journal.” They are currently open to no fee submissions previously unpublished poems. You can see the types of poems they publish by browsing their website, including a poem featuring Nic Cage and a […]

NO FEE/THEMED submission call + editor interview – They Call Us, DEADLINE: April 19, 2022

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 […]

Where will I be for virtual AWP? Virtual panel, Sat. 3:20pm ET + my picks!

AWP is happening now through Saturday and whether you are attending in-person or virtually, there are so many great events! I’m looking forward to the virtual panel I participated in and will be around to answer questions during the session. It was such a fun and informative conversation […]

Chapbook contest + editor interview – Slapering Hol Press, DEADLINE: June 15, 2022

Slapering Hol Press, founded in 1990, is one of the oldest chapbook presses in the United States. The covers are letterpress and the bindings are hand-sewn. Slapering Hol Press is known for its close attention to design and for mentoring its poets, who frequently go on to win […]

How to organize your poems & submit more – guest blog post Brian Evans-Jones

When it comes to making submissions to magazine and journals, there’s a ton of good advice on the web about how to choose magazines, how many to send to, and how to keep track of your submissions. But there’s another side to this process that doesn’t get written […]

New site to find the right home for your writing

Chill Subs is a new website to help poets and writers find the right home for their work “without wasting too much energy, losing your shit and hating yourself for being unproductive.” You can browse magazines or search with a variety of helpful filters, such as magazine name, […]

PAYING/NO FEE submission call + editor interview – Points & Parks, DEADLINE: Mar. 28, 2022

Parks & Points publishes personal essays and poetry about national parks and other public lands, along with timely budget travel tips and short guides to select sites. They host an annual fall essay contest and a spring poetry series in conjunction with National Poetry Month. They invite poetry […]

NO FEE Submission call + editor interview – The Q&A Queerzine, DEADLINE: April 30, 2022

The Q&A Queerzine is a new, biannual online zine founded during the pandemic with a staff lgbtq+ writers and visual artists. They are currently open to no fee submissions of Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, Artwork, Hybrid for their next issue. For more information see my interview with Co-Founder Christina […]

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