Tools for Re-Membering: Re-Framing Experience in Your Poems – guest post by Sally Rosen Kindred

In the past few years—okay, decades—of writing poems, I’ve found myself returning again and again to certain impressions, aching to get them down, but often disappointed by what I’d made. Some moments, no matter how crucial, how wounded or wild and starlit they are—or maybe because of that—resist […]

PAYING/NO FEE submission call & interview – Fat Coyote, DEADLINE: June 30, 2021

Fat Coyote  is a new online literary journal featuring neurodivergent writers and artists. They are currently open for submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, artwork, photography, and comic strips for their inaugural issue until June 30, 2021. You can read more about how the journal and its name […]

On hiatus for the month of June

SelfishPoet.com has been running since 2014 and I’ve rarely taken a break, so for June, I decided to focus on self-care and get back to things I love that I haven’t been able to spend time on for several months. It’s time to re-prioritize, determine the things I […]

You Ought to Be in Pictures – guest post by Pasquale Trozzolo

A picture is worth a thousand words—not exactly music to a writer’s ear, especially a poet. Still, it’s hard to argue the fact that a picture can create an emotional reaction faster, deeper and longer lasting than words alone. When you read the words “E.T. phone home,” what […]

NO FEE submission call & interview – Sledgehammer Lit, DEADLINE: June 13, 2021

Sledgehammer Lit is a new online literary magazine publishing poetry and flash prose daily. They are currently open for submissions until June 13. Check out their past publications to get a feel for what they like to publish. For more information, see my interview with editor J. Archer […]

My poem “Bodies are Secrets,” published by Oyedrum

I’m so excited to announce my poem “Bodies are Secrets,” was published in Oyedrum’s Volume 4. This issue is stunning and I’m so pleased with the exquisite artwork by Lisa Marie Vlietstra paired with my poem. Make sure to follow her on Instagram at Self Love and All Colors […]

Revision Quick Reference: Never mind what you wrote—what did you mean? – guest post by Elisabeth Blair

In my twenties, my biggest struggle with writing was translating my brain to the page. I knew in great detail what feeling or atmosphere I wanted to paint or evoke, but my poems generally came out either full of impenetrably abstract and densely stacked metaphors, or sentimental platitudes. […]

NO FEE/REPRINTS submission call & interview – Never a Contest, DEADLINE: Rolling

Never a Contest is a substack email newsletter and online promotion project to showcase poets who have not yet won a literary contest or published a full-length book or chapbook. Each monthly publication is curated by poet, writer, and musician Brandon North and features poems previously published by […]

NO FEE submission call & interview – Literary Mama, DEADLINE: Always Open

Literary Mama is open for submissions year round. They publish literary writing about the many faces of motherhood. Since 2003, they have celebrated “the physical, psychological, intellectual, and spiritual processes of becoming a mother through words and images that may be so stark it hurts.” If you aren’t […]

NO FEE/CHAPBOOK Submission call for LGBTQ+ – OutWrite, DEADLINE: June 15, 2021

OutWrite is a celebration of LGBTQ literature, held annually the first weekend in August in Washington, D.C. The 2021 festival will be August 6-8, 2021. This year they are running their third annual chapbook contest for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that explore some aspect of the queer experience, […]

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