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 […]

NO FEE/THEMED submission call + editor interview – SAQA Regional (Fresh Fish), DEADLINE: Oct. 31, 2020

The SAQA Florida Region presents a multi-disciplinary collaborative project to celebrate Florida’s waters as part of the 2022 SAQA Annual Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida. Poets are invited to submit poetry related to Florida underwater life: fish, sea creatures, water and its movement or other related concepts. “We […]

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 […]

NO FEE/THEMED Submission Call (I’m guest editor!) – Golden Walkman, DEADLINE: Oct. 15, 2020

Golden Walkman has a great lineup of guest editors for their themed issues this year, including yours truly! Each editor picked a specific theme for their issue, and there are only three left. The deadline for my theme: In Response, and I’ll be reading your poem or short […]

NO FEE/THEMED submission call + editor interview – OyeDrum, DEADLINE: Oct. 9, 2020

OyeDrum is “an online magazine and intersectional feminist collective. We are a community dedicated to women’s creative and intellectual work.” You can read more about the name OyeDrum here. They feature a quarterly themed issue from a selection of curated work, and a weekly section open to all […]

Sticks & Stones: How to Write a Poetry Newsletter – guest blog post by Erica Goss

In 2017, I decided to start a newsletter. I named it Sticks & Stones after the childhood chant “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Of course, words can and do hurt, and are far more powerful than mere sticks and stones, but […]

NO FEE submission call + editor interview – POETiCA REViEW, DEADLINE: Year-round

POETiCA REViEW is a new online poetry journal with fast response times of one week to one month, that “hope[s] to give voice to the myriad of disparate voices within the artistic community, locally, and internationally, regardless of notoriety or who is currently favoured by this or that […]

Micro-chapbook Review: Reconstructed Happiness, by Trish Hopkinson – by Risa Denenberg via The Poetry Cafe (open for submissions!)

It was such a pleasure to meet Risa Denenberg in person for the first time last year at AWP in Portland. She does so much incredible work for the literary community and truly is just a delightful and kind person. I couldn’t be more honored that she would […]

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