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Define Your Goals and Theme to Unify Your Manuscript (Part II) – guest blog post by Natasha Kochicheril Moni

Welcome back. If you haven't read my first post, The Art of Reframing Your Poetry Manuscript, you may want to start there. Today, let's lean into unifying your manuscript through theme. You've arrived at a place where you'd like to re-engage with your poetry. Maybe you've worked your […]

The Art of Reframing Your Poetry Manuscripts (Part I) – guest blog post by Natasha Kochicheril Moni

At some point, every writer reaches a stale mate. You scan your growing stack of contributor copies and don't feel that flutter anymore. You reread your manuscript that has made it so close to being accepted by several excellent presses and yet, it remains unpublished. Friends keep asking, […]

Missing the Mark – guest blog post by Mike Griffith, The Blue Nib poetry editor

Guilty pleasure confession: I love classic KISS.  Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, and Paul Stanley. Yeah, the whole make-up, pyrotechnics, costumes, stunts, and usually loud songs KISS. They were my first rock band and they will always have a special place in my overly-nostalgic heart. This week I've been […]

Meditation and Writing – guest blog post by Mike Griffith, The Blue Nib poetry editor

I just went to the kitchen to put my coffee mug in the sink and the mesh drain filter was full of assorted debris: food scraps, a chunk of cat food, and something I can't identify. Yuck! As I knocked the filter into the garbage can to clear […]

The Obligation to Be Happy–guest blog post by Nicole Rollender

Since the late 1970s, Linda Pastan has been writing “quiet" verse on marriage, family, parenting, and grief. While she was a senior at Radcliffe College, she won Mademoiselle's poetry prize (in case you didn't know, Sylvia Plath was the runner-up). Despite that success, for the next decade, Pastan put poetry aside […]

Which famous writers kept a diary and how did it benefit them?

Another excellent article from Maria Popova of Brainpickings provides insights and quotes from several writers, including  Anaïs Nin,  Virginia Woolf,  Henry David Thoreau,  Ralph Waldo Emerson,  Anne Frank, Sylvia Plath, and more. These beloved writers all kept diaries . . . maybe something worth adding to your writing […]

Article on nine journals/mags that accept new and unpublished writers . . .

This article provides summaries and info for nine different markets which will accept submissions from new and upcoming writers. Definitely worth checking out their guidelines! http://www.aerogrammestudio.com/2014/06/18/literary-magazines-for-new-and-unpublished-writers/    

Create and submit found poems for this themed journal . . .

http://nonbinaryreview.com/submission-guidelines/ “NonBinary Review wants art and literature that tiptoes the tightrope between now and then. Art that makes us see our literary offerings in new ways. We want language that makes us reach for a dictionary, a tissue, or both. Words in combinations and patterns that leave the […]

Call for Submissions: Mythic Poetry Series

Call for Submissions: Mythic Poetry Series. This is a great series with no fees and the editor responds very quickly and posts the work days later. Check it out!

It's official… I've been published in Hong Kong!

“We are very pleased to inform you that Desde Hong Kong is now available from booksellers such as Paddyfield.com, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Book Depository.” This is a beautiful collection of poets from around the world paying tribute to Octavio Paz, published by Chameleon Press. For details or to […]

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