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Submission Calls — August 2022 and beyond...

I draw all readers’ attention to the following group on Facebook: “Calls for Submissions (Poetry, Fiction, Art):”

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ 35517751475/? multi_permalinks=10157763449366476

(links in this bulletin are not live. Copy & paste into your browser).

 

September 15:

PASSAGER JOURNAL READING PERIOD
Passager is looking for poetry, memoir, and short fiction from writers age 50 or older at the time of publication. The theme of Passager's next issue is "ancestral" trauma" and Christine Lincoln will be the guest editor.
Deadline: September 15, 2022
 

September 16:

100 Thousand Poets for Change*
100 Thousand Poets for Change was initially conceived by Michael Rothenberg
and Terri Carrion in March, 2011, as a worldwide set of events to take
place simultaneously on September 24, 2011. Literary event organizers
volunteered to host associated events in their own cities or schools. On
September 13, 2011, the city of Santa Rosa, California, declared September
24, 2011, to be "100 Thousand Poets for Change Day," and Stanford
University offered to archive all documentation and audiovisual records of
the event posted on the 100TPC web site. Send us a poem for social change.
*Deadline for Submissions: September 16th*
General Submission Guidelines
 
Please limit your submission to one poem.
 
Keep this poem limited to 35 lines total. When determining the total line
length for each poem, include spaces between stanzas (ex: a poem of 5
couplets would equal 14 lines). Numbers or section breaks should also be
included as lines when calculating the total line length. Count an epigraph
as 3 extra lines. A line that has more than 60 characters (including spaces
and punctuation) should be counted as two lines of your total line count.
If lines are staggered like a Ferlinghetti poem, estimate the width of the
line.
 
The final book will be printed in 11 point Garamond font on pages that are
4 1/2 inches wide. Poems with lines longer than 4 1/2 inches may be
rejected due to printing constraints.
Click Here to Submit!
<https://moonstoneartscenter.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=424f917e249b50a5495a507ba&id=1c9271b23e&e=757da84a79>

 

ALL September 30:

 

 

Roe vs Wade

Flowersong Press:
https://www.flowersongpress.com/call-for-submissions
 
We Dissent. We Resist. We Persist:
 
an anthology of our human rights
 
*Edited by Luivette Resto & Iris De Anda*
 
In response to the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade,
FlowerSong Press welcomes response poems to SCOTUS's attack on a person’s
right to their own bodies. This court decision affects us all, and it would
be in deep reverence to the women who came before us and all others who
will come after us to engage in this crucial conversation & moment of
action.
 
We invite your submission of unpublished poetry and prose for this
forthcoming collection. We invite you to share your thoughts, your pain,
your anger, your stories, your frustrations.
 
Submission Fee: FREE SUBMISSION
 
Deadline: September 30, 2022 / 11:59 PM CST
 
*Guidelines*

Please submit 3-5 pieces of poetry or prose for publication
consideration. No more than 5 pages of unpublished work. Please add a
content warning for readers if applicable.
Submit here:
https://duotrope.com/duosuma/submit/we-dissent-we-resist-we-persist-5qXfz
 

 

 

POETRY ANTHOLOGY FOR THE UKRAINE
An international anthology of poetry for Ukraine needs poems on any aspect of the war.  Poems can be previously published, but the poet must hold the rights.  Translations welcome.  Send poems to jbradley5@niu.edu, or mail, with an SASE, to John Bradley, 560 Normal Rd., DeKalb, IL 60116.
Deadline: September 30, 2022

 

submit at:

https://winningwriters.com/our-contests/tom-howard-margaret-reid-poetry-contest?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=220825%20Tom%20Poetry&utm_content=220825%20Tom%20Poetry+Version+B+CID_ade2a690b0f5a602919609f2b68567d9&utm_source=&utm_term=SUBMIT%20HERE

 

October 1:

Indigenous People's Day anthology by Moonstone Arts Center
 
Ends on October 1, 2022
 
On October 8th 2021, President Joe Biden became the first commander in
chief to formally recognize Indigenous People’s Day by issuing a
proclamation celebrating the upcoming holiday. The proclamation says: “On
Indigenous Peoples’ Day, our Nation celebrates the invaluable contributions
and resilience of Indigenous peoples, recognizes their inherent
sovereignty, and commits to honoring the Federal Government’s trust and
treaty obligations to Tribal Nations.”
 
The proclamation ends on a powerful note: “On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, we
honor America’s first inhabitants and the Tribal Nations that continue to
thrive today.” Send us a poem.
 
*Deadline: October 1, 2022*
 
*Event: October 9, 2022*
 
*Anthology Submissions:* Please submit one poem for our Indigenous People's
Day Anthology.
 
Please limit your submission to one poem.
 
Keep this poem limited to 35 lines total. When determining the total line
length for each poem, include spaces between stanzas (ex: a poem of 5
couplets would equal 14 lines). Numbers or section breaks should also be
included as lines when calculating the total line length. Count an epigraph
as 3 extra lines. A line that has more than 60 characters (including spaces
and punctuation) should be counted as two lines of your total line count.
If lines are staggered like a Ferlinghetti poem, estimate the width of the
line.
 
The final book will be printed in 11 point Garamond font on pages that are
4 1/2 inches wide. Poems with lines longer than 4 1/2 inches may be
rejected due to printing constraints.
 
Submit here:
 
https://moonstoneartscenter.submittable.com/submit/228644/indigenous-peoples-day
 
 
If you need a character counter: https://www.charactercountonline.com
 
If you need a line
counter: https://www.rapidtables.com/text/line-counter.html

October 7:

Blacklandia is now seeking work for a new anthology that honors Black
lives.
 
Dedicated to the memory of Ahmaud Arbery and all those who have experienced
racially-motivated violence, to the celebration of Opal Lee, the
grandmother of Juneteenth, and those who are committed to speak truth to
power.
 
We invite Black artists and writers to submit original works in poetry,
fiction, essays, non-fiction, and original art. *The work does not need to
be about Ahmaud Arbery or Opal Lee. It is about your lived experience as a
Black person and the topic is completely open. *Submit up 10 pages of
poetry or pieces of art, one story, or one essay. One submission per
category.
 
Submissions open May 8, 2022 (Ahmaud Arbery's birthday).
 
Submissions close October 7, 2022 (Opal Lee's birthday).
 
Projected release date: Juneteenth, 2023.
 
Submit here:
https://inlandiaaliteraryjourney.submittable.com/submit/223567/blacklandia-anthology-on-the-black-experience

 

October 31:

Deadline Extended!*
*26th Annual Poetry Ink*
 
Due to a venue and event date change, submissions have been reopened!
 
 
 
Click *here*
<https://moonstoneartscenter.submittable.com/submit/225385/26th-annual-poetry-ink-anthology>
to submit your work.
 
 
We want you all: published poets, unpublished poets, academic poets, street
poets, poets who write Sonnet, Villanelle, Haiku, Ekphrastic Poems,
Concrete Poems, Epitaph, Elegy, Epigram, Limerick, Ballad, Ode, Free
Verse. Our 26th year of 100 poets reading in alphabetical order. Submit to
our 26th anthology and to read. *New dates:*
 
 
*Deadline: October 31, 2022*
*LIVE Event Date: January 8, 2023*
 
 
 
<https://www.therotunda.org/>
 
 
 
A special thanks to *The Rotunda* for hosting our* LIVE Event*! Please
click on the image above for more information about The Rotunda
 
We will also have *virtual programs on Zoom starting Monday Jan. 9, 2022*.
Details to be announced.
 
 
Thank you for participating in Moonstone's programs.

 

November 1: micropoetry

Call for submissions: THE ALIEN BUDDHA's MICRODOSES: short poems & flash
fiction. Deadline- November 1st 2022 Accepting short poems and flash
fiction, 21 WORDS OR LESS. Each person may submit up to 10 pieces, one
time. Send your sub as a word doc to abuddhapress@yahoo.com


 

 

 
 

December 15: climate change anthology

 

N AT THE EDGE OF TIME, CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
A call for poems on climate change in the United States. Accepted poems
will appear on the Science Museum of Virginia website. In addition, they
will be published in a print anthology with target release in late Fall
2023, when the Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5) is also scheduled
for release. Sant Mateo PL Aileen Cassineto will be co-editing this
anthology with Luisa A. Igloria, 20th Poet Laureate of the Commonwealth of
Virginia, & Dr. Jeremy Hoffman, Chapter Lead for the Southeast, Fifth
National Climate Assessment, NCA5. Please visit
https://dearhumanpoems.wordpress.com
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for details.

 

ALL December 31:

https://manager.submittable.com/opportunities/discover/229447
 
Suburbia Journal
 
Special issue dedicated to the works of* LGBTQIA+ writers and artists only*.
 
- Published in January 2023.
 
- Submission period ends December 31st, 2022.
 
- General fiction, flash, poetry, and artwork.
 
- We want content that discusses or explores LGBTQIA+ ideas, characters,
plots, relationships, concepts, difficulties, trials, or themes. If you
identify as LGBTQIA+ but your work isn't exploring it, we kindly ask you to
instead submit something that does.
 
- Print copies for purchase and free digitally.
 
- $25 and one print copy payment per acceptance.
 
- Simultaneous submissions are allowed; please withdraw if accepted
elsewhere.
 
- Multiple submissions are allowed.
 
- Free submissions.
 

 
MECHANICAL GUIDELINES:
 
- All genres are accepted and encouraged.
 
- All styles, forms, content, & weirdness is accepted and encouraged.
 
- "Normal" formatting: readable font size and style, etc.
 
- 1 sentence to 8,000 words for fiction, but we prefer shorter than 20
pages.
 
- 10 pages of poetry maximum.
 
- doc, docx, pdf, jpeg, and png.

 

WOMEN IN THEIR 80S

Seeking personal accounts by women in their 80s for an anthology of prose and poetry on being an octogenarian. What has been your experience with relationships, challenges, humor, surprises, gifts, and daily life? No restrictions on style or length. Previously published work accepted. To be edited by Dena Taylor and Judy Reynolds. Send to detaylor@cabrillo.edu.

 

 

 

MULTIPLE DATES:

 

 

The below column is still accepting submissions.
 

 

 

All submission dates for Song of the San Joaquin are now on the 15th of the month!

 

 

Multiple Dates (recurring):

Rattle:
Poets Respond
Deadline: Weekly
Poets Respond keeps rolling along. Every Sunday and
occasionally mid-week, we publish a poem online that responds in
some way to current events. After five years, we've published over
300 poems. To read them all—or submit your own,
visit the Poets Respond page.

https://www.rattle.com/respond/


Ekphrastic Challenge
Deadline: Monthly
We provide one image every month. The task is to write a poem in
response to that image, and over 300 poets participate regularly.
Two winners receive $50 and publication online. It's a fun excuse to
make more poetry.  For more information, and to read all
of the previous challenge winners, visit the webpage.


https://www.rattle.com/ekphrastic/

KALW poem recordings:

Submit up to 3 poems to this radio station for possible airplay.
Each poem must be submitted separately. Here's more info and the link:
 
"We're accepting submissions for our Bay Poets series on an ongoing basis.
 
"Poetry segments air on KALW 91.7 FM at high listening times at 7:19-7:21
a.m. during Morning Edition and 4:18-4:20 p.m. during All Things Considered
two days a week. We also feature the selected poems on our website at
https://www.kalw.org/show/bay-poets
 
"If you know other Bay Area poets who you think would like to contribute,
please share this form with them.
 
"Each person can submit up to 3 poems. It would be very helpful for us if
you can submit or resubmit each poem as its own separate entry. Thank you!"
 
https://airtable.com/shrAIvCCyBFncOHBm
 
Jeffrey Kingman
 
<http://www.jeffkingman.com/> www.jeffkingman.com

 

 

 

No Dates Given:

•Join the Vallejo Poetry Society google group

for ongoing notifications of anthologies calling for poetry on most anything. Login to Google and click "Join Group" at

https://groups.google.com/g/vallejopoetrysociety/ about

 

MINYAN MAGAZINE
Minyan Magazine publishes poetry and flash fiction written by Jews and their allies alongside one another. Although they like work with a Jewish theme, they also enjoy work with secular themes. Poetry submissions of three to five poems and flash submissions containing up to three stories of no more than 500 words are acceptable.
Deadline: Rolling


DEAR VACCINE
Naomi Shihab Nye has started a project called Dear Vaccine, in which all are invited

“to share their voices to promote COVID-19 vaccination through the imaginative language of poetry."

The Global Vaccine Poem project is a collaboration between the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University and The University of Arizona Poetry Center.

Deadline: Rolling


PLANT-HUMAN QUARTERLY
The literary magazine, Plant-Human Quarterly, explores the myriad ways writers make manifest their relationship to the botanical world

– from heavily researched pieces, to keen observation, to less systematic, intuitive ways of knowing and interacting – that attempt to

communicate across boundaries and possibly approach a plant’s-eye-view of the world. They are now reading poems and essays for the inaugural issue.

Deadline: Rolling

SOUL-LIT SPIRITUAL POETRY
Soul-Lit welcomes your submissions of spiritual poetry. Work that seeks to proselytize or to promote a particular spirituality or approach over another won’t be considered.
Deadline: Rolling

 

VALPARAISO POETRY REVIEW
Valparaiso Poetry Review presents new, emerging, and well-known voices in contemporary poetry alongside one another, and this literary journal offers another opportunity for more readers to discover young or established poets whose writings deserve an even larger audience.
Deadline: Rolling