UPCOMING POETRY READINGS/WORKSHOPS
January 16 @ 5:30-7:30pm (Saturday) – Poetry Writing Class led by Katherine Lockton. Subject is: how to write about trauma, and is it permissible to write about trauma if it’s not ours. The techniques taught include writing about difficult issues. £25 for the class, taught via Zoom.
January 16 @ 5pm (Saturday) – James Merrill House presents Nicholas Boggs and Nicole Terez Dutton for readings and a conversation. Boggs is a James Merrill Fellow and co-editor of James Baldwin’s Little Man, Little Man. Dutton is a Cave Canem Prize-winning poet and editor of The Kenyon Review. To watch via livestream, go HERE on the day of the event.
January 17 @ 2-3pm (Sunday) – Poets on Poetry (POP) presents Pascal D’Angelo, who published an extraordinary immigrant autobiography entitled Son of Italy in 1924, which is interspersed with poetry. The discussion will be moderated by Dennis Barone, Professor Emeritus of the University of Saint Joseph and author of many books about Italian Americans and poetry.
Zoom code: https://quinnipiac.zoom.us/
Meeting ID: 961 0111 2566, Passcode: 400257
January 21 @ 7pm (Thursday) – Wintonbury Poetry Series presents features Robert Cording, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, and a memorial reading of the late West Hartford poet Jerry Howard, presented by Andy Weil. Produced by the Bloomfield Library, sign up for it at the library’s website calendar of events. Open mic to follow event.
January 30 all day (Saturday) – The Sunshine State Book Festival will feature 100 authors writing in 18 genres. You can preview a sampling of the author “booths” right now – each author will have their own video presentation and list of books “to browse” online. Free to “attend” online.
January 18-23, various times (Monday-Saturday) – Palm Beach Poetry Festival, held virtually – each 1.5-hour talk, with about a $10 price tag per talk (you can pick and choose which talks you’d like to “attend” online). There are also workshops, but these require an application and also a heftier price tag of a few hundred dollars to attend. Workshop and featured faculty poets include David Baker, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Traci Brimhall, Eduardo C. Corral, Vievee Francis, Kevin Prufer, Martha Rhodes and Tim Seibles; our Special Guest Poet, Gregory Orr, will perform “The Beloved: A Poetry & Song Cycle” with The Parkington Sisters. Poet At Large is Brian Turner, and faculty readers and presenters also include: Lorna Knowles Blake, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Nickole Brown, Jessica Jacobs, Angela Narciso Torres and Karin De Weille.
PLACES TO SUBMIT YOUR POETRY
Deadline: 5th of every month
Open to both original submissions & reprints. Submit 1 poem at a time – accepting poems between 90-110 words (excluding title). No fee to submit, no payment. Submissions close each month on the 5th for that month, and all submissions sent afterwards will be rolled over to the next month. Monthly publication; 1st issue to be published in January 15.
Deadline: January 15, 2021
Every year, three winners will receive: $5,000, 500 copies, and distribution to Rattle’s 8,000+ subscribers. The winners will reach an audience that includes hundreds of other literary magazines, presses, and well-known poets. $25 entry fee, and at least 1 winner will be a poet who has never published a full-length collection of poetry. Enter 15-20 pages of poems.
Publisher: Channel Mag
Deadline: January 15, 2021
Based in Ireland, Channel Mag is looking for work which encourages reflection on human interaction with plant and animal life, landscape and the self. They also welcome submissions in translation. Submit up to 4 poems of any style or length. They pay €40 per poem, up to €120.
Publisher: Wildness Journal
Deadline: Ongoing submissions
Send no more than 10 poems per submission. No fee to submit; no payment for publication. Accept most styles and genres. Simultaneous submissions okay; no reprints. Response time in under a month.
Deadline: February 1, 2021
Cutbank is the literary journal of the University of Montana. They accept up to 5 poems at a time. $5 reading fee, which goes toward paying contributors for their work. Rates will be decided at the close of the submission period. Blind read, simultaneous submissions okay.
Deadline: February 1, 2021
The Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry seeks to highlight work that showcases an authentic voice, a boldness of form, and a rejection of functional fixedness. The winner, chosen by their judge William Jolliff, will be featured in CutBank 95 and receive $500. All pieces will be considered for print publication. $20 entry fee, which covers up to 5 poems. Blind read.
Award: CT Press Club Award(s)
Deadlines: January 27, 2021 (early), February 3, 2021 (books), February 10, 2021 (final)
If you’ve published anything in 2020, you may enter any of the 61 categories for writing. They include all kinds of writing, as well as editing, photography, graphics, radio and TV, websites, podcasts, advertising and PR, and a host more. You may submit up to three entries in any given category, and up to ten entries in total.
The Poets' Salon is an all-inclusive group that gets together the second Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m in the Memorial Room at the Fairfield Public Library. We read our poetry aloud, politely critique each others' work (upon request), highlight publishing opportunities, and also talk about local poetry readings.