UPCOMING POETRY READINGS/WORKSHOPS
August 12th (Tuesday, 7:30pm-9pm) – Open Mic for Poetry & Prose. Join the Albany Poets on ZOOM at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87065314477 - They’ll use the first few minutes to decide on their reading order. Share poetry or very short prose, up to 5 minutes per person. If you have a book to sell or a journal to promote, post the web link in the chat window on the right side of your ZOOM screen.
August 12th (Tuesday, 8pm) – Enjoy an evening of live-stream poetry featuring Mike Jurkovic, Guy Reed, Cheryl A. Rice from Green Kill. Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/live-stream-august-12-8-pmmike-jurkovic-guy-reed-cheryl-a-rice-tickets-115417299249. They ask for a donation to help support the program and poets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/live-stream-august-12-8-pmmike-jurkovic-guy-reed-cheryl-a-rice-tickets-115417299249. The recommended donation for this event is 10 dollars, but whatever you can contribute would greatly help these performers.
August 12th (Tuesday, 1:30pm-8pm) – Come Create! Workshop Day on Japanese poetry and art is offered by Portsmouth Poet Laureate Tammi Truax. You will learn traditional Japanese poetry and art forms from local writers and artists. Open to adults and kids ages 10+.
August 15th-31st – Edinburgh International Book Festival – online, free. In lieu of an in-person festival, they’ve curated a special online festival for adults and children for free. In addition to readings and events, there will be chat rooms for fellow Festival goers to interact with each other and take part in Q&A sessions. You’ll even be able to meet the author and get your books signed at selected events. All events are available to watch here on theirwebsite. 'Save your place' on the event page and you’ll be emailed a reminder just before it starts.
August 21st (Friday @ 7:30pm-9:30pm) - Hudson Valley Writers Center open mic. Online, via Zoom. Free, but donations welcome. Limit 20 readers in all genres, from fiction, non-fiction, poetry, music, etc. Bill Buschel will lead the event, and our own poetry host Edward Ahern will be reading.
August 22nd (Saturday, 4pm) – Anthology Release Celebration (Facebook link OR Zoom link) and reading by Jerry T Johnson, one of 8 aoets/Authors who will be featured at Great Weather for MEDIA’s Escape Wheel Celebration #1. Other featured poets/authors include M.A. Dennis (NYC), Marina Kazakova (Belgium), Mary Mackey (Sacramento), Jeanne Morel (Seattle), K.R. Morrison (San Francisco), Puma Perl (NYC), Roddy Williams (London). Hosted by David Lawton.
October 22nd-26th (deadline for application September 1st) - The Writer’s Hotel Weekend Conferences, an online conference featuring poetry faculty, including Marie Howe, Terrance Hayes, Mark Doty, Deborah Landau, Tim Seibles, Valzhya Mort, Pádraig Ó Tuama, Camille Dungy, Javier Zamora, Alexandra Oliver, Kevin Larimer, Jenny Xie, TWH Directors Shanna McNair and Scott Wolven, with more Poetry Faculty TBA. Submit 10 pages of poetry, $30 to apply; it is $2000 for the full program. If a writer is accepted, they will receive an email of congratulations. They will accept no more than 40 writers for this program.
September 13th – Joy Harjo, with Dujie Tahat, the winner of the Tupelo Press Poetry Award, will be reading at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, located @ the Hillstead Museum at 35 Mountain Road in Farmington, CT. Outdoor event. Tickets cost $10 to livestream, $20 in person (social distanced, blankets on the lawn).
PLACES TO SUBMIT YOUR POETRY
Deadline: August 11, 2020
Typishly is a popular online literary magazine publishing short fiction and poetry submitted by established and emerging writers. They aim to inspire writers by responding overnight with a few personalized words of encouragement and critique. 5 poems per submission. Submission fee of $4.97.
Publisher: Pine Row Press
Deadline: For autumn 2020 issue (no deadline listed)
A new journal seeking submissions for their 2nd issue. Pine Row is interested in poetry with a voice. Poetry submissions should consist of 1-3 poems. $3 submission fee. 1-3 poems per submission.
Publisher: Cream City Review
Deadline: August 22, 2020
For the CCR Summer Prize in Poetry, it's $15 to submit one entry of up to 4 poems. One entry fee includes a one-year subscription to our journal, which is normally $22. 7-10 finalists will be forwarded to the judges for final decision. The winner will receive $700, publication, and an online feature on their website. The runner-up will receive $300, publication, and an online feature on their website as well. Blind submission.
Publisher: Sequestrum Literature & Art
Deadline: August 15, 2020
They're looking in particular for sonnets and haiku for their next themed issue, but will consider all poetic forms. For haiku, they’re open to standard 5-7-5 as well as more traditional/modern styles. Maximum 4 poems per submission. Submission fee $6.35.
Publisher: The Moving Force Journal
Deadline: No deadline listed (for fall 2020 issue)
Fairly new journal, looking for submissions for their third issue to be released fall 2020. Can send up to 3 prose poems or 5 non-prose poems per submission. $4 submission fee.
Publisher: River Heron Review
Deadline: August 15, 2020
Publication on September 15th. “Poems for Now” will be a supplemental issue highlighting poems responding to the current socio-political climate. Submit up to 3 poems. Blind read. Submission fee is $3, and River Heron Review will donate $1 from each submission fee to Philabundance, Philadelphia’s largest hunger relief organization and a member of Feeding America.
Publisher: Poetica Magazine
Deadline: August 15, 2020
Poetica Magazine is looking for work centered on the personal Jewish experience. Submit one poem per submission (but can make multiple submissions). Response time between 1 day-1 month. FREE submission. All poems considered, and there’s also a special anthology theme: Mizmor, poetry that expresses spiritual experiences with a strong emphasis on the relationship between the modern world and ancient wisdom.
Publisher: FEED Lit
Deadline: Every week
FEED is a weekly, online lit mag seeking short poetry, prose, and genre-blending in-betweeners. FEED defines short-form literature as works of 750 words or less; they love micro poetry.
FEED currently accepts all submissions on a rolling basis. Send 3-5 unpublished pieces of poetry in a single document to email@example.com. Limit one poem per page; six pages maximum. Submitters will generally hear from FEED editors within 1-2 weeks.
Publisher: Diode Poetry
They welcome all types of poetry (including, but not limited to, narrative experimental, visual, found and erasure poetry). They also accept poetry in translation and collaborative poems. No submission fee, no payment. They respond to submissions in 5-30 days.
Publisher: Split Lip Magazine
Deadline: September 30, 2020
Free submissions during August & September. They pay (via PayPal) $50 per author for poems for their web issues. Payment for print is $5 per page, minimum of $20, plus 2 contributor copies. Response time within 4 months. Send 1 poem per submission.
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.