UPCOMING POETRY READINGS/WORKSHOPS
November 14 @ 2pm (Saturday, today) – The Arts Café Mystic at The Mystic Museum of Art, 9 Water Street, Mystic. They present their final outdoor performance today with poets Jeffrey Harrison and local poet Barbara Hill. Musical guests Greg Piccolo and Bill Morrison. Event is outdoors, attendance is limited, and all social distancing will be strictly adhered to. Masks required. Tickets $15, available via their website and Eventbrite.
November 17 @ 7pm (Tuesday) – Open Door Series Online: Nathan Hoks & Tara Betts. Free to watch; register online via Eventbrite to receive Zoom link.
November 19 @ 2pm (Thursday) – Virtual Poetry Masterclass with Patricia Smith (online), presented by The Aldrich. A 90-minute virtual writing masterclass with award-winning poet Smith, a professor at College of Staten Island. Limit 30 participants; registration required; $89.
November 19 @ 6:30pm (Thursday) – Virtual Open Mic featuring Atom Rush, the poet laureate of Brookfield, and an open mic afterwards for artists of all kinds, from writers to dancers. Sign up via email firstname.lastname@example.org. Hosted by the Brookfield Library.
November 19 @ 7pm (Thursday) – Virtual Wintonbury Poetry Series Reading via Zoom, featuring Michael Lepore (Glastonbury’s Poet Laureate) and Rhett Watts. Free event, but registration required to receive the Zoom link.
December 2 @ 6:30-8:30pm (Thursday) – Guilford Poets Guild welcomes award-winning poet Charles Rafferty. Located at Guilford Free Library, 67 Park Street, Guilford. Free event, light refreshments served, registration required.
December 9 @ 7pm (Wednesday) – Poetry Rocks, the quarterly reading series in Vernon, is having its second celebration honoring military veteran writers on Dec. 9, 2020, 7:00 pm, via Zoom. The reading features vets Doug Anderson and Roger Singer, and introduces young poet Prisca Afantchao, a Togolese-American, living in Windsor. To register for this free event, please email Vernon Poet Laureate Pegi Deitz Shea at email@example.com or call her at 860-878-7016 for the Zoom link.
PLACES TO SUBMIT YOUR POETRY
Publisher: Tír na nÓg
Deadline: November 20, 2020
First submission call for new literary magazine based in Galway. Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Send up to 3 poems in a single document. Blind read – don’t include name or other information on the document, only in your email. The editors provide feedback to submissions. Simultaneous submission okay, but let them know right away if a piece is accepted elsewhere.
Deadline: November 21, 2020
Magazine run by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Submit 3-5 poems in a Word or PDF document. Please include your email address in your submission and a brief third-person bio in your cover letter. Response within 6 months.
Publisher: Postscript Magazine
Deadline: November 23, 2020
Theme is “care.” Submissions are not restricted to any topic, but must pertain in some way to the theme of the open call. We emphasize work that pushes against conventional modes of thinking about culture and society (particularly in non-Western and/or marginalized settings). No word limits.
Publisher: Claw & Blossom
Deadline: November 28, 2020
Theme is “other.” Looking for pieces that explore human striving with an awareness of the larger context. Work must contain some element of the natural world. Prefer free verse over poetic form poetry. Send 1 poem per submission. Blind read. No submission fee; $25 paid per acceptance upon publication. Response in 3 months or less.
Deadline: November 30, 2020
Theme is “nostalgia.” Submissions open for the first issue of the magazine! Submissions accepted from marginalized & underrepresented writers. Send 1 poem at a time; accept all poetic forms. Response in 1 month or less. £10 or 1 complimentary copy of the magazine.
Publisher: Dwelling Literary
Deadline: December 15, 2020 (or until full)
Theme is “Dream House.” Looking for poetry of 50 lines or less. Only submit once per submission period. Free to submit and no payment for publication, but they do nominate for The Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Don’t accept R-rated work.
Publisher: Pocketfire Presents
Deadline: Ongoing/no deadline
Looking for poetry submissions for 2 publications – poetry videos (Pocketfire Presents) and online print publication (publication name: Kindling). Submit 1-3 poems, $2-5 submission fee (fee refunded if poems are accepted). Response within 1 week.
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.