UPCOMING POETRY READINGS/WORKSHOPS
December 13 @ 6pm (Sunday) - Poetry Flash presents a virtual poetry reading celebrating Omnidawn’s Spring 2020 books, with Desirée Alvarez, “Raft of Flame,” Anthony Cody, “Borderland Apocrypha,” Jennifer Hasegawa, “La Chica’s Field Guide to Bazai Living,” David Koehn, “Scatterplot,” Craig Santos Perez, "Habitat Threshold," and LM Rivera, “Against Heidegger.” Online via Zoom, free to attend. Sign up via the link below.
Tuesdays @ 9pm - The Rattle Reading Series: part interview and part reading, with a prompt-based open mic, it’s a casual way to hang out with Rattle editor Timothy Green and all of their friends in poetry around the world. Go to their YouTube channel and click “Subscribe.” Each show is also simulcast to Facebook Live. Each Rattlecast episode also features a writing prompt at the end of the show, and a short open mic for poems written for the last week’s prompt or anything else the audience would like to share. To participate, just send your poem to firstname.lastname@example.org, and he’ll read and share a few on the air. Rattlecast #70 features Alan W. King and his forthcoming chapbook, Crooken Smiling Light.
December 15 @ 8pm (Tuesday) - Open Door Series Online: Beth McDermott & Maya Marshall. Free to watch; register online via Eventbrite to receive Zoom link. Presented by the Poetry Foundation.
December 17 @ 7-9:30pm (Thursday) – Prosser Public Library presents a poetry reading with featured poets Lori Desrosiers and Benjamin Grossberg. Open mic follows the featured poets. Sign up during registration or via email. Upon registering your email for this program, you will receive the Zoom link to join. If you don’t have computer access, call the Library for the phone number, meeting ID & password and join the event over the phone. To sign up, contact Tom Nicotera: email@example.com or call him (860) 243-9721.
January 1 @ 12-12:20pm – Poets House Presents: Dan Taulapapa McMullin, an artist and poet from Sāmoa Amelika (American Samoa). His book of poems Coconut Milk (University of Arizona Press) was on the American Library Association Rainbow List Top Ten Books of the Year. Free virtual reading from Coconut Milk – to listen, sign up online.
PLACES TO SUBMIT YOUR POETRY
Publisher: Typehouse Literary Magazine
Deadline: December 20, 2020
Send up to 6 poems per submission. All forms and subjects encouraged (except NOT coronavirus-themed). Free to submit, payment for writers between $10-$18.
Publisher: The Two Sylvias Press
Deadline: December 31, 2020
2020 Wilder Series Poetry Book Prize: A Poetry Contest for Women Over Age 50. Open to women over 50 years of age (established or emerging poets) and includes a $1000 prize, publication by Two Sylvias Press, 20 copies of the winning book, and a vintage, art nouveau pendant. Women submitting manuscripts may be poets with one or more previously published chapbooks/books or poets without any prior chapbook/book publications. All manuscripts will be considered for publication.
Publisher: Savant-Garde Literary Magazine
Deadline: January 1, 2021 (or until full)
Submit no more than 3 poems at a time, max 2 pages per poem. Also accepts micropoems, but only as a series of 2-5. Open to a wide range of genres (literary, experimental, fantasy, horror with a purpose) including genre-blending. Free to submit, $20 honorarium paid upon publication.
Publisher: The Frost Place
Deadline: January 5, 2020
The selected winner’s chapbook will be published by Bull City Press in the summer following the competition. The winner receives 10 complimentary copies (from a print run of 300), a $250 prize, full scholarship to attend the Poetry Seminar at The Frost Place (including room and board), and gives a featured reading from the chapbook at the Seminar. $28 entry fee.
Writer in Residence Program
Deadline: January 10, 2020
The James Merrill House, located at 107 Water Street in Stonington, is now accepting applications for their writer in residence program for 2021-2022 (either a 4-week or 6-week stay). They are looking for writers who need a working space to complete a project of “literary or academic merit.” Apply online. $30 fee. If accepted, the recipient will stay at the Merrill Apartment, give a virtual reading or talk and receive a stipend of $1,100 per month.
Publisher: The Hopper
Deadline: No deadline listed.
The environmental literary magazine from Green Writers Press is accepting submissions poetry – send no more than 5 poems per submission. They are interested in nature writing that speaks about the environmental crisis. Free to submit, no payment for publication.
Deadline: No deadline
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. Monthly publication; 1st issue to be published in January.
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.