April 3, 2020

Vol. 19, Issue 6 The Poetry Market Ezine


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TOM HOWARD/JOHN H. REID FICTION & ESSAY CONTEST

28th year, sponsored by Winning Writers
and Duotrope. Cash prizes of $8,000,
including two top awards of $3,000.
Seeks short stories and essays up to 6,000
words each. All entries that win cash
prizes will be published online. Both
published and unpublished work
accepted. Fee per entry is $20.
Submit online by April 30.
Final judge: Dennis Norris II.
This contest is recommended by Reedsy,
and Winning Writers is one of the "101 Best
Websites for Writers" (Writer's Digest).

See guidelines, past winners, and enter at
https://winningwriters.com/tomstory

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POETRY and WRITING NEWS
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NEW RELEASE:  “Severance by
Gary Beck” – “Severance” is a 109
page poetry book in paperback
with a price of $15.00, 
ISBN: 9389690714 published by
Cyberwit Publishing. The Kindle
version is $2.99 Available through
all major retailers.


WORKS AVAILABLE:
Nancy Shiffrin has the following
works available:  THE VAST
UNKNOWING poems of the creative
life
OUT OF THE GARDEN/INVOKING
ANAIS NIN
GAME WITH VARIATIONS love poems
Read interviews with Nancy Shiffrin


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DREAM QUESTONE POETRY and
WRITING CONTEST – SUMMER 2020

This poetry and writing contest is open
to anyone who loves expressing innermost
thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary
art of poetry, or writing a story that is worth
telling everyone! 

Prizes:
Writing First Prize is $500;
Second: $250; Third: $100.  Poetry
First Prize is $250; Second: $125;
Third: $50.  

Guidelines: (1) Write a poem, 30 lines
or fewer on any subject, form or style.
And/or (2) Write a short story, 5 pages
maximum, single or double line spacing,
on any subject or theme: fiction,
nonfiction, or creative nonfiction.
Multiple entries are accepted.
  

Entry fees:
$5 per poem, $10 per story

Postmark deadline: August 15, 2020

 for details on how to enter now!

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POETRY MARKETS
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ORNERY QUARTERLY
https://www.orneryquarterly.com/submission-guidelines-2017-1

Only accepts email submissions.
Submit up to 3 pages of poetry.
Cover letter is optional.  Format
of any kind okay, but see website
for more details on work wanted.

Email submissions:


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AURORAS & BLOSSOMS POETRY JOURNAL
https://abpoetryjournal.com/submissions/

Accepts submissions year round.  Accepts
any topic or theme if it’s positive or
uplifting in nature.  No erotica or politics.
Family friendly magazine.  No dirty words.
Simple messages and language.  Accepts
submissions from teenagers.  Send poetry
and content that takes teenagers into
consideration.  See website for more
details or work wanted.  Can submit one
poem for free.  Submission fees for
submitting more than one poem. 
Also accepts inspirational stories or essays
relating to poetry, poems or poets. 
Submit up to 6 poems.  May submit every
3 months.  See website for more specifics
on submissions.  Responds in 10-15
business days.  Contributors receive free
digital copy of the magazine.  See
website for details on Sim Subs.  Will
accept previously published works if you
hold the rights and it’s been more than a
year after the rights have reverted back to
you before you submit it. 


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GREAT APE
https://great-ape.com/submissions/

Write something funny to submit.
Likes all kinds of funny things.
See website for specific details on
work wanted.  Accepts poetry and
prose.  Poems can be in any form,
format or length.  Indicate your
name and the name of your poem
in your submission email.  Submit
work as a pdf or .docx file via
email.  Reads year round.  Asks
for one time print and digital rights
to contributed work.  Authors retain
rights.  Only accepts unpublished
works.

Email submissions:


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 CLEAVER MAGAZINE

Reads year round.  Responds in a
few days to several months.  Charges
$5 submission fee.  Sometimes, the fee
is lifted for a free submission period.
Do not email submissions unless
requested to do so by an editor.  Does
not accept mailed submissions.  Does
accept sim subs with immediate
notification if work is accepted elsewhere.
Previously published work is generally not
accepted but will occasionally consider
work shared on personal blogs/websites
or work previously published in a limited
print-only edition.  Include name and
full contact information with each
submission.  Include brief bio.  See
website for specific submission
details.  Responds in 2-12 months for
poetry.  All rights revert to author upon
publication.

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POETRY CONTESTS

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NEW OHIO REVIEW LITERARY
PRIZES
Deadline:  4/15/20
Entry Fee:  $20
Three prizes of $1,500 each and publication
given annually for a poem or group of poems,
a short story, and an essay. Submit a poem
or group of poems of up to 6 pages or a story
or essay of up to 20 pages.  Entry fee includes
subscription.  All entries considered for
publication.


MARSH HAWK PRESS POETRY PRIZE
Deadline:  4/20/20
Entry Fee:  $25
$1,000 and publication by Marsh Hawk Press
given annually for a poetry collection. Using
online submission system, submit manuscript
of 48 to 84 pages. 


BREAKWATER REVIEW
PESEROFF PRIZE
Deadline:  5/1/2020
Entry Fee:  $10
$1,000 and publication in Breakwater
Review given annually for a single
poem. Submit 3 poems of any length
with entry fee. All entries considered
for publication. 


MOON CITY PRESS POETRY
AWARD
Deadline:  5/1/20
Entry Fee:   $25
$1,000 and publication by Moon City
Press given annually for a poetry
collection. Using only online
submission system, submit manuscript
of at least 48 pages with entry fee.


LENORE MARSHALL POETRY
PRIZE
Deadline:  5/15/20
Entry Fee:   $75
A prize of $25,000 given annually for
a poetry collection by a living poet
published in the United States during
the previous year. Winner also receives
all-expenses paid ten-day residency at
Glen Hollow in Naples, NY. Copies of
winning book are purchased and
distributed to members of the Academy
of American Poets. U.S. publishers may
submit 4 copies of a book published in
2019 with entry fee. 


ACADEMY OF AMERICAN POETS
JAMES LAUGHLIN AWARD
Deadline:  5/15/20
Entry Fee:  None
$5,000 given annually for a second book of
poetry by a living poet to be published in the
coming calendar year. Winner also receives
all-expenses paid weeklong residency at the
Betsy Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. Copies
of winning book are purchased and distributed
to members of the Academy of American Poets.
U.S. publishers may submit four copies of a
manuscript of at least 48 pages that has come
under contract and will be published in 2021.
Visit website for the required entry form and
complete guidelines.



PLOUGHSHARES EMERGING WRITER’S
CONTEST
Deadline:  5/15/20
Entry Fee:   $24
Three prizes of $2,000 each and publication
given annually for a poem or group of poems,
a short story, and an essay. Each winner
receives a consultation with the literary
agency Aevitas. Writers who have not
published a book or chapbook are eligible.
Submit 3-5 pages of poetry or up to 6,000
words of fiction or nonfiction.  No entry fee
for current subscribers.  Entry fee includes
subscription.


DREAM QUES TONE POETRY and
WRITING CONTEST – SUMMER 2020
Deadline:  8/15/20
This poetry and writing contest is open
to anyone who loves expressing innermost
thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary
art of poetry, or writing a story that is worth
telling everyone! 
Prizes:
Writing First Prize is $500;
Second: $250; Third: $100.  Poetry
First Prize is $250; Second: $125;
Third: $50.  
Guidelines: (1) Write a poem, 30 lines
or fewer on any subject, form or style.
And/or (2) Write a short story, 5 pages
maximum, single or double line spacing,
on any subject or theme: fiction,
nonfiction, or creative nonfiction.
Multiple entries are accepted.
  
Entry fees:  $5 per poem, $10 per story
Postmark deadline: August 15, 2020



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POETRY REVIEW
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“Heartsongs”
by Mattie J.T. Stepanek
VSP Books - Hyperion
ISBN 0-7868-6947-X
Copyright 2001
36 pages

Review by LB Sedlacek


This special edition of young Stepanek’s
poetry book contains 8 new poems.  I
remember hearing of this book when it
first came out, but I just now found a
copy of it to read.  In light of the pandemic
in the world today, some sweet poetry is
exactly what I needed to read.

Poems are simple, but meaningful.  He
drew his own illustrations as well.  He
wrote about being thankful, happy, Winter,
leaves and itchy feet among other things.
His poems are delightful and simply make
you smile when you read them.  Almost
anyone of any age can read these poems
and enjoy them. 

I have to add no wonder his book did so
well – his poems are as remarkable as
he was.

Take care of yourself out there, and take
care of poetry too by reading, writing
and loving poems.


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ABOUT LB SEDLACEK:
LB Sedlacek’s is the author of several books
of poetry including “The
Adventures of Stick People on Cars” (Alien
Buddha Press), “The Architect of
French Fries (Presa Press), “Words
and Bones” (Finishing Line Press) and
“The Poet Next Door” (Cyberwit).  Her first
short story collection, “Four Thieves
of Vinegar & Other Short Stories” just came
out on Leap Day 2020 from Alien Buddha
Press.  Find out more:  www.lbsedlacek.com

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ELECTRIC MELT:  HOW TO WRITE,
PUBLISH, READ WALT WHITMAN
AND SURVIVE AS A WRITER AND POET
Writing is a difficult business, if you are
trying to make a living of any sort with it.
As many writers tend to be working on
their own, if you can’t find writing
opportunities then you need to try to
make your own. Poetry is also a difficult
business if you want to have any sort of
success with it at all. You have to create
your own opportunities with it as well.
That’s what Whitman did with his poetry –
he created his own success. His poems
and his methods with publishing his
poetry are the inspiration for the lead
essay and this book.  His very approach
and success to poetry can teach would
be poets and current poets a lot about
how to succeed in this art, this field
even today.  The essays in this book,
offer different insights into writing,
publishing, editing and surviving as a
writer and/or as a poet.

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