Cordite ‘Toil’ Subs Close Tomorrow

Subs for Cordite’s Toil issue are closing tomorrow at midnight, so if you haven’t already maybe check your folders for some great poetry you might have on a pretty classic theme.

I’ve thrown my hat in this time (with what I hope are a couple of strong pieces) because the theme really appeals to me – probably because I think all writing is a particular form of toil – whether it’s mental toil or maybe back or wrist pain 🙂

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Spoken Word Opportunity

4779Subs are open for Audacious – an online spoken word journal – and it looks ace, in fact, once I finish this post I’m going to sub a piece as I find spoken poetry a pretty cool challenge.

Check out full guidelines here and ask benjamin@melbournespokenword.com any questions, just be sure to get your sub in before December 19, 2014!

A Review & Some Opportunities

Today I wanted to share a couple of opportunities for writers and link to a fantastic review of Stepping Over Seasons, by Sean Wright.

stepping over seasons coverThrilled to read it, not just because he enjoyed the collection, but because as with all reviews, it’s shown me something about my own work that I hadn’t realised. And it’s especially gratifying to hear that the poem ‘Small Town’ rings true!

Here’s the review at Sean’s blog.

 

birsI’m also pleased to announce that I’m back as editor for the poetry section for the 11th issue of Page Seventeen and this year, and as a judge! And so on that note, jump over and have a look at the guidelines – submissions are open now (for fiction & poetry) so get going! 😀

 

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Submissions are also open for Regime’s 4th – and this year they’re trying a different structure too – details are right here. The shift includes a wonderful plan to support artists more, while maintaining the high production standards we’ve come to expect from magazine, so check it out – fiction and poetry too.

That’s all for today!

The Blue Hour & Acceptance Speech (get ready for some links)

Sharing more poetry!

Recently my work has appeared in a few great places, one being Robbie Coburn’s blog here. Acceptance Speech has a reference to one of my fav 90s sitcoms – see if you can guess which one 🙂

On The Blue Hour I was lucky enough to have three very new pieces featured, have a look around and check out their submission guidelines too. Thanks to Miguel Jacq for accepting my work – you can check out his own poetry right here.

I’ve also just received my copy of Sacred/Profane produced by Gemma White, which I plan to dig into tonight – sharing the pages with many great writers but it’s especially exciting to see two names, Stuart Barnes and Mark William Jackson!

 

 

A Hundred Gourds – Submissions Open

Hi everyone!

A new issue of AHG has just gone live, and with it a submission deadline – so if you’ve got some haiku you’re keen to submit, have a look at the guidelines here and see if you can get your sub in before September 15th.

AHG is a great, very diverse publication showcasing haiku, haibun, haiga, tanka and renku, along with great features and an ‘expositions’ section – well worth checking out!