Author Archives: Angela Yuriko Smith

About Angela Yuriko Smith

A former news journalist, Angela Yuriko Smith retired from that world to focus full time on her own writing. Her prose and poetry have been published in several print and online publications, including the “Horror Writers Association's Poetry Showcase” vols. 1-3, “Christmas Lites” vols. 1-6 and the “Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy” anthology. She also has nearly 20 books which include dark and speculative fiction for YA and adults, books for children and two collections of poetry. Her first collection of poetry, “In Favor of Pain,” has been nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. When not writing, she teaches creative writing at Northwest Florida State College.

Submit to Death Rattle

Here’s a chance to submit for a live reading! Death Rattle is currently accepting submissions for poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and non fiction annually. Submissions for Death Rattle 2017 will be accepted from now to Sept. 1. If selected, creators will be expected to … Continue reading

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#MustWatch A Place of Truth

I recently watched A Place of Truth—and everything I thought I knew about poetry has turned inside out. About a traveling poet named Abi Motts, the documentary explores the world of poems-on-demand from her experiences. Unashamedly truthful, Abi makes her living … Continue reading

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Blog-iversary Number Seven

Seven years ago I started this blog. Of course, it’s a lot different than it first began. I began on Blogger and back then the blog was called DandilyonFluff.com. Before long, I had moved from the free Blogger platform to … Continue reading

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Paying Market for Poetry & Prose

The Cincinnati Review is accepting submissions for their annual Robert and Adele Schiff Awards in Poetry and Prose through July 15. One poem and one prose piece (fiction or creative nonfiction) will be chosen for publication in the 2018 prize … Continue reading

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Poetry Busking

Tonight I’m watching “A Place of Truth,” a documentary about Abi Mott who travels the country with a typewriter, writing poems on demand for tips. Another mind-blowing suggestion from John Reinhart.  I’ll let you know what I think! The Trailer from … Continue reading

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30 Opportunities for Poets: $25 to $10K Prizes

Here’s the mother lode of submission opportunities, recently published by Authors Publish, a fantastic resource for writers. They’ve divided their list into two sections—submission calls and competitions for poets. Prizes range from $25 to $10,000 AU. Listed according to deadline. … Continue reading

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Radish Serials: Week #3

Beginning the third week on Radish and the subscriber numbers are starting to climb. End of Mae has been the popular favorite from the first week, but last night Bitter Suites, a Radish exclusive, started catching up. You can read on Radish … Continue reading

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Diminutive Poetry, Big Statement

I love tiny things, so when John Reinhart first handed me a 1×1 inch copy of  Deadly Pencil Wounds and other Poetic Mishaps, I fell in love. Unlike the DIY pocketbooks he also introduced me to, these were something from a press. … Continue reading

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Meet Author Tami Kidd

If you missed the Author Meet & Greet last month at Crestview Public Library, you will have another chance to meet a bunch of friendly authors at the next group booksigning at Cafe Bienville, Niceville, on August 19 from 10 … Continue reading

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Author Seeks Patrons

I’ve finally set up my profile on Patreon, a membership platform that allows artists to receive funding directly from their fans, or patrons. Now that I write full time, I am much more appreciative of the tiny royalties that eke … Continue reading

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