Category Archives: #Poetry

Exquisite Corpse for July: ‘Toxicated

The third Exquisite Corpse is ready to be exhumed and put on display. This one had no rules so contributors just gave me a random line. I love how they turned out when put together. I feel like there is … Continue reading

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Markets and Jobs for Writers

Erika Dreifus, a freelance writer and book publicist, publishes a weekly list of no-fee, paying competitions, contests, and calls for submissions—plus jobs for those of us who write (especially fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction). She is also the editor and publisher … Continue reading

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Still Life Example

I’ve been occupied with the Horror Writer Association’s online writing workshop I’ve been taking. One of the assignments we’ve been doing are known as “still lifes.” Like a painted still life, we look at something someone else created and try … Continue reading

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Trip to England for Speculative Writers?

The Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy in Cambridge seeks “a non-UK based writer working in science fiction or fantasy at any stage of their career who is interested in sharing their ideas with researchers, practitioners and students.” The chosen resident … Continue reading

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Congratulations Rhysling Winners!

Congratulations to all of the 2018 Rhysling Award winners! This prestigious award is presented each year by the Science Fiction Poetry Association for the best speculative poetry. You can find the winner biographies and photos here. The Science Fiction & Fantasy … Continue reading

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Hispanecdotes Seeks Submissions

Submit to Hispanecdotes, a magazine dedicated to publishing stories by Latinx writers. They are currently accepting essays, poems, and flash fiction with a theme of “honesty and deceit” with a word count of no more than 600 words. Deadline for their August … Continue reading

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Exquisite Corpse for July

Exquisite Corpse time! We’ve had fun twice already creating this collaborative, ‘village-writes-a-poem’ creation. Now… who’s ready to Corpse again? This time, NO RULES. Let’s see what crazy masterpiece we make together. Please send me your line via email—angelayurikosmith@gmail.com with EXQUISITE CORPSE … Continue reading

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June Ladies-of-Horror Round-up

The Ladies of Horror flash fictions have been going up over at Nina D’Arcangela’s Spreading the Writer’s Word blog! Sweet and spooky, these shorts from some of the best female names in horror share their inspirations from photo prompts. Here’s who has been … Continue reading

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25 No-Fee Writing Contests for July

Erica Verrillo has posted more than two dozen free writing contests in July, some of which offer substantial prizes. Every genre, form, and style is covered, from short stories, to poetry, to published works. Check her list out on her … Continue reading

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Don’t Send Help

Sometimes silence is required while growth occurs. Lately quite a lot has been changing in my life as I move from one phase to the next. Writing has always taken a central role in my life, but lately it has … Continue reading

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