Category Archives: Writing Life

Poetry Mission: 52 Poems in 52 Styles

“Explore all the poetry styles you can find,” said a crazy voice in my head a few days ago. “Write a poem in each style.”  “That doesn’t sound like fun at all,” I answered. “I have deadlines coming out my wazoo! … Continue reading

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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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