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She’s Waiting There for Me

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Kiss Me Down by the Broken Tree House

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Call for Short Poems for Public Display

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The BIG LIT Weekend Call for short poems:
BIG LIT The Stewartry Book Festival
April 14-17 2016

Poet Chrys Salt and her colleague Chik Duncan would be grateful for short poems of any kind (published or unpublished) to be displayed in high street windows over BIG LIT weekend in the Scottish town of Gatehouse of Fleet.
The poems: “are often left up long after the event and attract punters to The Festival.”
Send in Palatino 12 point font, with your name at the bottom and include acknowledgements for published poems.
For poem length, Chrys says: ‘Sonnet length is good; shorter is even better.’ (Apparently, the windows are small, Georgian ones!)
ASAP would be good but no later than 14 March. 
Please send to Chik Duncan: chik@swet.co.uk
(P.S. I have it on good authority that, if you do send your poems, they will still be eligible for submission elsewhere, as public display does…

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List of Paying Lit Mags/Journals from Poetry Has Value

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Poetry Has Value is a blog by professor and poet Jessica Piazza. The blog description reads:

“Recently, I was inspired by the poet Dena Rash Guzman’s personal challenge to send her poetry to paying markets in 2015. I was so inspired, in fact, that I decided to spend the next whole year submitting poetry ONLY to paying journals and markets, and recording what happens in this blog. I also decided to use this space to simultaneously explore deeper questions of poetry’s value and worth (monetary or otherwise.)”

There are several interesting posts from other authors on the site, including one from friend and fellow poet E. Kristin Anderson on her experience with a speculative fiction mag. The articles explore issues whether or not poetry is a commodity, why prose pays more, etc. Jessica has also added a great resource for all poets looking to submit to paying markets and…

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God of Step-Mothers by Orit Gidali

West Coast: Writers Wanted

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I was asked in writers’ workshop today, led by Harryiet Mullen, to fill out a writer’s inventory. One of the questions was

How do you participate and contribute to your community as a writer?

Did you know, it’s ginormous! The writing communities available if you’re living on the west coast. And they are all going on now or soon(it). A comprehensive list here.

Make Writing a Habit

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Make writing a daily habit. Check out our second the last week of our graduating capstone. This week: Add character, setting, and conflicts and watch Mike magically weave a story. It will be a-MAZE-ing!(Plus it’ll be fun to see how Mike handles those unexpected curve balls. I love him!). Go MIKE!