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POETRY CONTESTS AND CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

 

Most of these submissions I get are from a Facebook Group called ‘Call for Submission,’ so join to get daily updates. There will only be 7-10 submission notices per month beginning this month and in the further.


Submissions will soon be open for the third volume of the Cape Cod Poetry Review, beginning April 1st through May 15th. Check out the guidelines on their website, www.capecodpoetryreview.com before sending up to three poems or 4500 words of prose by email to capecodpoetryreview@gmail.com.


Off The Coast, Maine's International Poetry Journal, published by friends and former Mass residents Valerie Lawson and Michael Brown deadline for submissions are March 15, June 15, Sept 15 and Dec 15. Check them out at www.Off-The-Coast.com, this is a printed journal.


Another good friend Zvi A Sesling is the publisher of the Muddy River Poetry Review an online journal out of Brookline Ma. The reading periods for this ezine are Dec 1 to March 1 and June 1 to Sept 1, they are located at http://www.muddyriverpoetryreview.com/


Semaphore Magazine is looking submissions of Poetry and Short Fiction. We are a small literary magazine out of Mansfield, Ohio. Please visit our website for information on how to submit. http://semaphoremagazine.org/


WORDPEACE is a new quarterly online journal of literary response to world events in the spirit of promoting peace and hope for all people. We are looking for previously unpublished articles, interviews, fiction and poetry (or mixed media) to publish which reflect this aim. We want work that asks for positive change and is forward thinking. We publish writing that takes a stand against corruption and greed, brutality, genocide, and oligarchy. Submissions are accepted through Submittable at https://wordpeace.submittable.com/submit


THE JOURNAL OF APPLIED POETICS: We're excited to announce that Issue 11 will be released Wednesday, April 15. We're currently reading submissions for Issue 12. You can send your poems and essays to SUBMISSIONS@POETX.ORG or submit via our submission manager: http://www.poetx.org/index.php?id=submissions. No fees, and all published poems and essays are considered for end-of-year $$$ prize


Share please http://goldsmithsremind.com/…/the-spectrum-poetry-by-jonat…/ "Jonathans work examines the relationship between mental health and disability. We would love to publish more work whether creative work for our magazine or opinion pieces to our blog that focus on mental health but examine its intersection with other oppressions such as disability, race, gender, sexuality or class. You can email submissions to anomaliesubmissions@gmail.com. If you wish to make creative work to be published in the magazine (poetry, art, prose, photography etc), the deadline is April 25. The blog mainly looks for articles, opinion pieces or videos on a rolling basis"


Hi, writey friends. I'm just starting up a new online literary journal devoted to poetry and short prose (fiction/nonfiction, >1000 words) inspired by comics, anime, manga, cosplay, and other aspects of geek culture. I can't pay, but there's no submission fee either. I'm accepting submissions for the first issue until Sept. 1. I'd love to see some of your work!
https://therubyspellbook.wordpress.com/


Have you ever, as a new writer, felt intimidated by the contributor bios you read in the back of your favorite magazines? Have you ever, as a well-established writer, wondered how well your manuscripts would fare if they were separated from your name and list of previous publications? We here at Blinders Literary Journal hope that we have found a solution for writers and poets, new and advanced. We never want to see your cover letter, only your fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and artwork.

Blinders Journal is taking submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art for its third issue until April 15, 2015. Please visit http://www.blindersjournal.org to view our latest issue or our submission guidelines.


Hi all, I'm the editor of Hypothetical: A Review of Everything Imaginable, an online literary magazine of prose, poetry and conversations (aka interviews) with creators. We are currently taking submissions for Issue Three (Spring 2015) and would love to read your work. Please read our inaugural and second issue for a sense of what we are loking for, as well as our Creed. Translations into English from other languages are especially welcome. Please forward! https://hypothetical.submittable.com/submit


Sleeve is a brand new lit mag dedicated to publishing short, yet emotionally charged poetry. We are open for submissions! Send up to 5 poems in the body of an email with a short bio to sleevelitmag@gmail.com
You can check out the full list of guidelines at http://sleevemagazine.weebly.com/submissions.html


Hello! I'm the editor of the Minnesota Review. We're looking for excellent poetry, creative non-fiction, and fiction. When it comes to prose, we are especially interested in flash pieces. https://minnesotareview.wordpress.com/…/minnesota-review-n…/. Submit here: http://theminnesotareview.submittable.com


Hi all - I'm an editor on two new literary journals. One, the Gyroscope Review, is a quarterly digital poetry journal currently accepting contemporary poetry submissions. Guidelines are available at http://www.gyroscopereview.com/home/guidelines/. The other is Fine Linen, a quarterly print journal of flash fiction and art. Guidelines for Fine Linen are available at http://www.fl-mag.com/guidelines/ and we are now reading for our spring issue.


Barking Sycamores seeks poetry, artwork, and short fiction (1,000 words or less) for its unthemed Issue 5. Deadline: 3/19/15. Sycamores is a literary journal primarily featuring neurodivergent (autistic, ADHD, bipolar, dyslexic, etc.) writers and artists, however anyone may submit. Please review our guidelines before submitting. https://barkingsycamores.wordpress.com/submission-guidelin…/


Please visit the Website of GNOSIS (An International Journal of English Language and Literature). The last date for submission of Research Papers, Poems, Short Stories, Book Reviews, Plays etc. for April 2015 Issue is February 28, 2015.


Got a full-length collection of poetry ready to go? Submissions are now open for the 2015 Main Street Rag Publishing Company Poetry Book Award contest. First prize wins $1200 and fifty books. Postmark deadline January 31, 2015. $25 reading fee. Full details: http://www.mainstreetrag.com/PoBkCont.html


Peacheslitmag, a literary and visual arts online magazine wants your original Flash Fiction/non fiction, poetry, visual arts/photography, grocery lists, personal essays, diary entries and interesting forms of media for our inaugural issue! Peaches is a literary and visual online arts magazine about PLAY! We love to accept work from artists and authors who push the boundaries. We search for both clarity and ambiguity, and believe the two make beautiful babies together. Above all, it is curiousness that we search, for from chaos comes new order and from audacity comes discoveries. Please visit www.peacheslitmag.com for submission details. Deadline is February 25!


Transcendence is seeking dedicated, passionate individuals to join their staff. Positions are available in poetry, prose, and art, and people aged 16 and older of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Deadline January 15th. More details can be found on the website: http://www.transcendencemagazine.com/#!apply/c1y8b


Still taking submissions for Strike #7. www.ccstrike.wordpress.co


Catch and Release, the online literary journal of Columbia University Writing Program, is accepting submissions in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art criticism, and book reviews. Please visit the journal for more details on how to submit. We look forward to reading your work.
http://catchandrelease.columbiajournal.org/submit/


Calls for Submissions from The GoldenPoet, a digitally evolving art piece combining all disciplines of art. You can submit anything from a quote, original photograph, poem, short story or a video showcasing what you do. If you're interested, please visit www.thegoldenpoet.com and click on the "Submit" tab on your left hand side of the screen. If you have any questions, please forward them to admin@goldenpoet.com. Thanks.


Parts of the Whole: Poetry of the Body is looking for poems about the body Please submit up to 4 poems in any style to the editors at potwanthology@gmail.com between now and September 15. No poem should exceed 80 lines or approximately 2 pages. Include a brief 150 words or less bio and attach poems in Word or RTF. Also, we would like to see a brief explanation of how the poet believes this work fits into our theme. We will consider previously published poems so long as you acknowledge it was previously published in the cover letter and let us know if the anthology can obtain reprint rights for free or low cost.


Hi all, IDK Magazine is looking for submissions of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and art for its inaugural reading period ending June 15th!
IDK seeks primarily to publish emerging writers/artists and Millennials (writers/artists born 1980-1995), but is willing to read any submissions related to contemporary culture. Up to 5 poems and prose pieces up to 4,000 words. You can find more info and guidelines on IDK's website at http://www.idkmagazine.com.
No submission fees and no payment for publication.


The Oddville Press is back! With a jam-packed first edition to celebrate our re-launch, we continue on our quest to promote today’s geniuses and tomorrows giants. Download your copy here: http://oddvillepress.com/ Take a journey through the pages of our historic re-launch issue to see just what floats our boat. Maybe you’ve got the perfect story, poem or image to feature in the next issue. Why not give it a try. You can read our submissions guidelines here.
Readers, writers, poets and artists; spread the word near and far: The Oddville Press is back!


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - to First Literary Review-East. Guidelines at website: www.rulrul.4mg.com. Please send 3 poems, under 16 lines, to firstliteraryreview@yahoo.com. Thanks!


No restriction on previously published, no reading fee, payment of 2 contributors copies- http://www.timberjournal.com/submit/


Pithead Chapel is a monthly online journal of short fiction and nonfiction. We’re currently seeking gutsy narratives up to 4,000 words, and are particularly interested in essays (personal, memoir, lyric, travel, experimental, etc.) that move. Please visit us at www.pitheadchapel.com to learn more about us and our submission guidelines.


Lyre Lyre is accepting submissions for its next issue! Read past issues and send us your work! www.lyrelyre.com


Submit to Extract(s)

Extract(s) is looking for submissions for our Poems, Stories, and Haiku features, as well as excerpts from upcoming novels, memoirs, and poetry and story collections. We will take submissions via our online submission manager only. We are not yet accepting self-published work.

If you are interested in having “In Place” feature your writing program/group, please send a formal query to us here.

https://extracts.submittable.com/submit

Guidelines for Submission

Poetry
Please submit up to five (5) poems. We are looking for smart, fresh,well-crafted pieces to consider. If you took a look through our personal poetry collection you would find writers who challenge us, who move us, and who we cannot help but share with others. Do you think you have a poem that will take off the top of our head? Submit now! Our submission period is always open, but please wait at least six months before sending another.

Prose
Please submit one short story (fiction or non-fiction) of no more than 1,000 words. We are looking for fresh, well-crafted stories that make us cry and laugh and think. We want to be moved in some fundamental way in as few words as possible. Our readers should carry your characters with them as they go about the rest of their day—or longer. Our submission period is always open, but please wait at least six months before sending another.

Haiku
Please submit up to three pieces of original artwork in any medium with an original haiku for each. The haiku need not be an explanation of the image, merely a companion to it. As Japanese and English syllables are not the same, do not worry about meeting the “5/7/5? syllable count. Instead, think of the lines as “short/long/short.”

Excerpts
Please submit no more than 1,000 words of prose and three poems from a book that has been published in the past three months or will be published in the coming weeks/months/year. We will accept excerpts from publishers and writers, but are not yet accepting self-published work.

https://extracts.submittable.com/submit


Zero Point

We are looking for writers that would like to have their work workshoped with our staff. Send us your work and we will set-up a reading and discussion at Zero Point's downtown office. This also applies to works of poetry. Our office is located at 265 Franklin St, Suite 1702 Boston. E-mail it too Emil@zptheater.com.

For more info visit http://www.ZPTheater.com or email Emil@zptheater.com Read the rest of the posting at http://www.stagesource.org/postings/show/8733/


Poetry

Send 1-3 previously unpublished poems, any subject or style, using our submission manager.
Postal submissions with SASE with sufficient postage for return.
Please include contact information and brief bio with submission.
We accept simultaneous submissions, but please inform us if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Long Poem Library is now accepting poems of any length
Revolution Poesy revolutionpoesy@GMAIL.COM
Poetics List (UPenn, UB)

Parts/Attachments:
text/plain

The Long Poem Library is now accepting poems of any length.*
*Please submit you work to the
Long Poem Libraryfor consideration.


Muddy River Poetry Review Guidelines

Reading dates for Muddy River Poetry Review are December 1 to March 1 for spring issue and June 1 to September 1 for fall issue. Poems received on other dates will be deleted.

  • 1. Submit 1-3 poems. NO PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED POEMS.
  • 2. No attachments. Please paste poems into body of email. Include a short poetry (and/or other) bio.
  • 3. Prefer free verse.
  • 4. Do not want "mushy" or religious poems.
  • 5. Do not want porno, sexist, racist or biased poetry relating to politics or ethnicity.
  • 6. Simultaneous submissions okay, but please let me know which ones AND notify me if any are accepted somewhere else.
  • 7. Future (other) publication should credit Muddy River Poetry Review.
  • 8. Response time will be as close to 30 days as possible.
  • 9. If you do not hear in 45 days, feel free to inquire.
  • 10. Payment will be publication in MRPR.
  • 11. Poems only accepted during open reading dates. Poems received on other dates will be deleted.
  • 12. Submit all poems to mrpr@comcast.net only. All rights revert to author upon publication.

What Is Metaphor: The Poetic Genius Issue
The genius of poetry is many things, but it partly resides in the definition of poetry itself: communicating with metaphor. What do you think of that? We want to know! Submit your poems, prose, essays, flash-fiction, and artwork to Jessica Harman or The Editors at this email address: poptzine@gmail.com


Sleet seeks poetry, fiction, flash irregulars. For guidelines, please see www.fleetmagazine.com


The Pedestal Magazine is currently seeking submissions of poetry and fiction. Please visit their web site for more information www.thepedestalmagazine.com


New West Submissions

I have recently been named fiction editor for New West magazine, and we are welcoming submissions for stories or novel excerpts of up to 5000 words. New West has just added fiction to its format, so you can be among the pioneers. Please check out the submission guidelines here...
http://www.facebook.com/l/03282SNJ2faTKw-KVX690jbP44w/newwest.submishmash.com/Submit



MASSACHUSETTS READINGS:

Boston Skyline

 

Rich Berg
SEPTEMBER 2016:

Saturday Sept 10th, 10am-12pm
Poetry Workshop: Open House

'Methods & Madness-Developing the Successful Poet'
Informal Open House - New Theme & New Format
Stop in, ask questions, get info. light refreshments
Hosts: George Comeaux & Rich Berg
Location: Ames Free Library/Queset House
53 Main St. N. Easton, MA, 2nd Fl. Conference Rm.


Thursday Sept. 15th, 7-9pm, Doors open 6:30pm.
For the Love of Words - Artist Interviews & Performances

Poetry Artist: Susan Becker
Music Artist: Andrew Lewis
To be in the studio audience, email: beachchair@verizon,net
Hosts: George Comeaux, John Holgerson & Rich Berg
Location: ECAT Studios
50 Oliver St, N. Easton, MA. 2nd Fl.


Saturday Sept 17th 6-9pm
Stars Under the Stars - ECAT's 2nd Annual Celebration of the Arts

Music Performances: LuRose - Rose Kanj & Louis Apollon, Mike Shea,
The Senescents - Steve Gabovich & Diane Barry

Poetry Performance: Philip Hasouris
Film Shorts, Producer Recognition, Free Admission, facebook.com/eastoncat
Host: Rich Berg
Location: Governor Ames Estate, Front Lawn Performance Area
35 Oliver St, N. Easton, MA. Rain Location: ECAT Bldg. 50 Oliver St.


Sunday Sept. 25th 1-3pm
Poetry the Art of Words

Poetry Showcase-Features: Bill Alberti, Lawrence Kessenich,
Jennifer Markel, Judith Partelow, Lisa Sullivan & David Surette

Poetry Bookings: Jack Scully, email: jackptaow36@gmail.com
Music Bookings: Rich Berg, email: beachchair@verizon,net
Location: Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St. Plymouth, MA, ptaow.com



POETRY AT EARTHCARE FESTIVAL, CUMMINGTON, MA, Sept. 10-11

POETRY AT EARTHCARE FESTIVAL

Eleven Massachusetts poets will read new poems on "The Sense of Wonder" to open a two-day eco-festival at the beautiful estate of the poet William Cullen Bryant on September 10, in Cummington, MA. The segment of the Earthcare festival is being hosted by David Giannini.

The festival will include keynote talks by noted scholars, music, dance, workshops, and performances of Kaiulani Lee's one-woman play on the life of Rachel Carson, "A Sense of Wonder." (And on the evening of September 9, we are presenting a concert by Hilltown musicians.) For details on the poets and other events, and ticketing information, please visit our website to find out more: www.hilltownchautauqua.org.



Cervena Barva Press Logo

ČERVENÁ BARVA PRESS STUDIO
THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS AT THE ARMORY

Arts for the Armory
Basement, Room B8
191 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA
Wednesday, September 14th at 7:00PM
Kim Garcia | Dennis Maloney | Anne Elezabeth Pluto

Kim Garcia is the author of The Brighter House, winner of The White Pine Press Poetry Prize 2015, DRONE, winner of the 2015 Backwaters Prize, Tales of the Sisters, winner of the 2015 Sow's Ear Chapbook Contest, and Madonna Magdalene, released by Turning Point Books in 2006. Her poems have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Crazyhorse, Mississippi Review, Nimrod, and Subtropics, and her work has been featured on The Writer's Almanac. Garcia teaches creative writing at Boston College.

Dennis Maloney is a poet and translator. A number of volumes of his own poetry have been published including The Map Is Not the Territory: Poems & Translations and Just Enough. His book Listening to Tao Yuan Ming was recently published by Glass Lyre Press. A bilingual German/English, Empty Cup will appear in Germany in 2017.
His works of translation include: The Stones of Chile by Pablo Neruda, The Landscape of Castile by Antonio Machado, Between the Floating Mist: Poems of Ryokan, and the The Poet and the Sea by Juan Ramon Jimenez. He is also the editor and publisher of the widely respected White Pine Press in Buffalo, NY. and divides his time between Buffalo, NY and Big Sur, CA.

Anne Elezabeth Pluto is Professor of Literature and Theatre at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA where she is the artistic director and one of the founding mothers of the Oxford Street Players. She was a member of the Boston small press scene in the late 1980s and started Commonthought Magazine at Lesley 29 years ago. Her chapbook, The Frog Princess, was published by White Pine Press. She has been a participant at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference in 2005 and 2006. Her ebook, Lubbok Electric, was published by Argotist ebooks in 2012. Her latest work appears in, The Buffalo Evening News, Unlikely Stories: Episode IV, Mat Hat Lit, Big CityLit, Pirene's Fountain, and The Mockingheart Review.

Admission is $3.00. Refreshments served.

Directions & parking:
The Center for the Arts is located between Davis Square and Union Square. Parking is located behind the armory at the rear of the building. Arts at the Armory is approximately a 15 minute walk from Davis Square which is on the MTBA Red Line. You can also find us by using either the MBTA RT 88 and RT 90 bus that can be caught either at Lechmere (Green Line) or Davis Square (Red Line). Get off at the Highland Avenue and Lowell Street stop. You can also get to us from Sullivan Square (Orange Line) by using the MBTA RT 90 bus. Get off at the Highland Avenue and Benton Road stop.


Carla Schwartz (Featured Poet) with the Jeff Robinson Trio

September 18, 9:30 PM

Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam
1667 Mass Ave
Cambridge, MA
$7.00 Cover
Open Mike to Follow



A Poetry Reading with Alan Shapiro on Monday, September 19th at 7 p.m.

Suffolk University Poetry Center Mildred F. Sawyer Library 73 Tremont Street, Boston; entrance around corner on Tremont Place

Alan Shapiro is the author of numerous critically acclaimed collections of poetry, including Reel to Reel, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; Night of the Republic, a finalist for the National Book Award and the Griffin Prize; and Old War, winner of the Ambassador Book Award. He is Kenan Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.



THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS AT THE ARMORY
POETRY AT THE CAFÉ
191 HIGHLAND AVENUE
SOMERVILLE, MA

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
7:00 PM/ADMISSION: $4.00
READING AND OPEN MIC
Hosted by: Harris Gardner and Gloria Mindock
THE FIRST AND LAST WORD POETRY SERIES

Jennifer Barber

Jennifer Barber's poetry collections are Works on Paper from The Word Works, which received the 2015 Tenth Gate Prize, and Given Away and Rigging the Wind, both from Kore Press. She teaches literature and creative writing at Suffolk University in Boston, where she is editor of the literary journal Salamander.



Carrie Bennett

Carrie Bennett is a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellow and author of biography of water (The Word Works), The Land Is a Painted Thing (Word Works) and several chapbooks from Dancing Girl: The Quiet Winter, Animals in Pretty Cages, and The Affair Fragments. She holds an MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers' Workshop where she was a Maytag fellow and an MA from Florida State University. She teaches writing at Boston University and lives in Somerville, Massachusetts with her family.



Frannie Lindsay

Frannie Lindsay's fifth poetry volume, If Mercy, was published in the spring of 2016 by The Word Works. She has received prizes from other presses for all of her previous volumes, and has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The American Poetry Review, The Yale Review, The Georgia Review, Field, Crazy Horse, The Harvard Review, Salamander, and many others. She was awarded the 2008 Missouri Review prize in poetry, and one of her poems appears in Best American Poetry 2014. It has also been featured in Ted Kooser's syndicated column, American Life in Poetry, on Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac and on Poetry Daily. She is also a classical pianist, and has been active in greyhound rescue for 23 years.





The Center for the Arts is located between Davis Square and Union Square. Parking is located behind the armory at the rear of the building. Arts at the Armory is approximately a 15 minute walk from Davis Square which is on the MTBA Red Line. You can also find us by using either the MBTA RT 88 and RT 90 bus that can be caught either at Lechmere (Green Line) or Davis Square (Red Line). Get off at the Highland Avenue and Lowell Street stop. You can also get to us from Sullivan Square (Orange Line) by using the MBTA RT 90 bus. Get off at the Highland Avenue and Benton Road stop.


 

Mike Amado

POETRY: THE ART OF WORDS
MIKE AMADO MEMORIAL SERIES

Poetry reading and Open Mic
The Plymouth Guild for the Arts
11 North St. Downtown Plymouth, MA [Downtown just off Rte 3A]

      MIKE AMADO


11TH POETRY SHOWCASE IN CONJUNCTION WITH 49TH JURIED ANNUAL ART SHOW

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2016 AT 1PM PLYMOUTH CENTER FOR THE ARTS

FEATURING THE POETRY OF:
BILL ALBERTI,LAWRENCE KESSENICH, JENNIFER MARKELL, JUDITH PARTELOW,
LISA SULLIVAN
AND DAVID SURETTE

Come view and admire the art of the area artists and listen to the art of the spoken word

Doors open 11:30AM, Music Feature 12:00 noon, Poetry Features 12:45pm open-mic 1:15pm.
Free admission and refreshments.


Upcoming Readings

OCT 9- CAROLINE GREGORY
NOV 13- DOUGLAS BISHOP & CHRIS ZAREMBA
DEC 11- LORI DESROSIERS & DAVID MILLER

FREE REFRESHMENTS! More info:
johnscully36@yahoo.com
visit us on-line www.ptaow.com


"THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED IN PART BY A GRANT FROM THE PLYMOUTH CULTURAL COUNCIL, A LOCAL AGENCY WHICH IS SUPPORTED BY THE MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL COUNCIL, A STATE AGENCY"



Writers Read Monthly Reading Series

Writers Read Monthly Reading Series

AT THE LEE LIBRARY
100 Main St, Lee, MA 01238,
(413) 243-0385
TUESDAY, September 27th @ 5:30pm

Jayne Benjulian is the author of Five Sextillion Atoms. "Diamond edged, fiercely honest, Benjulian's work pulses with lyric intensity," said Daniel Tobin. Her poems and essays appear in numerous literary and performance journals, including Agni, Barrow Street, The Cortland Review, Nimrod, HowlRound, Women's Review of Books and Poetry Daily. She was an Ossabaw Island Project Fellow; teaching fellow at Emory University; lecturer in the Graduate Program in Theater at San Francisco State University; and Fulbright Teaching Fellow in Lyon, France. She holds an MFA from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers. She teaches poetry and prose workshops. Find out more about Jayne and her work at www.jaynebenjulian.com.

Lori Desrosiers is the author of Sometimes I Hear the Clock Speak (2016 Salmon Poetry), The Philosopher's Daughter (2013 Salmon Poetry), and a chapbook, Inner Sky from Glass Lyre Press (2015). Her poems have appeared in New Millennium Review, Contemporary American Voices, Best Indie Lit New England, String Poet, Blue Fifth Review, Pirene's Fountain, The New Verse News, The Mom Egg, The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish-American Poetry and many other journals and anthologies. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She edits Naugatuck River Review, a journal of narrative poetry and WORDPEACE, an online journal dedicated to peace and justice. She teaches Literature and Composition at Westfield State University and Holyoke Community College, and Poetry in the Interdisciplinary Studies program for the Lesley University M.F.A. graduate program.

Peter Marcus's first poetry collection "Dark Square" was published in 2012 by Pleasure Boat Studio: A Literary Press. His poems have appeared in AGNI, The Antioch Review, Boulevard, Crab Orchard Review, Mudlark, The New England Review, Nimrod, Notre Dame Review, Poetry, Ploughshares, RATTLE, The Southern Review, Spillway, UPSTREET, Witness and others as well as several human rights anthologies. He's been a recipient of a Connecticut Fellowship for the Arts grant and residency fellowships at Vermont Studio Center, The Quarry at Marble House Project and Norton Island. He is the Academic Program Coordinator for the Elms College Accelerated Bachelor's Degree in Psychology Programs at Holyoke and Mount Wachusetts Community College and lives in Pelham, MA.

PLEASE NOTE: The Lee Library Board does not accept donations during public events, so our readings our now free. To help support the authors, I urge members of the audience to purchase a copy of any reader's books or other publications available at the time of the readings. .Readings begin at 5:30pm at the Lee Library Association, 100 Main Street, Lee-parking is available at the library. If you have questions and/or are interested in reading in the series, though we can make no promises initially, please email David Giannini, founder and coordinator of the WRITERS READ series, davidgpoet@gmail.com



Out of the Blue Gallery

EVERY MONDAY NITE,
Stone Soup Poetry (Host: Chad Parenteau), a 38 year old venue, $4, sign up to be a feature - call Bill Perrault at 978-454-7423.
Starts at 7:30PM and don't forget to sign up!
Recorded on local t.v. station.

Stone Soup Poetry Series
Out of the Blue Gallery
106 Prospect Street
Cambridge, MA
Host: Chad Parenteau

Visit the Stone Soup web site: http://stonesouppoetry.blogspot.com

Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of the Blue Art Gallery at 106 Prospect Street with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m.

http://stonesouppoetry.blogspot.com/


Timothy Gager

TIMOTHY GAGER'S DIRE LITERARY SERIES /Out of the Blue Gallery/
1st Friday- Cambridge, MA


(starts with four, 15 MINUTE OPEN MIC SLOTS AT 8 PM)
with SIGN-UP starting at 7 PM
FOLLOWED BY FEATURES

8 PM, 106 PROSPECT STREET, CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS

For more info and to get on the mailing list: EMAIL

www.timothygager.com


USUALLY the 3rd FRIDAY of the MONTH!
NOLA’s TIGH FILI POETRY & OPEN MIC, $5, 8PM, Host: Nola, poems/prose.


OPEN BARK meets @ the Out of the Blue Art Gallery,

Open Bark "Candelite Poetry" with Hostess Deborah M. Priestly and Features!!!!

Debbe Priestly with Earth Goddess

Out of the Blue Art Gallery
106 Prospect Street,
Cambridge, MA 02139
www.outoftheblueartgallery.com

Every Saturday Nite


Open Bark Features @ the Out of the Blue Art Gallery:

Time: 8PM into the night! Admission: $3-5 at the door (donations accepted & adored!)

Readers: Features are determined about 1 month in advance. If you want to be one, Deborah Priestly and Rob Russell (Feature Coordinator), will book you to be one. Call the gallery at (617)354-5287 and ask to speak to Rob Russell, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from about 1pm to 8pm. Or email us at ootb@att.net and put your Poetry Feature Request to the Attention of Rob Russell, Feature Coordinator! Thank you!

Other info: We are a very laid back and creative Poetry Venue, "Open Bark Candelite Poetry Series" running on 11 (eleven) years strong now. We only ask that you bring original work and if you read someone else's work, like a famous poet or poetess' that you give recognition to their work by reciting first their name. Musicians, actors, mimes, dancers, drummers and others welcomed!!!!

Out Of The Blue Art Gallery
106 Prospect Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
phone: 617-354-5287


NIGHT SLAM
Every 2nd Thursday

Buckley Performing Arts Center,Massasoit Community College, Little Theater (Fine Arts building)

6:00pm: Doors Open, Sign Up, Refreshments
6:30pm - 8:00pm: Poetry Open Mic
8:15pm - 9:15pm: Poetry Slam

Address: 1 Massasoit Boulevard Brockton, MA 02302 (508) 588-9100

Brockton Arts/Night Slam website
http://brocktonarts.org/services/programming/night-slam/


The Boston Poetry Slam Downstairs at the Cantab Lounge

every Wednesday night at 8 * open mic, featured poet, poetry slam *
738 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Mass.

There is poetry at the Cantab Lounge every Wednesday night, year-round. Our rotating cast of hosts is led by SlamMaster Simone Beaubien. Cover charge is $3.00 (unless otherwise noted on our schedule ).

Open mic for all begins at 8:00 p.m. Our doors and sign-up lists open promptly at 7:15. The open mic sign-up fills very quickly, so we recommend that you be prompt. Poems may be on any subject, and you may read more than one, but we ask that you keep your time on the mic to three minutes.

After the open, usually at about 10:00, our featured poet performs for half an hour. Click here to see our schedule of features.

The slam follows the feature, usually around 11:00. Most slams are open to the first eight who sign up; however, on some nights, we have semi-finals or finals in our slam series. Click here for slam details.

The Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab Lounge is 18+, and you must have a photo ID to enter. (Note that the Cantab is 21+ for all other shows.) Feel free to email us at cantab@slamnews.com if you have questions about our policy. You can also check out the website for the venue, www.cantab-lounge.com.

Cantab Lounge
738 Massachusetts Ave,
Central Square, Cambridge, Mass
(617) 354-2685
Email: cantab@slamnews.com
(http://www.slamnews.com/)


Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam Sunday Night!

Every Sunday with a Poetry Slam co-hosted by Joyce Cunha and Jeff Robinson starting at 7:30pm and a Featured Poet and Open Mic accompanied by the Jeff Robinson Trio starting at 9:00pm – there’s a $5 cover and you must be 21 to enter the venue – Sultry red lights, intimate tables, and wooden church pews give this small room one of the best ambiances in town.

Cambridge Common
1667 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA. 02138
617-547-0759


NEW YORK READINGS:

Manhattan Skyline

 

 

Rosalie Calabrese September-October Readings

Sunday, September 18, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
West Side Community Garden (89-90th Sts., Columbus-Amsterdam Aves.)
Features only; no rain date
Open to the public; donations accepted.

Wednesday, October 5, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Brownstone Poets Anthology Reading
Brooklyn Public Library - Park Slope Branch
431 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 832-1853
Free and open to the public
Limited open mic depending on time

Saturday, October 15, 2:30 - 5:30 PM
Park Plaza Restaurant
220 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 596-5900
Free Admission, donation requested; Open Mic

Wednesday, October 19, 7:00PM
WOW Cafe Theatre
59-61 East 4th St. - 4th Floor (2-3 Ave.)
(917) 725-1482
Suggested Admission $10 general/$8 students & seniors



LALITA JAVA READINGS
3rd THURSDAYS 7-9 PM

HOSTED BY DOROTHY F. AUGUST

Lalita Java
210 East 3rd St.
New York, NY 10009
(Btwn. B & C)


Every Monday: Louder Arts presents...

louder arts

"The Slam"
Poetry, Spoken Word, Slams & Guest Poets.

Always an open mic
$5 students/ $6 regular
Sign-up at 7pm, show starts at 7:30 at:

Thirteen
35 E.13th St.
(between Broadway & University Pl.)
New York, NY
(212) 979-6677
Bar13.com


Every Thursday Mike Geffner presents...

the inspired word

The Inspired Word
An all-star poetry/spoken word event
every Thursday

featured guests plus open mic
Cover Charge: $10
7pm (open mic signup starts at 6:30)
at:
One and One
76 E. 1st St. (corner of 1st Ave.)
New York, NY
212 598-9126
OneandOneNY.com


92nd Street Y Reading Series

Main Reading Series

92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
212.415.5500

 


New Jersey:


 

 

John Petrolino
Presents
The Frank Talk Reading Series

Frank Talk

A New Poetry Reading Series
at
Frank Talk Art Bistro and Bookstore

Frank Talk Poetry Series Home Page
Click Here: Frank Talk Poetry Series

Poets.Org (Academy of American Poets)
Click Here: Poets.Org

Frank Talk Art Bistro and Bookstore
163 Shrewsbury Avenue
Red Bank, NJ 07701

$5.00 Cover
(includes food, beverages, and other goodies
supplied by Frank Talk owner Gilda Rogers)

Open Mic after the Feature

Contact: John Petrolino

John Petrolino

jpetrolinoiii@yahoo.com


Pennsylvania:

Old Town Philadelphia

 

"Poetry & Prose & Anything Goes with Dr. Ni"
(radio show; internet radio)

Date, time, pre-requisites: Last Friday of every month, 1-3 p.m.

Address: 1303 W. Susquehanna Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19122
City and State: Philadelphia, PA 19130-9998

Contact person and or URL/information: Dr. Niama L. Williams;
http://www.lulu.com/drni;
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/drni

One copy of book to be subject of interview must be mailed to address above if one would like to be considered for show Readers: International internet radio listeners

Dr. Niama L. Williams
1303 W. Susquehanna Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122
http://www.lulu.com/drni
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/drni


1ST FRIDAYS ON VINE
Hosted by Aziza Kintehg

Every First Friday of the Month

Be part of an Art Extravaganza * Spoken Word * Music Freestyle * Open Mike

Jose Sebourne Graphic Design
1213-15 Vine Street Philadelphia PA 19107
7-10pm $5.00 Cover

Contact info:
The Gallery - (215)564-2554
Aziza Kintehg(215)668-4500
Email: azizalockdiva@...

or check out the website: www.Josesebourne.com


Pacific Northwest:

 

Poetry Readings and other events in Seattle
and around the Pacific Northwest

Visit the POETSWEST Website for more readings...
http://www.poetswest.com/venues.htm

 


CALIFORNIA:

Golden Gate Bridge

 

Southern California Open Readings

LOS ANGELES/ORANGE COUNTIES

Barnes & Noble Poetry and Verse with Bill Robertson every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., open workshop/reading, 1201 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, (310) 260-9110.


Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center presents an Open Reading, first Sundays monthly, free, 5:00, sign up at 4:45. Hosted by Marie Lecrivain. Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, (310) 822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org.


Cobalt Poets presents open readings every Tuesday, hosted by Rick Lupert, with featured readers on the first Tuesday, featured regulars on second Tuesdays, Valley Contemporary Poets featured guest plus open reading on third Tuesdays, and Cobalt Classic All Open Reading usually every fourth and fifth Tuesdays, seven minute limit, 9:00, sign up 8:30-8:45, free, one drink minimum, all ages. The Cobalt Café, 22047 Sherman Way in Canoga Park (west of Topanga Canyon Blvd.), (818) 348-3789, http://poetrysuperhighway.com/cobalt.


Da’ Poetry Lounge spoken word open mic, every Tuesday, 9:00-midnight. Greenway Court Theatre, 544 N. Fairfax Blvd. near Melrose, LA, free parking next door at Fairfax High School, early arrival is a must, www.dapoetrylounge.com.


Barnes & Noble Featured and open reading, every last Saturday, sign up 6:30, reading 7:00. Hosted by Ron Dvorkin. Barnes & Noble, 16461 Ventura Blvd., Encino, RONDVORKIN @ aol.com.


Poetry circle, second Wednesday, 6:30. Hosted by Ron Dvorkin. Encino-Tarzana Branch Library, 18231 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, (818) 343-1983, RONDVORKIN @ aol.com.


Gypsy Den in Santa Ana hosts a featured poetry reading every first Tuesday and open mics every Monday and Thursday, sign up starts 7:30. 125 N. Broadway Avenue, Santa Ana, (714) 835-8840, www.gypsyden.com.


Emerging Urban Poets Saturday Afternoon Poetry presents featured readers and open mic, every first and third Saturday, including January 23, 3:00-5:00. Free, hosted by Don Kingfisher Campbell. Santa Catalina Branch of the Pasadena Public Library, 999 E. Washington Blvd, two blocks east of Lake Avenue, Pasadena, kingfisher1031 @ charter.net, emergingurbanpoets.blogspot.com.


Moonday, A West Side Reading Series, open reading followed by featured reading, second Monday monthly, come early to sign up, 7:30. Hosted by Lois P. Jones and Alice Pero, Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Avenue, Pacific Palisades, (310) 454-4063, www.moondaypoetry.com, or pero @ earthlink.net.


La Palabra presents a featured poetry reading, plus open mic, usually every fourth Sunday, except January 31, 2:00-4:00. Co-hosted by Laura L. Longoria and Don Newton, Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N. Avenue 50, Highland Park, (323) 258-1435, www.avenue50studio.com.


Our Poetic Souls open mic, every third Sunday monthly, sign up 2:30, readings 2:45. Hosted by Jim Lyon, please use appropriate language. Home Brew Coffee, 661 West Arrow Highway, San Dimas, (909) 394-1964, www.chrystinedrums.com/PoeticSouls.


Psychobabble Cabaret open mic with teeth, every Sunday, sign up 8:00, reading 8:30, no cover. Psychobabble Coffee House, 1866 N. Vermont, at Franklin, LA, (323) 664-7500.


The Rapp Saloon spoken word open mic, every Friday, sign up 7:30, readings 8:00. Six minute slots, free, all ages, co-hosts Mani Suri, Dave Nordling, Brenda Petrakos, Joe Camhi. International Youth Hostel, 1436 2nd Street, Santa Monica, www.rappsaloon.com.


Redondo Poets featured reading and open mic every Tuesday, sign up 7:50, reading 8:10, free. Coffee Cartel, 1820 South Catalina Avenue, Hollywood Riviera, Redondo Beach, (310) 316-6554, www.redondopoets.com.


Tebot Bach presents featured readers and open reading, last Friday of the month, sign up 7:30, reading 8:00. Golden West College, Community Room 102, Huntington Beach, www.tebotbach.org.


Tía Chucha’s Open Mic: Night of Music & Spoken Word, every Friday, 8:00-10:00, no cover, donations welcome. Hosted by Nery Boche. Tía Chucha’s Centro Cultural, 13197-A Gladstone Avenue, Sylmar, (818) 896-1489, www.tiachucha.com.


Two Idiots Peddling Poetry featured and open poetry readings every Wednesday at 8:00, $2 cover or one drink minimum with student ID. Ugly Mug Caffé, 261 N. Glassel, Orange, (714) 997-5610, www.poetryidiots.com.


World Stage Anansi Writers Workshop presents a three-part evening beginning with a workshop session, followed by a featured reader and open mic, every Wednesday, 7:30-10:30, open mic 9:05. Literary Director: Jawanza Daumisani, $5. World Stage, 4344 Degnan Blvd., LA, (323) 293-2451, www.theworldstage.org.


SAN BERNARDINO/RIVERSIDE COUNTIES

Barnes & Noble “Valley Voices of the Muse” featured poet and open reading, first Friday monthly, 6:00. Westfield Shopping Center, 72-840 Highway 111, Palm Desert, (760) 346-0725. Patricia D’Alessandro, host: ciaopat9 @ gmail.com.


A Mic & Dim Lights presents spoken word and music open mic, every Thursday, 9:30, $3. Cal Poly Downtown Arts Theater (Pomona Arts Colony), 300 W. Second Street, Pomona (909) 469-0080.


SAN DIEGO AREA

Monday Montage, a support group for poets, readers, and writers, bring your own work, share your thoughts, or just listen, first Monday monthly, 7:00, if Monday falls on a holiday, reading will be held on the second Monday. Hosted by Curran Jeffery. Bluestocking Books, 3817 Fifth Avenue, Hillcrest, San Diego, (619) 296-1424, www.bluestockingbooks.com.


Lestat’s Coffee House songwriters/poets open mic, every Monday, 7:30-11:00, sign up 6:00. Ten-minute slots. Lestat’s Coffee House, 3343 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights, San Diego, (619) 282-0437, www.lestats.com.


The Off Beat Open Mic, second and fourth Sundays monthly, 5:00-7:00. Poetry, fiction. Rebecca’s Coffee House, 30th and Juniper Street, San Diego, (619) 284-FOOD, www.rebeccascoffeehouse.com.


Dime Stories Open Mic for prose writers, first Friday monthly, 7:00. Hosted by Amy Wallen, $5. The Ruby Room, 1271 University Avenue, San Diego, (619) 299-7372, www.DimeStories.org.


Poetic Brew open mic poetry reading, third Thursday monthly, sign up 6:30, reading 7:00. Hosted by Eber Lambert, read up to three poems or for three minutes, thirty-three seconds. Rebecca’s Coffeehouse, 30th and Juniper Street, South Park, San Diego, (619) 284-FOOD, sandiegowriters.org.


Sunset Poets presents a featured poet and open mic, usually third Sundays monthly, 3:00. Oceanside area, (760) 758-2410, or www.sunsetpoets.org.


Fallbrook’s Writers featured reading and open mic for poetry or prose, once a month, usually on Thursdays, doors open 5:30, reading 6:00. Café des Artistes, 103 S. Main Street, Fallbrook, (760) 522-1064, www.kbgressitt.com/fallbrooks-writers-read.


the Vessel open mic features poets, singers, actors, comedians, every first and third Friday, 8:00. Live music, drinks, and refreshments, all ages, $5 cover. Canvas Cafe, 1370 San Marcos Blvd., Suite 120A, San Marcos, www.myspace.com/thevesselmovement.


Drunk Poets Society spoken word open mic, every Monday, 6:30-8:00. Hosted by Ola. Winston’s Beach Club, 1921 Bacon Street, San Diego, (619) 222-6822, www.myspace.com/winstonsdrunkpoetssociety.


SAN LUIS OBISPO/SANTA BARBARA/VENTURA

Tuesday Night Poets featured reading with open mic, every Tuesday, 7:30. Hosted by Roe Estep. The Artists’ Union Gallery, 330 South California Street, Ventura, (805) 320-3524.


Bell Arts Factory presents a featured poet and open mic last Saturday monthly, 7:30. Host: Friday Lubina. Bells Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Avenue, Ventura, www.bellartsfactory.com.


Corners of the Mouth! presents an open reading after the featured poets, limited to five minutes and original work every third Sunday monthly since 1984, free, 7:00. Linnaea’s Café, 1110 Garden Street, San Luis Obispo. Kevin Patrick Sullivan, Artistic Director, (805) 547-1318, www.languageofthesoul.org.


Favorite Poems Project reading, poets and non-poets read favorite poems not their own, hosted by Lois Klein, third Monday monthly, 5:15-6:30. The Blue Agave, 20 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara. e-mail: loisklein @ verizon.net.


Friday Night AA Meeting plus Open Mic, every Friday, 6:30. Drug and alcohol free, 896 East Main Street, Ventura, (805) 794-9878, www.aplaceofpeace.org.


Poetry Zone featured reading and open mic, every second Saturday, 2:00-4:00. Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 21 W. Anapamu, Santa Barbara. Host, Suzanne Frost, (805) 252-1655.


Train of Thought open mic, every Thursday, 6:30, 856 East Thompson Blvd., Ventura, between Ash and Kalorama, behind Kids and Families Together.


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