Looking for a few good poets | Let’s Talk About


Poets, who would like to be a part of a discussion about this election for the podcast. This will work best if your poetry as some sort of political lean. If you know someone who would be perfect, send them my way. We’ve got some work to do and some interesting conversations to hold.

Contact me via email: thereveriejournal@gmail.com Subject: poet project

Let’s Talk About…A Q&A with Laura A. Lord

Every month I interview an indie author for my PenPaperPad Talks Books segment on my YouTube channel. This week, I interviewed Laura A. Lord, one of our esteemed editors. We discuss her poetry, self-esteem, and The Reverie Journal and our submissions.

One thing we didn’t mention in this interview that we’ve been talking about recently is the possibility of accepting spoken word pieces for our “Write for Us” and our Anthology submissions. With each year, we’d like to stretch ourselves. Push ourselves into trying something new. That’s the new addition to our 2016 submission process. We haven’t finalized the exact type of files that will work best for us, but when we do, we’ll update the submission page according.

Here we are in all of our awkward glory. If you have any questions or comments, definitely leave them down in the comments. I’ll meet you there!

*Next week, things will be to our normal schedule. Thanks for your patience.* 

Let’s Talk About: Issue Two Open Call

Did you know we are looking for poetry for the next anthology? We’re looking for poetry that is going to inspire us and enrich us. We noticed with the last anthology (Available on Amazon) there weren’t as many love poems submitted. We couldn’t imagine why.

We’re extending a red carpet. Do send us your love poems as well as your heartbreak. There’s beauty in both and we’d like to showcase the good and the bad of human nature. It’s fascinating what we humans will do for those heavy and sometimes all-consuming emotions.

Spin us a tale of sorrow. Give a yarn filled with you youthful yearning or the sly lust of an older man’s wandering eye. Tell us the stories that are in your hearts and in your minds. We eagerly await your words.

Submissions are currently open for Issue 2. The call will close June 30th. We’re always looking for more people to spotlight in our weekly Write for Us feature. Check out the submissions page and send us your work.

We can’t wait to read what you have to say.



How to Make an Author Happy | Let’s Talk About…

Authors are pretty easy to please. We just want you to read our works, love it immensely, tell all your friends, write glowing reviews on your blogs, billboards, barns, and basically proclaim us QUEEN ULTIMATE POETS OF ALL TIME.

That may be a bit of an exaggeration. *ahem*

It is true that published writers want others to read their work. One of the ways readers can help to make that happen is by reviews on Amazon. The publishing juggernaut has an interesting algorithm that I’m not actually sure how it works. (I envision monkeys typing on antiquated Commodore 64s in the pale moonlight.) 50 is a magic number at Amazon. When your book reaches 50 reviews then it makes it a book that people are interested in seeing and subsequently people will be referred to that book.

That’s how you can make authors happy. Read the thing and write reviews.

Here at The Reverie, we feel the same. We’re hoping that those of you who have already read the collection could take a few minutes and write a review. It doesn’t have to be extensive or incredibly in-depth. It will help to get more people to see our book and pique their interest. We love it, we’re proud of it, and we want to get it in more hands.

For those of you who haven’t read The Reverie Issue One, but would like to, we have an offer for you. The first 10 people who send us an email asking for a copy will receive a code for either a free Kindle ebook or a discount of a paperback. If you’re interested in receiving a copy for a fair and honest review, please send us an email at: thereveriejournal@gmail.com with BOOK REVIEWER as the subject. Let us know if you’d prefer an ebook or a paperback.

Thank you so much for all of your support and helping us to achieve such an amazing goal. 2015 was fun, but let’s make 2016 shine.

We’ve been around for a year! | Let’s Talk About It

IT’S BEEN A YEAR! Wow, it’s been a year. Our first post was on Sept. 17, 2014. In this year’s time a lot has happened on our little crew.

Children have been born. Illnesses have been weathered. We’ve changed up the landscape a few times. Our leadership changed a bit. Technology issues. So many things, but we’re still here.

We want to help bring the excitement we feel about poetry to you. We love it. It has to be a labor of love.

As with anything after a year of time, it’s time to assess–what do you think is working? Is there something new you’d like to see here? What do you like about The Reverie Journal?

We’re checking in with you and this feels much more “us” than a survey. Let us know how you feel in a constructive manner.

I’ll meet you in the comments!

The Reverie’s Street Team: Let’s Talk About It

As you know from our announcement post, we’re finally going to be producing our first poetry collection. And we want to get it into as many hands as possible. We what people to see your abilities. It is a beautiful showcase of incredible talent, the eye to see things that aren’t always as apparent, and the heart to feel the things that some are too afraid to endure. We touch the human experience in so many ways through each piece in a different way.

We want to ask you if you’d like to be a part of The Reverie Journal’s Street Team. Via your social media (and IRL if you’d like) telling people about it, sharing some graphics that we’ll give to you, and basically be there to support. What do you think? Would you be interested in going with on this next stage in the journey? Let us know in the comments!

Remember the time? |Let’s talk about it

School is starting everywhere. It’s in the ads, the jaded memes, and the relieved sighs of harried moms all over the land.

It’s also the time that some of us reflect on what happened way back when, as we’re watching teens drive their first cars out of the driveway, tying baby’s shoes for kindergarten, and waving goodbye to those young adults moving on to college.

But this has me thinking about the books I read years ago. Things that I remember reading that helped shaped me (for better or worse) into the person I am today.

The poet that immediately comes to mind is Edgar Allan Poe. I started reading Poe when I was in the 6th grade. His macabre voice, use of repetition and dark symbols has stayed with me today.

What about you? Who is one poet you learned about in school that stayed with you all of these years?

Come talk to me in the comments.