Making Headlines

There are days that I find myself avoiding the news. I turn off the TV and skip right past all the headlines blaring across my computer screen. But this week, I’m going to pursue the headlines. I’m going to scour over them and find something inspiring. Hopefully you will, too.

Your prompt is to write a poem using a headline or news story for inspiration. Your poem can be a way to tell us what happened, or to tell us how you reacted emotionally to the news. Perhaps you will respond with what you hope will be the outcome of the story. It’s up to you!

Please include the headline or a brief sentence or two about the news story you picked somewhere in your post (it doesn’t have to be in the poem itself). You don’t have to go pursuing the most horrific or sensational stories this week. Shoot, you can use Facebook’s Trending section to find an article…as long as it inspires you!

Please link your entry here, either with a pingback or in the comments. You’ve got until Friday at midnight EST to link up. We will then take all the links and ask the community to vote on their favorite on Saturday.

The winner will be featured on Sunday and be entered for a chance to be included in our Spring edition of the magazine.

Voting Denial

This was the week for voting, but our voting promises to be far less annoying than the midterm elections. This week’s prompt brought out some fantastic poetry and forced us to really face some of our biggest regrets and denials.

And guess what? The three votes are a permanent feature now.

So take a moment to read the work from others in your community and vote for your favorite three this week! The winner will be featured Sunday and be considered as a submission for the spring issue of the magazine.

Sophrosyne by Kirsten A. Piccini

Sacrifice by David Ellis

A Burning Denial by Shilyot

Regret is Not Knowing by Francisco

Left on the Table by Billygoat Gruff (in the comment section)


Magazine Reveal and a Call for Submissions

Do you know what yesterday was?

Some of you certainly did, because we received a bunch of wonderful submissions for the magazine!

The reading session for the Spring issue of The Reverie is officially open!

I’ll give you a second to jump around, screaming like a fan girl. Are you back? Good, because there is more exciting news…

Cover Reveal!


You know what the most awesome thing about seeing the cover reveal is? You see that spot where it says, Featured Poets? Your name…Yes, YOUR name, could be written there.

It could even be featured in the section for the Editor’s Choice. There are three of us, so that’s three shots for placement there!

Are you jumping around again? I’ll wait.



So click on this little link right HERE for all the information on how to submit to the magazine and let’s get your name on this fancy cover!

Side note: If you want to receive a free copy of this magazine in the Spring when it is released, along with a short, monthly newsletter about submissions calls and other important information, please click HERE to subscribe to our newsletter. I promise we won’t send you a ton of junk mail. I mean, who has the time to write junk mail! We’ve got poetry to write!


In 31 Lines

Tomorrow starts OctPoWriMo!

Don’t know what that is? It’s okay. You aren’t alone. I just found out about it this year.

I feel completely out of the loop.

But for those of you that are familiar with NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), this is sort-of the same thing, except for poets.

Which means it’s even more awesome. At least, I think so.

So this week, we’re going to get into the spirit of OctPoWriMo, where you’ll be setting a goal to post a poem a day for the entire 31 days of October.

We’re not asking you to write 31 poems for us, though. No, we want you to write us a 31 line poem. No more. No less. You’ve got 31 lines to say whatever you want!

So there’s your prompt. By next Friday. 31 lines. Go!

And there is still time to get info for OctPoWriMo. We won’t officially challenge you, but pretend we did. You can do it!