Fake News | Poetry Prompt

I thought at first about using “Alternative Facts” but I feel like “Fake News” could lead to some much more interesting thoughts and comments.

Go there. Where? Wherever your mind takes you when you hear these words. These prompts are about what you’re feeling, what you’re seeing. What’s going on in your world. This is the most remarkable presidency in our lifetime regardless of where you sit on the political line. Write something real. Don’t be afraid.

This is your opportunity to write something real. Be bold and unapologetic. And it will have the opportunity to be published as a statement about the first at President Trump’s first year. This will lean neither for nor against it. Each month I will offer you a different prompt for this activity.You can interpret any way you would like. But the roots of your poem should be with the 45th President of the United States.

For this first prompt, let’s talk about fake news.

A portion of the proceeds will be dedicated to a charity of our choice. The rest will go to the upkeep of this website. Some changes are coming in the future of The Reverie Journal, but we need money to make it happen.

Write your poem about fake news. Let us know if you’d like to submit for possible publication and let’s see what we can create.

Add your link in the comments section, or if you don’t want to add it to the comments, send it to me via email at thereveriejournal@gmail.com.

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!

Contemporary Haibun | Publishing Opportunity

Part of what we do here at The Reverie Journal is to tell you about opportunities to share your work.

Of course, we certainly hope you’ll still consider submitting with us for our  Write for Us. Submissions for the magazine and anthology are currently closed.


Contemporary Haibun is the first Western journal dedicated to the poetic style haibun. It is a quarterly journal published in January, April, July, and October. Submission dates:

Oct 15 – Nov 30  of the previous year for the January Issue.
Jan 15 –  Feb 28  for the April Issue.
April 15 – May 31  for the July Issue.
July 15 – Aug 31  for the October Issue.

For more information, visit Contemporary Haibun’s submission guidelines.

Publishing Opportunities are compiled from information gathered in the 2015 Poet’s Market.