Some of the publishing opportunities we share with you are very specialized magazines and journals. This one is a very interesting look at poetry that makes me think along the lines of micropoetry. Remember that you can always submit to our Write for Us segment and that our magazine submissions are now open for the year.
Hoot is a postcard review of mini poetry and prose. Every month they publish one piece of poetry with artwork on a postcard. They look for surprising, brief, stand-on-its-own poetry.
Sometimes we stumble across fantastic new poetry books that we just can’t help but share. If you have a book you’d like to share with out readers, please contact us here.
Marianne is a UK based writer, journalist, and poet with an MA in Film Studies. Cactus is her debut poetry collection containing 39 original poems, many of which are previously unpublished. The book opens with a short personal essay on the author’s relationship to place. The poems focus on themes of place and home and is split across three sections: Leicester, Brighton, and California.
I remember when it came time to think of names for my children how certain names would remind my husband and I of people we had known. Sometimes those names brought pretty harsh emotions along with them. My husband still hates the name Zack, all because some of some guy with that name he went to school with.
The point is, there is power in a name. I want you to write a love poem today. I want something gushy and romantic and beautiful…
And I want you to write it with a name you despise. I want you to write it to that “person.”
Remember to leave it in the comments below, or leave a link to it so we can all read your work!
It’s been awhile since we’ve done voting on poetry, so I’m excited to see everyone coming out for their favorites. This voting is ONLY for this week. Remember to share and visit one another’s work. The poet with the highest number of votes will have their poem featured here tomorrow morning and will be entered as a submission for the upcoming magazine issue.
Our prompt this week was to use the word “game,” as the word itself or the theme of it. We had some great entries, so good luck and we’ll see you next Monday with a new prompt.
I had a conversation with a writer before the beginning of #writestuff (my Tweetchat on Tuesday at 9 pm EST, each week we cover a different writing topic). He said something along the lines of, “Aren’t writers always writing alone?” And I said no, “No, not necessarily.” Hastywords does writing duets often, there are sitcom writers who write in teams, etc. Part of the process is to pass ideas back and forth until something gels together. Until it molds. Does one person essentially do the molding?
Are writers forever alone? Have you ever written with a partner or do you keep it a solitary pursuit?