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Archive for January, 2016

Special Sunday Thinking About DNA Call For Submissions

I’m thinking about genetic memory and cultural memory and the line(s) we come from, so the name of this journal seemed somehow right LOL

Twisted Vine Literary Arts Journal is Looking for Submissions

Deadline: April 7, 2016

Twisted Vine is the literary journal for Western New Mexico University’s Masters of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program. We are open for submissions for our spring issue. Our staff is looking for original and previously unpublished fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art. We have a special affinity for those works that succeed in crossing, overlapping, and transcending traditional genres.Twisted Vine strongly encourages submissions that are interdisciplinary in nature. Submission fee: None.

More Info:show.wnmu.edu/twistedvine/submissions/.

Sometimes The Prompt Takes You Back

Daily Prompt
Preparing for that first grandbaby got me thinkin 🙂 Genetic memory is a memory present at birth that exists in the absence of sensory experience, and is incorporated into the genome over long spans of time.
Make art about or inspired by genetic memory. DNA

Friday Call For Submissions :-) Got Book? Send It Out!

I’m working on sending out a new book of prose poems, so I thought I’d share some of the calls for books I’ve found. Thanks to Poets & Writers, to all the good folks on Facebook who host Call for Submissions groups, and especially to Allison Joseph for all of the amazingly generous work she does for the writing community on her fabulous group CWROPPS!

The list here is for current open calls for poetry, for book-length collections, but many of these presses also have calls for prose and for chapbooks at other times of the year, so check them out 🙂 Some of these are contests; others are open readings periods with reading fees.

Got book? Send it out!

Michael Waters Poetry Prize for 2016


The Cowles Open Poetry Prize






New American Press Poetry Prize


CSU Poetry Center


Etruscan Press


Glass Lyre Press


Lynx House Press


Red Hen Press


Terrapin Books


Sometimes The Prompt Has To Be Unpacked

Daily Prompt
Dreamt a storage complex, throwing the doors open to light.
Make art about unpacking what you kept stored.
mystery box

Sometimes the Prompt Yips and Howls

Daily Prompt
Pups and I heard the coyotes singin when we were out this morning.
Make art about coyotes.

Sometimes the Prompt Is Feminine and Divine

Daily Prompt
Today’s gift has been conversation with my daughter, and missing my mama ❤
Make art about generations of women.
generations of women

Sometimes The Prompt Lights You Up

Daily Prompt

Dreamt someone I love built a fire in a snowbank.

Make art about warmth, or about love bringing warmth.

fire in snow

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