Archive for March 13th, 2016

Call for poetry submissions: Dine and Rhyme

13 March 2016


this is to anyone who would like to contribute poetry to dineANDrhyme associated with a restaurant located anywhere in this small world. submissions will require restaurant information, a picture of any meal from selected restaurant, and a poem that highlights the menu, taste of food, information about the restaurant, and/or any relevant information that will show off selected restaurant in a way that dineANDrhyme has always strived to do.


again, please include:

  • name and location of restaurant
  • picture of any meal from restaurant
  • poem that shows off selected restaurant in a way dineANDrhyme has always done
  • your name AND e-mail are required. a short bio and including any personal website, social network handle (Twitter, Instagram) are optional but preferred


Contribute your poetry:

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Donna Chlimon


to put it simply,

I created the blog dineANDrhyme to combine the two things in my small world I absolutely love: food and poetry. I was born and raised in Chicago, IL and that is where most of the restaurants I have the pleasure of trying are located. I hope that with my writing you will not only enjoy the poetry but that you will be hungry while reading it.


Donna Chlimon

Ploughshares Emerging Writers Contest 2016

13 March 2016

Deadline: May 15, 2016 – at noon EST

In the spirit of the journal’s founding mission,

the Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest

recognizes work by an emerging writer

in each of three genres: fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

One winner in each genre per year will receive $1,000

and publication in the literary journal. 

We consider writers “emerging” if they have not published

or self-published a book. 

Submit three to five pages of poetry or up to 6,000 words of prose

with a $24 entry fee

(there is no entry fee for current subscribers),

which includes a subscription to Ploughshares,

by May 15, 2016 at noon EST.


Visit the website for complete guidelines:

Filigree anthology: call for submissions

13 March 2016

The Inscribe imprint of Peepal Tree Press, one of the UK’s largest publishers of Black and Asian British writing, is seeking submissions of original poetry for an upcoming anthology titled, ‘Filigree’.

‘Filigree’ typically refers to the finer elements of craftwork – the parts that are subtle; our ‘Filigree’ anthology seeks work that plays with the possibilities that the word suggests, work that is delicate, that counters the heavy handed representation of colour in the media, work that responds to the idea of edging, a comment on the daily marginalisation of the darker voice. But as Inscribe enjoys pushing boundaries, we are open to poets turning the word, the image, upside down to present us with a Filigree poem that we wouldn’t expect!

Poems for ‘Filigree’ must be previously unpublished. The anthology will include work from established Black British poets residing inside and outside the UK, Black poets who have made Britain their home, as well as exciting new and emerging poets around the country who have never published a poem before who respond in compelling ways to the idea of ‘Filigree’.

The deadline for submissions is Saturday, 30 April 2016.

Further information can be found at:


13 March 2016


1000 WORDS or LESS wishes to give writers the opportunity to showcase their creative skill in the shorter story genre.

Approximately 50 entries will be selected for printed and e-book publication to capture the creativity, inspiration, ideas and thoughts of a diverse range of writers and provide a permanent published record of contemporary, past or futuristic ideas or themes. The entrant may choose any subject, theme, idea or inspiration.

The entry must be fictitious and not exceed 1,000 words.

The competition is open to writers in Australia and overseas.

First prize is $1,000 AUD.

There are additional cash prizes of $100 AUD for up to 5 other entries.

Entry fee is $15 AUD.

Competition closes on 31 March 2016 AEST.

Visit the website for details:

Please contact with any queries.

The results of Round 1 of the competition and forms, guidelines and information for Round 2 can be found on http://www.1000words-or-less.

The 2016 May Sarton NH Poetry Prize is now open for submissions!

13 March 2016

Deadline: June 30th, 2016

Bauhan Publishing is pleased to announce our sixth annual May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize is now accepting submissions. The award goes to a book-length collection of poetry (50-80 pages).
The winning poet will receive $1,000, publication of their collection, and 100 copies of the published book along with distribution through the University Press of New England (UPNE). The cost for submission is $25 per manuscript. Entrants may submit multiple manuscripts.

This year’s judge is Besty Sholl, former Maine Poet Laureate, award-winning poet, and author of eight poetry collections.

Print submissions:

May Sarton NH Prize
Bauhan Publishing
P.O. Box 117
Peterborough, NH 03458

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Online submissions:

Fish Publishing International Poetry Contest

13 March 2016

Poetry Prize: Closing 31 March 2016

Judge: Dave Lordan.

He will select ten poems for publication in the 2016 Fish Anthology.

Dave Lordan has lived in Holland, Greece and Italy, and now in Co Wicklow. In 2005 he won the Patrick Kavanagh Award for Poetry. His collections are Invitation to a Sacrifice (2010), and The Boy in The Ring (2007), which won the Strong Award for best first collection by an Irish poet, the Patrick Kavanagh Award, and was shortlisted for the Irish Times poetry prize. Eigse Riada theatre company produced his first play, Jo Bangles, at the Mill Theatre, Dundrum in 2010. He is a prolific writer of reviews and articles and a regular contributor to Arena, RTE radio’s flagship arts programme. In 2011 he was awarded the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary.   

Closing Date: 31 March 2016

First Prize: €1,000

Second Prize: A week in residence at Anam Cara Writers’ Retreat.

Word Limit: 300

Entry Fee:  €14, €8 for subsequent entries

Read full details before entering

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The 2016 Fish Anthology will be launched at the West Cork Literary Festival in July.