Friday, September 3, 2010

Poetry Tips: Election Campaigns

I don’t know about you, but some ads for public candidates are getting downright tiresome. Other campaign ads I champion for being positive and focused on the candidate appealing to their potential voters. This week I want you to write poems inspired by elections, candidates, voters, anything to do with the whole voting process. Perhaps you’d like to run for election, what kind of poem would you write to appeal to voters? What poem would you write to your chosen candidate? There is plenty of political fuel for the fire out there, so have fun!

Good luck to all of you who try it, please stop in next week for more…

Thursday, September 2, 2010

BAP Quarterly Open Submissions

Straight from the Site:

• Next issue is NYC, deadline extended April 30th, 2010.
• New theme is Memory, deadline June 30th, 2010.
• Please send all submissions in the body of the email. In the Subject line please indicate the theme, type of submission, and your last name (for example: Space-Poetry- Obama). One submission per theme.
• Submit up to three poems, one story or creative nonfiction piece at a time, or three flash pieces. Visual arts: send 3-5 pieces at a time. Query us on music or video.
• Use the body of your email as a cover letter and include a brief bio.
• We accept simultaneous submissions, but only if you tell us so in your cover letter. If the manuscript is accepted elsewhere, notify us immediately.
• BAP-Q accepts only unpublished work and acquires first North American Serial rights. Please wait for a response before sending more work. Please send your best work, revisions will not be accepted.

Submissions are not guaranteed for publication and are subject to staff editing.

Please send your submissions to:

Good luck to all who submit, please stop by tomorrow for more Poetry Tips…

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Poems Found by Poet Hound
“Yield” by Carolee Sherwood
“The Second Trying” by Dahlia Ravikovitch

Thanks for clicking in, please drop by tomorrow for more Open Submissions…