Hey there. Can you believe February is almost over? It’s a short month and here in Chicago we experienced an especially Spring-y spell. I’ve had the cold congestion crud that’s being passed around these days. Hope you have been staying healthy.
Here are some unique sounding calls for submissions, etc.
Donuts. That’s the subject of an upcoming anthology by Terrapin Press, A Poetry Press. Details here.
Ella Fitzgerald. The Ella @ 100 anthology is looking for a few more pieces. But act quickly because the deadline is February 28. Details here.
The Review Review seeks Reviewers and Interviewers. Details here.
Are you intrigued by The Submerging Writer Fellowship? Details here.
I had a short persona poem “On-the-job training” in Work Literary Magazine. You can read it here.
Also I had a poem “Morning Announcements” in The Offbeat (Volume 17). It’s put out by Michigan State University and it’s pretty sweet.
I haven’t read it cover to cover yet, but so far the poems that really got to me include Jennifer Clark’s “Job Posting: Saint” — here’s one line: “Must command persuasive powers. Why should God listen to the cries a murderer, contrite though he may be?”
The poem titled “Fuck” by Tommy Alexander might put off some people but the experience described is universal.
“Cream Soda” by Michelle Lore has little to do with pop but lots of fizz comes from her imagination.
I’ll write more soon. Let me know if you have anything you want me to mention in this space.
Peace, love, and solace