Good day to you! Hope things are looking up and that this May day finds you peaceful and happy. All is okay with me. We had a bad storm here the other night but weathered it. The forsythias are in bloom.
I’ve heard about two calls for submissions you may want to know about.
SISMW contributor Patti Wahlberg emailed to say Duende, the online literary journal produced by the students in the BFA-Writing program at Goddard College, has opened for submissions for its next feature issue.
“The theme for this issue is Sex(ualities). . . .an exploration of the multiplicities to be found within sex, desire, eroticism, orientation and the body. If your poems are rough-cut diamonds show us. As always, we encourage submissions from writers who are queer, of color, non-binary, disabled, immigrant, working class, youth, and/or otherwise from communities underrepresented in U.S. literary magazines and journals. We will remain open for submissions for the feature until June 1, 2018. Work sent will be considered for either the issue or for our Monthly Spotlight features. We decide where your work will fit best. Please follow the links to the submissions portion of our website to submit your work online. While there, we encourage you to browse our latest issue, featuring the work of many diverse and talented writers.”
Jennifer Dotson, founder and program coordinator or Highland Park Poetry, emailed to say “Highland Park Poetry seeks submissions of poems, photography and art for the Summer Muses’ Gallery. The theme is Coffee, Tea and Other Beverages. The deadline is June 1st. Selected poems, etc. will be published on our website.” Check out the website for complete details.
We’ve been taking care of a pooch. He’s a sensitive guy. The storms the other night freaked him out. The next morning he looked like a wreck, so much so that he was referred to as a “basket case.” Ever wonder about the origins of this phrase? Turns out it is from World War I—check the Wiki explanation here. I guess some phrases are offensive and we don’t even know it, and I guess I’ll be eliminating that one from my vocabulary.
Peace, love, and solace