Sep 29, 2016

Local calls for submissions

To include your local call for submissions to publications, contests, etc., send the information to Write "Poetry" in the subject heading. Allow up to four weeks for your notice to appear.

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Ongoing / Flying Island

Ongoing / The Freeman

Ongoing / Indiana Voice Journal

Ongoing / Punchnel's

Closed / So It Goes Literary Journal

Ongoing / Tipton Poetry Journal

Closed / Poetry for Children

    Brick Street Poetry Inc. seeks submissions of original children’s poetry--poetry for children written by either adults or kids of any age. Poems submitted must have never been published anywhere before. Poets are permitted to submit a maximum of three poems. 
    Each poem is to be contained to one page of a Microsoft Word document, prepared in Times New Roman 12-point font, with one- inch margins on all four sides. The poet’s contact information - name, address, email and phone number--are to be placed at the top of each page. Preference will be given to poems that contain one or more of the following characters: a frog, a moose, bees and bears. However, poems without these characters will still be considered.
    Deadline: Aug. 31. Please email your submissions to with your poems sent as attachments.
    The poems selected will be published in a book before the end of 2016 and given to children who are patients in Indianapolis hospitals. The cost of publishing was made possible by a grant from the Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr., Memorial Foundation. 

Deadline:Oct. 1 / Irvington Halloween Festival Writing Contest

Deadline: Oct. 3

VOICES2016 Speak Your Peace Poetry Slam:

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2017

Mannigham Studenr Contest for Indiana schoolkids:

Deadline: March 31, 2017 / Booth

Sep 14, 2016

Diane Lewis

Diane Lewis, poet and volunteer coordinator for Asante Children's Theatre, died Sunday, Sept. 11. Funeral details are forthcoming.

Diane Lucille Lewis

57, peacefully passed into the Lord's Hands September 11, 2016 at Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. She is survived by her only son, Christopher Jemel Weaver and daughter-in-law, Vanessa Weaver. She was best known for her work with the Asante Children's Theatre, where she served as an executive assistant and volunteer coordinator.

For details regarding the Celebration of Life Memorial Service and Memorial Donations, please visit 

Arrangements are being handled by Bell Mortuary & Crematory, Royster-Askin-Sandrock Chapel, Indianapolis, IN. Online condolences can be made at

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Sept. 18, 2016

Public observance:

Wednesday, Sept. 21

6 p.m.-8 p.m. Celebration of Life Memorial for Diane L. Lewis at Madame Walker Theatre Center, 617 Indiana Ave.