Sep 29, 2016

Local calls for submissions

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

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Last updated 10/25/16.


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Ongoing / Flying Island

https://indianawriters.submittable.com/submit

Ongoing / The Freeman

http://fee.org/freeman/poetry-guidelinehs/

Ongoing / Indiana Voice Journal

http://www.indianavoicejournal.com/p/blog-page_3914.html

Ongoing / Punchnel's

 http://www.punchnels.com/guidelines/

Closed / So It Goes Literary Journal

http://www.vonnegutlibrary.org/literary-journal/


Ongoing / Tipton Poetry Journal

http://tiptonpoetryjournal.com/submission.html



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 specialprojectsbsp@gmail.com 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

http://www.irvingtonhalloween.com/writing-contest


Deadline: Oct. 3

VOICES2016 Speak Your Peace Poetry Slam: http://voicescorp.org/poetry-slam/

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2017

Mannigham Studenr Contest for Indiana schoolkids: http://www.isfpc.org/manningham-student-contest.html



Deadline: March 31, 2017 / Booth 

https://booth.submittable.com/submit






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 www.facebook.com/diane.lewis.9212 

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

www.bellmortuary.com

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.

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Sep 9, 2016

Wanted:Children's poetry

Call for Submissions
Poetry for Children
Brick Street Poetry Inc. is seeking 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 for submissions is Sept. 22. Please email your submissions to: specialprojectsbsp@gmail.com  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. 

Brick Street Poetry Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit based in Zionsville, Indiana that sponsors the monthly poetry series, Poetry on Brick Street, publishes the Tipton Poetry Journal, and hosts a wide variety of other poetry-related projects.

Sep 2, 2016

New Tipton Poetry Journal

The Summer 2016 issue of the Tipton Poetry Journal is now published and available online at:

Poems by Hussain Ahmed, Dominic Alapat, Fred C. Applebaum, Peggy Aylsworth, Lana Bella, Joe Bisicchia, Constance Brewer, Tony Brewer, David G. Campbell, Frank De Canio, Melissa Cucu, Brian Dickson, Liz Dolan, Matt Duggan, John Garmon, Angelo Giambra, Katherine Givens, Ashley Goulder, Heikki Huotari, Clinton Inman, Emory D. Jones, Courtney Justus, Timothy Kercher, Joseph Kerschbaum, Michael Keshigian, Clyde Kessler, John P. Kristofco, Jennifer Lemming, Marianne Lyon, Lucy J. Madison, Cheyenne Marco, Bruce McRae, Gretchen Meixner, Jack Moody, Jordan Nate, Claire Oleson, James Owens, Timothy Pilgrim, Tanya Pilumeli,  Ayaz Pirani, Janet Reed, David Ricchiute, Al Rocheleau, Michael Salcman, Dawn Schout, Judith Skillman, Trey Spencer, Robert Joe Stout, Allen Strous, Ctherine Swanson, Marianne Szlyk, Charles Tarlton, Jo Barbara Taylor, Alarie Tennille, Gene Twaronite, Rebecca Weigold, Lori Widmer, Martin Willitts Jr, Dominique Wilson.



Cover Photo:  Soar by Wendy Krause