SUNDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS: Calls for Submissions, Contests, Events and Other Information and News

Feast your minds on this cornucopia that Jamie Dedes has served up for our Sunday buffet. Don’t hog all the submissions opportunities, a brother’s trying to get published. 😁



Opportunity Knocks

AMETHYST ARSENIC is open submissions of poetry. Payment: $10. Featured poet receives $50. Deadline: March 31, 2017. Details HERE.

COLD CREEK REVIEW, a literary journal is a fledgling quarterly that accepts poetry, fiction, nonfiction and art.  “… we are partial to submissions that demonstrate examples of troubled emotions…We want your submission to leave us paralyzed and distressed. We challenge you to alarm us.”  This publication also plans to produce a special biannual – The Shallows – which does not share the same theme as the review. For details on both publications. link HERE.

ODYSSA MAGAZINE “accepts submissions for every monthly issue in the section “Story,” “Go,” “Family,” and “Think.” …. The look for fiction up to 700-1,000 words and buy first electronic and online rights exclusive for three months.  Each issue has a theme.  More detail HERE.


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Consider This


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My mind is pregnant
with ideas
that I give birth to
on the page.
not carried to
full term,
some lie stillborn
never to age.
Your eyes
breathe life
into them,
wake them,
from the dormancy
of my subconscious,
to germinate in yours
where they flower,
hybrids of understanding
and acceptance
that grow in the
fertile ground of
empathy and compassion,
watered by the fluidity
of consideration.
M. Zane McClellan
Copyright © 2017
All rights reserved

Conclusion of “Tales of Love” Collaboration

Thank you, Neha, and thanks to all who contributed to and read the collaboration. As always, the synergy was exhilarating, and the poetry, beautiful and inspiring.
If you haven’t read it yet, please take a few minutes to do so. And as always, show some love by sharing the post on whatever social media you you frequent.

Poets for Peace

Hello Everyone,

Thank you to everyone who participated in this collaboration. We were thrilled to read the final product full of so many beautiful pieces. You can see the complete collaboration here:

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Keep sharing the love and stay tuned for more collaboration opportunities including our grand #PoetsforPeace collaboration 2017 later this year.

Peace and Love,

#PoetsforPeace Trio

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​Relentless predator
stalking the savannah
of my mind.
I smell, taste,
and feel it,
but can see no sign.
And it’s
       running me—
                 running me down
all the time.
All I can think
is to get away,
but the farther
I go,
the closer it feels,
the more it holds sway.
And if I surrender,
my spirit trembles.
Fear, in essence,
does little more
than dissemble.
It obfuscates truth
and distorts reason.
My fear plagues my heart
with visceral treason.
Fear is my shadow,
nonexistent without me
and the light.
I can close my eyes
to it,
but then all is lost
to the night.
M. Zane McClellan
Copyright © 2017
All rights reserved



, ,

sometimes i believe

all that holds me


is the crazy glue

i feel every crack

every fault line


every chip on my

shoulder            a chunk 

sweat pours down my


like liquid          fear

i can smell


coming to pound me

into           dust

wash away my


at least I hope it will

it must

M. Zane McClellan
Copyright © 2017
All rights reserved