Most of these submissions I get are from a Facebook Group called ‘Call for Submission,’ so join to get daily updates.
There will only be 7-10 submission notices per month beginning this month and in the further.
Submissions will soon be open for the third volume of the Cape Cod Poetry Review, beginning April 1st
through May 15th. Check out the guidelines on their website, www.capecodpoetryreview.com before sending
up to three poems or 4500 words of prose by email to
Off The Coast, Maine's International Poetry Journal, published by friends and former Mass residents
Valerie Lawson and Michael Brown deadline for submissions are March 15, June 15, Sept 15 and Dec 15.
Check them out at www.Off-The-Coast.com, this is a printed journal.
Another good friend Zvi A Sesling is the publisher of the Muddy River Poetry Review an online journal
out of Brookline Ma. The reading periods for this ezine are Dec 1 to March 1 and June 1 to Sept 1, they are
located at http://www.muddyriverpoetryreview.com/
Semaphore Magazine is looking submissions of Poetry and Short Fiction. We are a small literary
magazine out of Mansfield, Ohio. Please visit our website for information on how to
WORDPEACE is a new quarterly online journal of literary response to world events in the spirit
of promoting peace and hope for all people. We are looking for previously unpublished articles,
interviews, fiction and poetry (or mixed media) to publish which reflect this aim. We want work
that asks for positive change and is forward thinking. We publish writing that takes a stand
against corruption and greed, brutality, genocide, and oligarchy.
Submissions are accepted through Submittable
THE JOURNAL OF APPLIED POETICS: We're excited to announce that Issue 11 will be released Wednesday, April 15.
We're currently reading submissions for Issue 12. You can send your poems and essays
to SUBMISSIONS@POETX.ORG or submit via our submission
manager: http://www.poetx.org/index.php?id=submissions. No fees, and all published poems
and essays are considered for end-of-year $$$ prize
Share please http://goldsmithsremind.com/…/the-spectrum-poetry-by-jonat…/
"Jonathans work examines the relationship between mental health and disability. We would love to publish
more work whether creative work for our magazine or opinion pieces to our blog that focus on mental health
but examine its intersection with other oppressions such as disability, race, gender, sexuality or class.
You can email submissions to email@example.com. If you wish to make creative work to be published
in the magazine (poetry, art, prose, photography etc), the deadline is April 25. The blog mainly looks for
articles, opinion pieces or videos on a rolling basis"
Hi, writey friends. I'm just starting up a new online literary journal devoted to poetry and short prose
(fiction/nonfiction, >1000 words) inspired by comics, anime, manga, cosplay, and other aspects of geek
culture. I can't pay, but there's no submission fee either. I'm accepting submissions for the first
issue until Sept. 1. I'd love to see some of your work!
Have you ever, as a new writer, felt intimidated by the contributor bios you read in the back of
your favorite magazines? Have you ever, as a well-established writer, wondered how well your
manuscripts would fare if they were separated from your name and list of previous publications?
We here at Blinders Literary Journal hope that we have found a solution for writers and poets,
new and advanced. We never want to see your cover letter, only your fiction, creative nonfiction,
poetry, and artwork.
Blinders Journal is taking submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art for its
third issue until April 15, 2015. Please visit http://www.blindersjournal.org to view our latest
issue or our submission guidelines.
Hi all, I'm the editor of Hypothetical: A Review of Everything Imaginable, an online literary
magazine of prose, poetry and conversations (aka interviews) with creators. We are currently
taking submissions for Issue Three (Spring 2015) and would love to read your work. Please read
our inaugural and second issue for a sense of what we are loking for, as well as our Creed.
Translations into English from other languages are especially welcome. Please forward!
Sleeve is a brand new lit mag dedicated to publishing short, yet emotionally charged poetry.
We are open for submissions! Send up to 5 poems in the body of an email with a short bio to
You can check out the full list of guidelines
Hello! I'm the editor of the Minnesota Review. We're looking for excellent poetry, creative non-fiction,
and fiction. When it comes to prose, we are especially interested in flash pieces.
Submit here: http://theminnesotareview.submittable.com
Hi all - I'm an editor on two new literary journals. One, the Gyroscope Review, is a
quarterly digital poetry journal currently accepting contemporary poetry submissions.
Guidelines are available at http://www.gyroscopereview.com/home/guidelines/.
The other is Fine Linen, a quarterly print journal of flash fiction and art.
Guidelines for Fine Linen are available
and we are now reading for our spring issue.
Barking Sycamores seeks poetry, artwork, and short fiction (1,000 words or less)
for its unthemed Issue 5. Deadline: 3/19/15. Sycamores is a literary journal primarily
featuring neurodivergent (autistic, ADHD, bipolar, dyslexic, etc.) writers and artists,
however anyone may submit. Please review our guidelines before submitting.
Please visit the Website of GNOSIS (An International Journal of English Language and Literature).
The last date for submission of Research Papers, Poems, Short Stories, Book Reviews, Plays etc.
for April 2015 Issue is February 28, 2015.
Got a full-length collection of poetry ready to go? Submissions are now open for the 2015
Main Street Rag Publishing Company Poetry Book Award contest. First prize wins $1200 and fifty books.
Postmark deadline January 31, 2015. $25 reading fee.
Full details: http://www.mainstreetrag.com/PoBkCont.html
Peacheslitmag, a literary and visual arts online magazine wants your original
Flash Fiction/non fiction, poetry, visual arts/photography, grocery lists, personal essays, diary
entries and interesting forms of media for our inaugural issue! Peaches is a literary and visual
online arts magazine about PLAY! We love to accept work from artists and authors who push the boundaries.
We search for both clarity and ambiguity, and believe the two make beautiful babies together.
Above all, it is curiousness that we search, for from chaos comes new order and from audacity comes discoveries.
Please visit www.peacheslitmag.com for submission details. Deadline is February 25!
Transcendence is seeking dedicated, passionate individuals to join their staff. Positions are
available in poetry, prose, and art, and people aged 16 and older of all backgrounds are encouraged to
apply. Deadline January 15th.
More details can be found on the website: http://www.transcendencemagazine.com/#!apply/c1y8b
Still taking submissions for Strike #7. www.ccstrike.wordpress.co
Catch and Release, the online literary journal of Columbia University Writing Program,
is accepting submissions in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art criticism, and book reviews.
Please visit the journal for more details on how to submit. We look forward to reading
Calls for Submissions from The GoldenPoet, a digitally evolving art piece combining all disciplines of art.
You can submit anything from a quote, original photograph, poem, short story or a video showcasing what you
If you're interested, please
visit www.thegoldenpoet.com and click on the
"Submit" tab on your left hand side of the screen. If you have any questions,
please forward them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.
Parts of the Whole: Poetry of the Body is looking for poems about the body
Please submit up to 4 poems in any style to the editors
at email@example.com between now and September 15.
No poem should exceed 80 lines or approximately 2 pages.
Include a brief 150 words or less bio and attach poems in Word or RTF.
Also, we would like to see a brief explanation of how the poet believes this work fits into our
theme. We will consider previously published poems so long as you acknowledge it was
previously published in the cover letter and let us know if the anthology can obtain
reprint rights for free or low cost.
Hi all, IDK Magazine is looking for submissions of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and
art for its inaugural reading period ending June 15th!
IDK seeks primarily to publish emerging writers/artists and Millennials (writers/artists born 1980-1995),
but is willing to read any submissions related to contemporary culture.
Up to 5 poems and prose pieces up to 4,000 words. You can find more info and guidelines on
IDK's website at http://www.idkmagazine.com.
No submission fees and no payment for publication.
The Oddville Press is back! With a jam-packed first edition to celebrate our re-launch, we continue on our quest
to promote today’s geniuses and tomorrows giants. Download your copy here: http://oddvillepress.com/
Take a journey through the pages of our historic re-launch issue to see just what floats our boat. Maybe you’ve
got the perfect story, poem or image to feature in the next issue. Why not give it a try.
You can read our submissions guidelines here.
Readers, writers, poets and artists; spread the word near and far: The Oddville Press is back!
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - to First Literary Review-East.
Guidelines at website: www.rulrul.4mg.com.
Please send 3 poems, under 16 lines, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
No restriction on previously published, no reading fee, payment of 2
contributors copies- http://www.timberjournal.com/submit/
Pithead Chapel is a monthly online journal of short fiction and nonfiction.
We’re currently seeking gutsy narratives up to 4,000 words, and are particularly
interested in essays (personal, memoir, lyric, travel, experimental, etc.) that
move. Please visit us at www.pitheadchapel.com to learn more about us and our submission guidelines.
Lyre Lyre is accepting submissions for its next issue! Read past issues and
send us your work! www.lyrelyre.com
Submit to Extract(s)
Extract(s) is looking for submissions for our Poems, Stories, and Haiku features, as well as excerpts from
upcoming novels, memoirs, and poetry and story collections. We will take submissions via our online submission
manager only. We are not yet accepting self-published work.
If you are interested in having “In Place” feature your writing program/group, please send a formal
query to us here.
Guidelines for Submission
Please submit up to five (5) poems. We are looking for smart, fresh,well-crafted pieces to consider. If you took
a look through our personal poetry collection you would find writers who challenge us, who move us, and who we cannot
help but share with others. Do you think you have a poem that will take off the top of our head? Submit now! Our
submission period is always open, but please wait at least six months before sending another.
Please submit one short story (fiction or non-fiction) of no more than 1,000 words. We are looking for fresh,
well-crafted stories that make us cry and laugh and think. We want to be moved in some fundamental way in as few
words as possible. Our readers should carry your characters with them as they go about the rest of their day—or
longer. Our submission period is always open, but please wait at least six months before sending another.
Please submit up to three pieces of original artwork in any medium with an original haiku for each. The haiku
need not be an explanation of the image, merely a companion to it. As Japanese and English syllables are not the
same, do not worry about meeting the “5/7/5? syllable count. Instead, think of the lines as “short/long/short.”
Please submit no more than 1,000 words of prose and three poems from a book that has been published in the past
three months or will be published in the coming weeks/months/year. We will accept excerpts from publishers and
writers, but are not yet accepting self-published work.
We are looking for writers that would like to have their work workshoped with our staff. Send us your work and
we will set-up a reading and discussion at Zero Point's downtown office. This also applies to works of poetry.
Our office is located at 265 Franklin St, Suite 1702 Boston.
E-mail it too Emil@zptheater.com.
For more info visit http://www.ZPTheater.com
or email Emil@zptheater.com Read the rest of the posting at
Send 1-3 previously unpublished poems, any subject or style, using our submission manager.
Postal submissions with SASE with sufficient postage for return.
Please include contact information and brief bio with submission.
We accept simultaneous submissions, but please inform us if your work is accepted elsewhere.
Long Poem Library is now accepting poems of any length
Revolution Poesy revolutionpoesy@GMAIL.COM
Poetics List (UPenn, UB)
The Long Poem Library is now accepting poems of any length.*
*Please submit you work to the
Long Poem Libraryfor consideration.
Muddy River Poetry Review Guidelines
Reading dates for Muddy River Poetry Review are December 1 to March 1 for spring issue and June 1 to September 1 for fall issue.
Poems received on other dates will be deleted.
- 1. Submit 1-3 poems. NO PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED POEMS.
- 2. No attachments. Please paste poems into body of email. Include a short poetry (and/or other) bio.
- 3. Prefer free verse.
- 4. Do not want "mushy" or religious poems.
- 5. Do not want porno, sexist, racist or biased poetry relating to politics or ethnicity.
- 6. Simultaneous submissions okay, but please let me know which ones AND notify me if any are accepted somewhere else.
- 7. Future (other) publication should credit Muddy River Poetry Review.
- 8. Response time will be as close to 30 days as possible.
- 9. If you do not hear in 45 days, feel free to inquire.
- 10. Payment will be publication in MRPR.
- 11. Poems only accepted during open reading dates. Poems received on other dates will be deleted.
- 12. Submit all poems to email@example.com only. All rights revert to author upon publication.
What Is Metaphor: The Poetic Genius Issue
The genius of poetry is many things, but it partly resides in the definition of poetry itself: communicating with
metaphor. What do you think of that? We want to know!
Submit your poems, prose, essays, flash-fiction, and artwork
to Jessica Harman or The Editors at this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sleet seeks poetry, fiction, flash irregulars. For guidelines,
please see www.fleetmagazine.com
The Pedestal Magazine is currently seeking submissions of poetry and fiction. Please visit their web site for
more information www.thepedestalmagazine.com
New West Submissions
I have recently been named fiction editor for New West magazine, and we are welcoming submissions for stories or novel
excerpts of up to 5000 words. New West has just added fiction to its format, so you can be among the pioneers.
Please check out the submission guidelines here...
~Writers Read Monthly Reading Series~ AT THE LEE LIBRARY,
100 Main St, Lee, MA 01238, (413) 243-0385
TUESDAY, May 23rd @ 5:30pm
Amy Dryansky's second book, Grass Whistle (Salmon Poetry, Ireland) received the 2014 Massachusetts Book
Award for poetry. Her first, How I Got Lost So Close to Home, won the New England/New York Award from Alice James Books,
and individual poems appear in a variety of anthologies and journals, including Barrow Street,
Harvard Review, New England Review, Memorious, Orion and The Women's Review of Books.
She's received honors/awards from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, MacDowell Colony,
Vermont Studio Center and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. She's also a former
Associate of the Five College Women's Studies Center, where she looked at the impact of motherhood
on women poets. Amy is currently the Poet Laureate of Northampton, MA, and assistant director
of the Culture, Brain & Development Program at Hampshire College. She has two kids, and
tries hard to maintain a blog called, Pokey Mama, about her attempts to navigate the territory
of mother-writer. Amy has lived and worked in Berkshire County, but now lives in Conway. She
still has family in Sandisfield, and grew up spending every summer there in the cottage that
her grandfather built before she was born.
Mary A. Koncel has published two books of prose poetry - Closer to Day (Quale Press)
and You Can Tell the Horse Anything (Tupelo Press). A third volume of prose poems,
The Last Blonde, is forthcoming from Hedgerow Press this fall. Mary was a recipient
of a poetry fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and a finalist for
the Poetry Society of America's Norma Farber First Book Award. Her poems have appeared
in The Massachusetts Review, Barrow Street, and The Prose Poem: An International Journal,
and other magazines and anthologies. After teaching writing for many years at
Smith College, Mary changed careers and in now working in animal welfare. She is the
new program specialist with the American Wild Horse Campaign. Mary lives in Worthington, MA.
PLEASE NOTE: The Lee Library Board does not accept donations during public events, so our readings
our now free. To help support the authors, I urge members of the audience to purchase a copy of any
reader's books or other publications available at the time of the readings. Readings begin at 5:30pm
at the Lee Library Association, 100 Main Street, Lee-parking is available at the library. If you have
questions and/or are interested in reading in the series, though we can make no promises initially,
please email David Giannini, founder and coordinator of the
WRITERS READ series, email@example.com
POETRY: THE ART OF WORDS
MIKE AMADO MEMORIAL SERIES
Poetry reading and Open Mic
The Plymouth Guild for the Arts
11 North St. Downtown Plymouth, MA [Downtown just off Rte 3A]
SUNDAY June 11, 2017 @ 12 NOON
Kevin Carey is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at Salem State University. He has published
three books - a chapbook of fiction, The Beach People from Red Bird Chapbooks (2014) and two books of poetry
from Cavankerry Press, The One Fifteen to Penn Station (2012) and Jesus Was a Homeboy (2016) which was
recently selected as an Honor Book for the 2017 Paterson Poetry Prize. Kevin is also a documentary filmmaker.
His latest project Unburying Malcolm Miller will have its premiere at the Mass Poetry Festival on
May 5th, 2017. Kevincareywriter.com
January Gill O'Neil is the author of Misery Islands (fall 2014) and Underlife (2009), both published by
CavanKerry Press. She is the executive director of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival and an assistant professor
of English at Salem State University. Recently, she was elected to the Association of Writers and Writing Programs'
(AWP) board of directors. Misery Islands was selected for a 2015 Paterson Award for Literary Excellence.
It has also been selected by Mass Center for the Book as a Must-Read Book for 2015, and won the 2015
Massachusetts Book Award.
MUSIC FEATURE Tony Brown & Steve Cafaro
Free admission and refreshments.
SEPT 1 [TBA]
OCT 15 POETRY SHOWCASE
Nov 12 EVERETT HOGALAND & RENE SCHWIESOW
DEC 3 MYLES GORDON & RENEE SUMMERS
visit us on-line www.ptaow.com
"THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED IN PART BY A GRANT FROM THE PLYMOUTH CULTURAL COUNCIL, A LOCAL AGENCY WHICH IS SUPPORTED BY
THE MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL COUNCIL, A STATE AGENCY"
Thursday June 15th
For the Love of Words, Artist Interviews & Performances
3rd Thursday, every month, 7-9pm
2017 Recording Session Artist Schedule:
||Chuck Vermette Sr
||Cheryl Perreault/Steve Rapson
||Tony Brown/Steve Cafaro
Hosts: George Comeaux, John Holgerson & Rich Berg
Bookings & info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Doors open 6:30pm. Website: eastoncat.org
Location: ECAT Studios 50 Oliver St. N. Easton, MA
THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS AT THE ARMORY
POETRY AT THE CAFÉ
191 HIGHLAND AVENUE
TUESDAY JUNE 20, 2017
7:00 PM/ADMISSION: $4.00
READING AND OPEN MIC
Hosted by: Harris Gardner and Gloria Mindock
THE FIRST AND LAST WORD POETRY SERIES
Jeffrey Harrison is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Into Daylight, published by Tupelo Press
in 2014 as the winner of the Dorset Prize and selected by the Massachusetts Center for
the Book as a Must-Read Book for 2015. His poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in AGNI,
The Yale Review, The Kenyon Review, The Hudson Review, Best American Poetry (2016 and 2017),
Fred Marchant's new collection of poetry, Said Not Said, was published by Graywolf Press in May 2017.
He is also the author of Tipping Point, Full Moon Boat, House on Water, House in Air, and The Looking House.
Editor of Another World Instead: The Early Poems of William Stafford, Marchant is the founding director
of the Suffolk University Poetry Center.
Cammy Thomas has published two books of poems with Four Way Books, Inscriptions (2014), and Cathedral of Wish (2005),
which won the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. She lives in Lexington,
Massachusetts, and teaches at Concord Academy.
The Center for the Arts is located between Davis Square and Union Square. Parking is located behind the
armory at the rear of the building. Arts at the Armory is approximately a 15 minute walk from Davis Square
which is on the MTBA Red Line. You can also find us by using either the MBTA RT 88 and RT 90 bus that can be
caught either at Lechmere (Green Line) or Davis Square (Red Line). Get off at the Highland Avenue and Lowell
Street stop. You can also get to us from Sullivan Square (Orange Line) by using the MBTA RT 90 bus. Get off
at the Highland Avenue and Benton Road stop.
Every 2nd Thursday
Buckley Performing Arts Center,Massasoit Community College,
Little Theater (Fine Arts building)
6:00pm: Doors Open, Sign Up, Refreshments
6:30pm - 8:00pm: Poetry Open Mic
8:15pm - 9:15pm: Poetry Slam
Address: 1 Massasoit Boulevard Brockton, MA 02302 (508) 588-9100
The Boston Poetry Slam
Downstairs at the Cantab Lounge
every Wednesday night at 8 * open mic, featured poet, poetry slam *
738 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Mass.
There is poetry at the Cantab Lounge every Wednesday night, year-round.
Our rotating cast of hosts is led by SlamMaster Simone Beaubien.
Cover charge is $3.00 (unless otherwise noted on our schedule ).
Open mic for all begins at 8:00 p.m. Our doors and sign-up lists open promptly at 7:15. The open mic sign-up fills very quickly,
so we recommend that you be prompt. Poems may be on any subject, and you may read more than one, but we ask that you keep your
time on the mic to three minutes.
After the open, usually at about 10:00, our featured poet performs for half an hour.
Click here to see our schedule of features.
The slam follows the feature, usually around 11:00. Most slams are open to the first eight who sign up; however, on some nights,
we have semi-finals or finals in our slam series. Click here for slam details.
The Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab Lounge is 18+, and you must have a photo ID to enter. (Note that the Cantab is 21+ for all
other shows.) Feel free to email us at email@example.com if you have questions
about our policy. You can also check out the
website for the venue, www.cantab-lounge.com.
738 Massachusetts Ave,
Central Square, Cambridge, Mass
Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam Sunday Night!
Every Sunday with a Poetry Slam co-hosted by Joyce Cunha and
Jeff Robinson starting at 7:30pm and a Featured Poet and Open Mic
accompanied by the Jeff Robinson Trio starting at 9:00pm – there’s a $5 cover and you must be 21 to enter the venue – Sultry
red lights, intimate tables, and wooden church pews give this small room one of the best ambiances in town.
1667 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA. 02138
LALITA JAVA READINGS
3rd THURSDAYS 7-9 PM
HOSTED BY DOROTHY F. AUGUST
210 East 3rd St.
New York, NY 10009
(Btwn. B & C)
Louder Arts presents...
Poetry, Spoken Word, Slams & Guest Poets.
Always an open mic
$5 students/ $6 regular
Sign-up at 7pm, show starts at 7:30 at:
35 E.13th St.
(between Broadway & University Pl.)
New York, NY
Mike Geffner presents...
The Inspired Word
An all-star poetry/spoken word event
featured guests plus open mic
Cover Charge: $10
7pm (open mic signup starts at 6:30)
One and One
76 E. 1st St. (corner of 1st Ave.)
New York, NY
92nd Street Y Reading Series
Main Reading Series
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
The Frank Talk Reading Series
A New Poetry Reading Series
Frank Talk Art Bistro and Bookstore
Frank Talk Poetry Series Home Page
Click Here: Frank Talk Poetry Series
Poets.Org (Academy of American Poets)
Click Here: Poets.Org
Frank Talk Art Bistro and Bookstore
163 Shrewsbury Avenue
Red Bank, NJ 07701
(includes food, beverages, and other goodies
supplied by Frank Talk owner Gilda Rogers)
Open Mic after the Feature
Contact: John Petrolino
"Poetry & Prose & Anything Goes with Dr. Ni"
(radio show; internet radio)
Date, time, pre-requisites: Last Friday of every month, 1-3 p.m.
Address: 1303 W. Susquehanna Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19122
City and State: Philadelphia, PA 19130-9998
Contact person and or URL/information: Dr. Niama L. Williams;
One copy of book to be subject of interview must be mailed to address above if one would like to be considered for show
Readers: International internet radio listeners
Dr. Niama L. Williams
1303 W. Susquehanna Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122
1ST FRIDAYS ON VINE
Hosted by Aziza Kintehg
Every First Friday of the Month
Be part of an Art Extravaganza
* Spoken Word * Music Freestyle * Open Mike
Jose Sebourne Graphic Design
1213-15 Vine Street Philadelphia PA 19107
7-10pm $5.00 Cover
The Gallery - (215)564-2554
or check out the website: www.Josesebourne.com
Poetry Readings and other events in Seattle
and around the Pacific Northwest
Southern California Open Readings
LOS ANGELES/ORANGE COUNTIES
Barnes & Noble Poetry and Verse with Bill Robertson every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., open workshop/reading, 1201 Third Street Promenade,
Santa Monica, (310) 260-9110.
Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center presents an Open Reading, first Sundays monthly, free, 5:00, sign up at 4:45.
Hosted by Marie Lecrivain. Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, (310) 822-3006,
Cobalt Poets presents open readings every Tuesday, hosted by Rick Lupert, with featured readers on the first Tuesday,
featured regulars on second Tuesdays, Valley Contemporary Poets featured guest plus open reading on third Tuesdays, and
Cobalt Classic All Open Reading usually every fourth and fifth Tuesdays, seven minute limit, 9:00, sign up 8:30-8:45,
free, one drink minimum, all ages. The Cobalt Café, 22047 Sherman Way in Canoga Park (west of Topanga Canyon Blvd.),
(818) 348-3789, http://poetrysuperhighway.com/cobalt.
Da’ Poetry Lounge spoken word open mic, every Tuesday, 9:00-midnight. Greenway Court Theatre, 544 N. Fairfax Blvd.
near Melrose, LA, free parking next door at Fairfax High School, early arrival is a must,
Barnes & Noble Featured and open reading, every last Saturday, sign up 6:30, reading 7:00. Hosted by Ron Dvorkin. Barnes & Noble,
16461 Ventura Blvd., Encino, RONDVORKIN @ aol.com.
Poetry circle, second Wednesday, 6:30. Hosted by Ron Dvorkin. Encino-Tarzana Branch Library, 18231 Ventura Blvd.,
Tarzana, (818) 343-1983, RONDVORKIN @ aol.com.
Gypsy Den in Santa Ana hosts a featured poetry reading every first Tuesday and open mics every Monday and Thursday,
sign up starts 7:30. 125 N. Broadway Avenue, Santa Ana, (714) 835-8840, www.gypsyden.com.
Emerging Urban Poets Saturday Afternoon Poetry presents featured readers and open mic, every first and third Saturday,
including January 23, 3:00-5:00. Free, hosted by Don Kingfisher Campbell. Santa Catalina Branch of the Pasadena Public
Library, 999 E. Washington Blvd, two blocks east of Lake Avenue, Pasadena,
kingfisher1031 @ charter.net,
Moonday, A West Side Reading Series, open reading followed by featured reading, second Monday monthly,
come early to sign up, 7:30. Hosted by Lois P. Jones and Alice Pero, Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Avenue,
Pacific Palisades, (310) 454-4063, www.moondaypoetry.com,
or pero @ earthlink.net.
La Palabra presents a featured poetry reading, plus open mic, usually every fourth Sunday, except
January 31, 2:00-4:00. Co-hosted by Laura L. Longoria and Don Newton, Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N. Avenue 50,
Highland Park, (323) 258-1435, www.avenue50studio.com.
Our Poetic Souls open mic, every third Sunday monthly, sign up 2:30, readings 2:45. Hosted by Jim Lyon,
please use appropriate language. Home Brew Coffee, 661 West Arrow Highway, San Dimas,
(909) 394-1964, www.chrystinedrums.com/PoeticSouls.
Psychobabble Cabaret open mic with teeth, every Sunday, sign up 8:00, reading 8:30, no cover.
Psychobabble Coffee House, 1866 N. Vermont, at Franklin, LA, (323) 664-7500.
The Rapp Saloon spoken word open mic, every Friday, sign up 7:30, readings 8:00. Six minute slots,
free, all ages, co-hosts Mani Suri, Dave Nordling, Brenda Petrakos, Joe Camhi. International Youth Hostel,
1436 2nd Street, Santa Monica, www.rappsaloon.com.
Redondo Poets featured reading and open mic every Tuesday, sign up 7:50, reading 8:10, free. Coffee Cartel,
1820 South Catalina Avenue, Hollywood Riviera, Redondo Beach, (310) 316-6554, www.redondopoets.com.
Tebot Bach presents featured readers and open reading, last Friday of the month, sign up 7:30, reading 8:00.
Golden West College, Community Room 102, Huntington Beach, www.tebotbach.org.
Tía Chucha’s Open Mic: Night of Music & Spoken Word, every Friday, 8:00-10:00, no cover, donations welcome.
Hosted by Nery Boche. Tía Chucha’s Centro Cultural, 13197-A Gladstone Avenue, Sylmar,
(818) 896-1489, www.tiachucha.com.
Two Idiots Peddling Poetry featured and open poetry readings every Wednesday at 8:00, $2 cover or
one drink minimum with student ID. Ugly Mug Caffé, 261 N. Glassel, Orange, (714) 997-5610,
World Stage Anansi Writers Workshop presents a three-part evening beginning with a workshop session,
followed by a featured reader and open mic, every Wednesday, 7:30-10:30, open mic 9:05.
Literary Director: Jawanza Daumisani, $5. World Stage, 4344 Degnan Blvd., LA,
(323) 293-2451, www.theworldstage.org.
SAN BERNARDINO/RIVERSIDE COUNTIES
Barnes & Noble “Valley Voices of the Muse” featured poet and open reading, first Friday monthly, 6:00.
Westfield Shopping Center, 72-840 Highway 111, Palm Desert, (760) 346-0725.
Patricia D’Alessandro, host: ciaopat9 @ gmail.com.
A Mic & Dim Lights presents spoken word and music open mic, every Thursday, 9:30, $3. Cal Poly
Downtown Arts Theater (Pomona Arts Colony), 300 W. Second Street, Pomona (909) 469-0080.
SAN DIEGO AREA
Monday Montage, a support group for poets, readers, and writers, bring your own work, share your thoughts,
or just listen, first Monday monthly, 7:00, if Monday falls on a holiday, reading will be held on the
second Monday. Hosted by Curran Jeffery. Bluestocking Books, 3817 Fifth Avenue, Hillcrest, San Diego,
(619) 296-1424, www.bluestockingbooks.com.
Lestat’s Coffee House songwriters/poets open mic, every Monday, 7:30-11:00, sign up 6:00.
Ten-minute slots. Lestat’s Coffee House, 3343 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights, San Diego,
(619) 282-0437, www.lestats.com.
The Off Beat Open Mic, second and fourth Sundays monthly, 5:00-7:00. Poetry, fiction.
Rebecca’s Coffee House, 30th and Juniper Street, San Diego,
(619) 284-FOOD, www.rebeccascoffeehouse.com.
Dime Stories Open Mic for prose writers, first Friday monthly, 7:00.
Hosted by Amy Wallen, $5. The Ruby Room, 1271 University Avenue, San Diego,
(619) 299-7372, www.DimeStories.org.
Poetic Brew open mic poetry reading, third Thursday monthly, sign up 6:30, reading 7:00.
Hosted by Eber Lambert, read up to three poems or for three minutes, thirty-three seconds.
Rebecca’s Coffeehouse, 30th and Juniper Street, South Park, San Diego,
(619) 284-FOOD, sandiegowriters.org.
Sunset Poets presents a featured poet and open mic, usually third Sundays monthly, 3:00.
Oceanside area, (760) 758-2410, or www.sunsetpoets.org.
Fallbrook’s Writers featured reading and open mic for poetry or prose, once a month,
usually on Thursdays, doors open 5:30, reading 6:00. Café des Artistes,
103 S. Main Street, Fallbrook, (760) 522-1064,
the Vessel open mic features poets, singers, actors, comedians, every first and
third Friday, 8:00. Live music, drinks, and refreshments, all ages, $5 cover.
Canvas Cafe, 1370 San Marcos Blvd., Suite 120A, San Marcos,
Drunk Poets Society spoken word open mic, every Monday, 6:30-8:00. Hosted by Ola.
Winston’s Beach Club, 1921 Bacon Street, San Diego,
(619) 222-6822, www.myspace.com/winstonsdrunkpoetssociety.
SAN LUIS OBISPO/SANTA BARBARA/VENTURA
Tuesday Night Poets featured reading with open mic, every Tuesday, 7:30. Hosted by Roe Estep.
The Artists’ Union Gallery, 330 South California Street, Ventura, (805) 320-3524.
Bell Arts Factory presents a featured poet and open mic last Saturday monthly, 7:30.
Host: Friday Lubina. Bells Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Avenue, Ventura,
Corners of the Mouth! presents an open reading after the featured poets, limited to
five minutes and original work every third Sunday monthly since 1984, free, 7:00.
Linnaea’s Café, 1110 Garden Street, San Luis Obispo. Kevin Patrick Sullivan,
Artistic Director, (805) 547-1318, www.languageofthesoul.org.
Favorite Poems Project reading, poets and non-poets read favorite poems not their own,
hosted by Lois Klein, third Monday monthly, 5:15-6:30. The Blue Agave, 20 East
Cota Street, Santa Barbara. e-mail: loisklein @ verizon.net.
Friday Night AA Meeting plus Open Mic, every Friday, 6:30. Drug and alcohol free,
896 East Main Street, Ventura, (805) 794-9878, www.aplaceofpeace.org.
Poetry Zone featured reading and open mic, every second Saturday, 2:00-4:00.
Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 21 W. Anapamu, Santa Barbara. Host, Suzanne Frost,
Train of Thought open mic, every Thursday, 6:30, 856 East Thompson Blvd., Ventura,
between Ash and Kalorama, behind Kids and Families Together.
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