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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, 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, 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

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 submit.

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 We are looking for previously unpublished articles, interviews, fiction and poetry (or mixed media) to publish which reflect this aim.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 at

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: No fees, and all published poems and essays are considered for end-of-year $$$ prize

Share please…/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 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 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 at

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.…/minnesota-review-n…/. Submit here:

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 The other is Fine Linen, a quarterly print journal of flash fiction and art. Guidelines for Fine Linen are available at 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:

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 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:!apply/c1y8b

Still taking submissions for Strike #7.

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 your work.

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 do. If you're interested, please visit and click on the "Submit" tab on your left hand side of the screen. If you have any questions, please forward them to 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 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
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: 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: Please send 3 poems, under 16 lines, to Thanks!

No restriction on previously published, no reading fee, payment of 2 contributors copies-

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 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!

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.

Zero Point

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

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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 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:

Sleet seeks poetry, fiction, flash irregulars. For guidelines, please see

The Pedestal Magazine is currently seeking submissions of poetry and fiction. Please visit their web site for more information

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...


Boston Skyline


A Reading in Support of the World Poetry Movement's
World Poetry Action
Against the Proliferation of Nuclear Arms
and in Support of Worldwide Efforts for Peace

4 PM Saturday, October 22, 2016
The Democracy Center
Mount Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA

In a world where violence is ever increasing, where funds for education, jobs, health care are cut to the bone at the same time as funds for arms, munitions, and the military increase to record levels, a world where facilities for building new types of small/smart nuclear weapons are in the works, weapons that may make for some their use become thinkable.

Please Join Pam Annas, Mary Bonina, Kevin Bowen, Martha Collins, Gloria Mindock, Fred Marchant, Dorothy Nelson, Mark Pawlak, Tino Villaneuva, and others in an afternoon of readings in support of efforts of poets around the world to stop the proliferation of nuclear arms and support Worldwide efforts at Peace.

Admission is Free but donations to the victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti will be welcome.

Please note the Democracy Center is not Wheel Chair accessible, assistance will be provided if necessary, please call 781-492-1410

VOL: 6, No. 72, DATE: OCTOBER, 2016


SUNDAY OCT 23, 2016 1-3PM



We laugh,
We cry,
We write poetry,
The world smiles…


Arts From The Heart AFTH (on Facebook) is bring back A FAVORITE poet and friend Sean Theall to host his famous Halloween Poetry event Thursday October 20 with Nancy Brady Cunningham. It will be held at the old AFTH/ Poet's Pathway location , the Coffee Milano, 58 Center Street in Middleboro. Doors open at 6:30. The will be an open mic and feature by Sean Theall 7 to 9 p.m.. We'd love a Halloween poem or two and to see you! We will have a small cover for the Halloween cake and a rental fee to the Milano of $2 to $5. Bring your Halloween poetry to FRIGHT NIGHT! Wear a costume ! Forward to friends!

Rich Berg's and George Comeaux's monthly writing workshop will take place next on October 8 from 10 to 12 noon at the Ames Free Library in N Easton.

Saturday, October 22, 2016. 7:30-9:30pm Your Theatre Inc. Storytelling & Story Slam1st Hour-Featured Storytellers: Edward Maguire, Gloria Clark, Cora Peirce, Janine da Silva & Mark Fuller2nd Hour-Story Slam with Story Slam Master: Rich Berg, Last 1 standing walks off with 50 Bucks. Coffee/dessert-7pm. Tickets ($10 adults, $5 students/seniors) or to Register for the Story Slam, contact: Your Theatre Inc. 508-993-0772 or Advanced tickets suggested, as the venue does sell out. Location: Your Theatre Inc., St Martin's Church, 146 Rivet St. (corner of County) New Bedford. Handicapped accessible & free parking lot off County St.

The Boston Book Festival celebrates the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire by holding year-round events culminating in an annual, free Festival that promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of our city. This year's festival takes place October 14 - 15. Join Mass Poetry at Poems & Pints on Saturday, October 15 at 5:30 pm at the Copley Square Hotel.

Mass Poetry will once again be hosting the 2016 Statewide Student Day of Poetry on December 15 at UMass Boston. It is open to all middle and high school students, so please share with any educator or you children's teachers, have them contact me and I will connect them with the proper people.

The ninth Massachusetts Poetry Festival will be held May 5 - May 7, 2017 in beautiful downtown Salem, Massachusetts. The submission period for the festival is now open. You may submit your proposal here. The period will run until October 30. The festival seeks programming that encompasses the diversity of Massachusetts poets. Within that diversity, we will select the highest quality content and presentation possible.

JACK SCULLY/ POETRY: The Art of Words Mike Amado Memorial Series; The Poetry Showcase; Visual Inverse;
Poetry Partner with Mass Poetry Festival and Plymouth County Representative to Mass Poetry 857-719-3723

You are invited to a poetry reading by JON LOOMIS

Monday, October 24, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Suffolk University Poetry Center
Sawyer Library, 3rd Floor
73 Tremont Street
Boston, MA

Jon Loomis is the author of three critically acclaimed mystery novels set in Provincetown, MA. He is also the author of three books of poetry, most recently The Mansion of Happiness (2016), and all from Oberlin College Press. He teaches English and creative writing in west-Central Wisconsin, where he lives with his wife and family.

Cervena Barva Press Logo


Arts for the Armory
Basement, Room B8
191 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA
Featuring: Paula Bonnell | Richard Peabody | Sue Standing

Paula Bonnell's poems have been published in three collections and many periodicals, including Gargoyle, which is published and co-edited by Richard Peabody. Her books are Airs & Voices, selected by Mark Jarman for the Ciardi Prize; Message, which includes "Midwest" (as heard on The Writer's Almanac) and "Eurydice" (chosen by Albert Goldbarth for a narrative-poetry publication award). Her chapbook Before the Alphabet is a novella in free verse about a child's kindergarten year, and her chapbook tales retold will be out next spring. Places where her poems have appeared include reviews – American Poetry, Hopkins, Hudson, Manhattan Poetry, Southern Poetry, and The Women's Review of Books – as well as Blue Buildings, Invisible City, Rattle, The Real Paper, and Rhino. Currently her website features several links to poems recently published in online journals, including two sequences.

Richard Peabody is the founder and co-editor of Gargoyle Magazine and editor (or co-editor) of 24 anthologies including Mondo Barbie, Conversations with Gore Vidal, and A Different Beat: Writings by Women of the Beat Generation. The author of a novella, three short story collections, and seven poetry books, he is also a native Washingtonian. Peabody taught fiction writing at Johns Hopkins University for 15 years. His new book is The Richard Peabody Reader (Alan Squire Publishers, 2015).

Sue Standing's poems have appeared in many journals, including Agni, The American Poetry Review, American Scholar, The Atlantic Monthly, Five Points, The Iowa Review, The Nation, Ploughshares, and Southwest Review. Her collections of poetry include Amphibious Weather (Zephyr Press); Deception Pass (Alice James Books); Gravida (Four Way Books); and False Horizon (Four Way Books). She has won a Pushcart Prize for her short story, "Fast Sunday," which was initially published in Ploughshares. The recipient of grants from the Fulbright Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Bunting Institute, she teaches creative writing and African literature at Wheaton College, in Norton, Massachusetts, where she directs the creative writing program.

Admission is $3.00. Refreshments served.

Featuring: Brad Rose | Elisabeth Weiss | Margaret Young

Brad Rose was born and raised in Los Angeles, and lives in Boston. He is the author of Pink X-Ray, a book of poetry and short fiction (Big Table Publishing, 2015 Brad is recipient of Camroc Press Review's, 2013 Editor's Favorite Poetry Award and the 2014 winner of unFold magazine's "FIVE (5) Contest" for his found poem "Signs of Reincarnation at Le Parker Meridien Hotel, NY, NY." Nominated for two Pushcart prizes in fiction, Brad's poetry and fiction have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Folio, decomP, The Baltimore Review, The Midwest Quarterly, Lunch Ticket, San Pedro River Review, Off the Coast, Heavy Feather Review, Posit, Third Wednesday, Boston Literary Magazine, Right Hand Pointing, The Molotov Cocktail and other publications. He is the author of three electronic chapbooks, all from Right Hand Pointing: Democracy of Secrets, Dancing School Nerves, and Coyotes Circle the Party Store. Links to Brad's published poetry and fiction can be found at:

Elisabeth Weiss taught poetry in preschools, prisons, and nursing homes and as well as to the intellectually disabled. She now teaches writing at Salem State University. She's published poems in London's Poetry Review, Porch, Crazyhorse, Ibbetson Street Magazine, the Birmingham Poetry Review, the Paterson Literary Review and Muddy River Poetry Review and others. She won Talking/Writing Magazine's 2016 Hybrid Poetry Prize for The Anna Fragments. Her chapbook, The Caretaker's Lament, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2015. Elisabeth is a docent at the Lee Mansion in Marblehead and helps produce the yearly Massachusetts Poetry Festival in Salem. You can read more at her website:

Margaret Young grew up in Oberlin, Ohio and studied at Yale and University of California, Davis. She earned a 2005 Individual Artist Grant from the Ohio Arts Council and has published two poetry collections, Willow from the Willow (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2002) and Almond Town (Bright Hill Press, 2011). She lives in Beverly, Massachusetts, is on the faculty of the Global Center for Advanced Studies, and works as a teaching artist in area schools. Her website is

Admission is $3.00. Refreshments served.

Featuring: Nina Rubinstein Alonso | Ralph Pennel | Rodney Wittwer

Nina Rubinstein Alonso's poetry appeared in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Bagel Bards, Ibbetson Street, Cambridge Artists' Cooperative, Wilderness House Review, Muddy River Poetry Review, The New Boston Review, MomEgg, U. Mass. Review, Constant Remembrance, Avatar, etc. Most recently her stories, one a Pushcart nominee, another a Glimmer Train finalist, were in Southern Women's Review, Tears and Laughter and Broadkill Review. David Godine Press published her book This Body. She works with Constellations a Journal of Poetry and Fiction ( and directs Fresh Pond Ballet School in Cambridge (

Ralph Pennel is the author of A World Less Perfect for Dying In, (Cervena Barva Press, 2015). His writing has appeared in The Cape Rock, Ropes, Open to Interpretation, Apercus Quarterly and various other journals. Ralph teaches at Bentley University and Bunker Hill Community College. Ralph is a founding editor and fiction editor for the online literary magazine, Midway Journal( Ralph has been nominated for a pushcart and was a finalist for Poet Laureate of Somerville in 2014.

Rodney Wittwer is the author of Gone & Gone (Red Hen Press, 2012), and the recipient of fellowships from the Artist Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. His poems have appeared in many journals such as Barrow Street, DIAGRAM, The Literary Review, Memorious, Pleiades, Ploughshares, Verse Daily, and most recently in Kestrel, Solstice and Tinderbox. He lives in West Medford, MA and does not teach anywhere.

Admission is $3.00. Refreshments served.

Directions & parking:
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.

Porter Square Books in Cambridge

Porter Square Books | 25 White St. | Cambridge, MA 02140

Porter Square Books in Cambridge

Friday November 4, 2016

What Does It Mean to Be White in America?

The readers will be Martha Collins, Sean Frederick Forbes (co-editor), Debby Irving, Barbara Beckwith, Abe Lateiner, and Jim Kates.


Mike Amado


Poetry reading and Open Mic
The Plymouth Guild for the Arts
11 North St. Downtown Plymouth, MA [Downtown just off Rte 3A]



Free admission and refreshments.

Upcoming Readings


visit us on-line


Out of the Blue Gallery

Stone Soup Poetry (Host: Chad Parenteau), a 38 year old venue, $4, sign up to be a feature - call Bill Perrault at 978-454-7423.
Starts at 7:30PM and don't forget to sign up!
Recorded on local t.v. station.

Stone Soup Poetry Series
Out of the Blue Gallery
106 Prospect Street
Cambridge, MA
Host: Chad Parenteau

Visit the Stone Soup web site:

Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of the Blue Art Gallery at 106 Prospect Street with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m.

Timothy Gager

1st Friday- Cambridge, MA

(starts with four, 15 MINUTE OPEN MIC SLOTS AT 8 PM)
with SIGN-UP starting at 7 PM


For more info and to get on the mailing list: EMAIL

USUALLY the 3rd FRIDAY of the MONTH!
NOLA’s TIGH FILI POETRY & OPEN MIC, $5, 8PM, Host: Nola, poems/prose.

OPEN BARK meets @ the Out of the Blue Art Gallery,

Open Bark "Candelite Poetry" with Hostess Deborah M. Priestly and Features!!!!

Debbe Priestly with Earth Goddess

Out of the Blue Art Gallery
106 Prospect Street,
Cambridge, MA 02139

Every Saturday Nite

Open Bark Features @ the Out of the Blue Art Gallery:

Time: 8PM into the night! Admission: $3-5 at the door (donations accepted & adored!)

Readers: Features are determined about 1 month in advance. If you want to be one, Deborah Priestly and Rob Russell (Feature Coordinator), will book you to be one. Call the gallery at (617)354-5287 and ask to speak to Rob Russell, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from about 1pm to 8pm. Or email us at and put your Poetry Feature Request to the Attention of Rob Russell, Feature Coordinator! Thank you!

Other info: We are a very laid back and creative Poetry Venue, "Open Bark Candelite Poetry Series" running on 11 (eleven) years strong now. We only ask that you bring original work and if you read someone else's work, like a famous poet or poetess' that you give recognition to their work by reciting first their name. Musicians, actors, mimes, dancers, drummers and others welcomed!!!!

Out Of The Blue Art Gallery
106 Prospect Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
phone: 617-354-5287

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

Brockton Arts/Night Slam website

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 if you have questions about our policy. You can also check out the website for the venue,

Cantab Lounge
738 Massachusetts Ave,
Central Square, Cambridge, Mass
(617) 354-2685

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.

Cambridge Common
1667 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA. 02138


Manhattan Skyline





Lalita Java
210 East 3rd St.
New York, NY 10009
(Btwn. B & C)

Every Monday: Louder Arts presents...

louder arts

"The Slam"
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
(212) 979-6677

Every Thursday Mike Geffner presents...

the inspired word

The Inspired Word
An all-star poetry/spoken word event
every Thursday

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
212 598-9126

92nd Street Y Reading Series

Main Reading Series

92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128


New Jersey:



John Petrolino
The Frank Talk Reading Series

Frank Talk

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

$5.00 Cover
(includes food, beverages, and other goodies
supplied by Frank Talk owner Gilda Rogers)

Open Mic after the Feature

Contact: John Petrolino

John Petrolino


Old Town Philadelphia


"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

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

Contact info:
The Gallery - (215)564-2554
Aziza Kintehg(215)668-4500
Email: azizalockdiva@...

or check out the website:

Pacific Northwest:


Poetry Readings and other events in Seattle
and around the Pacific Northwest

Visit the POETSWEST Website for more readings...



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Southern California Open Readings


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,

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 @

Poetry circle, second Wednesday, 6:30. Hosted by Ron Dvorkin. Encino-Tarzana Branch Library, 18231 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, (818) 343-1983, RONDVORKIN @

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,

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 @,

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,, or pero @

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,


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 @

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.


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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

Sunset Poets presents a featured poet and open mic, usually third Sundays monthly, 3:00. Oceanside area, (760) 758-2410, or

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,


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,

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 @

Friday Night AA Meeting plus Open Mic, every Friday, 6:30. Drug and alcohol free, 896 East Main Street, Ventura, (805) 794-9878,

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, (805) 252-1655.

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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