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 We are looking for previously unpublished articles,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...
ČERVENÁ BARVA PRESS STUDIO
THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS AT THE ARMORY
Arts for the Armory
Basement, Room B8
191 Highland Avenue
CERVENA BARVA PRESS READING SERIES
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 7, 7:00PM
Featuring: Daniel Hudon | Len Krisak |
Daniel Hudon, originally from Canada, is an adjunct lecturer in astronomy and math in Boston.
He is the author of the forthcoming nonfiction book about the biodiversity crisis, Brief Eulogies for Lost Animals
(Pen and Anvil, Boston), as well as a nonfiction book about astronomy, The Bluffer's Guide to the Cosmos
(Oval Books, London) and a chapbook of prose and poetry, Evidence for Rainfall (Pen and Anvil, Boston).
He can be found at danielhudon.com and @daniel_hudon.
Len Krisak has taught at Brandeis University, Northeastern University,and Stonehill College.
His two chapbooks, Midland and Fugitive Child, came out in 1999 from Somers Rocks Press and Aralia Press,
respectively. In 2000, his full-length collection Even as We Speak won the Richard Wilbur Prize and was published
by the University of Evansville Press. In 2004, If Anything appeared from WordTech Editions, in 2006, Carcanet
published his Odes of Horace, a complete translation, and in 2010 his complete translation of Virgil's Eclogues
was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. In 2014, his complete
translation of Ovid's Amores and Ars Amatoria appeared from the University of Pennsylvania Press,
his Afterimage from Measure Press/University of Evansville, and his complete Catullus from Carcanet Press.
In 2015, his complete translation of Rilke's New Poems appeared from Boydell & Brewer.
More than 700 of his poems and translations have appeared over the years in such journals as
The Hudson Review, The Sewanee Review, Agni, Agenda,The Antioch Review, Raritan, The Southwest Review,
The London Magazine, The New Criterion, Commonweal, PN Review, Stand Magazine, The Oxonian Review,
The Hopkins Review, TheBoston Globe, The Formalist, Literary Imagination,Measure, Margie,
Classical Outlook, and The Oxford Book of Poems on Classical Mythology, among many others.
In addition to the Richard Wilbur Prize, he has received the Robert Penn Warren and Robert Frost Prizes,
the Pinch Prize, a Los Angeles Poetry Festival Award, and numerous honors from the
New England Poetry Club, which awarded Even as We Speak the Motton Book Prize.
He is the former winner of the GoldPocket.com National Trivia Competition and is a
four-time Champion on Jeopardy!
Christopher Reilley is the current poet laureate for Dedham, MA. He is the author of the chapbook 'Grief Tattoos'
and the full length collection 'Breathing for Clouds', both from Big Table Publishing. He is the founder of the
Dedham Poet Society, contributing editor to Acoustic Ink, and leads the Mother Brook Literary Series on the third
Tuesday of each month. His poems can be found at chrisreilleypoems.blogspot.com
Admission is $3.00. Refreshments served.
Cervena Barva Press Reading Series
Reading and Book Launch
January 26, 2017 at 7:00PM
On Broad Sound by Rusty Barnes (Nixes Mate Books, 2016)
Grand Slams: A Coming of Eggs Story by Timothy Gager (Big Table Publishing, 2016)
Featuring: Rusty Barnes | Timothy Gager
Rusty Barnes grew up in rural northern Appalachia. He received his B.A. from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania and
his M.F.A. from Emerson College. His poetry, fiction and nonfiction have appeared in over two hundred journals and
anthologies. His flash fiction appears in Best Small Fictions 2015, edited by Tara Masih and Robert Olen Butler.
Ridgerunner is his last novel. On Broad Sound, his book of poetry, is published by Nixes Mate Press.
Timothy Gager is the author of twelve books of short fiction and poetry. His latest Grand Slams (Big Table Publishing)
is his second novel. He's hosted the successful Dire Literary Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts since 2001 and was
the co-founder of Somerville News Writers Festival. He has had over 400 works of fiction and poetry published and of
which eleven have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His work has been read on National Public Radio. Timothy
is the Fiction Editor of The Wilderness House Literary Review, the founding co-editor
of The Heat City Literary Review and has edited the book,
Out of the Blue Writers Unite: A Book of Poetry and Prose from the Out of the Blue Art Gallery.
A graduate of the University of Delaware, Timothy lives in Dedham, Massachusetts and is
employed as a social worker.
Admission is FREE. 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.
CHAPTER AND VERSE LITERARY READING SERIES
A Special Program by the Writers' Room of Boston
FRIDAY, December 9, 2016 at 7:30 pm
LORING-GREENOUGH HOUSE, 12 SOUTH STREET
JAMAICA PLAIN CENTER
The Writers' Room of Boston is a nonprofit organization committed to supporting the
creation of new literature by providing a secure, affordable workspace and an engaged
community to emerging and established writers in downtown Boston.
Alexander Danner is the President of the Board of Directors for The Writers' Room of Boston, where he was also
awarded the Ivan Gold Fellowship in 2005. In addition to being the co-creator of the serial audio drama Greater Boston,
he writes comics and prose fiction. His stories have appeared in Poetry & Prose, The Saturday Evening Post, and
Fantasy Scroll Magazine, as well as the Machine of Death anthology. He is the co-author
of two textbooks: Comics: A Global History, 1968-Present with Dan Mazur,
and Character Design for Graphic Novels with Steven Withrow.
For her day job, Liz Breen writes television commercials for clients like Progressive Insurance and the
National Association of Realtors. At night, she focuses on short stories and flash fiction. Her work has
appeared in the Columbia Journal, CHEAP POP and Cleaver Magazine, among others. She holds an MFA from
Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Debka Colson writes fiction, poetry and nonfiction. Her work has appeared in North American Review, Slab, Folio,
Roar, and The Rumpus, among others, and in two anthologies. Debka completed her MFA at Lesley University and is the
Program Director for the Writers' Room of Boston, where she was awarded the Ivan Gold Fellowship in 2013. In her home
base of Jamaica Plain, she serves as the Flash Fiction Contest Coordinator for JP Reads.
Eric Hyett is a poet, linguist and translator from Cambridge. His poetry, as well as his co-translations of
contemporary Japanese poet Kiriu Minashita, appear frequently in major literary journals including, most recently,
the Cincinnati Review, The Hudson Review, Barrow Street, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review and Antioch Review.
Eric is presently finishing two poetry manuscripts and a memoir. He is the first "legacy" member of The Writers'
Room of Boston (his mother, Barbara Helfgott Hyett was a founder) and serves on the Board.
Ellin Sarot is a poet and editor. She was the inaugural 2014 Gish Jen Fellow at the Writers' Room of Boston and
now serves on the Board. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Paterson Literary Review, String Poet,
Main Street Rag, and Deronda Review, among others, and in anthologies, including Veils, Halos, and Shackles;
International Poetry on the Abuse and Oppression of Women; and Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence.
Ellin grew up in NYC but now lives in Cambridge where street trees are everywhere and, lately, also wild turkeys.
Brent Whelan retired recently after many years of teaching high school English at Commonwealth School in Boston in
order to devote himself to writing fiction. He joined the WROB in the fall of 2015, and has completed a very rough
draft of a novel there, along with a number of short stories. He is married with three grown children. He also writes
blogs on various political and cultural matters.
Ari Belathar is a Mexican poet and playwright in exile. After being kidnapped and tortured by the
Mexican National Army in 2001 due to her work as a student activist and independent journalist,
she escaped to Canada as a political refugee. Her poetry has appeared in journals and anthologies
around the world. Ari has been awarded residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts, The Arctic Circle,
and Blue Mountain Center. She relocated to the U.S. in 2014 and is the current Writers' Room of Boston
Aaron Krol has received poetry fellowships from the Massachusetts Culutral Council and the
Saint Botolph Club Foundation, and has been published in 32 Poems, Mississippi Review, KROnline,
Cimarron Review, and elsewhere. He grew up in Baltimore, and now lives in Watertown with his wife,
Shannon Wagner, a fellow alum of the MFA creative writing program at Emerson College.
Suggested donation: $5.00 or whatever you can afford.
(We mean this. We would rather have you than your money.)
Free refreshments are served.
Parking Information: The Loring-Greenough House has a parking lot, but four spaces are reserved for
ZIP Cars. Please respect these spaces, and also please try not to park on the grass. There is nonrestricted
street parking and a large, free public parking lot off Centre Street between Burroughs and Thomas Streets just
a block from the Loring-Greenough House.
For information check our website at http://jamaicapondpoets.com
or email 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 December 11, 2016 @ 12 NOON LORI DESROSIERS & DAVID MILLER
Lori Desrosiers' poetry books are The Philosopher's Daughter (Salmon Poetry, 2013), a chapbook,
Inner Sky (Glass Lyre Press 2015) and Sometimes I Hear the Clock Speak (Salmon Poetry, 2016).
Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She edits Naugatuck River Review, a journal
of narrative poetry. She teaches Literature and Composition at Westfield State University and
Holyoke Community College, and Poetry in the Interdisciplinary Studies program for the Lesley
University M.F.A. graduate program.
David P. Miller's chapbook, The Afterimages, was published in 2014 by Cervena Barva Press.
His poems have appeared in Meat for Tea, Main Street Rag, Ibbetson Street, Painters and Poets,
Fox Chase Review, Wilderness House Literary Review, Muddy River Poetry Review, Incessant Pipe,
and Clementine Unbound, among others. His poem "Kneeling Woman and Dog" appeared in the 2015 edition
of Best Indie Lit New England. David is a librarian at Curry College in Milton, Mass.
MUSIC FEATURE Laura B Whitmore
Free admission and refreshments.
JAN 8- ALICE KOCIEMBA & LEO RACICOT
FEB 12 KEVIN GALLAGHER & RENE SCHWIESOW
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"
Poetry & Music Update DEC. 2016
Thursday December 16th 8am-1pm
2016 Student Day of Poetry
Selected Readings, Workshops & Student Open Mic
Host: Mass Poetry
Location: UMass Boston
Contact: Sara Siegel, Program Director, Mass Poetry
Thursday December 16th 7-9pm
For the Love of Words
Artist Interviews & Performances
Poetry Artist: Louise Derry Wells
Music Artist: Sweet Wednesday
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
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
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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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