Alan W. JankowskiMarch 16, 1961 - March 10, 2017Alan was a longstanding member of Stories Space and served as a moderator from August 2011 until March 2017. In his memory, we have preserved his profile page just as he left it.---------------------------I drink therefore I am...
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Managed to get my poem "The Conning Of America" published in multiple charity anthologies, and I believe this is the first one released as of today. It's quite a big project with 19 editors and a total of 351 poets, and note that 50% of all net sales receipts donated to Planned Parenthood. Here's an interview with two of the editors which tells the story behind it... Meet the Press: Dante Di Stefano in Conversation with Michael Boughn and Kent Johnson, editors of Dispatches from the Poetry Wars and its new book series, Dispatches Editions http://blog.bestamericanpoetry.com/the_best_american_poetry/2017/02/meet-the-press-dante-di-stefano-in-conversation-with-michael-boughn-and-kent-johnson-editors-of-dispatches-from-the-poetry.htmlAnd here's the listing of all the poets and editors involved on the Spuyten Duyvil website... Dispatches Editions - Resist Much / Obey Little - Inaugural Poems to the Resistance http://www.spuytenduyvil.net/resist-much-obey-little.htmlAnd it is available on Amazon as well for anyone interested... Resist Much / Obey Little: Inaugural Poems to the Resistance https://www.amazon.com/dp/1944682325/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1488566165&sr=1-1I'll add the other anthologies that my poem is included in to this thread as they're released. There were a number of charity sub calls in response to the election, and I believe it's included in at least three...though frankly it's hard for me to keep track of these things myself... http://upload.storiesspace.com/1412923400-Resist Much Obey Little Anthology Feb. 28, 2017..jpg
62 Poetry Manuscript Publishers Who Do not Charge Reading FeesSo many poetry publishers charge submission fees to writers. The following is a list of publishers who have at least one free reading period a year, where they will consider all the manuscripts submitted to them... 62 Poetry Manuscript Publishers Who Do not Charge Reading Fees http://www.authorspublish.com/62-poetry-manuscript-publishers-who-do-not-charge-reading-fees/
Litbreak Calls for Prose and Poetry SubmissionsPayment: up to $100/storyJob source: WritingCareer.comLitbreak, an online literary journal launched in Dec. of 2015, has an ongoing reading period to find the best eccentric prose and poetry written by both emerging and established writers... Litbreak - Submissions http://litbreak.com/submissions/
WOLVES: Now Accepting SubmissionsAn online journal that pays up to 30 dollars for fiction... WOLVES: Now Accepting Submissions http://www.authorspublish.com/wolves-now-accepting-submissions/
25 Literary Journals That Publish Genre WritingA curated list publishers that accept genre writing –– science fiction, romance, mystery, western, etc. Many of these publishers pay well for the stories they publish... 25 Literary Journals That Publish Genre Writing http://www.authorspublish.com/25-journals-that-publish-genre-writing/
Third Flatiron Publishing Calls for Satiric Science Fiction StoriesPayment: 6 cents/wordJob source: WritingCareer.comThird Flatiron Publishing, a quarterly sci-fi/f publication, is now curating stories for the June 2017 issue, this one with the theme called, "Cat's Breakfast"—a collection of stories inspired by the satiric social commentary of Kurt Vonnegut... Submissions Guidelines http://www.thirdflatiron.com/liveSite/pages/submissions
A writing contest that might interest some, poetry and prose up to 2k...the theme is "borders"...first prize $200.00 and publication...no fee, deadline is March 1... Spring 2017 Themed Contest—Borders http://www.readmeridian.org/contests/
And more...5 Anthologies Seeking SubmissionsA variety of anthologies in need of submissions. Payment up to $300... 5 Anthologies Seeking Submissions http://www.authorspublish.com/5-anthologies-seeking-submissions/
7 Free Writing Contests With Cash Prizes of $1,000+Cash prizes as high as $18,000. Deadlines are approaching... 7 Free Writing Contests With Cash Prizes of $1,000+ https://www.freedomwithwriting.com/freedom/uncategorized/7-free-writing-contests-with-1000-cash-prizes/
All upcoming anthology calls actually...7 Short Story Publishers that Pay $240+ Per StoryDeadlines are approaching fast! The first deadline is February 28th... 7 Short Story Publishers that Pay $240+ Per Story https://www.freedomwithwriting.com/freedom/uncategorized/7-short-story-publishers-that-pay-240-per-story/
A con man rolled into town, With a funny looking wig. Made a lot of promises, Everything will be really big. He claims he doesn’t like immigrants, Says they cause a lot of strife, But you certainly would never know, By looking at his imported wife. And he doesn’t like Muslims, And forget it if you’re black. And as for those pesky Mexicans, He’s sending them all back. ...
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To some the world revolves around them, And nothing else can matter. They’ll do anything to reach that end, Including endless idle chatter. They walk around like “Hey look at me.” And are only happy when you do. They’re like an exhibit for all to see, Like an animal in a zoo. Nowadays they’re on the net, joining many a site, And they bully everyone around. They’ll be on the computer, day...
Added 02 Oct 2016 | Category Poetry
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Flowers bloom, the Winter thaw, Outside the songbirds sing. With the arrival of the bluebirds, I know that it is Spring. But listening to the bird’s songs, And watching the flowers bloom. I can’t but help myself, For feeling a certain gloom. For I find myself a bit jealous, As the flowers start anew, So often I wish I could do the same, If I just knew what to do. ...
Added 24 Mar 2016 | Category Poetry
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This day is yours, it belongs to you, Do anything that you desire to do. Watch your favorite shows, eat your favorite food, Do anything that puts you in a good mood. Your friends are here to celebrate too, This day is yours, it belongs to you. You’ve been working too hard, you need a break, Sit down and have another piece of cake. Open the presents your friends have bought, You can...
Added 15 Mar 2016 | Category Poetry
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Nikolai reached his hand into his pocket and felt the knife. He had worked for weeks on it, slowly grinding down the stone blade day by day. He only had one chance to take out the guard when he reached the perimeter. From there he would have to rush to the lake and assemble the raft he had made out of drop cloths he found lying around the prison camp behind the officer’s quarters. He...
Added 23 Feb 2016 | Category Micro Fiction
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She’s hot and wet when she greets me in the morning, I know of no better way to wake up. And when I need her she is always there, She fills my loving cup. It is an affair that has been going on for years, And she will continue to comfort when I’m old. When I am down she perks me up, She warms me when I am cold. Dark and bold she comes to me, More beautiful than any sunrise. ...
Added 02 Feb 2016 | Category Poetry
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Two young brothers are left at home, All by their lonesome selves, The older one notices a new toy, Sitting high up on a shelf. He climbs up and brings on down, What he believes is a toy gun, He thinks about the games they’ll play, Boy this sure will be fun. He aims the ‘toy’ at his little brother, And shoots him in the head, But that gun was not a toy at all, And soon...
Added 27 Oct 2015 | Category Poetry
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Dedicated to combat veterans and PTSD sufferers, wherever they may be...thank you for your service... An Enemy That Haunts My Mind... In the middle of the night I lie in bed, Fighting an enemy that’s in my head. An enemy that’s always there, An enemy that won’t play fair. An enemy that haunts my mind, An enemy that is not kind. The price paid for doing good, Of doing...
Added 15 Mar 2015 | Category Poetry
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It’s All Hallow’s Eve and there’s little sound, Except for a few goblins dancing around, An old witch creates another evil spell, Summoning demons from down in Hell. The old hag stirs her boiling stew, Adds eye of a newt, and another shrew, The cauldron bubbles over the roaring fire, The smoke rising up, higher and higher. A black cat watches and suddenly screams, It’s enough to...
Added 31 Oct 2014 | Category Poetry
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I wish it could be different, I wish there was another way, If only for the sake of your children, I would have liked to stay. I came into your life a few years back, When you were looking for a man, I’ve tried to help anyway I could, But I’ve done all that I can. Your kids took to me from the start, And they always called me ‘Dad.’ You even told me more than once, That...
Added 24 Sep 2014 | Category Poetry
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You always did like surprise endings, A twist no one could see coming, And that last one of yours was a doozy. Days later, we're still reeling, Not from the shock, which dissipates, But from a grief that lingers. You probably never knew The regard people held you in, For it seemed to sneak up As we chatted and laughed About topics big and small. Our esteem grew Alongside your virtual...
Added 17 Mar 2017 | Category Poetry
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