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Writing Matters Makes Feedspot Top 200

This blog, Writing Matters, debuted this week at #126 in Feedspot’s Top 200 writing blogs & websites. I imagine we’ll rank even higher eventually, but you have to start somewhere.
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Halftime Magazine | “Reconnaissant Pour L’Esprit de Corps” by Randal A. Burd, Jr.

A sestina I wrote about my time in marching band was published one year ago today as a web exclusive on the website of Halftime Magazine. Thanks, Christine!


122 Literary Magazines Accepting Reprints (Updated for 2019) — toofulltowrite (I’ve started so I’ll finish)

Here is a shout out to David Ellis at Toofulltowrite.com for including our list of literary magazines accepting reprints among the resources of his site. They also have a literary magazine entitled, Auroras & Blossoms Poetry Journal, which has been added to our list (bringing it to 123 literary magazines accepting reprints). This publication does have a reading fee, but there is no fee for a single poem or 500-wd article. There are also separate submission guidelines for 13-16 year-old poets.

Originally posted on Writing Matters: I took the 2016 list entitled “185 Literary Magazines Accepting Reprints” from publishedtodeath.blogspot.com and manually checked each entry. Those which no longer functioned or explicitly stated they only want unpublished work have been removed. New entries are added when discovered. This list update is an ongoing process: last updated November…


via 122 Literary Magazines Accepting Reprints (Updated for 2019) — toofulltowrite (I’ve started so I’ll finish)

What is “previously published” and where can I submit reprints? — Trish Hopkinson

A shout out to Trish Hopkinson for mentioning our list of 122 Literary Magazines Accepting Reprints in the following post on her blog!

UPDATED 11/10/2019 The article “What Is Considered Previously Published Writing?” on Writer’s Relief does a great job explaining all the nuances of determining if your work should be considered previously published. For example, is the original publisher still online? Is the issue out of print? Do blogs and social networking posts count? Many literary magazines and […]

via What is “previously published” and where can I submit reprints? — Trish Hopkinson

Sparks of Calliope

I appreciate the mention on Kersten Christianson’s blog. Kersten is editor of Alaska Women Speak and a talented poet whose poem, “Solar Flare,” recently appeared in Sparks of Calliope.

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Thank you to Sparks of Calliope‘s editor Randal Burd for walking into November with “Solar Flare,” my riff on Mary Oliver’s “Wild Geese.”  It is here I am in fine company as fellow poet and AWS editor Ray Ball has published her poem, “Return.”  In the spirit that the writing community can sometimes mirror Alaska in the idea of ample ground and many connections, Randal Burd is poised to release his new collection of poetry with Kelsay Books, Memoirs of a Witness Treein spring 2020.

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