Outdoor Voices for an Indoor World, Vol 2

By Unknown

angrycowpoetry.blogspot.com

Angry Cow Poetry is now taking submissions for a poetry/spoken word project collecting many different voices.

Pieces can be new or old, personal or political, read or memorized.

Poets will be limited to one poem each for this project.

Volume 1

Questions & Submissions: angrycowpoetry@gmail.com
Deadline: August 15
Theme: None, send your best stuff.
Please record in landscape (horizontally).
Inclusion of non-copyrighted music is okay, but the focus of the piece should be the words.

(This project is independent of Writing Knights,
Writing Knights is not involved with the selection process)

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Back to Work! – This Joust In: Vol 2, Issue 2

By Unknown

Purchase Little Fire Grows here!

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon, Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)

I don’t like quoting John Lennon, but this is the truth, for sure.

The last “This Joust In” we suggested Writing Knights was going to be able to release a few chapbooks in June. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. It’s no one’s fault, just the variable nature of life in China. The last month was packed with work that needed to be done and tiredness that was had by me. Writing Knights can’t be my top priority when compared to the job I’m in China to do. So energy reserves have to be poured into that first and foremost.

Good thing about that?

Purchase PUNATIC here!

I’m on Summer Vacation^TM!

If you’ve been following Writing Knights’ Social Media, you’ll see that we’ve officially released two books Little Fire Grows by Casey Krysztofik and PUNATIC by James Schwartz (even though that was technically available).

We have the go-ahead to re-release “When the Mist Has Gone” by our dear departed H.L. Rippingale (one of Writing Knights’ earliest authors) so that will be on the docket in our upcoming releases. Again, we won’t publish a schedule, because things change, but we are hoping to be busy this summer! AND if we can properly organize our time, we should also be able to keep releasing into the fall.

“Getting Through Gold Beach” is upcoming as well, that might be the next book we work on. We will also start approaching the other entrants into the Birthday Chapbook Contest if we want to publish their work. Writing Knights also has a backlog of submissions we put on hold that we were sitting on, unable to do anything with due to burn out. We will probably approach those authors in time as well.

ADDITIONALLY, Writing Knights has opened up submissions for chapbooks, full length books and mixed-media books.

Click for submission guidelines

What’s more, The Wayward Sword has three submission calls currently open:

“The Hero With a Thousand Faces” – 1,000 Haiku submission, based on
Joseph Campbell’s summary of the monomyth (Yes, we tried this in 2018,
we didn’t get enough submissions, so we cancelled that call, this is a
new call, please resubmit).

“CRUSHED” – Fiction Submission: One day, your social media crush /
shows up on your doorstep. / You never told them your address. / But,
you talked with them online to the point you / felt like you knew them
inside and out, / and they knew you. / What would you do?

“I Know a Place” – Poetry Submission: “I know a place and it’s not
the moon (or the sea)” / ‘Poets be like “I know a place” and it’s the
moon. Again.’ / ‘Poets be like “I know a place” and then show you any
body of water like we’ve never seen water before.’ / — Kimberly
Nguyen @knguyenpoetry on Twitter

https://writingknightspress.blogspot.com/2020/07/i-know-place-wayward-sword-poetry.html
Click for submission guidelines

Details in the links. All Wayward Sword deadlines are December 31, 2020 or until we fill the calls.

We are trying to take measures so that burnout does not happen again. We want to make sure everyone gets the right amount of attention and get the best that Writing Knights can offer. So we are going to work on our books and our pages slowly, carefully and make sure everything is as close to perfect as we can get without being boring. Hopefully, that is reflected in our output!

The best time to write is now!
Azriel Johnson

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A NEW Summer Flock of Thirteen Myna Birds is Here!

By Juliet Blood Pudding

The NEW Summer flock of Thirteen Myna Birds is HERE – Magnolia Swirl by MISH


“All your glory’s hidden by folded masks – Scents of sharp sterile swabs – Moths batter themselves against the tent – Talons will tear a coverlet in pink – grey matter splattered upon the wall you beat your head against – Merciless ravaging of life – We are twins in different universes – the halos of tarnished angels – the slow decay of bodies – the sweetness of an imagined kiss – where each of us holds to this strange broken world – when those loud fires came into her dreams – Tomorrow another mask”

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Little Fire Grows by Casey Krysztofik

By Unknown

Published July 6, 2020

Chapbook – 36 pages, 5″ x 8″, ISBN: 979-8663892001

No ships on pudding moana surface.
Pink shores with boa constrictors.
Contained from shifting by halter strap.
Cameo at the heart protected by beads.

Organza dress and fascinator
with peacock curved feathers.
Waiting at the balcony.
Enjoying the fresh air.

VII: Gabriella

Little Fire Grows was one of the winners of Writing Knights 10th Anniversary Birthday Chapbook Contest!

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PUNATIC by James Schwartz

By Unknown

Published March 31, 2019

Mixed Media – 39 pages, 8.5″ x 11″, ISBN: 978-1091931534

About the Author:
James Schwartz is a poet, slam performer & author of The Literary Party: Growing Up Gay and Amish in America (2011), Arrival and Departure (2014) & Secular, Satirical & Sacred Meditations (2016).


His poetry has appeared in various journals including Poetry 24, The Good Men Project, Silver Birch Press blog, RFD Magazine, WritersResist.com & numerous anthologies including Among the Leaves: Queer Male Poets on the Midwestern Experience, QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology & most recently Not My President: An Anthology of Dissent (2017) & an essay in Our Happy Hours: LGBT Voices From the Gay Bars (2017).

Watch his podcasts with Torah Bontrager on growing up gay & Amish at torahbontrager.libsyn.com & iTunes.

He resides on the Big Island, Hawai’i.


Literaryparty.blogspot.com
Twitter: @queeraspoetry
IG: @queeraspoetry
Facebook.com/GayAmish

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NEW! July is upon us and Sein und Werden has re-emerged and includes one of Juliet Cook’s poems!

By Juliet Blood Pudding

the newborns might just be a hoax.
A doll whose eyes are bleeding

sour raspberry jam. A mouth rasping,
trying to hiss its way out of a dollhouse.

July is upon us and Sein und Werden has re-emerged!

Juliet Cook is delighted to have one of her Museum of Impending Death poems appearing in this new Summer 2020 Issue of Sein und Werden, Le Retour!

Appearing beside some wonderful art, Entombed By Their Hate by Walter Savage!
http://www.kissthewitch.co.uk/seinundwerden/summer20/page7.html

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“I Know a Place” – The Wayward Sword (Poetry Submission)

By Unknown

Because of this Tweet, Writing Knights might open up a submission call for “I know a place and it’s not the moon (or the sea)”

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DEADLINE: December 31, 2020 (or when we fill our submission quota).
TARGET LENGTH: Min 2,000 words – Max 5,000 words
EMAIL: waywardswordsubs@gmail.com.
EMAIL SUBJECT: “Submission – Know Place – Creator Name”
EMAIL BODY: Pen name, Email address, Title of Piece.
EMAIL ATTACHMENT: Microsoft DOC or DOCX, NO PDF, NO Google DOC links.
COVER ART: If you have something that might fit, send it!
AUTHOR BIO/PHOTO: Photo no larger than 2″ x 2″, 300 dpi JPG, bio between 25 and 50 words.
RELEASE: Slated 2021
COMPENSATION: Free PDF copy, DISCOUNTED physical copies.
RIGHTS: Revert to author after publication or if the collection is cancelled.

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“CRUSHED” – The Wayward Sword (Fiction Submission)

By Unknown

Borrowed from socialmediacrush.wordpress.com

One day, your social media crush
shows up on your doorstep.
You never told them your address.
But, you talked with them online to the point you
felt like you knew them inside and out,
and they knew you.
What would you do?

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DEADLINE: December 31, 2020 (or when we fill our submission quota).

TARGET LENGTH: Min 2,000 words – Max 5,000 words

EMAIL: waywardswordsubs@gmail.com.

EMAIL SUBJECT: “Submission – CRUSHED – Creator Name”

EMAIL BODY: Pen name, Email address, Title of Piece.

EMAIL ATTACHMENT: Microsoft DOC or DOCX, NO PDF, NO Google DOC links.

COVER ART: If you have something that might fit, send it!

AUTHOR BIO/PHOTO: Photo no larger than 2″ x 2″, 300dpi JPG, bio between 25 and 50 words.

RELEASE: Slated 2021

COMPENSATION: Free PDF copy, DISCOUNTED physical copies.

RIGHTS: Revert to author after publication or if the collection is cancelled.

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“The Hero With a Thousand Faces” – The Wayward Sword (Haiku Submission)

By Unknown

Cover of the original, from Wikipedia

A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.
Joseph Campbell’s summary of the monomyth.

A haiku may not seem like a hero’s journey, three lines or less, 17 syllables or less (or more) there are so many variations, some even include other forms similar like senryu.

But anyone who has written a truly remarkable haiku knows the struggle over syllabic count or the new English translation of what the Japanese called ‘on’ or ‘morae’ or even content that is relevant to a potential audience.

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DEADLINE: December 31, 2020 (or when we fill our submission quota).

THEME: There is no set theme. If you want to talk about Heroes, that’s fine. If not, that’s also fine.

EMAIL: waywardswordsubs@gmail.com.

EMAIL SUBJECT: “Submission – 1000 Faces – Creator Name”

EMAIL BODY: Pen name, Email address, Title of Piece.
Up to 10 haiku/senryu. These can be linked (renku), or separate.
Visual art (haiga) is also acceptable. Maximum of 3.5″ x 7″, 300dpi JPG.

EMAIL ATTACHMENT: Microsoft DOC or DOCX, NO PDF, NO Google DOC links.

COVER ART: If you have something that might fit, send it!

AUTHOR BIO/PHOTO: Photo no larger than 2″ x 2″, 300dpi JPG, bio between 25 and 50 words.

RELEASE: Slated 2021

COMPENSATION: Free PDF copy, DISCOUNTED physical copies.

RIGHTS: Revert to author after publication or if the collection is cancelled.

Pro-Tip: Write about something you’ve never heard someone write about before OR write about something someone else has written, but do it in your own unique fashion.

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NEW! Juliet Cook’s New Micro-Chapbook, “Histrionics Inside My Interior City” is alive!

By Juliet Blood Pudding

This mental interrogation chamber

is a swimming pool filled with vodka.

This mental interrogation chamber

is a swimming pool loaded with wine

underneath a broken diving board dripping glass.

Today, Juliet Cook’s Micro-Chapbook, “Histrionics Inside My Interior City” is alive, thank you to Ghost City Press!
You can read less than 15 pages of Histrionics here –

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