NEW! Juliet Cook’s poem “Industrial Carousel” appears within The Rising Phoenix Review!

By Juliet Blood Pudding “Try this pill until you run out of power.
Let your body and brain get used
to this manufacturer’s version of this pill,
and then you will be switched to another
like your brain is just a light switch
like your brain is just a plug
like your brain is just a hole in the wall
hotel room with a bath tub that doesn’t work anymore.”

from Juliet Cook’s poem, “Industrial Carousel”, making an appearance in The Rising Phoenix Review

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NEW! Tarot Card Shark, a collaborative poem by Martin Willitts Jr and Juliet Cook appears in The Daily Drunk!

By Juliet Blood Pudding Thank you to The Daily Drunk for accepting the collaborative poem “Tarot Card Shark” by Martin Willitts Jr. and Juliet Cook, to appear within its Terror Taco Tuesday theme (in which every poem had to include terror or tacos…)!

A cad is always a cad even when a cadaver
Read the rest by clicking the link below!

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Marketplace Temporarily Unavailable

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Please check out our “WK on Amazon!” page in the top bar to purchase our wonderful Writing Knights books!

We will have the Marketplace back up and running as soon as possible!

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NEW! This Rotten Trumpet is Our Leader by Juliet Cook & Martin Willitts Jr is up at The Rising Phoenix Review!

By Juliet Blood Pudding

The escape hatch is gone
because he removed it
without permission or approval.

within the poem, “This Rotten Trumpet is Our Leader” by Juliet Cook and Martin Willitts Jr, newly appearing within The Rising Phoenix Review

partake of more HERE –

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Outdoor Voices for an Indoor World, Vol 2

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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:
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
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, & 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 & iTunes.

He resides on the Big Island, Hawai’i.
Twitter: @queeraspoetry
IG: @queeraspoetry

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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!

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