“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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NEW! A Collaborative poem by Martin Willitts Jr and Juliet Cook, “Stung By Misunderstandings” is making an appearance in TERSE.

By Juliet Blood Pudding

“She hid a mass amount of Fire Ants inside the driver’s seat.
She had been collecting them for years, feeding them tidbits
of all the food he complained about.”


Feel free to read more HERE – https://tersejournal.com/2020/06/22/stung-by-misunderstandings-by-juliet-cook-by-martin-willitts-jr/

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NEW! Two of Juliet Cook’s Museum of Impending Death poems are in Misfit Magazine!

By Juliet Blood Pudding The Summer 2020 Issue of Misfit has arrived – and includes two of Juliet Cook’s Museum of Impending Death poems! – http://misfitmagazine.net/archive/No-30/cook.html

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NEW! A Museum of Impending Death poem by Juliet Cook AND a collaborative poem by Martin Willitts Jr and Juliet Cook are up at Eighteen Seventy (writing from the fringe)!

By Juliet Blood Pudding One of Juliet Cook’s Museum of Impending Death poems appears in Eighteen Seventy (writing from the fringe)!

https://eighteenseventy.poetry.blog/2020/06/10/museum-of-impending-death/

Also a collaborative poem by Martin Willitts Jr and Juliet Cook appears in Eighteen Seventy (writing from the fringe)!

https://eighteenseventy.poetry.blog/2020/06/10/many-times-we-are-stung-by-juliet-cook-and-martin-willitts-jr/

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NEW! An Interview with Juliet Cook about poetry, conducted by Michael Sikkema, appearing in periodicities

By Juliet Blood Pudding

“To express rather than repress. To explore my own thoughts and feelings. To extract some of the negativity out of my system. To release parts of my own repetitive streaks. To blow up my own self-created mental balloon animals. To reveal parts of the real me. To possibly connect my thoughts and feelings with others who might relate.”
This is Juliet Cook answering some interesting poetry questions from Michael Sikkema – and the interview was published by rob mclennan at periodicities : a journal of poetry and poetics.
https://periodicityjournal.blogspot.com/2020/06/michael-sikkema-interview-with-juliet.html?fbclid=IwAR115rZYzLhibJrhRDlWRLZCJb5m9VWukaYHgfiM8cgjEISx66eANpM5Yis

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NEW! One of Juliet Cook’s Museum of Impending Death poems is in Rogue Agent Issue 63!

By Juliet Blood Pudding “Maybe it’s your fault because you held a human hand.

Throw it in the garbage right now.”

in Cook’s Museum of Impending Death poem, appearing within Rogue Agent Issue 63

read more HERE – http://www.rogueagentjournal.com/jcook

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Fried Everything & Booze by Wanda Morrow Clevenger

By Unknown

Published August 13, 2019

Chapbook – 48 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″, ISBN: 978-1088941508

we got a little liquored
at the old opera house and
went parking on the west pond dam
windows down, radio blaring
as bold as back when, and laughed
at coyotes calling to classic rock
— coyote calls

Wanda Morrow Clevenger wrote eight poems in a handful of months in 1974; thirty-four years later she returned to writing. She has since placed over 467 pieces of work in 158 print and electronic literary journals and anthologies.

In August of 2013, while compiling the manuscript for this book she fell ill with pancreatitis, further complicated by necrosis in the following nine months, and wasn’t expected to survive. One year later, almost to the day, she sat down to finish where the hogs ate the cabbage.

She has her husband to thank for the title.

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Return of the Knight! – This Joust In: Vol 2, Issue 1

By Unknown

FIRST of six

I want to apologize for the lack of communication on the Hiatus front.
It was not my intention to fall so far behind on Writing Knights-related business.
But I make no excuses. I was burnt out. I should have handled things better.
I may have irreparably damaged some relationships with some really good writers and really good friends.
That’s something I need to accept and atone for if possible.

SECOND of six

We are planning to open submissions in July.
Obviously, we will not be doing a Grand Tournament in the sense of having a get together and performers in the same room.
I’m in China. Most of you are quarantined.
I am batting around the idea of doing a combination, chapbook/video submission competition, but no concrete plans yet.
Ahead of opening book submissions, I have an anthology submission idea though related to our current crisis which I will unveil June 1st-ish.

THIRD of six

We are getting our books in order.
We are catching up on the tabulation of royalties and will let published authors
know how much we owe them and asking for their Paypal information
so we can give them what they are due.
Our plan moving forward is to make sure we stay on top of that tabulation
and make sure our authors get their royalties better than they have been,
even if the amount is paltry.

FOURTH of six

If you look at: WK on Amazon! (and turn off your Adblock), you’ll see rows upon rows of our books.
WK is involved with the Amazon Affiliate program and we are trying to prove our worth.
Yes, Amazon is the “Evil-Book-Empire,” but if we make it into the Affiliate program we can do more
and gain more $$ to do more things for our authors, including one day possibly having our own printer system
and we can break free from Amazon corporate machine.

Speaking of that visit Patreon.com/WritingKnights.
You can get exclusive access to not only the Writing Knights full library
(books sent to you every month AND weekly expert help with your own writing).

FIFTH of six

We are going to work out how to get our books into e-book formats
that can be used on Kindle, Nook and other e-readers.
This is project is in its infancy, but with some practice we will be able to produce older titles
as well as our new releases once we start rolling those out.

SIXTH of six

Over the month of June we will be OFFICIALLY releasing a number of titles
(some of the books have been soft released, but we want to give them the proper fan faire).
Some are not solidified yet, but we are in talks with many authors.
Four of the titles we will officially release…
— The perfect bound versions of the two Writing Knights Birthday chapbooks,
Little Fire Grows by Casey Krysztofik
and Getting Through Gold Beach by Barbara A. Meier.
— PUNATIC by James Schwartz.
— Fried Everything & Booze by Wanda Morrow Clevenger.

We will also be in talks with other authors, mostly those with a history with Writing Knights.


That’s it for now! Another update… soon…?
Stay tuned!
Azriel Johnson

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