First: Editors at Red Wolf Journal are looking for submissions for their summer issue (Click on the image to go to the site).
So you tell us a story in a poem. Rather than tell the whole story, your poem pivots on a lyrical moment– let the delicate rendering of a moment tell a story. “Once upon a time” might as well mean “once upon a moment”. Sometimes the poem is the story. What does the act of fictionalizing do? It either transcribes a reality that’s out there, or it creates a reality that doesn’t exist out there. That only you and your reader knows. Now isn’t that just fabulous? Now it doesn’t have to be clear-cut at all. Fantasy does, in truth, intrude into reality (we all daydream don’t we?) and the best poems also play on the idea of rupturing ordinary reality. Story, it turns out, is the reality we create.
Second: The Mayo Review 2016 invites submissions for its next issue. The journal publishes never before published works from the following categories: short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, photo-art, and short drama. Click on the image below to visit the submission requirements page on the journal website.