NO FEE Submission call + editor interview – Willawaw Journal, DEADLINE: Nov. 19, 2017

Trish Hopkinson

Willawaw Journal is a new online literary journal of poetry and art, published quarterly. The unique thing about Willawaw is that each issue has a poem prompt or mentor poem from a poet laureate! Each issue is also themed based, but may evolve in the future at the editors’ discretion. Check their guidelines for current themes.

For more info on how to submit to literary magazine and journals, read my Submission Tips here.

I wondered how and why this lit mag came to be, so I asked editor Rachel Barton a few questions to find out. See my interview with Barton and a link to their submission guidelines below.


HOPKINSON: Tell me a little bit about Willawaw Journal. How/why was Willawaw Journal originally started?

BARTON: I was wrapping up my ninth term of teaching poetry in a poetry workshop model and found that it had become a bit cliquish over the…

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Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Tuesday Challenge: Quiet & Space

Word Craft: Prose & Poetry

Welcome to POETRY TUESDAY!

Image credit: Pinterest: Positivewriter.com

An update on last week’s message where I asked for someone to take over the challenge for November 2017 while I participated in NaNoWritMo. The only responses I received were from folks who didn’t even participate in the challenge.

So, to keep things simple – from October 31st through November 28th there will be no weekly poetry challenge.

I’ll restart the challenge on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Thanks for your support. ❤


Please note:
We are all students of poetry. I have given you the instructions on how to write the different forms. Try your best to be as exact as you can. There are no tests, and I don’t grade your work. LOL!

The biggest change you will learn about is in writing a Haiku vs. a Senryu. Also, remember, pronunciation in different parts of the world will affect…

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Former NASA Administrator and Astronaut Charles Bolden to Receive 2017 Nierenberg Prize at UC San Diego

GOOD BLACK NEWS

Charles Bolden, Former NASA Administrator and Astronaut (Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls via ucsdnews.ucsd.edu)

by Brittany Hook via ucsdnews.ucsd.edu

Retired U.S. Marine Corps Major General and former NASA Administrator Charles Frank Bolden Jr. has been selected as recipient of the 2017 Nierenberg Prize.

While many young people dream of becoming a NASA astronaut and exploring space, only a select few actually make this dream a reality. Some seemingly “fall into” this remarkable career path. One of those people is retired U.S. Marine Corps Major General and former NASA Administrator Charles Frank Bolden Jr., who spent 34 years serving in the Marine Corps and 14 years as a NASA astronaut (1980-1994), logging more than 680 hours in space during four space shuttle missions, twice as commander and twice as pilot.

In honor of his remarkable career and lifetime of service to science, his country, and the public, Bolden has been…

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