Posts Tagged ‘Poetry’

The Sun Magazine

December 5, 2012

The Sun

I picked up a copy of this magazine and didn’t put it down until I had finished the entire copy.  Have you read it?  Short stories, essays, interviews, poetry and letters all written with depth, humor, and insight.  They don’t want opinion pieces or academia.  The best thing is they purchase one-time rights, which means you can sell them something you may have sold before. 

One section is devoted to Readers Write, which asks “readers to address subjects on which they’re the only authorities.  Topics are intentionally broad in order to give room for expression.” 

 Upcoming Topics

Breaking the Rules       January 1      Deadline             

Bullies                                    February 1            

In The Dark                        March 1                                        

Honesty                                April 1                                              

Trying Again                     May 1                                                 

Writing Prompts: 

  1. Choose one of the topics above and write a personal experience piece on this theme. 
  2. Choose one of the topics above and write a short story.
  3. Choose one of the topics and write a poem. 

www.thesunmagazine.org

 

 

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Haiku Contest – Anyone can PLay!

December 8, 2009

Do you haiku?  Love film noir?  (If you don’t know what it is, Netflix “The Maltese Falcon,” one of the greatest movies of this genre.)

Now write three lines in a 5-7-5 syllable pattern.  Can you work in references to “The Maltese Falcon,” Raymond Chandler, an author of other great stories in this genre, gumshoes or dames?

Want to play?  Send your haiku to jburrell@bayareanewsgroup.com by noon (California time) Monday, Dec. 28.

Read more reader-written poetry at ContraCostaTimes.com/haiku    or InsideBayArea.com/haiku

Winners get published in the Contra Costa Times newspaper or in their online edition.

(Another credit is always good for the resume or college application!)

California Young Writers Contest Guidelines Posted NOW!

September 11, 2009

http://mtdiablowriters.org/youngWriters.html

2010 The school year is just beginning. Get started with your fabulous ideas for short stories, poems, and personal narratives for this year’s writing contest for 6,7, and 8 grade students in Contra Costa County! See the above link for specifics.

Questions?
Ask me here.
Tips can be found on that web site or to the right.

Great Poetry Site!

July 21, 2009

http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/394

(Thanks Al!)

Get Ready for Poetry Month!

March 24, 2009

On Anastasia Suen’s Blog Site, she is posting poems by K-12 students.
Are you ready for Poetry Month?
March 18, 2009
I’m the author of Pencil Talk and Other School Poems.

For Poetry Month 2009 I invite K-12 students to write their own school poems and send them to me so I can post them on this blog.

They always tell writers to write what you know!

(All poems posted in the comments will be emailed to me for review. I will post one poem a day during Poetry Month.)
Poetry Month blog: http://penciltalk.wordpress.com/