Happy National Poetry Month! As usual, due to a high volume of quality submissions, there was difficulty deciding this month’s winner. M.K. Sukach’s poem Drunk pulled through just a strum stronger than the others though.
Steven Fortune won 2nd place for his poem, Rubbing One-Off, and 3rd place was won by Peabody Winston for his poem, Thank God I Know Him.
I hope you enjoy the victor’s poems!
Posted by Jeremiah Walton on April 30, 2013
Wendy McCutchen February’s Nostrovia! Poetry’s contest winner!
She is a ferociously budding queer poet, cyclist, & word nerd. Come check her winning poem, This Spring, out, and see exactly why she was the contest’s winner.
Katharine Glasheen won second place for her poem Strange Object, and Patrick Jamieson won third place for his beatified poem Beat.
Want to participate? Submissions for March are now open. I’d love to see what you have to offer.
-Jeremiah Walton, Nostrovia! Poetry
Posted by Jeremiah Walton on March 3, 2013
What’s Miracle E-zine?
Miracle E-zine is a literary magazine established in June 2012. Miracle publishes poetry, prose, photography, and a wide variety of writing.
Bi-monthly, and only publishing quality work, Miracle E-zine promotes creativity and shining artists, from the youth finding their voice, to the experienced old wolves knocking on your door.
Why are you telling me about Miracle E-zine?
Their mission is supported by Nostrovia! Poetry. They promote young writers through competitions and writer’s groups for emerging writers called “Miracle Bond“. They help young writers climb the ranks of the publishing world.
Cool! How do I submit my writing and art for publication?
Miracle e-zine is currently looking for submissions for its Issue 5. The theme of the issue is going to be–Inspiration.
In addition to this, Miracle e-zine has launched its first worldwide Poetry Competition and is currently accepting submissions for it.
Posted by Jeremiah Walton on February 14, 2013
Alright, I found an interesting website called Trifectra. During the week, they feature a writing contest called “Trifectra”, but on weekends, it’s the “Trifextra” contest.
Writers are limited to using 33 words to create something amazing. What’s cool is, the website allows you to make the post on your blog, as long as there is a link back to them, and link from their page to your blog.
Not only does this provide a slight SEO boost, but it’s a creative way for them to promote themselves. It’s definitively something to learn from. Here’s my submission to the contest;
the brooding mantle
observers hold cold
awaiting the steady
drip, to brim the
cup, a lagoon
Image courtesy of Danilo Rizzuti / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
On to the weekend challenge. As you’ll recall from your elementary science class days, the structure of the earth can be divided most simply into three sections: core, mantle, crust. Here’s a diagram.
Give us 33 words from it. Interpret the prompt however you wish–literal, metaphorical, or somewhere in between. If you would like to use the image on your own blog, you must properly credit it.
Posted by Jeremiah Walton on January 6, 2013
I found an interesting writing challenge. The Trifecta Writing Challenge is simple, and quick to participate in (though I recommend taking your time in writing your submission). It gives the writer the opportunity to submit their work instantly, being processed as a link to the submission post on the writer’s blog. This provides free SEO for the blogger, and gives the opportunity for the writer to spread their work. Here’s my submission to the contest:
Youth with grimy
stubbles of black hair
Pin back layers
of onion eyes
the pulled back flesh
to the dissection table
into the core
Posted by Jeremiah Walton on January 5, 2013
Hail American dollar
Current currency creating
a current of consciousness
Everflowing, change changing
into green backs, banks
providing slaughter house 1
feed. for the cattle
-by Jeremiah Walton
A quick, unedited write for the intrinsic value of writing
Posted by Jeremiah Walton on October 25, 2012
Blog Publication – Nostrovia! Poetry
Entry is free! All accepted poems have opportunity for publication through Nostrovia! Poetry’s feature blog and current anthology publications. All winners receive promotion via the various social media networks Nostrovia! Poetry has its literary fingers snarled in.
Posted by Jeremiah Walton on August 29, 2012
Milk and Honey Siren – Nostrovia! Poetry
Milk and Honey Siren is a non-profit, poetry/fiction anthology published through Nostrovia! Poetry. The collection is free to submit to, and strictly non-profit. It will be published online as an ebook, and print copies may be made depending on the collection’s success.
Submissions are accepted until the 21st of December, 2012.
Milk and Honey Siren accepts all forms of poetry and fiction. From structured meter to chaotic free-verse, talent is what Nostrovia! Poetry is looking for.
All accepted writer’s will receive free social media/internet promotion through the various social media accounts Nostrovia! Poetry has dipped its fingers into.
Send all submissions to jeremiahwalton [at] nostroviatowriting [dot] com, but please read submission guidelines first.
Posted by Jeremiah Walton on August 12, 2012
Posted by Jeremiah Walton on January 22, 2012