Autumn Sky Poetry DAILY is OPEN to submissions

Autumn Sky Poetry DAILY is OPEN to submissions!

In honor of this April’s National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), I offer the following poetry writing resources:

*** Writing Prompts ***

My Poem Sparks Master list: https://christinekloceklim.com/creative-writing/poem-sparks-master-list/

NaPoWriMo.net Daily Prompts: http://www.napowrimo.net/

Writer’s Digest Wednesday Poetry Prompts: https://www.writersdigest.com/be-inspired/poetry-prompts

Guide to Verse Forms: http://www.volecentral.co.uk/vf/index.htm

Susan Tichy’s Poetry Basics: http://mason.gmu.edu/~stichy/Writingexercises.htm

*** Books ***

In the Palm of Your Hand by Steve Kowit: https://www.amazon.com/Palm-Your-Hand-Portable-Workshop/dp/0884481492

The Poetry Home Repair Manual by Ted Kooser: https://www.amazon.com/Poetry-Home-Repair-Manual-Practical/dp/0803259786

*** What is NaPoWriMo? ***

NaPoWriMo is that crazy time of year where poets try to write a poem EACH day during the month of April, National Poetry Month.

It was inspired by NaNoWriMo, and started by poet Maureen Thorson. The official NaPoWriMo website: http://www.napowrimo.net/

Wikipedia entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Poetry_Writing_Month

Pushcart 2021 Nominations

Autumn Sky Poetry DAILY is delighted to announce the following poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize 2021:

Kabul by Greg Watson

Love Under Threat of Cancer by Larina Warnock

Sheena’s Sestina by Jake Sauls

Drowning Stroke by Ciaran Parkes

Boats Sailing in Uncharted Territory by Martin Willitts Jr.

When My Mother Forgets the Word for Dahlia by Robin Turner

Autumn Sky Poetry DAILY is on hiatus until December 3, 2021

Autumn Sky Poetry DAILY is going on a month’s hiatus and is CLOSED to submissions until December 3, 2021. Thank you for your patience this year with my many closures. It’s been one of those years.

Despite the many closures, this year was still the best one for brilliant poems and number of views/visits in Autumn Sky Poetry DAILY’s history, stretching back to 2006 (the previous iteration of this poetry journal). Views averaged 5000-7500 per month, with 2500 unique visitors per month. So far this year, Autumn Sky Poetry DAILY has had 44.5K views and 18.2K visitors, topping out the previous best year of 2016’s 42.8K views and 14.8K visitors.

Thank you so much for your support. I truly believe 2022 will be even better!

Best of the Net 2021 Nominations

Autumn Sky Poetry DAILY is delighted to announce the following poems have been nominated for Best of the Net 2021:

White Paper on Blue Stationery by Janice D. Soderling
The Transfer by Greg Watson
Enjoying Nature During a Pandemic While the World Burns by Katie Manning
On The Seven Canonical Hours by Christine Potter
When My Mother Forgets the Word for Dahlia by Robin Turner
Seaside Pentina for a Chinese Painter by Marly Youmans