Autumn Sky Poetry DAILY is OPEN to submissions

Autumn Sky Poetry DAILY is OPEN to submissions!

Submissions Guidelines:

1. Send ONE poem in the body of an email to autumnskypoetryeditor@gmail.com with SUBMISSION in subject heading (no cover letter).

2. Response time is one week via publication. If your poem doesn’t appear online within one week, consider it rejected.

No formal acceptance or rejection (email, paper airplane, aural hallucination) will be sent. Read Autumn Sky Poetry DAILY for one week from the date of your submission and you will find out if your poem was chosen for publication when it either does or doesn’t appear online.

3. Include links to your website, Facebook, Twitter, etc. (please, no bio).

4. Reprints and previously published poems are welcome.

5. Poets retain copyright. Poems remain online indefinitely.

6. Simultaneous submissions are accepted.

7. There is no payment for contributors.

8. If submitting a formal poem, please feel free to include the name of the form (sestina, sonnet, prose poem, etc.).

9. I do NOT accept art submissions. Occasionally I will solicit artwork if I’m feeling inspired.

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

Year in Review: 2021 Stats

I would like to thank everyone who reads Autumn Sky Poetry DAILY, and all the poets who’ve sent their work to me over the years. I never guessed I would be doing this for so long when I began publishing Autumn Sky Poetry back in March 2006 as a quarterly ezine. There have been several long hiatuses and a few times I thought I might quit publishing altogether, but the quality of work I receive on a daily basis keeps me going. The stats for 2021 are truly impressive and have exceeded every other prior year:

  • Total views: 52,107 (average 4342 per month)
  • Total visitors: 21, 434 (average 1786 per month)
  • Likes: 1781
  • Comments: 359

This year I intend to keep posting poems from the defunct quarterly archives every Sunday. And though I will probably go on a few breaks here and there, rest assured that your spectacular poems and our community of poetry aficionados will keep Autumn Sky Poetry DAILY going for many years to come.

-Christine, editor