Friday, January 29, 2021

Looking for a Creative Outlet?

 Look no further! 

I'm 'amped' to remind you of my bright idea!

Plug into my 10·10 Poetry Anthology!











As I mentioned in my New Year's Day post, to celebrate my 10 year Blog Birthday


 

  

 

 

 

I am accepting poetry submissions for my:

10·10 Poetry Anthology 

(celebrating 10 in 10 different ways) 


 

 

 

 

For this independently published project, I am looking for unpublished, original poems in all forms (written in English) that appeal to all audiences (children and/or adults) in the following 10 categories:

  •  tenacity
  • 10 more minutes
  • ten little fingers/ten little toes
  • 10 points to Gryffindor*
  • tension
  • I tend to...
  • tenderness
  • take 10
  • I wouldn't touch that with a 10-foot pole
  • tentative

I plan to include 10 poems from each of the 10 categories to end up with 100 poems

*I've contacted JK Rowling's website to make sure I can use the word Gryffindor... I haven't heard back. If it is a no-go due to copyright/trademark, I'll change this category. Fingers crossed.

NO ENTRY FEE

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 12 March 2021

WHERE DO I SUBMIT:

Send…

  •  your poem(s)
  • an indication of which category it fits
  • your contact info 

…to me, Bridget Magee at: 10.10.weewords.submissions@gmail.com

WHEN WILL YOU HEAR BACK: Successful poets will be contacted by the end of June 2021

PUBLICATION DATE: October 2021

PAYMENT: Accepted poems will receive a one-time honorarium of $10/poem upon publication. 

You are welcome to share this submission opportunity with any and all poets you know. The more submissions the merrier (and the better the anthology).

Today's punny poem is ME telling YOU,

 "You CONDUIT!"

go ahead, submit watt 

you've currently got

it can't hertz

©2021, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved. 

Jan is hosting Poetry Friday over at Bookseedstudio! Join us!


 

Friday, January 22, 2021

Head Space

With the recent departure of a certain occupant of a house that is white, I've felt a shift in my brain function.

I can now think about other things 45% more of the time!

Get it? 45 percent?






 

What shall I do with my freed up headspace?

Create!

Along with so many, I echo the awe of Amanda Gorman's inaugural poem and of, well, HER

(Did you see her interview with Anderson Cooper? Swoon!)

The following line from her inaugural poem, The Hill We Climb, inspired my GOLDEN SHOVEL pledge poem:

"striving to form a union that is perfect" ~ Amanda Gorman

I will keep striving 

to write love and lightness into the world, to 

spread kindness in the form 

of my silly humor that only a 

goofball like me can create, to 'bridge'* a union 

between despair and delight that 

gives momentary respite as we continue to endure what is 

because what is is not yet perfect

©2021, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.

*my name even brings things together!😉

Now if I could just free up the other 55% from worrying about Covid...








Mosey on over to this week's Poetry Friday hostess, Laura Shovan's blog for her profound insights on Amanda Gorman's brilliance.