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A Pondering Poet

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~God Bless Each~

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At early dawn

I came to be...

with pen in hand

and a loving dream...

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Echoing Resolve


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Easy river run
down vast beauty light
in morning dawn
crest before my eyes

For autumn rain has gone
sparking light of silver grace
now lay peaceful strokes
on hillside of new day

Each thought still remain
in splashed hues of poetic verse
a quenching bath of love
upon soft sky of birth

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Opportunity Knocks


Blog Posted:1/21/2013 7:14:00 PM

A good Poet friend told me about this opportunity.

The Sun also has monthy Poetry Contests-  www.thesunmagazine.org/

Submissions must be mailed. (Info. Below)

I copied this info for all you great poets......................


The Sun Magazine


We publish essays, interviews, fiction, and poetry. We tend to favor personal writing, but we're also looking for thoughtful, well-written essays on political, cultural, and philosophical themes. Please, no journalistic features, academic works, or opinion pieces. Other than that, we're open to just about anything. Surprise us; we often don't know what we'll like until we read it.

We pay from $300 to $2,000 for essays and interviews, $300 to $1,500 for fiction, and $100 to $500 for poetry, the amount being determined by length and quality. We may pay less for very short works. We also give contributors a complimentary one-year subscription to The Sun. We purchase one-time rights. All other rights revert to the author upon publication.

We're willing to read previously published works, though for reprints we pay only half our usual fee. We discourage simultaneous submissions. We rarely run anything longer than seven thousand words; there's no minimum word length. Don't bother with a query letter, except perhaps on interviews; the subject matter isn't as important to us as what you do with it.

We try to respond within three to six months. With nearly a thousand submissions a month, however, our backlog of unread manuscripts is often substantial. Don’t let a longer wait surprise you.

Submissions should be typed, double-spaced, and accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. (Poems may be single-spaced.) Your work will not be returned without sufficient postage, and we cannot respond unless a return envelope is provided. Do not send your only copy. Do not submit work or queries by e-mail or fax. Submissions received this way will not be acknowledged.

Send submissions to:

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Editorial Department
The Sun
107 N. Roberson St.
Chapel Hill, NC  27516

Enjoy-Rick

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  1. Date: 1/21/2013 11:22:00 PM
    A nice thing to bring to our attention through a blog, Rick!

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  1. Date: 1/21/2013 8:01:00 PM
    Thank you for this tip, Rick.

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  1. Date: 1/21/2013 7:17:00 PM
    Thanks - will try them.

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My Past Blog Posts

 
NEW CONTEST
Date Posted: 7/16/2013 4:27:00 PM
Let Me Know About Colorado.................
Date Posted: 6/5/2013 1:06:00 PM
My Tanka Contest Is Judged
Date Posted: 6/5/2013 12:50:00 PM
Pick A Rose
Date Posted: 4/14/2013 4:30:00 PM
Take Time Today To Write A Tanka x2 - NEW CONTEST
Date Posted: 4/7/2013 12:22:00 PM
KIMO Winner's Posted
Date Posted: 2/15/2013 1:57:00 PM
Congrats To The Winner's - SIJO
Date Posted: 1/26/2013 10:56:00 AM
Did You Say You We're Looking For Karen O'Leary
Date Posted: 1/22/2013 4:56:00 PM
Opportunity Knocks
Date Posted: 1/21/2013 7:14:00 PM
Today's Thought~ 5Line Poetry Contest
Date Posted: 12/16/2012 1:21:00 PM
Spreading The Word On Facebook
Date Posted: 8/23/2012 6:45:00 PM
The Winners List Will Be Posted In 10min.
Date Posted: 8/19/2012 4:48:00 PM
to stop for a breath.......... ~ I DID~
Date Posted: 7/29/2012 9:50:00 PM
CONTEST~I've Been Reading A Bit On Tanka Form
Date Posted: 5/19/2012 1:54:00 PM
I See -
Date Posted: 5/7/2012 4:45:00 PM
Desiderata
Date Posted: 4/21/2012 9:04:00 PM
All THE WORLD'S A STAGE
Date Posted: 4/13/2012 6:21:00 PM
New Contest
Date Posted: 4/12/2012 1:05:00 PM
The Results Are In.................
Date Posted: 3/30/2012 6:27:00 PM
Even If You Don't - Please Do
Date Posted: 3/20/2012 9:28:00 AM
A NEW CONTEST
Date Posted: 3/13/2012 7:29:00 PM
One Tree In A Distant Field - Results Are In........
Date Posted: 3/12/2012 3:09:00 PM
NEW CONTEST -
Date Posted: 3/6/2012 1:49:00 PM
Finally The "Rust" Has Awoke - CONTEST JUDGED
Date Posted: 3/3/2012 6:12:00 PM
Extra-Extra Read All About It!!
Date Posted: 2/28/2012 5:16:00 PM

My Poems

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
9/21/2014TiedVerseemotions,
9/21/2014OneLyriclove,
9/17/2014haikuHaikunature,
9/17/2014Bitter SweetRhymelost love,
1/21/2014and again youLyriclove,
11/28/2013Beauty of MysteryFree verselife,nature,
11/16/2013Blue Winter DeathFree verselost,nature,
11/16/2013HopeMonokunature,
11/4/2013AutumnTankaautumn,death,life,love,
7/21/2013Of Greed And GuiltVersedeath,desire,life,lost,po
7/20/2013Captcha - A Great PossessionAcrosticbible,inspirational,jesus
7/18/2013A Soldier's CryFree verseself,war,
7/15/2013Long Ago She Was GoneVerselost love,
7/15/2013Watch Your MouthClerihewsatire,
7/14/2013Haiku 222Haikunature,
7/13/2013A Grand DesignVersebeautiful,freedom,inspira
7/7/2013Tangled VinesFree verselust,
7/7/2013TangledVerselove,passion,
7/7/2013Silently I WalkedRhymelost love,
6/24/2013Words On LifeFree verseage,youth,
6/24/2013ForsakenVerselost,love,
6/22/2013DelicateVersefire,love,memory,
6/18/2013Upon The Day - A Summer DreamRhymebeauty,june,love,nature,
6/14/2013Facet's Of Love - From The Novel - Of Only OneVersedeath,desire,life,nature,
6/14/2013Summer CoupletCoupletdeath,life,nature,summer,
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