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Deborah Guzzi travels for inspiration: China, Nepal [during the civil war], Japan, Egypt [two weeks before ‘The Arab Spring’], and most recently Peru. First published at the age of sixteen, she writes articles for Massage and Aroma Therapy Magazines. Her poetry has been accepted in the Literary Journals of Western CT. University, Inclement Magazine, Pyrokinections, Jellyfish Whispers, Grey Wolf’s Summer Legends Anthology, The Germ, Wilderness Literary Review, The Anthology Sweet Dreams & Night Terrors, Bitterzoet Magazine, haiku journal, Contemporary Haibun Online, Bella on line, The Autumn Sound, Eskimo Pie, and Ribbons, The Inwood Indiana Review, Five Poetry, Tanka Society of America Journal, and 50 haiku. She has published two illustrated volumes of poetry, The Healing Heart and Heaven and Hell in a Nutshell.

Seeking the Serious

Blog Posted:3/5/2013 8:14:00 AM
Would you like some ENCOURAGEMENT? Some editing advise? A PROD to publish?

I am starting a writer's group of a maximum of six poets. We will edit each others verses and encourage and assist each other in submitting verse to magazines which PAY for short stories or for poetry. So far I have accepted 1 person Joann. The results will not be posted here and correspondance may occur in soup mail or email. We will share leads. For example:

Heroic Fantasy Quaterly at
IS accepting submissions from NOW until 5/30 and pays $25
*They have NOT that I could see specified unpublished works..........

Ancient Pathes Literary Magazine
wants CHRISTIAN verse and short story
$50 payment

You need to be serious about writing daily and about editing the works of the others in the group. I will let you know in Soup Mail if a slot is open for you.
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  1. Date: 3/6/2013 7:27:00 PM
    I would love to be a part... But last time I checked I'm female lol !! ;) love you bunches

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  1. Date: 3/6/2013 4:33:00 PM
    Sounds way cool....

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  1. Date: 3/6/2013 3:03:00 PM
    Yesha S. will be working with Catie, Joann and I [hpefully Yasmin..we have only room for one more a MAN would give a different perspective!

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  1. Date: 3/5/2013 6:41:00 PM one more that is tops.... very upper crust, very current. Pays $50 per page, must follow submission criteria to the letter. This publication is available across Canada at bookstores such as Chapters (Indigo) as well as some independent bookshops. Lovely publication. Now, I feel a poem calling... I barely have a word of it in my head, but it keeps saying, "I'm here. For pete's sake let me out!" We'll see what it is... It is a frightening thing. I hope to get it 'write.'

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  1. Date: 3/5/2013 6:38:00 PM
    Good luck ladies!! You are all such amazing writers, talented poets....I think this could open new doors for you! A wonderful opportunity! Best wishes on this new adventure...hope to see your works on the shelves of our library and on shelves at the bookstore!

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  1. Date: 3/5/2013 6:35:00 PM
    It's a great idea, Deborah! I would love to be part of this group but I have no time. However if you need poems to revise, criticize, burn... I have a lot of them! : )

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 3/5/2013 10:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oops! I didnt read the title! Forget about it! LOL!
  1. Date: 3/5/2013 3:14:00 PM I don't feel quite upto the caliber of writing this highly respected journal DEMANDS, but it is one of the best journals in Canada (wonder what some of my fellow Canucks might say of this? Hmmm?) They pay $40 per page, so 40 smackaroos for a poem, but it better well be your creme de creme... It has been around for decades and getting published with them puts more than a feather in your hat, it will signal to other editors you are a professional and worthy of careful consideration. They recommend 3-5 poems per submission. xox Dee

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 3/5/2013 3:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    One thing I learned when I took my fiction writing course, and this also applies to poetry, perhaps MORE SO, if you subscribe to a magazine then you have a better chance of being published in its pages. It's just the lay of the land...because you'll be more familiar with what the mag likes, is looking for and appreciates...xox
  1. Date: 3/5/2013 2:57:00 PM
    Debbie I am already in four poetry groups that encourage, guide and give critique to every member, I would like to join this one but time or home life does not allow it....and there are better poets than me here..

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  1. Date: 3/5/2013 12:54:00 PM
    And darling Dee I KNOW you would be a great addition BUT you don't need US..LOL..YOU are self-prodding!And we will be glad for any info you send our way!

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  1. Date: 3/5/2013 12:53:00 PM
    So David...are you asking to be one of the 6 ;)

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  1. Date: 3/5/2013 12:08:00 PM
    Debbie I have been serious about writing for 45 years and I seem to be the only male here, but time is a killer....David

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  1. Date: 3/5/2013 10:21:00 AM
    Hey, Bet, Good on you!! Way to put the pedal to the metal. I am also, as you know, working on a project. I do not write on the weekends, as I spend this time with my family. I'd have liked to join your group, but I'm already over-committed. I think a small writer's group dedicated towards publication is a phenomenal idea and I wish you all the best! (so wish I could be one of the six) Love and hugs to you, xox Dee

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 3/5/2013 10:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    If I find any leads though, hon, I'll make sure to send them your way to share with the group. Most of the publications I'm seeing in my area are of acedemic, lovely glossies, a chance at publication, but they do not pay. I'm attracted to Quill, a poetry journal, and after my project, may submit some work to them. xxox
  1. Date: 3/5/2013 10:17:00 AM
    Groups can be good..Interesting presentation..Sara

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  1. Date: 3/5/2013 10:16:00 AM
    Absolutely thrilled to have you Catie-Did email me and Joan chapter one IF you like or just a poem to start & we will email you back our first poems. I am SURE this will help you feel better, we will shower you with attention!

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    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 3/5/2013 10:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Deb, i do not have microsoft word on my this time... can your computer open an Open Office text doc, or...I can send it to you in Yahoo Notebook. Although in notebook, you really do not get the actual book formatting...
    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 3/5/2013 10:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much, Deb. I love ya! I will email you chapter one of my new book. But remember...please do not post even part of it on the internet. :) I do not have Joan's email, but I do have yours. Perhaps you could send it on to her, and feel free to give her my email address too. Yes, this may be just what I need at this time. Thank you so much. Love and hugs, Catie :)
  1. Date: 3/5/2013 9:48:00 AM
    Hi Deb! :) Please, please accept me into the group. I know I have medical issues right now, bad ones, and if I drop dead suddenly, I'll know you'll forgive me for leaving the group. This will help me, if i end up doing long stays at the hospital, as it will give me something to concentrate on, besides my failing health. And if I get better... all the better...Yay! Love and hugs, catie :)

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    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 3/5/2013 10:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Cyndi! I also, see YOU as a wonderful source of positive energy and inspiration. Love ya, catie :)
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 3/5/2013 10:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are such a force of positive energy... love sent... prayers, too! Keep writing, chum, words do wonders...xox
    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 3/5/2013 9:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Actually, I am into the 5th chapter of a nonfiction book I am working on right now, it's a book on spiritual growth. It is NOT published anywhere on the net, not in whole or even in part. I want to make some money on this one! :) Hugs.
  1. Date: 3/5/2013 9:05:00 AM
    I sent the first one. Thanks.

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    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 3/5/2013 6:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Joann :) Soupmail :)

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