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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.

The Germ

Blog Posted:7/3/2013 1:50:00 PM

The Germ

The germ of an idea . . . the central living part, good to eat and better to plant. This Magazine is a new print periodical of fresh, sincere, aesthetically stimulating verse and prose. They are now reading submissions for issue three!

This is a quarterly publication. New issues will be released in March, June, September, and December.

They have accepted a verse of mine for publication in the Summer Issue which is now available. The editing staff was very nice, kind, polite helpful. I would highly suggest you summit some new work to them. It also would be great if you bought an issue it is a start up [but it is NOT necessary.]

Below is an example from Volume 1 Issue Two

But Sheltered from the Sea by Collin Dodd

The sun sets  at the end

 of my crooked street,

and I duck into a bar.

Old ships of human beings

jostle in that port, seeking adventures,

exchange or home.

Pooltables, jukeboxes,

the strange entertainment of jaded lovers

emerge in the sheltering fog.

Rats run up and down the ropes,

between piers and boats.

New jokes scurry into the country.

And jokes run in stride with the drinks,

like storm without a center, changing the old stories,

making the strangers stranger still.

I'd like to see more of our fine poets represented here in the next issue! Though haven't money to pay yet, you will receive two copies of the Magazine if your verse is chosen for publication.  I'd be glad to walk you through the process.

Any takers?

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  1. Date: 7/5/2013 7:28:00 PM
    Congrats Debbie ...that is really wonderful for you!!I do really like this sample poem you shared with us too...

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  1. Date: 7/5/2013 6:19:00 AM
    Thanks Rueben The magazine made a nice anthology!

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  1. Date: 7/4/2013 9:44:00 PM
    Love Mr Collin Dodd's poem (particularly, the ending lines!).

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  1. Date: 7/4/2013 9:42:00 PM
    Congratulations, Deborah!!

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  1. Date: 7/4/2013 9:00:00 AM
    Serene & Chama too at the very least try Inclement Magazine & Daily Love all 3 of you!

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  1. Date: 7/4/2013 8:59:00 AM
    Thanks Heather often times it's easier to get into a start up magazine! You should try it! I have faith in you ;)

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    Ober Avatar Heather Ober Date: 7/5/2013 6:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I will definitely try it! Thanks so much for letting us know - And a big congratulations to you :)
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 8:57:00 AM
    Well done Debbie with your acceptance. Thank you for sharing

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  1. Date: 7/4/2013 8:19:00 AM
    Thanks for sharing this with us, Debbie!

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  1. Date: 7/4/2013 7:37:00 AM
    I'm so happy your poem has been accepted dear Deborah..Congrat

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  1. Date: 7/3/2013 6:50:00 PM
    They said this Andie- No reprints or simultaneous submissions, please. (Work that is posted on your own website, blog, or social-networking account is not treated as a reprint.) I would count this site as a social networking site since Poetry Soup claims NO RIGHTS

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 7/4/2013 9:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    good to know!
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 5:23:00 PM
    I don't suppose there are sample poems to see what they like? I went to the link and couldn't find examples. Are they a typical magazine that does not accept poems published online? Congrats to you. It is great to be in a new magazine.

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  1. Date: 7/3/2013 5:22:00 PM
    Congratulations, Debbie on your poem being accepted!

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My Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
9/16/2014Holy is the LambFree versepeople,philosophy,
9/3/2014The Devil Made Me Do ItHaibunanger,feelings,relationsh
9/2/2014Watching the Shadows GrowTrioletnature,
8/26/2014Love Froze the FlameGhazallost love,love,
8/21/2014Mist RiseOttava rimabeauty,
8/19/2014Bewitching PowerRhymemen,power,
8/15/2014Unknown InnocenceSonnetfaith,
8/13/2014Mi CorazonLyricromance,
8/12/2014What Ever Gets You Through the NightVersefaith,
8/10/2014A Different FearVerseabuse,
8/7/2014Prayer for HarvestVersesky,
8/4/2014Black Ships SailTail-rhymeabsence,
7/31/2014The Sky Larked MoonVersemoon,
7/31/2014White Shoulder DreamsFree versemissing you,
7/31/2014Masked at MidnightBlitzmurder,mystery,
7/28/2014Velvet as Laughter - BlitzVersejoy,
7/24/2014Soar Among StarsVersegrowth,
7/22/2014Peek A BooVersebaby,
7/19/2014Ride Sally RideBalladsexy,
7/19/2014sun showerHaikucelebration,
7/19/2014Turtle BridgeFree versemythology,
7/17/2014The Scent of WaterVerselife,
7/15/2014The Great Turtle and Sky Woman Rhymemythology,
7/12/2014The Clarity of EyeSonnetuplifting,visionary,

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The Bruised and Rotting PearCoupletfaith,hope
flyFree verseanimals
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