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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.


 

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Poets of Faith
Blog Posted:1/3/2014 10:24:00 AM

 

Occasionally as I am searching for places to submit I come across places I think MANY of you might get work accepted. I hope you don't mind me sharing with you. I will be submitting here too but I'd love to get more than one of us PS'ers in the same venue!

http://www.rattle.com/poetry/submissions/calls/

#45 – Fall 2014 – Poets of Faith

Poetry: This issue will be dedicated to Poets of Faith. The poems may be any style or length, but must be written by someone for whom religious faith is a central aspect of
their writing and their lives, with a special emphasis on members of the clergy. Please explain how this applies to you. The poems should also relate to faith in some way, even if only subtly. This is a self-selecting theme; we won’t be vetting anyone’s religious credentials, but each contributor will be labeled as a Poet of Faith and will have to explain that faith in the contributor notes.

Essays: We’d like to publish a few personal narrative essays about the relationship between religious faith and poetry. Our preference is always an engaging, non-academic essay, which focuses on some aspect of the theme. Please query with any questions. Essays can be any length, and it’s fine to send both poems and an essay at the same time.

Artwork: We still need cover and internal art for this issue. Photography, paintings, or collages relating to the theme will all be considered. Submissions are accepted as lo-res email attachments (jpegs preferred), or by mail on a CD. Production will require
hi-res images (300dpi @ 9.25? x 6.125?).

Deadline:
April 15, 2014

Would you like to be notified when I find magazines open to Rhyme & Formal poetry, as well as other sites of Faith Based Verse? Is this a help?




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  1. Date: 1/4/2014 7:05:00 AM
    That's what I think too Dee, even if one person is helped that's great! And you do sound more perky!

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  1. Date: 1/3/2014 9:24:00 PM
    I think that these blogs are great, hon! If even one poet becomes inspired to send out their work or to try something different, even JUST ONE, than I think that your efforts and enthusiasm have found true merit. Knowledge is always a good thing. Hubby got me a book of markets for fiction for Christmas... lord, so many LESS compared to twenty years ago. The pratt wrote on the inside cover, "Now give me twenty" Poetry delights but fiction can pay a bit more. I'm off to bed. Slept lots today, thanks to a new herbal remedy I bought this morning. It's a tincture mix that includes everything from Golden Seal (nature's antibiotic) to Cayenne pepper! $30!! OW!! but it is already working!!!

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  1. Date: 1/3/2014 6:13:00 PM
    Some of you like Brain & Dane Ann, Frank and Chan do very good ART! Do try!

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/4/2014 11:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Brian? I got you! : D
  1. Date: 1/3/2014 6:01:00 PM
    okay with me, debbie... had a few of my poems published online but one or two more---od!.. thanks and huggs!

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 1/3/2014 6:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks nette make sure to let us know where to read the ones on line!
  1. Date: 1/3/2014 5:12:00 PM
    Hello Deborah...Thanks for sharing this blog..I remember when you mentioned thr Germ.magazine..I gave it a try and my haiku was published ..thanks to you.I might retry and look into this as well.I am going to try and publish in a magazine called haikus(Its named haikus for a reason..re the publisher's child)..cause of cours haiku remains haiku sing or plural.There is even haiku journal..But i think you or someone else mentioned that before.Please do let us know if you come across other magazines open for publishing and thankyou dear : )

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 1/3/2014 5:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm so glad, yes quite a few of us are trying that place! good luck little one, I'd be thrilled to get in a mag with you
  1. Date: 1/3/2014 3:27:00 PM
    Thanks for sharing, Deb. hugs, catie :)

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  1. Date: 1/3/2014 2:51:00 PM
    This Magazine does pay on occasion too! And will accept rhymed verse.

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  1. Date: 1/3/2014 2:51:00 PM
    Thanks Craig & Caleb!

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  1. Date: 1/3/2014 1:51:00 PM
    Very cool, Debbie. I'd like to work on something for this.

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  1. Date: 1/3/2014 12:53:00 PM
    Absolutely Debbie---Thank You

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  1. Date: 1/3/2014 12:13:00 PM
    Nope Ruben and not just Christian any faith ........

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  1. Date: 1/3/2014 12:01:00 PM
    Also Becca & Ruben that is merely 1 specific call for poems ALL poetry is welcome in the normal publication outside of the theme one.

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  1. Date: 1/3/2014 12:00:00 PM
    You don't have to be a member of the clergy, but they do want to hear from them, you just need to EXPLAIN how writing is an aspect of your FAITH in your daily LIFE Ruben O. many here almost solely write verse about God & Jesus, their writing is like their prayers

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/3/2014 12:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh! I thought that it was solely for members of the clergy.
  1. Date: 1/3/2014 11:38:00 AM
    I hope that I'm not disappointing you ... but, the truth is ... Im not a member of the clergy. : D Keep posting this info; it's interesting and helpful. I'm going to start writing soon ... so, maybe, who knows ... : D

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/3/2014 1:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    God bless you. : )
    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 1/3/2014 12:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Good to see you you holiness!
  1. Date: 1/3/2014 11:17:00 AM
    Debbie, I think it's great that you're willing to share your findings. Thank you!

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