Hmmm, this is different

Yes, this week I’ll be showing off Michael Lee Johnson, Sandra Henry, Richard Stevenson, Lory La Selva.


One of the prompts sometime this month is to submit one of your poems to a poetry site taking submissions. Poetry Pasta counts. 😊 We’re very easygoing, send what you feel good about having written. We don’t care about “previously published”, send us where it was previously published, along with a bio and a picture if you want and it’s up there with your words 😊

It IS Wednesdays

I don’t why I thought I had enough time yesterday to show off a new poet.  With it being Valentine’s Day, there was quite a lot to do that had nothing to do with poetry. Oh! today is Cheap Chocolates Day 😉send_poem

The publishing schedule WILL BE Wednesdays.  Poetry Pasta is open for submissions 🙂  All poems posted on Poetry Pasta will be visible on Twitter where Poetry Pasta has a presence, @PoetryPasta1 for MORE showing off poets and their words.

Also, please feel free to post your poems/haikus and poetry links (it’s ok to promote your poetry/writing page, just don’t overdo it) on the Poetry Pasta Facebook page (www.facebook/poetrypasta) Please don’t post anything hateful or hurtful, EVERYONE is welcome there.


Welcome to Poetry Pasta 🙂

Welcome phrase in different languages. Word clouds concept.

Call for Submissions!


Ends on 4/1/2015

A prize of $1,000 and publication for a chapbook-length poetry collectionin print edition and eBook format. Open to women who have never before published a full-length poetry collection. Previous chapbook publication does not disqualify. International entries are welcome. Multiple submissions are accepted. Final judge: Leah Maines. All entries will be considered for publication. The top-ten finalists will be offered publication in the New Women’s Voices Series.

Submit up to 26 pages of poetry, PLUS bio, acknowledgments, SASE and cover letter with a $15 entry fee. To submit online click on button below,

or mail entry and fee to

NWV Chapbook Competition

Finishing Line Press

P O Box 1626

Georgetown, KY 40324

Postmark Deadline: March 31, 2015

A self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) with the correct postage must accompany all mailed manuscripts. A SASE is needed for any kind of response, even if the writer does not want the material returned.
A good photocopy of the manuscript or a computer printout, rather than the original, should be sent. Finishing Line Press is not responsible for lost manuscripts.

Last chance for submissions……..

This is your last chance to submit your poem, essay or short story for our upcoming anthology based on the theme of death and the afterlife.  We already have a diverse range and will be publishing by June or July of this year.

So long as it is loosely based around this theme, then you are welcome to send your submission.  At this stage, I am particularly interested in ghost stories. However, all entries will be considered.

We are also mulling over a suitable title at the moment – all suggestions welcomed.

Final date for sending your entry is 31st January 2015 – entries received after this date will not be considered.

   Ingrid Hall

Call for Submissions!


For our Christmas Poetry Contest we are looking for poems that somehow capture the fun, spirit, excitement, frustration or joy of the holiday season. Poems should be holiday oriented (for example Christmas or Hanukkah). Share your experiences (good or bad) during this time of the year. There must be a clear holiday theme. This contest is for poems of all types and for poets of all skill levels.

Deadline: Thursday, December 25, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
One entry per person. New entries only. Poetry only.

The winners will be selected by the Contest Committee. A winner will be announced approximately one to two weeks after the deadline passes. The decision is final.

The winner takes away a $100 cash prize. Second place will win twenty-five member dollars. Third place ten member dollars.

This contest is open to all members. Past contest winners can join the contest.

One entry per person. New entries to the site only. If you already posted a work on that work is not eligible for a contest.

Click here to submit your entry. Members with reservations can use the link provided in their contest profile.

Cash prizes delivered by PayPal. Winners also have the option to choose a Visa Gift Card (US residents only) or Amazon Gift Card (where available).