** There is no excuse for putting off a submission when there are sites like NewPages.com that list a wide variety of respected journals with reviews and deadlines in elegant alphabetical order. Check out their “Big List.”
** UCLA’s Westwind accepts quarterly submissions. Matchbox Magazine (the UC wide magazine) has also begun accepting submissions, although it seems that their website is down. Seek them out as well.
**LA Writer’s Group has a site dedicated to upcoming Los Angeles magazine submission deadlines and some information on interesting poetry readings. The blog’s a little difficult to navigate through, but there may be some gems in there.
Some Ezines are also possible venues in an age of decaying pages. Here are some recommendations, also relevant reads:
Here’s a comprehensive list of Ezines and Journals on ZeroLand
[Hey, and if any of you want to publish with Random House…your place to go is Bold Type]
Much talent, luck, and guts.
I will admit, the title seems mythological, but there are a few long standing poetry venues in Los Angeles that are worth taking a stroll to.
The celebrated Beyond Baroque in Venice has been a staple of Los Angelian poetry for 40 years. They host open mics on the first Sunday of the month and poetry workshops every weekend. A wide variety of poets have graced their stage with a focus on the “written word.” Check out their website for details on their multiple monthly readings.
Poetic Research Bureau
The PRB speaks for itself on its website:
“As a literary service, the PRB attempts to cultivate composition, publication and distribution strategies that enlarge the public domain. It favors appropriations, impersonations, ‘compost’ poetries, belated conversations, unprintable jokes and doodles, ‘unoriginal’ literature, historical thefts and pastiche. The publication emphasis is on ephemeral works, short-run magazines and folios, short-lived reprints and excerpts in print-on-demand formats, and the occasional literary fetish objects of stupidly incomparable price and value.
The Bureau also hosts a reading series in its Luna Theatre, and invites writers whose work lacks the ‘commercial tendency’ while harboring the bright, high-minded intentions that often lead to broad panic, righteous perversions, improbable arguments, and the ill-served cul-de-sacs of genius.”
Interesting readings are also pouring in constantly. Give them an ear.
The Hammer Museum
The Hammer has showcased some delightful poets and writers and continues doing so monthly. The readings are organized and hosted by our own, Stephen Yenser, poet and professor at UCLA. Upcoming poet is Maureen McLane.
Visit the Fowler Museum this upcoming Thursday Jan. 4th for some art, poetry, and suprises.