Here we are at the final days of April. Since the month ends on a Tuesday, I went ahead and added the last couple days. For these pages, I decided to take a look at Submittable and look at journals with deadlines at the end of April and beginning of May that do not charge reading fees.
Since this month was National/Global poetry writing month, I feel inspired to add an equal focus toward poetry submission. Though I did not manage two poems a day (one for publication here and one to submit), I did write a few poems to start submitting. This equal focus idea may only change the pages on the monthly overview pages. I’m not sure yet.
I’m also taking another look at contests. I just got the May/June issue of Poets & Writers and the cover story is about submitting to Writing Contests. I came in sixth overall in the Writer’s Games and the work I produced was exciting for me. I think I may be ready to explore contests more thoroughly. As with reading periods, I will attempt to focus on when contests open and not on the deadlines to avoid procrastination.
2019 April Week Four to end
What other issues are coming up for you? What would you like me to change in the daily planner pages? What parts are you using and which aren’t useful? Do you like filling out the pages in your word processor, or do you like to print them out and fill them out by hand?
Thanks for playing along. I look forward to hearing your suggestions!
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Here are the pages to plan out this week:
2019 Planner March Week One
This week includes an interesting selection of literary magazines and a podcast along with original writing prompts.
March Reading Plan
I picked up a really fun selection of books from the library to read this month.
If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler (Everyman’s Library Classics) by Italo Calvino
Swing Time: A Novel by Zadie Smith
Short Story Collections
Flash Fiction International: Very Short Stories from Around the World
The Nameless Dark: A Collection by T. E. Grau
When My Brother Was an Aztec by Natalie Diaz
Wade in the Water: Poems by Tracy K. Smith
Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong
Poems by Elizabeth Bishop
B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs Volume 1
Sabrina by Nick Drnaso
Home After Dark: A Novel by David Small
The Playful Way to Serious Writing by Roberta Allen
Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer by Roy Peter Clark
Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers’ Guide from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University
I hope you will join me in reading a wide variety of great writing. What have you planned to read this month?
Happy Reading, Writing, Planning and Submitting!