. My art expresses the journey of my life in the different periods, so the color and nature of the paintings expresses the feelings and emotions in the different periods. Recently I was drawn to a fascinating journey of painting that combines abstract and realism in one format where the visualizations, the line and the stain of color create and describe a new world, another in the spirit of the times, in the shadow of the corona virus, a world filled with images, happenings, feelings of fear, optimism and uncertainty. Website : https://www.artneter.co
For New Horror Zine
Book Worms is a new mail order only zine launching in 2023 (6 issues planned).
Deadline is December 1, 2022
Seeking original short fiction 500 – 3000 words.
Payment is .08 per word.
No reprints, exclusive rights for one year from publication.
Simultaneous submissions okay. English language only. No multiple submissions.
Open to all HORROR sub-genres. No romance or erotica.
Create something new and cool! Be brave!
Only properly formatted stories will be considered.
Submit your story as an email attachment labeled like this LASTNAME_STORYTITLE along with a brief cover letter using the subject line Book Worms Submission to email@example.com
I’m also looking for original artwork, so if you’re interested, send me a brief email along with a link to your portfolio or samples. Payment varies.
*Tip: Be really old school and mail your submission to:
La Regina Studio/Grundy Commons/925 Canal Street/Bristol, PA 19007
Syeda Anila Talib , your poetic supplications are blood rippling as well as mind-thudding. These literary verses are an emotional epistle of love, glory, the mystery of life to the gods of your land. Talib, you are devoted chronicler of peace with passionate poetry that carries the hope of the land like grandmas -clay pot sweating with warm water to wash the sins of the earth, your heart is like a mighty ocean holding together the strings of spirituality, the dreams of the land, the glory of peace and the light of your people. This is not just poetry, it is a spiritual-revolutionary message to the spirits of the land, the gods and your people. These ideological spiritual versifications are a signal for your traversing into literary global podium -the journey to stardom is not far though it requires more and more tenacity, dedication and the requisite discipline- keep up the literary prowess and the poetic dexterity. Send my deep belly bottom love and my heart greetings to the griots and people of the land of Pakistan- (curator, mbizo chirasha
Nettabella Rachael Simiyu, is a renown Kenyan writer, a blogger, a novelist and a published poet. She currently resides in Ethiopia- Addis Ababa. She holds a Bachelor degree in Education, in English Literature and Linguistics and is currently studying French at Alliance Française in Ethiopia. She is a teacher by profession, that has passion in Arts, and particularly biased on the rights of humans. In 2020, Nettabella won the Igby Essay Writers Award- Non-Fiction Category with the www.kalaharireview.com Magazine. She was also longlisted in the African Writers Awards for her short story ‘Wakini’s New Home’- under the Children’s Story Awards. As a writer, Nettabella has published two anthologies of poems- ‘Peregrination to the Land of Liberty’ and ‘Nakupenda and other poems from the Bosom of Africa’ in www.amazon.com . She has also published a novelette ‘Rebirth’ in Amazon.
Mbizo Chirashas Dichtung sprengt den Rahmen dessen, was wir in Europa oder Nordamerika als Poesie kennen. Mbizo Chirasha ist vor allem ein mündlicher Dichter, ein "oral poet", der ausgeht von den gesprochenen Rhythmen der Sprache des "povo", des einfachen Volkes - mit allem, was sie ausdrücken kann: allem Kummer, allen Sehnsüchten, allen Hoffnungen. Kürzlich veröffentlichte die Literaturzeitschrift des renommierten New Directions Verlags in New York, die Evergreen Review, mehrere Gedichte Mbizo Chirashas. Dieser Dichter des "povo" beginnt auch in den Zentren der globalisierten Welt, endlich von immer mehr an Weltliteratur interessierten Lesern wahrgenommen zu warden- GermanVersion /Uhurucommentsry- Mbizo Chirasha's poetry goes beyond what we know as poetry in Europe or North America. Mbizo Chirasha is above all an oral poet, an "oral poet" who starts out from the spoken rhythms of the language of the "povo", the common people - with everything that she can express: all sorrows, all longings, all hopes. The literary journal Evergreen Review, published by the renowned New Directions publishing house in New York, recently published several of Mbizo Chirasha's poems. This poet of the "povo" is finally beginning to be noticed in the centers of the globalized world by readers who are increasingly interested in world literature- EnglishVersion/Uhuru commentary-
The wide-ranging article was published in the online magazine-"bkivon hroah " Magazine for the culture of literature and poetry, whose founder is the writer, poet, Reuven Shabat, who is also the owner of the publishing house Argaman Meitav. Poet Iris Cliff - writer and poet, dancer, translator and editor of poetry responsible for the field… Continue reading Israelis literary maverick Calif anchored the digital -arts cafe conversations with AfricanWilliamBlake
Blessing S. Chigunda is a powerful but scarcely heard Zimbabwean poetic voice. The rising protest poet is slowly gaining his ground for exploring on thorny matters of political decadence, social/moral decay and economic inequality. His poetry songs are teeth gritting to the political zealots/ national establishment. The revolutionary voice in young Chigunda sings of the cancer of corruption gnashing the bone and marrow of the country as the peripheral populace is eating rough and drinking touch downtown and downstream. Poverty is the school and hunger are the school uniform, despair becomes the school shoe. Inside out of this poetic instalment Chigunda does not waste time singing hope but the poet-griot is pessimistic about everything. He is not content with the political power matrix of his country and freedom slogans sung since the dawn of independence. He wants to see more freedom lights, He writes - heart- roughening sand paper paradox, politically vulgar imagery and nausea arousing metaphor, his verses are tight bottlenecks when popped they spew fizzy smoke and bile -bitterness-(Curator-MbizoChirasha)
Your belly bottom songs are like wings of storm picking up from the rivers between mountains and rise up unto mountain peaks until beyond those mystic-mysterious mountains. You tell stories of home with that linguistically prowess and unrestrained verbal bravado. Your songs are strings of emotion inscribed unto the veins of our hearts with that simplicity that carry the smoothening depth, depth that does not break but changes the way our hearts beat and mental jive rhythms of our thoughts. You leave our feelings skidding like a rocked seat, you make our minds grope to see the universe- outside of mental caves. And our hearts continue to yell for more and more verses. Dear artist, your collective message is a multi-genre life poster written from a heart-beat that learnt about multi-tasking and sang unto podiums of diversity from its tender-times till this day. Through your song lyrics- I have learnt to master the art of suspense, love, hope, belief and depth – may be do we call that meditation or something more than that, for me everything of your verse is a prayer line. It carries sweet beads of tears, the sense of belonging, the mark of birthright, the beauty and the mystery of nature and life, the hope of light and the touch of spiritual realms- Some readers might see your writings as simple as they are but it’s a mammoth gig to dig into them inside out. My creative taste buds are rising up. Its great meeting you our prolific artist, accomplished educationist and great Israelis griot Yehudit Malik-Shiran
Taint Taint Taint is currently a bi-annual online magazine. We publish new and established voices in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, multimedia and photography. Please review our mission statement prior to submitting works. Submissions are accepted via Submittable. We will only consider work that has not been previously published in print or online. Authors must notify editors if submitted works have been accepted at another publication via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. By submitting your work, you acknowledge that we are being granted First World Online Rights in the English Language exclusively prior to and up to six months after publication.
Our themes for our literary arts anthology, titled African Literary Arts: One Contemporaneous Anthology Celebrating the Global Diaspora (including African culture & society but not limited from circumAtlantic transpositions of United States Africa & African America/African Haiti & Dominica, African England & Eastern Europe as well as African Asia, etc.) are celebratory, variegated, ubiquitous, and unifying of Africa: spanning the beauty of African sex & sexualities, food & cuisine, rivers & mountains, rituals & dialects, tribes & politics, spirituality & morality. This multi-genre collection, numbering tentatively 350-450 pages in length, will include prosodies of hybrid narratives & short story, memoirs & personal essays, poetry, artwork and several other literary keepsakes, nuggets and gemstones.