Two Sylvias Press 2022 Autumn Newsletter
Our Poetry Prompt Advent Calendar is Back!
Hello Poets, Writers, and Readers!
Thank you so much for taking a few moments to look over our newsletter. We hope you are having a wonderful autumn, and we wish you much literary inspiration during these cold and increasingly darker days. We’re here to inspire with our popular Online Advent Calendar of Poetry Prompts, our Weekly Muse subscription service, the Wilder Series Poetry Prize, and a complimentary poetry prompt. Thank you for being a supporter of our small press—we appreciate you!
IT'S BACK WITH ALL NEW PROMPTS!
THE 2022 ONLINE ADVENT CALENDAR of POETRY PROMPTS!
It's become a tradition! Write 31 new poems in December! Each day a new surprise prompt is revealed with a click!
Our online virtual Advent Calendar is easy to use—simply click on the calendar date and a prompt appears. Each prompt is a small paragraph guiding you with ideas and suggestions for a new poem.
Once you open a prompt, it remains accessible, so no problem if you skip a day or two—the prompts will be waiting for you. The calendar and all of the prompts will be available through the month of January.
You will receive an access code for the Advent Calendar's web page at the end of November. Your daily surprise prompts are ready for you to click on December 1st.
Please visit our Two Sylvias website for more info on signing up: https://twosylviaspress.com/advent-calendar-prompts.html
JOIN THE TWO SYLVIAS’ WEEKLY MUSE AND GIVE A SUBSCRIPTION AS A GIFT!
The Weekly Muse is a paid subscription that you will receive each Sunday, and we’ve loaded it with information and content to assist you in your poetry journey from inspiration to publication. Our community is growing! We are now at 200+ subscribers!
(A quick Muse Trivia question—who is the poet pictured in the image above?)
Become a Paid Subscriber and each Sunday you will receive:
*Poetry Exercises / Prompts
*Ask the Editors Column and Exclusive Interviews with Poets
*A Creativity Reflection Question for Journaling
*Where to Submit Your Work—a list of current journals and book/chapbook prizes
*Giveaways and News
*Inspiration and Helpful Tips on Living Life as a Creative Person and Improving Your Writing
*Insider Info on Navigating the Publishing World
*An Optional Facebook Group Providing Community Support
Please visit our Substack page and enjoy perusing a FREE issue of the Weekly Muse (please click on the “Read more” button below):
The Weekly Muse is a way to invest in your own writing by helping you write more poems, learn tips on how to have your manuscript selected for publication, find new places to publish your work, and more. It’s like a poetry class that lasts the whole year and having your own creativity coach.
And, consider giving The Weekly Muse as a holiday gift to your poet friends! Choose a button below (or both!) and support Two Sylvias!
(Answer to the Muse Trivia question posed above: The poet in the image is Sylvia Plath!)
THE WILDER PRIZE IS OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
Are you a woman poet born in 1972 or before?
Enter the Two Sylvias Press WILDER PRIZE: a poetry book contest for women over 50!
The Wilder Series Book Prize is open to women poets over 50 (established or emerging poets) and includes a $1000 prize, publication by Two Sylvias Press, and a vintage, art nouveau pendant.
Women submitting manuscripts may be poets with one or more previously published chapbooks/books or poets without any prior chapbook/book publications.
Previous winners of the Wilder Prize: Carmen Gillespie, Adrian Blevins, Dana Roeser, Erica Bodwell, Gail Martin, Michelle Bitting, and Gail Griffin.
Submission Dates: Sept. 1 – Dec. 31
Please read complete guidelines here: https://twosylviaspress.com/wilder-series-poetry-book-prize.html
We look forward to reading your manuscript!
IT’S A MARVELOUS NIGHT FOR A MOONDANCE
Write a poem that includes all of these types of moons: Blood Moon (red glow), Supermoon (appears larger than usual), Blue Moon (a month with two full moons), Harvest Moon (full moon that occurs in September), and Wolf Moon (the first full moon in January). Consider writing a 5 stanza poem and beginning each stanza with the phrase: “On the night of (name of moon)…” For instance, stanza 1 could begin, “On the night of the Wolf Moon….” and stanza 2, “On the night of the Supermoon…” etc, using each of the moons listed above for your 5 stanzas.
As the holidays near, we would like to send some love and support to all of the small presses out there. Consider buying books as gifts!
Thank you again for being a supporter of Two Sylvias! We wish you happy holidays and much light and creativity in the coming weeks!
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Keep On Writing!
Kelli & Annette
Kelli Russell Agodon & Annette Spaulding-Convy
Cofounders & Coeditors of Two Sylvias Press