August 2020: call for submissions

August submissions for FVR are open!


To new and regular contributors to Free Verse Revolution, the August 2020 submissions window is open!

The theme will be Nightmare and Dreams and this can be interpreted in any way you wish; sleep, aspirations, fears, literal nightmares and dreams, what dreams can teach us, what happens every night, insomnia. Anything!

I accept poetry and short pieces of prose which interpret the theme of the month in some way, and only one piece from each writer; but you may send up to three pieces for consideration.

Please follow the guidelines, it makes accepting your work and scheduling it for publication so much easier. I edit FVR alone so these guidelines do exist for a reason. Thank you.

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August’s theme: Nightmare and Dreams

Interpret the theme any way you wish; you do not need to use the word as a title. Pieces may be…

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Flowers on the Wall – advance review from Lois E. Linkins

Kristiana's second poetry volume opens with a quiet assertion of power, self-acceptance and self-compassion. The poet declares herself to be 'foolhardy and faerie, clumsy and pretty, angry at the world and everyone in it, loved and unloved but always in love.' ['I will'] A more fitting opening would be difficult to find. Reed's collection explores … Continue reading Flowers on the Wall – advance review from Lois E. Linkins

An update

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