Patricia Carragon's Blog: Words Give Me the Will to Write

Patricia Carragon's Blog: Words Give Me the Will to Write

Home Planet News Online is Open for Submissions for Issue #10!

Per Frank Murphy:

Dear friends, poets, writers, and artist. Home Planet News is now accepting material for our next edition. We are looking for poems, stories, reviews, essays, plays, memoirs, and graphic art of every type. We accept writing in Spanish with or without translations. We also accept works in other languages with translations and the author’s permission. Our deadline will be 10/1/22, and we will work hard to have the issue published by the end of the year. In submitting your work, please have your name on the first page of the work you’re submitting. In submitting reviews, please give the name of the press, the price, the number of pages, and, if possible, a link to the publisher or to any source where the book can be obtained.

Please send submissions to Frank Murphy at either

homeplanetnews@outlook.com or lmurphy227@gmail.com

Poet Matt Morris has been added to our list of editors and is incredibly helpful in making this issue possible. Home Planet News could use another editor. Someone who is either familiar with or willing to learn some basic WordPress, and we could always use another proofreader.

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Home Planet News Online open for submissions


Please don’t submit to me. Only submit to Frank Murphy:

homeplanetnews@outlook.com

From Frank Murphy. 

Dear Friends, Issue 9 of Home Planet News Online is now open for submission. We are looking for excellent writing in poetry, essays, memoirs, and fiction. We are also looking for artwork. As yet there is no fixed deadline; however, it would be good to have everything in by mid-October. As usual Home Planet News will accept up to six poems (more by prior consent)  and prose pieces that are 3000 words or less, but we will consider longer pieces by merit. We will accept no more than 3 prose piece per writer per issue.

Simultaneous submissions will be accepted with the understanding that we will be notified ASAP of publications in another magazine.

Please send all writing as an attachment in Word or Pages and artwork as jpegs, gif, or png file.

We will accept poems in Spanish with or without translations, and poems in any other language with translations.

We had a wonderful response to our last issue. Lat’s make this issue even better. And please pass the word around to others.

Send all material to Frank Murphy homeplanetnews@outlook.com

Stay safe, Frank M

Deadline for Home Planet News Issue 8 is Thursday, October 1

Deadline for Home Planet News Issue 8  is Thursday, October 1.
Please send submissions to Frank Murphy ONLY athomeplanetnews@outlook.com


From Frank MurphyDear friends and contributors,I hope this email finds you all safe and well. The deadline for our upcoming issue is 10/1/2020. We need more material, Poems, Prose: Fiction, Flash Fiction, Essays, Reviews, Memoir, Plays, Translocations. And we need Artwork, lots of artwork. I know some of you have already submitted and I apologize for taking your time but I am also asking all contributors to please let others know via the link below:http://homeplanetnews.org/AOnLine.html

It is best to send materials as either a Word or Page document. As I am working on this next issue, I have also been building our database so you may get this massage twice if you have two email addresses. Sorry! If you have received this announcement because someone forwarded it to you and you are interested in receive messages from Home Planet News Online, please send your email address to us. 


Stay well, stay safe,

Frank

Submissions Now Open for Home Planet News Online Issue 6

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Frank Murphy of Home Planet News is gathering material for Home Planet News Online Issue 6. He needs poetry, prose (essays, fiction, short plays, reviews, etc.), artwork. He’s shooting for a November deadline and publication.
Please respond: homeplanetnewsol@gmail.com
Guidelines
Submissions welcome.
Home Planet News Online is an On Line Only Publication.
All copyrights return to the poet, writer, artist.
The submissions requirements are as follows:
Submit up to 4 poems at a time We would prefer prose pieces that are 2000 words or less, but we will consider longer pieces by merit. We will accept only one prose piece per writer per issue.
Art work, paintings, drawings, photos, are welcome.
Simultaneous submissions will be accepted with the understanding that we will be notified ASAP of publications in another magazine.
Home Planet News Online will accept poems that have been previously published in printed magazines, journals, or chapbooks with a distribution of 500 copies or less.
We will not accept poems or prose that has been accepted in an anthology or published in another online magazine.
Please include contact information Submit everything in one file as a single word document. No pdf files.
Submissions should be sent to: hpnonline@yahoo.com.
Chief Editor:
Frank Murphy
Executive Editors:
Patricia Carragon
David Gershator
Phillis Gershator
Linda Lerner
Matthew Paris
Lehman Weichsellbaum
Consulting Editor:
Donald Lev

 

Computer Editor
Frank Murphy

Book Review by Linda Lerner of Innocence in the Mom Egg Review

Book Review by Linda Lerner of Innocence in the Mom Egg Review

Linda Lerner, author of Yes, the Ducks Were Real (NYQ Books, 2015), did a fabulous review of my latest book, Innocence (Finishing Line Press, 2017) in the Mom Egg Review. The Mom Egg Review, edited by Marjorie Tesser, is a journal that supports the diverse creativity of mothers and of those influenced by their mothers.


Review by Linda Lerner

In the poem “The Palace,” a child who was never conceived is trapped in a palace destroyed “in seconds” (6)–a repetitive phrase used in the poem–but “still left standing” and she becomes the central metaphor of this collection. This child “caught in between the bricks” (6)is the same one “who drew flowers and animals everywhere” until in Kindergarten “her imagination learned to stay within the lines;” (3)and it is the same child, who “like a dandelion” is playing freely outside her mother’s door—slamming disapproval when the game ends with rain beating down on her.(3)
Used in the double sense, the verbs to give birth and to imagine become synonymous.
The recurrent art theme in many of these poems works along the same lines. The artist, for now, has vanished in “Picture of Life;” the colors fade; “brushes lie unwashed / too brittle for use.”(4)

Her pictures, like the child who wasn’t conceived, never broke out onto the canvas and are lost in “inertia.” There is no birth.

Read more at:

http://momeggreview.com/2017/07/18/innocence-by-patricia-carragon/

Home Planet News Online, Issue 3

Home Planet News Online, Issue 3

Home Planet News, Issue 3 is now online

http://homeplanetnews.org/AOnLine.html

As one of the editors for Home Planet News, I’m happy and proud of this collection of poetry, prose, artwork, reviews, and more.

Featured Poets:
Linda Lerner and Lyn Lifshin

Memoir:
A Short Stretch from When I was Pat by Frank Murphy


Book Reviews:
Donald Lev for OVERHEARD IN A DRUGSTORE and other poems
by Andrew Glaze

Linda Lerner for Francis Shoots Pool At Chubb’s Bar
by Al Ortolani
Leigh Harrison for BOTH SIDES OF THE NIGER
By Andrew Kaufman
Deborah Hauser for RIDING WITH BOOM BOOM
by George Wallace
Bernie Earley and Lisa Neville for Mementos Elegiac:
Greg Weatherby’s Approaching Home

MAGAZINE RACK:

by David Gershator and Phillis Gershator
The Blog Bog:

Matthew Paris

Cover Art: 

Glass Graphics C.TvM Postcard 2 Hermes


Web page Graphics:
Corina Teunissen van Manen (C.T.v.M.), Aldo Vigliarolo, Bob Heman

Fiction:
Robert Roth, Austin Alexis, Ron Singer, David Huberman, Marcelle Thiébaux, George Held
Poetry:
Donald Lev, Gregg Weatherby, Mark Young, Sherry Kearns, Lisa Galt Bond, Joseph Farley, Robert Gould, Drew Marshall, Richard Spiegal, Simon Perchik, David Gershator, colemanden, George Snedeker, Thaddeus Rutkowski, Paul Pines, Vince Corvaia, Angelo Verga, Scott Blackwell, Arnold Skemer, Alan Catlin, Joe Stout, Bob Heman, David Hernandez, Frank Murphy, Patricia Carragon, Matthew Paris, Barry Wallenstein, George Held, sam friedman, Chris Butters,Vicki Iorio, Andy Roberts, Neil Heims, Darko R, Suvin, Gerry de Burica
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We are now taking submissions for Issue 4. Please read the guidelines below:
GuidelinesSubmissions welcome.
Home Planet News Online is an On Line Only Publication.
All copyrights return to the poet, writer, artist.

The submissions requirements are as follows:
Submit up to 4 poems at a time We would prefer prose pieces that are 2000 words or less, but we will consider longer pieces by merit. We will accept only one prose piece per writer per issue.
Art work, paintings, drawings, photos, are welcome.
Simultaneous submissions will be accepted with the understanding that we will be notified ASAP of publications in another magazine.

Home Planet News Online will accept poems that have been previously published in printed magazines, journals, or chapbooks with a distribution of 500 copies or less.

We will not accept poems or prose that has been accepted in an anthology or published in another online magazine.

Please include contact information Submit everything in one file as a single word document. No pdf files. Submissions should be sent to: hpnonline@yahoo.com. Response time is about 12 weeks.

 

Chief Editor:
Frank Murphy

Executive Editors:
Patricia Carragon
David Gershator
Phillis Gershator
Linda Lerner
Matthew Paris

Lehman Weichsellbaum

Consulting Editor:
Donald Lev

Computer Editor
Frank Murphy