The Cruelest Month (call for submissions)

April is approaching….

April is Poetry Month..

.April is the cruelest month…

according to T.S. Eliot…

The above is not a poem…I promise my poetry isn’t that subpar even though it has the potential to be.

Dropping April 1st (this is not a joke) will be the first volume of VOICES FROM THE FIRE…to kick off poetry month even though it’s more than poetry. This full color deluxe and black and white volume will collect all the VOICES FROM THE FIRE entries from January all the way through the end of March…featuring a plethora of poetry, writing and art from all of contributing voices thus far.

Cover by VOICES FROM THE FIRE #1 by Dillinger

I’ve also learned a few lessons along the way in compiling an anthology, so expect slimmer volumes as the year progresses to keep costs down for readers.

In addition to that release there will be several more poetry releases, which I will gradually announce as we get closer to April…

Now to the fun stuff…you the reader and/or contributing writer, poet and artist…

First and foremost POETRY MONTH-

let’s talk…the format for VOICES FROM THE FIRE will change featuring three to four poets a week. Send your poetry, maybe it’ll get published but in conjunction I need to art and so artists…send your stuff as well for art is visual poetry and everyone likes pictures of…whatever…

SO Poets and Artists send your stuff for April

To begin each week though Dumpster Fire Press will be featuring poets and collections that have been previously published in the early month in which I didn’t know what the hell I was doing and perhaps didn’t do enough justice to promote. This is the month DFP makes amends.

I’m not forgetting prose writers either….send your stuff to be a VOICE as well, I like the original format of one poet, one artist and one writer a week.

Submission guidelines can be found on the ABOUT page.

Eventually you can wind up in the second volume of VOICES FROM THE FIRE….

Pending Covering to VOICES FROM THE FIRE #2 by Dillinger

This is just a smidge of what’s going to be happening this year…

There are a couple more anthologies planned which I will be making announcements for in the near future along with a chance to send manuscripts in along some pretty cool creative projects in the works and the stuff already planned throughout the month of July is rather varied and perhaps even mind-blowing…

Hoping to gather more voices so we can burn together as we grind through the flaming dumpster deemed existence.

Stay surreal

Published by Mike Zone

Mike Zone is the former Editor in Chief of Dumpster Fire Press and managing editor of Concrete Mist Press. The author of Screaming in the End: Poems and Stories, Fuck You: A Fucking Poetry Chap, Shedding Dark Places (almost), One Hell of a Muse , as well as coauthor of The Grind and Razorville. A frequent contributor to Alien Buddha Press and Mad Swirl. His work has been featured in: A Thin Slice of Anxiety, Black Shamrock Magazine, Horror Sleaze Trash, Better Than Starbucks, Piker Press, Punk Noir Magazine, Synchronized Chaos, and Cult Culture magazine.

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