Welcome to the BlogNostics Submissions Manager

BlogNostics accepts general submissions in Poetry, Prose Creative Writing and Digital Art year round.

GUIDELINES:

BlogNostics only accepts unpublished, original work. We do accept simultaneous submissions but ask that you withdraw your work immediately if it is accepted elsewhere.

Only upload ONE submission at a time (each area of the submissions manager has explicit details on the limits and what is needed and or required). Please wait until you receive a response to your submission before uploading a new submission.

To ensure that you receive email alerts in response to your submissions please remember to set your spam filter e-mail to accept messages from Submissions@BlogNostics.net, and Editors@BlogNostics.net, if not our notifications may end up in your "junk" or "spam" folder, or be deleted by your e-mail system.

Works published online or in eBooks are considered to have been previously published and should not be submitted.

Please email us at Editors@BlogNostics.net and let us know immediately if one of the pieces you have submitted has been accepted elsewhere.

HOW TO SUBMIT:

  • When submitting to BlogNostics please include a Cover Letter with a brief bio attached.
  • Use the Add File button to find the file on your computer that you would like to submit. Select the file and click on the Open button. Your file will then appear in the "file" field.
  • Please submit all poems together in One Document. All the work you submit must be contained in a single computer file.
  • Review your information to confirm that it is correct. Click Submit
  • Please remember to Register On BlogNostics.net

We Look forward to Reading You on the pages of BlogNostics

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If you have any troubles using our submissions manager, please click here ---> Technical Help or you can find the link at the bottom of this page.

A villanelle is a poetic form with nineteen lines and a repeating pattern and rhyme scheme. A villanelle is comprised of five tercets (three lines) followed by one four-line quatrain. The first and third lines of the opening tercet repeat in an alternating pattern creating the final line of each next tercet. In turn, those two lines then form the final two lines of the entire poem. The rhyme scheme calls for repeating lines to rhyme, and the second line of every tercet must rhyme also. The pattern looks like this: A1 b A2 / a b A1 / a b A2 / a b A1 / a b A2 / a b A1 A2. 

A well-known example of a villanelle is: 


"Do Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night" by Dylan Thomas


Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieve it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.'


You may submit up to 3 villanelles per submission. All work must follow our main guidelines listed above.

BlogNostics General Poetry Area~

General Poetry Submissions for a Single Publication in the General Poetry Area: This is where we showcase individual poems that are uncategorized, or belong to no one poet's specific collection. BlogNostics prides itself as being one of the few free poetry sites that takes the effort to showcase new talent, regardless the size of their existing catalog, or prior writing credentials. We look for quality, and see it every single day in writers who have just begun to test their creative powers. The General Poetry Area will always strive to remain one of the best places in the literary community to embrace this ideal and welcome new talent as it emerges. Just starting out and have something to say?

                                                                                        Show. Us. You.

Please make sure that you Register on BlogNostics.

All submitted works will be eligible for print publication, if your poetry/prose is chosen for print publication you will be notified via email.

There is no limit to the number of poems you can submit to the general poetry area, but be aware, Multiple submissions have less of a chance of being released concurrently. We recommend no more than 5 poems per submission and no more than one submission per month. 

Once you have submitted your work to BlogNostics via Submittable we will confirm we have received your piece/pieces and will notify you via email once your work is published.


Limits: None

bn~Creative Prose: Places is open to all poets who write about a place or places with poetic verse.

Creative Prose: Places

Describe a location, make us feel it! Be vivid, use your creativity and imagination. 

Prose. Restrictions, 7,500 word max. Fiction, creative writing, Please refrain from political or ideological screeds.

Please make sure that you Register on BlogNostics.

bn~Creative Prose: Places Pieces will be eligible for print publication, if your Prose is chosen for print publication will be notified via email.

Limitation on Creative Prose: Places –There are none.

A maximum of 15 Verset (Little verse) per submission a Year

Submissions Accepted Year Around.

bn~ Peu Verset (Little verse) 

Peu Verset is our term for micropoetry, and has very few rules other than the rule of brevity. You may submit a short poem within the limit of 160 characters or less.

“Peu Verset / Peu Versets submitted to BlogNostics are to be the author's original works previously unpublished and not under consideration by any publications, including Web-based journal, personal blogs, websites, and or any social networking sites.

Peu Verset / Peu Versets may be sent in at anytime, upon bn~Editor approval your Peu Verset / Peu Versets will be published in your own personalized Peu Verset Area. Our editors read Peu Verset submissions year around. Please allow up to 4 weeks to be published in the Peu Verset Area. Submissions are unlimited and encouraged.

These will not count against your total submissions, Peu Verset is considered elective. These will not count against your total submission count.

Please make sure that you Register on BlogNostics.

All Peu Verset will be eligible for print publication, if your Peu Verset  is chosen for print publication will be notified via email.

You may submit as many as 15 Peu Versets (Little Verse) at a time.

NO LIMIT 

Submission for a Single Publication in the Sestina Area: 

Try your hand with one of the oldest most challenging forms of poetry: The Sestina. The Sestina finds its origins back as far as the 12th century troubadour ballads of Arnaut Daniel, and the form was brought to maturation in the writings of Dante and Petrarch. It is a structured form consisting of six stanzas, each containing six lines each, wrapping up with a 3-line “envoi”. 

The Sestina Area is for submissions are free and will remain free. Please check our Sestina Page for examples of the form. 

Please make sure that you Register on BlogNostics.

All submitted works will be eligible for print publication, if your Sestina is chosen for print publication you will be notified via email.

Submissions in this category are unlimited, but the editorial process is very selective. Give us your best. Show. Us. You.

All submitted works will be eligible for print publication, if your poetry/prose is chosen for print publication you will be notified via email.

Once you have submitted your piece/pieces to BlogNostics via Submittable we will confirm we have received your piece/pieces and will notify you via email once your piece/pieces is published. 

A maximum of 15 haiku per submission a Year

Submissions Accepted Year Around.

Haiku is a brief verse which encapsulates a single moment in time. Haiku avoids subjectivity; impingement of the poets ego, views or values. It displays wit and intellect. Haiku is often the juxtaposition of two concrete images, a universal condition of nature with a particular aspect of human experience, with the hope that the reader makes an insightful connection.

Haiku consists of three lines
first line contains five syllables
second line contains seven syllables
third line contains five syllables

Haiku submitted to BlogNostics is to be the author's original works previously unpublished and not under consideration by any publications, including Web-based journal, personal blogs, websites, and or any social networking sites.

Haiku may be sent in at anytime, upon bn~Editor approval your Haiku will be published in your own personalized Haiku Area. Our editors read Haiku submissions year around. Please allow up to  4 weeks to be published in the Haiku Area. Submissions are unlimited and encouraged.

These will not count against your total submissions, Haiku is considered elective. These will not count against your total submission count.

Please make sure that you Register on BlogNostics.

All Haiku will be eligible for print publication, if your Haiku is chosen for print publication will be notified via email.

You may submit as many as 15 Haiku at a time.

A maximum of 15 Tankas per submission a Year

Submissions Accepted Year Around.

In its strictest form, tanka follows an unmetered scheme of a single line of 31 syllables, broken into segments of 5-7-5-7-7. Although this is a legitimate form when Westernized, it has been noted that in the Japanese language, a syllable is typically shorter. Yes, you heard right. Think "the" as opposed to "these". As a result, an acceptable Western version of tanka may have fewer syllables as a whole, to achieve the proper brevity and simplicity the form asks.

Tanka / Tankas submitted to BlogNostics is to be the author's original works previously unpublished and not under consideration by any publications, including Web-based journal, personal blogs, websites, and or any social networking sites.

Tanka / Tankas may be sent in at anytime, upon bn~Editor approval your Tanka / Tankas will be published in your own personalized Tanka Area. Our editors read Tanka submissions year around. Please allow up to 4 weeks to be published in the Tanka Area. Submissions are unlimited and encouraged.

These will not count against your total submissions, Tanka is considered elective. These will not count against your total submission count.

Please make sure that you Register on BlogNostics.

All Tanka / Tankas will be eligible for print publication, if your Tanka is chosen for print publication will be notified via email.

You may submit as many as 15 Tankas at a time.

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