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BlogNostics only accepts unpublished, original work.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.

Eros

As Merriam-Webster defines it: 

a :  love conceived by Plato as a fundamental creative impulse having a sensual element

b :  erotic love or desire

Dictionary definitions are all well and good, but there are some things better expressed than defined. BlogNostics is celebrating its rite of spring with a call for submissions for poetry, prose, original art and spoken word pieces that affirm life and loving as a pean to the sensual side, love and eroticism. Unleash your creative libido and Show. Us. You. 

Please be aware that your work will be promoted on social media. BlogNostics will adhere to the content guidelines of these services. Artistic depictions of sexuality are acceptable to the degree they are acceptable on these services. 

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. For poetry, you may submit ONE document of up to five poems. For prose, you may submit ONE document, 7,500 word max. For art submissions, you may submit ONE piece of art, no larger than 1024x768 pixels. For spoken word, you may submit ONE reading under 3 minutes in running time. 

Formats:

Poetry and Prose are preferred in PDF, Word (doc, docx, rtf), Pages for Mac, or plain text. If you have special fonts and formatting, then PDF will be the best format to preserve these. 

Art is accepted in JPG format only.

Spoken Word may be submitted in MP3 or WAV formats. If you have imagery you wish to integrate into the Spoken Word selection, use the same guidelines used in a YouTube video here, maximum 480p: 854x480. 

BlogNostics reserves the right to edit any video content to identify it as a BlogNostics submission and to comply with size and physical dimensions used in our specific page formatting or embedding. 

Please wait until you receive a response to your submission before uploading a new submission.


ex·trem·ism

ikˈstrēˌmizəm/

noun

  1. the holding of extreme political, ideological, or religious views; fanaticism.

Science to science denial, religious freedom to theocracy,

coincidence to conspiracy, liberty to license; these push beyond the grey areas, into the fringes of every topic. Common to all these points of polarization are the subjective realms where the “extreme” view is simply a dividing line between various echo chambers. 

Join us on BlogNostics for look at what bounces off the walls, seeps through the cracks, puddles on the floor of the new forums of social media that play host to so many of these diatribes, calls to violence, rants and murmurings of the fever swamp. 

We are currently accepting submissions that explore the concept of extremism. Give us your impressions of the place where the ride leaves the rails, where the mindset of chaos becomes the option of choice.

Please be aware that your work will be promoted on social media. BlogNostics will adhere to the content guidelines of these services. Artistic depictions of extremism are acceptable to the degree they are acceptable on these services. We will not publish hate speech, calls to violence, etc.  Use common sense. You don’t need to use your “inside voice”, but use the voice you have inside. Show. Us. You.

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.


BlogNostics General Poetry Area~

Over the last two years ago we have had great success with our Memorial Day Commemoration pages. This year we are again asking for submissions to honor those in our armed forces in our 3nd Annual Memorial Day Commemoration. If you have a poem, piece of prose, a recollection you would like to add to this tribute with or without photo


                                                                                        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.


5 Submissions per year

bn~Art Galleries are open to all aspiring Digital Artists, Photographers and Illustrators. BlogNostics showcases todays cutting-edge artists. We are committed to bringing traditional and digital mediums to life in our online environment, and are dedicated to bringing each work of art that is published with BlogNostics to a wider audience.

Limited to 5 Works of Art 

We accept art submissions year round 
Submission Requirements

Images should be submitted as .jpg, .pdf, .PNG, .MOV, file type (little or no compression, baseline standard)

Image file size: Should not exceed 2 MB for each piece of artwork and a maximum of 2 files are allowed during the submission process.

Image size: 72 ppi images should be a minimum of 850 pixels wide or tall. High resolution (300ppi) images can be smaller.

Please remember to Register on BlogNostics.

Limit 2

bn~Colour Concatenation is open to all poets who write in colour with poetic verse.

Cerulean Blue, Alpine Green, Indigo Illusion, Really Reddy RED are vivid names for everything from cosmetics to cars; house paint to shoes. Whether you are aware of it or not, colour affects every aspect of our lives from the subliminal allure of a woman in a slinky red gown to an officer’s suspicion as he gazes at a bright red convertible.

Please make sure that you Register on BlogNostics.

bn~Colour Concatenation Poetry/Prose Pieces will be eligible for print publication, if your Poem/Prose is chosen for print publication will be notified via email.

You may submit 2 Colour Concatenations a year. 

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

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. A sense of feeling and emotion should invoked us as your reader.

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.

1 bn~Montage per Montage Event

bn~ Montage is a series of images put together for you to interpret in any manner you see fit, (be it poetry, prose or creative writing) but there is a catch you must use words. There is no wrong or right way to decipher what you see in the image. It’s all about your perception and your ability to free your mind, let your creativity flow and start writing.

A Montage that is 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.

A Montage can be submitted at anytime, upon bn~Editor approval. Your Montage will be published in our Montage area on BlogNostics. Our editors read bn~Montage submissions year around. Please allow up to 2 weeks to publish any given Montage (the time set for publishing your piece could be shorter). Only 1 submission per bn~Montage.

Please make sure that you Register on BlogNostics.

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

These will not count against your total submissions,  bn~Montage is considered elective. These will not count against your total submission count.