NO FEE Poetry, Prose & Visual Art Contest (Women of faith) + editor interview – Segullah, DEADLINE: Jan. 31, 2019

Trish Hopkinson

Segullah is currently running a poetry and visual art contest free to enter this year. Segullah is an online literary journal and blog designed to encourage literary and artistic talent, provoke thought and promote greater understanding and faith among Latter-day Saint women and other women of faith. They “publish insightful writings and images which explore life’s richness and complexity while reflecting faithfulness to the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

For more info on how to submit to literary magazine and journals, read my Submission Tips here.

I wondered how and why this contest came to be, so I asked staff member Terresa Wellborn a few questions to find out. See my interview with Wellborn and a link to their contest guidelines below.

HOPKINSON: Tell me a little bit about the Segullah contest.

WELLBORN: You can find all contest info via this link:

Winners of the contest will be selected from…

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Utah poets featured on 90.9 FM KRCL’s Radioactive – 6pm every night this week!

Provo Poetry

To help celebrate poetry month, KRCL is featuring a different Utah poet every day this week on their Radioactive public affairs program at 6pm on weekdays. Specifically, these poets are Utah county poets and members of the local poetry group Rock Canyon Poets. Tune in for National Poetry Month announcements and to hear the poets read one of their original poems.

Listen one of three ways:

The schedule is as follows:

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Feature poet Katie Manning @ SFYS Open Mic in Provo – Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017

Provo Poetry

Provo Poetry and Speak for Yourself Open Mic are pleased to present feature poet Katie Manning from San Diego!

Katie Manning is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Whale Road Review and an Associate Professor of Writing at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. Her full-length poetry collection, Tasty Other, won the 2016 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award. Find her at This upcoming August 17, Thursday evening from 7:30pm-9:00pm, Manning will travel through Enliten Cafe as the Speak for Yourself Open Mic hosts a night of conversation and poetry.

“Tasty Other is a stunning collection where the surreal feels terribly real—Manning’s dream poems about pregnancy and motherhood are funny, frightening, and absurd—which resembles parenthood perfectly. Manning’s voice invites us into her subconscious and makes us feel at home there. Tasty Other is a must read.” —J. Bruce Fuller, Author of Flood

Manning visits Speak for Yourself Open…

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Call for Submissions!

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peculiar is a queer literary journal that aims to showcase the prose, poetry, art, and photography of Utah’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and otherwise queer writers and artists. We hope to recognize the creative talents of the often overlooked queer community within Utah’s unique culture.

In our first issue, co-editor-in-chief Aaron Gates wrote the following in his foreword: “To belong, isn’t that what we are fighting for, constantly? Every day a wave surges against us, telling us we are too different, telling us we have no place, telling us that something is wrong with us. No one can tell you what you are worth; that is for you to decide.” So we hope you’ll decide to be brave. To be strong. To be beautiful.

The SUBMISSION DEADLINE for our fifth issue (volume three: issue two) is JULY 16th at MIDNIGHT (MST). After which, peculiar staff will do blind readings…

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Rock Canyon Poets reading at Lithic Bookstore & Gallery in Fruita, CO on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 @ 7pm

RCP Reading at LithicThe Rock Canyon Poets are pleased to be the guests of Lithic Bookstore & Gallery in Fruita, CO to read original poetry from Orogeny, their second collection of poems by local Utah County poets, on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

Featured poets include Rock Canyon Poets’ co-founder Trish Hopkinson and previous Fruita resident Lisa Connors, along with several other members, including Paul Francis, Jack Garcia, Aaron Gates, Shauntel Peterson, Zach Power, Dennis Clark, and Chris Peck.

Lithic Bookstore & Gallery offers a fantastic selection of books, art, handmade goods, and other curiosities and is located upstairs in the old bank building, downtown Fruita, Colorado.

Where: Lithic Bookstore & Gallery – 138 S. Park Square #202, Fruita, CO

When: Saturday, October 8, 2016

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Rock Canyon Poets boasts diverse membership, ranging from 18 to 71 years in age with many backgrounds–including literary journal founders, editors, ex-military, business professionals, a playwright, and a periodontist.  Individually, they have received several awards and been published in magazines, anthologies, journals, chapbooks, and full-length books of poetry. Rock Canyon Poets offer poetry with the tactile clarity of tin-can messages through fuzzy strings to the ears of an audience. These poems are tumbleweeds in semi-truck grills. They get stuck in your teeth, build bridges of spun sugar, and make it possible to mount a camel without a sturdy ladder.

Co-founded by Bonnie Shiffler-Olsen and Trish Hopkinson in January, 2015, Rock Canyon Poets was established to develop camaraderie among Utah Valley poets, provide consistent workshopping and reading opportunities, and promote the disciplined study of writing poetry as a serious art form. Members meet twice a month at Pioneer Book in historic downtown Provo. The group sponsors poetry readings and an open mic on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Membership is by invitation or portfolio submission only.

For more information on the Rock Canyon Poets, email

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For more information on Lithic Bookstore & Gallery, go to