Cool Tools and Stuff
The Global Haiku Project—write collaborative haiku with people around the world
Language is a Virus—Great for text manipulation tools. I love the cut-up machine to randomize text and create interesting juxtapositions. The site also offers daily writing prompts and links to various text generators.
TagCrowd–an easy basic word cloud generator. This is great for discovering titles or visualizing trends in a manuscript-in-progress.
Poet Tips— suggestions on what poets you might like based on who you read
Visuwords–fun, interactive thesaurus that gives you a web of synonyms and related phrases
Poetry News in Review–Prairie Schooner edited poetry news
Literary Journals and Rejections Wiki— a list of standard rejection forms by journal, including that journal’s tiered rejections
2021 Literary Magazine Rankings–Clifford Garstang’s ranking of literary magazines based on the Pushcart Prizes
Poets Q&A –Smartish Pace hosts poets answering questions
Sestina Generator—plug in your six end words and it gives you the form
For Better Verse–Practice scanning a poem’s meter! This site gives you a famous poem. Mark feet in the line, stresses above it, identify meter and rhyme scheme, and then check your answers.
Eat a Persimmon–Carla Sofia Ferreira’s free chapbook of poetry prompts for high school student, teachers and everyone!
OmmWriter–If you are writing with headphones and miss the click and clack of keystrokes, try “experience one.” Cut and paste your text when you’re done.
Calls for Submissions
Better View of the Moon — Karen Craigo
Divedapper — poets interviewed by Kaveh Akbar
The Friday Influence — Jose Angel Araguz
Dodge Poetry Festival–check out the site for poetry resources and videos of past talks
Additional content coming soon