List of Publications/Events/Readings for the month of December 2020

I’m so proud to share the list of publications, events and news for the month of December 2020. December has been super special to me as one of my poems got nominated for the coveted Pushcart Prize and also the announcement of my first full-length collection soon to be published by the Texas-based FlowerSong press … Continue reading List of Publications/Events/Readings for the month of December 2020

Poetry Published in Visual Verse Vol 08 Chapter 02

Elated to see my prose poem ”Living Fallacy” in the  London/Berlin based Monthly Ekphrastic journal “Visual Verse”. So thrilled to share the space with so many brilliant voices in the literary community. Do read their collection of top 100 poems in response to the visual prompt. You can read my poem “Living Fallacy” here Happy … Continue reading Poetry Published in Visual Verse Vol 08 Chapter 02

Poetry Published in the Culture Cult Press Anthology ” Lockdown Literature”

I’m really excited to be part of this amazing anthology bringing these voices together of forty six poets around the world. My immense gratitude to Jay Chakravarti for supporting my work. This anthology of non fiction, poetry and prose has chronicled a microcosm of life lived during these uncertain times. The authors and poets who … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Culture Cult Press Anthology ” Lockdown Literature”

Media Mention for the “The Kali Project” by Women’s Web

Proud to see the #mediamention of the upcoming "The Kali Project", co-edited by me and Candice Daquin and soon to be published by Indie Blue Press, in India's Online Media Tech Company Women's Web. Women's Web is an open platform that publishes a diversity of views. Heartfelt gratitude to the writer/editor/teacher Sonia Dogra for highlighting the ethos and the struggles … Continue reading Media Mention for the “The Kali Project” by Women’s Web

Nominated for the Author of the Month by NY based Spillwords.Please Vote

I'm really excited to announce that my name has been nominated for the "Author of the Month" by NY Based Poetry Journal Spillwords.com .Here is the link for the public voting. General Voting is held from 12/26-12/29https://spillwords.com/vote/Please vote. Happy Poetry!! Megha Sood

Poetry published in the anthology: Gardens in the Desert: Cultivating Awareness by Dove Tales Journal of Arts

I'm thrilled to see my poem "Unforgivable" published in the online Dove Tales Journal: Gardens in the desert: Cultivating Awareness guest-edited by Robert Kostuck.I'm so honored to be sharing spaces with some of the brilliant writers of the literary community sharing the common ides for writing for peace. Today is the online publication of the … Continue reading Poetry published in the anthology: Gardens in the Desert: Cultivating Awareness by Dove Tales Journal of Arts

Milestones achieved in the year 2020

The year 2020 started on a sullen note of a war threat between Iran and the United States followed by the invisible enemy which kept most of us at home living our lives in our islands of isolation. The tumultuous year defined by the 100-year-old invisible enemy, the toxic presidential election, California wildfires, the death … Continue reading Milestones achieved in the year 2020

Emergence

Today’s prompt: Write a piece of prose or poetry that uses the words black eyes and cold winter rain. The syncopated pitter patter of this rain on my tin ceiling is weaving a symphony, like the fleeting touch of the thrumming harp wire; a constant reminder of the scattered memories making their way  through the thin sluices of  … Continue reading Emergence

Poetry Reading at the IAWA ( Italian American Writers Association) Group on December 19,2020

I am extremely honored to share the space with esteemed writers featured this week on Dec 19,2020 at Italian American Writers Association poetry reading .I'm extremely thankful to Maria Lisella, Poet Laureate Queens,NY and 2020 Fellow of Academy of American Poets) for inviting me to the said event for the open mic. This week the … Continue reading Poetry Reading at the IAWA ( Italian American Writers Association) Group on December 19,2020

Poetry Workshop for an elementary school at Jersey City, New Jersey on Tuesday Dec 15,2020

It was an absolute joy and pleasure to conduct my maiden poetry workshop for my son's elementary class this Tuesday on December 15, 2020. Poetry was one of the concepts they were learning this week and they invited me as a guest speaker for the same. I had a fun time interacting with kids for … Continue reading Poetry Workshop for an elementary school at Jersey City, New Jersey on Tuesday Dec 15,2020

Poetry Reading at the Tandoori Gup Shup with Anita Nahal, Roopali Sircar Gaur and Harish Masand

It was such a joy  to attend the final Tan Doori Gup Shup poetry reading organized by Anita Nahal, Roopali Sarcar, and RJ Harish Masand on Sunday, December at 11:am EST.It was a beautiful poetic amalgamation of art, poetry, and music by poets and artists all across the world. The well-managed and beautifully conceptualized event … Continue reading Poetry Reading at the Tandoori Gup Shup with Anita Nahal, Roopali Sircar Gaur and Harish Masand

Poetry Reading at the Brownstone Poets with Yuyutsu Sharma, Bertha Rogers and Carrie Magnus Radna on Saturday, December 12,2020

This reading went long than expected but every minute was worth it.It was an absolute pleasure to hear the featured poets Yuyutsu Sharma,Carrie Magness Radna and Bertha Rogers. The reading was also graced by three poets laureates namely Maria Lisella ( Poet Laureate of Queens and 2020 Fellow of Academy of American Poets) ,Talena Lachelle … Continue reading Poetry Reading at the Brownstone Poets with Yuyutsu Sharma, Bertha Rogers and Carrie Magnus Radna on Saturday, December 12,2020

Reminder: Submission Deadline for But You Don’t Look Sick is December 31, 2020

Reminder: Submission Deadline for But You Don’t Look Sick is December 31, 2020

Indie Blu(e) Publishing

Indie Blue Publishing will be accepting submissions for But You Don’t Look Sick until December 31, 2020.

The focus of But You Don’t Look Sick: The Real Life Adventures of Fibro Bitches, Lupus Warriors, and other Super Heroes Battling Invisible Illness is on writing and art from those living with a chronic but invisible physical illness or disability, such as fibromyalgia, lupus, multiple sclerosis, cancer, digestive disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, migraine headache, dysautonomia, etc.

Anthology Submission Guidelines

SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED: December 1, 2020 throughDecember 31, 2020

SUBMIT TO:IndieBluSubmissions@gmail.com

SUBJECT LINE: But You Don’t Look Sick Submission

SUBMISSION FORMATTING GUIDELINES

  • The maximum number of pieces for submission per writer/artist issix (6).
  • Writing may include poetry, prose, short fiction, essay, and/or creative nonfiction
  • Individual pieces of writing shouldnotexceed 1,000 words
  • Writing should be submitted as asingleWord attachment to your submission email. PDFs are…

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Poetry” Entry/Exit” published in the Rising Phoenix Review

I’m beyond excited to see my poem “Entry/Exit” published in The Rising Phoenix Review. The journal I have absolutely admired since the early days of my writing. Immensely thankful  to the EIC Christian Sammartino for supporting my work and giving me a space in his esteemed journal. You can read my poem here In words of the editor … Continue reading Poetry” Entry/Exit” published in the Rising Phoenix Review

Poetry Published in the Winter 2020 Edition of Life and Legends, California,USA

I'm elated to see my two poems "Solidarity in Grief" and "Like a Solemn promise" featured in the Winter Edition 2020 of Los Angeles based Arts and Literary Journal, Life and Legends.Immensely thankful to  the EIC Kalpna Singh-Chitnis for supporting my work and giving me space in such an esteemed journal.The current edition has been … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Winter 2020 Edition of Life and Legends, California,USA

Upcoming Poetry Reading at Tan Doori Gup Shup on December 20,2020 at 11am EST

I'm excited to attend the final Tan Doori Gup Shup poetry reading organised by Anita Nahal, Roopali Sarcar and RJ Harish Masand on Sunday December 11:am EST. The Monthly virtual creative series "Tan Doori Gup Shup" came about due to the desire to bring folks together during the challenging pandemic times through creative sharing. They've … Continue reading Upcoming Poetry Reading at Tan Doori Gup Shup on December 20,2020 at 11am EST

Poetry Published in the Borderless Journal

I'm happy to see my prose poem "Vernacular of Silence" published in the Singapore based Literary Journal Borderless. Immensely thankful the EIC Mitali Chakravarty for believing and supporting my work. In words of the Editor Borderless is a literary journal to connect all writers and readers beyond the bonds of money, nationality, rituals and cultures… … Continue reading Poetry Published in the Borderless Journal

Upcoming Full Length Poetry Collection “My Body Lives Like a Threat” by FlowerSong Press in 2021

I'm super excited to announce that my first ever full length poetry collection "My Body Lives Like a Threat" is going to be published by the Texas Based FlowerSong Press in 2021. I'm really excited to be part of the FlowerSong Press family and immensely thankful to the EIC Edward Vidaurre for believing in my … Continue reading Upcoming Full Length Poetry Collection “My Body Lives Like a Threat” by FlowerSong Press in 2021

Poetry Published in California based Spectrum Publishing Special Edition:Looking Back

I’m so thrilled to see my three poems featured in the Los Angeles Based Spectrum Magazine” founded by the EIC Don Kingfisher Campbell. I’m really thankful to the Don Campbell for supporting my work. The special "Looking Back” edition challenged the poets to use the words” back” in their poetry. You can read my three poems “Ancient fear” … Continue reading Poetry Published in California based Spectrum Publishing Special Edition:Looking Back

Indie Blu(e) Publishing Call For Submissions

Indie Blu(e) Publishing

BUT YOU DON’T LOOK SICK: THE REAL LIFE ADVENTURES OF FIBRO BITCHES, LUPUS WARRIORS, AND OTHER SUPER HEROES BATTLING INVISIBLE ILLNESS

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THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: REFLECTING ON MADNESS AND CHAOS WITHIN

Indie Blu(e) Publishing is thrilled to announce that we will be starting off 2021 with sister anthologies, But You Don’t Look Sick: The Real Life Adventures of Fibro Bitches, Lupus Warriors, and other Super Heroes Battling Invisible Illness AND Through The Looking Glass: Reflecting on Madness and Chaos Within.

The focus ofBut You Don’t Look Sick: The Real Life Adventures of Fibro Bitches, Lupus Warriors, and other Super Heroes Battling Invisible Illnesswill be on writing and art from those living with a chronic but invisible physical illness or disability, such as fibromyalgia, lupus, multiple sclerosis, cancer, digestive disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, migraine headache, dysautonomia, etc.

The focus of Through The Looking Glass: Reflecting on…

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Poetry Reading at 2020 NAMI NJ Virtual Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony

NAMI NJ members and special guests gathered virtually on Saturday, July 18,2020 to celebrate  organization’s 35th Anniversary and to recognize the extraordinary work of NAMI affiliates, programs, providers, and collaborators. I was invited to read my poem "My Survival Story" as First Position Winner at NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Poetry Contest 2020. Jacquese Armstrong, NAMI … Continue reading Poetry Reading at 2020 NAMI NJ Virtual Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony

Press release for the State Level First Position NAMI Dara AxelRod Poetry Contest 2020

I'm excited to see  the mention of NAMI ( National Alliance on Mental Illness), New Jersey celebrating its 35 years by recognizing mental health advocates. My Poem  "My Survival Story" bagged the First Position at the State Level in the NAMI ( National Alliance on Mental Illness) Dara Axelrod Poetry Contest 2020. NAMI New Jersey … Continue reading Press release for the State Level First Position NAMI Dara AxelRod Poetry Contest 2020

Upcoming Poetry Reading at the SETU International Women Poets on December 19,2020 at 7pm IST

  I'm honored and blessed to be part of the upcoming SETU International Women Poets Live on Dec 19, 2020, at 7 PM IST. Immensely thankful to EIC Dr. Sunil Sharma and Dr. Sangeeta Sharma for giving me the opportunity. It will be an honor and privilege to share the space with some of the … Continue reading Upcoming Poetry Reading at the SETU International Women Poets on December 19,2020 at 7pm IST

Undying Charm

Based on the PROMPT: Use the phrase “as winter whispers” in any form of writing by Tuesday Writing Challenge at GoDogGo cafe   The gelid Northern zephyrs have retraced their steps  back into the narrow lanes of my quaint town   Corrugated cold cobblestones waiting feverishly  for the warm clickety clackety of footsteps   Once … Continue reading Undying Charm