Congratulations to our April poets. Gloria Heffernan is our April winning poet of the month or her submission to our Rainy Day Poetry prompt, "Stone on Stone." Our judges selected it for it's thought provoking, unique metaphor. "This is a poem I will remember," said on...

Congratulations to our March poet of the Month. Her poem "The Game Event" submitted for our tiny poetry prompt was selected by our judges because of it's playful attitude with the metaphor of building both relationships and language. 

DIANE GLANCY is professor emer...

Our Spotlight poet for March is Gary Beaumier. A graduate of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in English Literature, he has been a long time poet. His work has been a finalist for the Luminaire Award, and he was a finalist for the Joy Bale Boone Award for his poem, “T...

March 9, 2020

Amrita Bhasin is passionate about creative writing. At eighteen years old, and a student at Menlo-Atherton High School in California, she entered our teen short story contest. A self published author with her collection of short stories called, "The Golden Disk," she e...

Deborah Rosch Eifert is a poet and clinical psychologist. Her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize by the literary publication, Constellations. Her work has been published in The Gateway Review, Persephone’s Daughters, the 'Poets of Maine 2018' anthology, and...

Steven Sassmann is the author of nine books of poems and poetry.  His most recent released Spring 2019 from Spartan Press.  Published in many magazines and anthologies including Chiron Review, Men in the Company of Women, Wingposse Art, Sassmann has also...

Swan Song by Caroline Sidney is our other January Contest Winner! Congratulations! Her story is short at only 4400 words yet her character,  Odette speaks in an amazingly unique voice. It is such a great retelling of a woman kidnapped yet finding power in life outside...

First place winner of our Short Story Contest for January goes to a dark horse entry that gave us chills for it's perfect rendering of an original folk tale, Katie Sakanai. Katie is a musician who was born and raised in northeast Pennsylvania and the southern tier of N...

Our first place winning poet of the month for January's Dark Poetry is @JamesPhKotsybar Jim Kotsybar has been called the bard of Mars because his haiku was chosen by NASA to orbit the planet-- and still does! 

Sure it's high fame, but before we read his amazing bio...

We are so thankful to everyone who came out to celebrate our one year anniversary and the launch of our first seven poetry books! 

So what is the Fountainverse Poetry festival like? "We’re a 3-day, small-press, poetry festival and book fair. We’re a showcase for perform...

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