October Guest Writer’s Needed

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Hello All!

This is a call to all writers who would like to be featured on The Ink Owl during the month of October! I am looking for guest writers who love to create terrifying short stories and poems, also those bloggers out there who like to cook!

In keeping with the Ink Owl’s Halloween theme tradition throughout the month of October submissions must have a Halloween theme, feel, or presence.

Submission requirements are as follows:

Short Story submissions: must be between 50 to 700 words long, and can be horror, suspense, thriller, or mystery themed.

Poetry submissions: Poems must be 1 to 100 lines long and can be horror, suspense, thriller, or mystery themed.

Food/recipe submissions: Please no posts with a million pictures per recipe step. That being said I do love pairing pictures to recipes, so submit up to three per recipe.

For each submission an author bio and picture are encouraged for readers to learn and enjoy more about those submitting. Please leave a link to your website or blog to link submissions back to you.

Please submit poems, short stories, or recipes to michael.erickson512@gmail.com by September 30th through the contact page. if you’d like to read more Halloween type posts, check out the Sinister Countdown page.

-M.E. Inkowl

October Guest Writer’s Needed

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Photo by Michael Erickson

Hello All!

This is a call to all writers who would like to be featured on The Ink Owl during the month of October! I am looking for guest writers who love to create terrifying short stories and poems, also those bloggers out there who like to cook!

In keeping with the Ink Owl’s Halloween theme tradition throughout the month of October submissions must have a Halloween theme, feel, or presence.

Submission requirements are as follows:

Short Story submissions: must be between 50 to 700 words long, and can be horror, suspense, thriller, or mystery themed.

Poetry submissions: Poems must be 1 to 100 lines long and can be horror, suspense, thriller, or mystery themed.

Food/recipe submissions: Please no posts with a million pictures per recipe step. That being said I do love pairing pictures to recipes, so submit up to three per recipe.

For each submission an author bio and picture are encouraged for readers to learn and enjoy more about those submitting. Please leave a link to your website or blog to link submissions back to you.

Submit poems, short stories, or recipes to michael.erickson512@gmail.com by September 30th through the contact page. if you’d like to read more Halloween type posts, check out the Sinister Countdown page.

-M.E. Inkowl

October Guest Writer’s Needed

snapseed-52
Photo by Michael Erickson

Hello All!

This is a call to all writers who would like to be featured on The Ink Owl during the month of October! I am looking for guest writers who love to create terrifying short stories and poems, also those bloggers out there who like to cook!

In keeping with the Ink Owl’s Halloween theme tradition throughout the month of October submissions must have a Halloween theme, feel, or presence.

Submission requirements are as follows:

Short Story submissions: must be between 50 to 700 words long, and can be horror, suspense, thriller, or mystery themed.

Poetry submissions: Poems must be 1 to 100 lines long and can be horror, suspense, thriller, or mystery themed.

Food/recipe submissions: Please no posts with a million pictures per recipe step. That being said I do love pairing pictures to recipes, so submit up to three per recipe.

For each submission an author bio and picture are encouraged for readers to learn and enjoy more about those submitting. Please leave a link to your website or blog to link submissions back to you.

Please submit poems, short stories, or recipes to michael.erickson512@gmail.com by September 30th through the contact page. if you’d like to read more Halloween type posts, check out the Sinister Countdown page.

-M.E. Inkowl

Guest Submission: Kingdoms and Phoenixes

All of these walls In this kingdom All of these fools,

All of these secrets

The velvety curtains Block out the sun

And the throne Has been claimed

By a thousand men

Yet My heart beats to rule

All of them

But I just hide

In a tower

Waiting For happiness

In my absence

They burned this kingdom down

And the smoke filled their lungs

So fast, they did run

But I was left inside

To burn

A crown in my hands,

And the potential filling my eyes

But the water they spewed

Was not enough

To keep this kingdom

From setting fire-

Where did I go

All wrong I loved with all my heart

So

Where did they all go

I wanted

To draw back these curtains

Make figures in the snow

Dance all night

Despite The bitter cold

But I just hid

In a tower

Waiting for happiness

To come in with the tide

When I peeked through the ash

To see the rising sun

I saw the fire in my wings

And so I did rise, again

To rule

My own Life

In my presence I reclaimed my throne

I rule with dignity and grace

To blaze

To inspire

And not misplace potential

-Chloe C. Salzetti

You can find more of Chloe’s writing at meb4imetu.tumblr.com

Guest Submission: SIXTY AND STILL GOING STRONG

Sixty years have passed.

My body, once supple and new,

Has regretfully decided

There are some things it now cannot do.

 

A handstand is one

Because my shoulders ache and creak,

I cannot shout at all and sundry,

Due to cancer my voice is weak.

 

I cannot sing, recite this poem,

Or perform lunges at the gym.

The knees tell me no more jogging,

And my eyesight is growing dim.

 

My back goes out more than I do,

And my hair is going grey.

I can’t sleep at night,

But doze with ease during the day.

 

Slimming club lady tells me to watch what I eat,

No more cake and less red meat.

She’s a meanie,

One day I’ll fit in that yellow bikini.

 

Yeah, I’m going to do it

I’m going to get fit.

I owe it to myself

To stop me being a miserable git.

 

I’m going to love myself,

All the aches and pains,

All the wrinkles and lines,

Before my enthusiasm wanes.

 

My body is a temple

I’m going to worship,

The lumps, bumps and cellulite,

That dodgy old hip.

You only get one body,

And I’ve got mine.

I can’t get away from it,

So I’ll treat it like vintage wine.

 

You’d best drink me now

Before I shuffle off.

I’m aged and mature,

But I’ve got a bit of cough!

-Stevie Turner

About the Author: https://about.me/stevie_turner/

Website http://www.stevie-turner-author.co.uk

Amazon page: http://bookShow.me/B00AV7YOTU

Blog:    https://steviet3.wordpress.com/

Guest Submission: Back to School

Back to school

 

It’s difficult with the small ones because they want to play

Sitting in silence like statues

The whole day,

It’s not for them.

They want to jump and scream and run

And their small feet move quicker than yours.

 

It’s difficult with the big ones because they have growing pains

They are changing inside and out

For years,

You know, you haven’t forgotten.

They want to talk and sleep and love

And they don’t see you need the same things.

 

It’s difficult to teach because you want to love them

Shouting and punishing

For hours,

Pains you more than them.

You dream to help, to grow to foster

Painful it is, you learn by doing.

-Fanni Suto

 

Fanni SütőI’m from Hungary, but I live in France.I don’t really remember the exact moment when I started writing, it’s always been part of my life. It became something serious during high school. My realistic dream is to finally finish a novel (in Hungarian or in English.) My unrealistic dream is to have my stories made into a BBC series and to meet Neil Gaiman and have a writer to writer talk.

You can read more of Fanni’s writing on her website www.inkmapsandmacarons.com.

 

Guest Submissions Wanted

Last call for guest features!

If you’re reading this today and you’d like to submit a piece, feel free to contact me and I can extend the date.

I feel like this is an important part of life as a writer. So often we critique our work and revise our words, it can be frustrating and disconcerting. So for February, I’d like to brush up on our skills of self-love.

As defined by Merriam-Webster online dictionary self-love is regard for one’s own well-being and happiness.

Guidelines

I would like guest writers to compose a piece that is about having self-love or compassion for themselves.

This piece can be in poetry form, journal entry, or letter form but must be addressed to you, yourself, the writer.

As always there is a limit of 50 to 1700 words.

You can submit your piece to this email: michael.erickson512@gmail.com

Submissions will close after February 1st.

-M.E. InkOwl

Guest Submissions Wanted

Just a reminder that the Ink Owl is calling for more guest submissions! Here are the guidelines below:

This year I’d like to shake things up with a new challenge, one that will hopefully test your limits as a writer. This month I would like submissions to be about self-love. Not self-obsession, narcissism, or conceitedness, but actual, genuine self-love.

As defined by Merriam-Webster online dictionary self love is: regard for one’s own well-being and happiness.

Guidelines

I would like guest writers to compose a piece that is about having self-love or compassion for themselves.

This piece can be in poetry form, journal entry, or letter form but must be addressed to you, yourself, the writer.

As always there is a limit of 50 to 1700 words.

You can submit your piece to this email: michael.erickson512@gmail.com

Submissions will close on February 1st.

I look forward to your submissions!

-M.E. InkOwl

Thank You Guest Food Bloggers

img_1878Another month has ended and a new one begins! Thank you so much for all of you who submitted pieces for this past month! It has been fun to feature you and hopefully boost traffic and views to your websites and writing! You are all extremely talented and truly wonderful people! Thank you, thank you!

Stay tuned for this new month’s theme, and for when I’ll be taking more guest posts on with a new monthly challenge! If you’re interested in looking at other guest submissions that have been featured on the Ink Owl, feel free to look under the guest blogger tag. Again all of you it has been a wonderful experience!

-M.E. InkOwl