Thursday, December 3, 2020

Dec 3 - Take a Dip (video)

Melt the frigid circumstances--dip into the warm waters of your mind. Anticipate halcyon thoughts.

Take a Dip by Monique Berry

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Reading a favourite submission looks like... (video)

Halcyon Light by Monique Berry
This is how I picture my brain when I read a perfect submission -- lighting up with approval

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Friday, October 9, 2020

Calling For Winter Submissions

Jena Lee Crison by Monique Berry NEW: Videos--a new video every day at noon.

The following quotes express my sentiments about winter.

"As winter approaches - bringing cold weather and family drama - we crave page-turners, books made for long nights and tryptophan-induced sloth." ~Sarah MacLean

"I love the scents of winter! For me, it's all about the feeling you get when you smell pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread and spruce." ~Taylor Swift

Winter is the year's finale. It's a time of books and page-turners, snowflakes and fireplaces, gifts and Christmas sentiments. Whether you submit poetry, haiku, fiction, nonfiction, or recipes, show me the magic of winter. Insert the season's senses in your submission(s).

Friday, July 17, 2020

Calling for Autumn Submissions

Deadline: Sept 15, 20

I am searching for autumn word painters—writers who can calm someone with words. Writers who can soak the reader’s mind with tranquil thoughts. More than any other season, autumn colours instil calmness. 

Check out for a helpful website with autumn keywords to get inspired. 

If you are up to the challenge, please submit poems, brief stories, haiku, essays, studies, favourite autumn recipes, or any other form. It can relate to autumn or peaceful concepts. 

I look forward to the colourful calm.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Calling for summer submissions

If you are a writer who can quiet someone with words, if you can soak the reader’s mind with tranquil thoughts, I am looking for you! 
Please submit summer themed poems, quick stories, haiku, essays, your favorite summer recipes, or other forms. It can also be peaceful concepts. 
I look forward to the calm.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Callng for Spring Submissions

Warm your mind up from the polar vortex that has frozen the world and think spring, warmth, new beginnings... Let the reader smell the freshness of an April rain or inhale the intoxicating scent of lilacs. Any form of poetry, short story, essay or first-person manuscript is acceptable. Spring-related or conceptual content is acceptable like new beginnings, growth, inspiration, birth/rebirth and so on. I'm always on the lookout for haiku, photography, or favorite recipes connected with the spring, too. I look forward to your budding submissions!