Saturday, October 2, 2021

Calling for Cool Wintry Submissions


The winter issue (24) is scheduled for December 21. 

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 specifics. Fill the submission with the season's senses.

I am looking forward to publishing this magical issue.

The deadline is Dec 10, 2021

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Calling for Autumn Submissions

 Deadline: Sept 20, 21

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 quietness. 

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

If you are up to the challenge, please submit poems, short 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.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Calling for summer submissions

The summer issue of Halcyon Days will be online June 22. 

See you then!

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 favourite summer recipes, or other forms. It can also be peaceful concepts. 

I look forward to the calm.

Friday, January 1, 2021

Calling for Spring Submissions

Image by anrita1705 from Pixabay

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 favourite recipes connected with the spring, too. I look forward to your budding submissions!