In a slight misunderstanding to my initial NaPoWriMo post, a friend asked me how I was preparing and described her outline for the next NaNoWriMo. Still, it got me thinking. And searching.


This site has issued the challenge and will be offering daily prompts. They have a pledge to sign committing to a poem a day for April. Those who succeed will be included in a digital anthology. I joined up on their website — I suspect their membership is experiencing a jump. I haven’t fully explored the site, but they have forums and groups and workshops.

Poetic Asides with Robert Lee Brewer

This is an excellent blog hosted at that offers weekly writing prompts. Robert will also be providing daily prompts through NaPoWriMo. He has set up guidelines for participating in the 2010 April PAD Challenge.

Writer’s Block

This group on livejournal has been very consistent in posting daily questions and ideas to help break through writer’s block. Odd sometimes, okay, most of the time, but occasionally really good, make you think and want to write posts.

Other thoughts: I have always wanted to write a poem for each of the 78 tarot cards. I have maybe half a dozen done. I have the little set that a poet friend made, a sheet of paper with two columns of words, 100 long. With two d10s and a coin, you make a poem out of the random words chosen by number + heads or tails. There’s the Fey Spirit poem that needs to get out of my head and onto paper. I have gathered up information to try and write a praise poem for Maia. If that doesn’t keep me inspired enough, I can lean on the calls for submissions from some magazines.

Witches&Pagans Magazine, upcoming focus topics:

  • #22 – Summer 2010 “Creating Community”
  • #23 – Autumn 2010 “Law & Chaos”
  • #24 –  Winter 2010 “Spells, Spells, Spells”
  • #25 – Spring 2011 – “Transformation” (includes ecstatic drugs)
  • #26 – Summer 2011 ” The Elements”
  • #27 – Fall 2011 “Solitary Spirituality”

Circle Magazine, upcoming forum topics:

  • Fall 2010: Swords & Blades / Deadline: June 21, 2010
  • Winter 2010: Wreaths / Deadline: September 21, 2010

SageWoman, upcoming themes:

  • 79     Grandmother Gaia
  • 80     Healing Ourselves
  • 81     Weaving the Web