Fevers of the Mind Poetry Blog

*On our blog we will put up content from our Anthologies and books. This content will come and go periodically when space is needed. New poetry for blog will be eligible for print Anthologies and could be taken down/reposted once a print copy is out*

*We are scouting good poets & writers and periodically will send requests on social media asking if you’d like to contribute. This is obviously completely optional. This is a recognition that your work is acknowledged in a good way*

*Open for Submissions now for Poetry to be published on this site.  A new Anthology will be printed periodically with several of the best poems published throughout the year.  When submitting to be published on this site please provide a bio & social media info. Author photo is not necessary at this time. Send all submissions to feversofthemind@gmail.com and preferably put in a word doc format.  *Please only send up to 5 poems at a time*

*Will accept previously published work as long as poetry/writing/art has not been in a print copy Anthology or a Non Self-Published book* If previously published please acknowledge in either the word doc or bio indicating the lit mag, blog, self-published book, etc that the piece was first published in*

*Work must be respectful.  No abuse, no racism, radical views, inclusive is the only way.  No pornographic themes.    Thanks.  

*If accepted I will let you know by e-mail or twitter within 1 week from time e-mail was sent.  I will give you an estimate of when the poem could appear on the blog.  If not accepted I will not be sending e-mails to acknowledge and don’t be discouraged just send another poem.

*SUBMISSION TIERS* (please put in subject line the tier # you are looking to contribute to.  entries go from blog to print anthologies 

TIER 1 # General Submissions, Love, Anxiety, Depression, Growing up, Hometowns/Departures,  the Pandemic  (no deadline currently for ongoing posts that’ll lead to a new print anthology)

TIER 2 # Black History/Black writers/Inspired by Black Poets & Musicians including Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, Marvin Gaye, Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, MLK, Ralph Ellison, Octavia Butler, Sam Cooke, Alice Walker, August Wilson, Malcolm X, Prince, Tupac Shakur, Frances Harper, Amira Baraka, Zora Neale Hurston, A Tribe Called Quest, Frederick Douglass, Jimi Hendrix, W.E.B. Du Bois, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder, etc.  (Preferably from African-American Writers/Black Writers/Mixed Writers)  (current deadline May 1st for a print anthology our first all black voices Anthology. History, influences, hometowns, family, culture, love, struggles, overcoming, faith, brotherhood, sisterhood, unity. Not just U.S. writers, mixed race poets)

TIER 3 # Inspired by Leonard Cohen.  Avalanches in Poetry 2 Writings & Art Inspired by Leonard Cohen  (current deadline April 15th for Print Anthology)

TIER 4 #  LGBTQ  Poetry, forms of poetry, essays, etc

TIER 5 # Taking submissions from Previously published in a discontinued/defunct magazine (must have an unknown status of 6 months) or also Rejections from other litmags

TIER 6 # Visual Poetry, Abstract Poetry, Artwork, Photography submissions

TIER 7 # Social Justice Poetry & Other Writings. 

TIER 8 # Recovery, Struggles, Survival Poetry  Trauma, Abuse Recovery, PTSD, Physical Health, Other Mental Health

TIER 9 # General Fevers of the Mind Writer, Artist, Musician interview (usually requested by us) Promo opportunities

TIER 10 # Old Country Poetry  influenced by Townes Van Zandt, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Michael Nesmith, Merle Haggard, Glen Campbell, Charley Pride, Tammy Wynette, Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, Bakersfield Sound, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Woody Guthrie, Buck Owens, Patsy Cline, Ernest Tubb, Hank Williams, Roger Miller, Ray Price, Lefty Frizzell, Vern Gosdin, The Judds, John Denver, Don Gibson etc

TIER 11 # Influenced by Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, John Lennon, Nick Drake, Joan Baez, Janis Ian, Tom Rapp, Pete Seeger, John Prine, Bruce Springsteen, Elliott Smith, Jeff Buckley, Tim Buckley, Grateful Dead, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon

TIER 12 # Influenced by Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, The Clash, Bauhaus, Joy Division, PJ Harvey, Depeche Mode, David Bowie, The Smiths, Belle & Sebastian, The Kinks, Elvis Costello, Iggy Pop, Pink Floyd, Bert Jansch  (or any current or recent musicians the National, Valerie June, Nicole Atkins, Marissa Nadler, Damien Jurado, Angel Olsen,etc)

TIER 13 # Poetry about your Life & Country (non-U.S.) 

TIER 14 # Feminist poetry, Inspired by Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Mary Oliver, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Adrienne Rich, Rupi Kaur & more.

TIER 15 # Inspired by Instrumental Music.  the Dirty Three, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Brian Eno, Cluster, Kraftwerk, Booker T & The MG’s, Mogwai, A Silver Mt Zion, Tortoise, Sigur Ros, Godspeed! You Black Emperor, Thelonius Monk, Fela Kuti, Jaco Pastorius, Herbie Hancock & more

TIER 16 # Beat Poets & Other Male Poets: Kerouac, Ginsberg, Ferlinghetti, Hunter S Thompson, William S Burroughs, T.S. Eliot, Bukowski, John Keats, Ilya Kaminsky, Edgar Allan Poe, Ted Hughes, Charles Baudelaire, Rainer Maria Rilke, Lorca, William Carlos Williams, Walt Whitman, Aldous Huxley, James Joyce, Richard Brautigan, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Faulkner, W.B. Yeats & more. 

TIER 17 # poetry inspired by a dream

TIER 18 # Short Stories, Free Verse, Epic Poems, David Foster Wallace style, Haikus, poem series

TIER 19 #  Old Hollywood Figures Poetry, Classic Scandals & Unsolved Crimes of the past   James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, etc

TIER 20 # Poetry based on Art pieces :  Impressionism Van Gogh, Jackson Pollock, Picasso, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Monet, Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, Frida Kahlo, etc.  Please list name of the piece of art you are writing about 

Follow me on Twitter @DavidLONan1 and Fevers of the Mind  @feversof  and on Facebook: DavidLONan1

For More go to Amazon and look for the Fevers of the Mind Press Presents the Poets of 2020 Deluxe Edition paperback & kindle  Split editions Volumes 1 & 2 from the Deluxe edition available on paperback (look for post on Fevers of the Mind Press Presents the Poets of 2020 to know who are contributors in each book), Fevers of the Mind Poetry Digest Volumes 1-3 available on paperback and kindle. Also there is a Poetry Only combination book of Volumes 1 & 2:  Avalanches in Poetry: Writings & Art Inspired by Leonard Cohen available on Paperback & Kindle.   My poetry books (David L O’Nan) New Disease Streets (November 2020) The Cartoon Diaries (2019) Taking Pictures in the Dark (February 2021) also available on Amazon.  For my Amazon Author Page (may not have all listed at first)  I have had work published in Icefloe Press, Royal Rose Magazine, Truly U, Dark Marrow an offshoot of Rhythm & Bones Lit, Ghost City,  3 Moon Publishing, Elephants Never, Nymphs Publishing, Heroin-Chic & more. I have edited 5 Anthology editions & have poetry, prose, short stories, photography in Fevers of the Mind Poetry (&Art) Digest/Avalanches in Poetry Writings & Art Inspired by Leonard Cohen.  A Best of the Net Nominee for 2021.

By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1


  1. Thank you, David, for visiting JanBeek and introducing yourself and your blog to me by clicking a “follow” option. Much of my blog is written in poetry format ( I am especially fond of Haiku). Last year my three word theme for the year was “Walk the Talk” and I focused mainly on “Loving One Another” This year my theme is a single word, “Embrace.” I am sure it was inspired by my need for and lack of hugs. This pandemic has robbed us of the physical contact that for people like me is as essential as the blood that flows through my veins. It’s not hard to find something, some idea, some concept to embrace each day. Sifting through the many and choosing is the hard part! Your invitation here to write and submit poems for possible inclusion in “Avalanches in Poetry 2 Writings & Art Inspired by Leonard Cohen” is intriguing. I’ll give it some serious thought. Thank you! ❤


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