Fevers of the Mind Poetry & Art Blog

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Submissions e-mail: feversofthemind@gmail.com  Twitter: @feversof @davidLONan1 a bio, social media info if any. This will be only for consideration for a general themed print anthology or one of our themed anthologies we plan on doing.

We are always taking submissions to take one of our Fevers of the Mind Quick-9 Promo Interviews. Poets, writers, authors, musicians, comedians, actors/actresses and more that have something that they’d like to promote please consider a Quick-9 Interview. For interview we need author photo, bio, social media info, etc. Send e-mail to feversofthemind@gmail.com Subject line: Interview Request.

Upcoming from Fevers of the Mind Press: “Before I Turn Into Gold” our second Leonard Cohen Inspired by Collection. Details soon on contributors for this. The submissions are now closed for this Anthology.

Upcoming from Fevers of the Mind Press: Our 6th Anthology edition which is now closed for submissions early. We will be announcing contributors & many of our past Wolf-Pack contributors pieces will be in this Fall Anthology.

Now taking submissions for: “The Trauma Letters” poetry, essays, short stories, artwork based on traumatic events in your life. Our process for these will be looked at very closely to make sure content will not be let in that shouldn’t be. For now deadline is November 1st for this.

Now taking submissions for “Fevers of the Mind Issue 7 Winter Edition” General submissions/And many invited for our huge end of year issues. This will be multiple issues to end the year. Mostly look at our general themes at this time. Deadline is December 1st. But also could include our Old Hollywood Poetry from contests in past & if you have a poem/writing based on pre-1975 Pop Culture. Please send in. If I get several I will make this a separate Anthology. See our themes below for reference. Old Hollywood Actresses, Actors, music, movies, culture in general.

Submissions for blog only: Book Reviews, culture pieces, rants, pre-published poetry from self-published materials, defunct lit mags, pieces from other lit mags with permissions.

Submissions taking in consideration for blog & anthology include if you are working on a sonnets (aka Paul Brookes at Wombwell Rainbow), a poetry series (such as Kushal Poddar) that you’d like to have on blog and considered in anthologies. See their work for examples. It must be a series of similar style poems/sonnets.

We do not take submissions for Fevers of the Mind Spotlight Series: These are done by suggestions in interviews/or our respect to poets, writers, musicians and more that we want to get more info out there for, or enjoy their creativity.

All submissions with bio. Please let us know if something has been previously published, we will make a judgment call on whether able to include.  Please give us 6-9 weeks for an answer on accepted/rejected pieces. For web submissions only if you send 1 piece and it isn’t accepted we do NOT send rejection e-mails. Just try again...but please just send once a month. We will not accept pieces that we deem racist, sexist, homophobic, or have pornographic themes, photos, or any type of nudity in submissions.

Themes in addition to General Submissions could include,  Social Justice Poetry, LGBTQ Matters/Pride, Mental Health, Anxiety, Culture, History, Old Hollywood poetry, love, broken hearts, pandemic themed, physical health, Influenced by Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, Leonard Cohen, Jack Keroauc, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, artists, Instrumental music, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Nikki Giovanni, Rita Dove, Edgar Allan Poe, Oscar Wilde, William S. Burroughs, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Bukowski, Langston Hughes, Robert Frost, Keats, W.B. Yeats, E.E. Cummings, James Joyce, Ginsberg, Lorca, Henry David Thoreau, Tom Waits, Townes Van Zandt, Ted Hughes, Elliott Smith, Tori Amos, Ani Difranco, Marvin Gaye and many more.

About Editor David L O’Nan (info below will be changing soon, as I am re-working some of my personal works)

Follow me on Twitter @DavidLONan1 

David L O’Nan has been writing poetry & short stories for 20 years.   He is founder and editor in chief of Fevers of the Mind Poetry & Art Press with his wife HilLesha.  We have released 5 Anthologies of poetry & art since 2019.   He has also Curated & edited “Avalanches in Poetry: Writings & Art Inspired by Leonard Cohen” which he’s about to work on a 2nd Leonard Cohen Inspired Anthology “Before I Turn Into Gold” coming in late September 2021.   His books include the Revised version of “The Famous Poetry Outlaws are Painting Walls and Whispers” and his other self-published works are available on Amazon. “New Disease Streets”, “The Cartoon Diaries”, “Taking Pictures in the Dark” “Lost Reflections” “Our Fears in Tunnels” The original Famous Poetry Outlaws are Painting Walls and Whispers is also still available. His work has appeared in Icefloe Press, Anti-Heroin Chic Magazine, Royal Rose Magazine, Dark Marrow/Rhythm & Bones Lit, Truly U, Spillwords, Punk Noir Magazine, Eat the Storms Podcast, Cajun Mutt Press features, Ghost City Press, 3 moon Publishing, Elephants Never, Nymphs Publishing, and of course at www.feversofthemind.com

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! ❤


  2. For some reason, David, my email address has not been accepted for my blog ‘liking’ yours or to follow your blog. Hopefully this comment will be received, and may open the door! – Peter A.


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