Postcard Poems and Prose

Postcard Poems and Prose


From the Publisher

 Postcard Poems and Prose Who are we: Postcard Poems and Prose Imagine a painter, photographer, novelist, and poet all running willy-nilly and meeting full-speed. That collision is Postcard Poems and Prose . We want you to find prose, poems, and art all in a 4×6 postcard format. We want you to be able to stand and look at that revolving wire rack that’s in every tourist trap on earth. We want you see it from your laptop or handheld device. Just like the postcards of yesteryear we want you to be able to share that experience with friends. We want it to be quirky and personal. And we want it to be great. Postcard Poems and Prose is an online zine that accepts and publishes 10-12 pieces each month. Editor in Chief: Dave Morehouse Assistant


What are we looking for in a submission? Handwritten, machine typed, computer printed, calligraphy, pencil, pen, block printed, scrawled with a fine point sharpie, photo, digital creation?all these and more are acceptable. We are looking for unique and personal. It also needs to be readable as a JPEG file. You may have the skill to engrave the Bible on the head of a pin but that doesn?t always translate well to a computer flat-screen or smart phone. Is it cleverly written? Poetry, short prose, an odd invitation or announcement, what have you? We lean toward poetry and flash fiction but will consider anything that is well crafted. We are seeking cleverness in a unique format. Think in terms of 4-16 line poems or up to 190 words of prose. Is it unique or graphically interesting? Send something we haven?t seen. We confess a complete lack of ability to draw or paint. Heck, we can?t even color inside the lines. That means we?re suckers for that stuff. Crayon, sharpie, acrylic, oil, decoupage, quilts, rag rugs, birds, flowers or anything you can stuff into a JPEG. What if my art doesn?t have a literature component? Art submissions need a literature component. Period. That said, fiction and poetry aren?t the only ways to connect the two. Perhaps you have a unique or clever description of the process involved with your art. Perhaps you want to fully describe the inspiration for your work. As long as it?s quirky, clever, or unique we will consider it.

Upcoming events or contests

B Fiction Contest June is National Flash Fiction Day in the U.K. and many places around the globe. To commemorate this auspicious day, Postcard Poems and Prose will sponsor a flash fiction contest based on the theme “Backward”. Since this is our second fiction contest and the deadline is June 22, the winning author will receive an Amazon gift card valued at $26.22 in US dollars. (2 & 6/22 We like to be different.) We will publish three winning entries in July. Only one entry will receive the gift card though?we are starving authors too. As before, the gift card recipient will be chosen from the three winning entries by a staff game of Rock, Paper, Scissors.


Editors Name Dave Morehouse
Print publication No
Online yes
Submission Guidelines URL
Approx. Response Time 7-21 days
How often do you publish? Monthly
Year Founded 2012
Do you take online submissions? Yes


Mailing Address: Postcard Poems and Prose Attn: Dave Morehouse, Editor 14605 Lafernier St. Baraga, MI 49908

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I really enjoy reading these. The postcards are great.

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  1. Here are two tongue-in-cheek
    55-word stories for submission:

    Let The Good Times Roll
    By Ellen Hecht

    “Brown Sugar” was a Bourbon Street nightclub in New Orleans, named for a singer who still performs nightly with her blues band.

    Been seventy years since a jealous lover shot her dead. Now it’s a jerk chicken joint.

    But don’t you dare say it’s haunted.

    She’ll make the lights flicker and the silverware fly.

    By Ellen Hecht

    There’s a theory that our destiny is formulated early in life.

    On the way home from school, Arnold found a caterpillar and became fascinated. His schoolmate, Fat Lisa, ate it.

    Arnold became an entomologist and Lisa became a dietitian.

    They married and moved to Borneo where Arnold studied insects and Lisa was eaten by natives.

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