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Call for Submissions

Prolific Pulse Press LLC is conducting a call for submissions. Details are as follows:

Prolific Pulse Press LLC needs 3 essays and 3 poems about what it is like to be a caregiver of a family member or close friend who has become ill.

We also needs 3 essays and 3 poems about what it is like to be given care by a family member or close friend.

All entries must be speaking from their own firsthand experiences.

Essays should be no longer than 5000 words. Poems should not be longer than 600 words.

Previously published essays and/or poems will be accepted for consideration with the exception of already being published in anthologies or other books.

The 12 winning essays and poems will receive an award of $20 each.

All entries must be in 12 point Times New Roman or Book Antiqua font.

Send entries as attachments to your email.

Deadline: March 31, 2022

A 50 word Bio will be needed with the entries, not after the fact.

What will happen to these?

These are to go into a book by Lisa Tomey and it will be published in August 2022

Releases will be requested for the essay and poem writers to enable publication.

No royalties will be paid, but your names and bios will be included in the book.

There will be an optional open mic for this book event for which any winning entries will be invited to attend and read.

Send entries to

Put Caregiver in the subject line

Questions? email

Heart Beats Anthology

Heart Beats Anthology is Taking Submissions

Submission Information:

The Prolific Pulse is accepting Anthology Submissions

“Heart Beats” is an anthology of poetry about the various aspects of what makes us tick or makes a heart-beat.

This will be about love, life, happiness, anything that makes life more joyful or tolerable.

Let’s face it. These are tough times and there have been many events in 2020 which have many of us shaking our heads. People who were once friends have gone their separate ways. Some are soul searching, examining life more closely as time has leant more for this.

Heart Beats is about working through and maybe even overcoming these challenges. It is about what brings smiles to our faces or, at least, in our hearts.

Submissions will be accepted until December 31, 2020 What a great way to end this year.

What we accept:

Poetry of no more than one standard 8×11 page, 12-point font per poem.

Three poems per submission is the maximum to be accepted for consideration of publication.

Any form of poetry is acceptable. Ekphrastic poetry is accepted, but no photos or drawings may be used in the book. Shape poems may not be exact for printing.

A third person, short bio is required.

Place your full name, address, phone number, and preferred email address in the email. (this is for the editor’s use only)

Paste your poetry in the email body, NO ATTACHMENTS will be opened.

Keep it joyful, keep it friendly, keep it hopeful and your submission will be reviewed.

Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2020

Decisions will be provided by February 2021

Publication is slated for April 2021 (subject to change at the discretion of the editor)

Email submissions to: and put Heart Beats in the Subject line.

An acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours.

All accepted writers will be required to sign a contract before final acceptance.

Please keep all submissions at a PG-13 rating at the highest.

Previously published works are okay if they are posted on Social Media.

Previously published works which have been published in a journal or internet-based publisher’s site are okay as long as acknowledgements are provided, and it does not violate any rights of the publication.

After publication, all writers who are published will be invited to read their poetry via an internet meeting and have this performance broadcast via the Prolific Pulse Poetry Podcast.

Thank you for your consideration for publishing in the Heart Beats Anthology

Lisa Tomey, Editor and Founder of Prolific Pulse