C.M.P. Featured Writers, Dec. 2021

Honestly, I’ve never been a holiday cheer kind of person. Yet, here we are in December—already, and I’m kinda feeling it this year. Don’t know why. Maybe it’s the world gone mad making me yearn for a break in the psychotics. A little hope and happiness rearing its head amidst despair and sadness. I try not to let the troubles of the world disrupt my live in the moment philosophy, but I think we can all agree that the past years have been shitty. For many different reasons. Nothing wrong with spreading a little joy. Tis the season and all that jazz.

Anyway, enough about me feeling festive, to the business at hand. Below is the lineup for December. Featured Writer submissions are always open, send 1-3 poems to cajunmuttpress@gmail.com along with a bio and author photo. I just started reading for March. Manuscript submissions are CLOSED, will reopen in 2022.

Keep kicking ass out there, love y’all.

Write On,
🤟💀
JDCIV

C.M.P. Featured Writers, Dec. 2021

FOR MY SAKE, I COULD GIVE TWO SHITS ABOUT YOUR SAKE
by Brooke Nicole Plummer
12/01/21

2 Poems
by Nathan Hoil
12/03/21

Otherworldly Romance
by Ericca Chavez
12/06/21

Moving Along
by John Drudge
12/08/21

Violated
by Linnet Phoenix
12/10/21

4 Poems
by Kushal Poddar
12/13/21

Stolen Angels
by Carol Ellis
12/15/21

Bed Crumbs
by Elyse Jancosko
12/17/21

Strawberry Sun Day
by Michael Amitin
12/20/21

3 Haiku
by Tohm Bakelas
12/22/21

Christmas Spirit
by Daniel S. Irwin
12/24/21

Rita
by Tony Dawson
12/27/21

What I Long For
by Will Mayo
12/29/21

Burying the Hatchet
by Lynn White
12/31/21

C.M.P. Featured Writers Dec. 2020

The trees are getting naked, standing bare, roots on both ends. Holiday décor lines the streets. Some yards decorated far too early, some will be left that way far too long. As if the spirit of Christmas drank too much and puked up a mess that no one wants to clean. Maybe some people are just trying to cling to the feeling of joy it brings them. For others, December comes when they’re not ready, but they always seem sad to see it go. Personally, I’m not a big fan. However you feel about it, love it or hate it, here we are, so Merry Christmas.

Below is this month’s lineup of featured writers. I’m not accepting any more manuscripts right now, but if you’d like to send some work for a featured writer spot you can email 1-3 poems to cajunmuttpress@gmail.com along with a bio and author photo. Currently reading for March.

Write On,
J.D.C.IV

Dec. 2020 Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writers:

Moonshine
by LC Gutierrez
12/02/20

3 Reflective Poems
by J.J. Campbell
12/04/20

JETTISON
by Merritt Waldon
12/07/20

I want to vomit up the world
by Angelo Letizia
12/09/20

IF YOU
by Asoke Kumar Mitra
12/11/20

10:53 AM at the First Bar I Saw
by J Hol
12/14/20

Midnight Melancholy and Nightshifts
by Quentin Forberg
12/16/20

3 Poems
by Randall Rogers
12/18/20

Specks
by John Drudge
12/21/20

Current
by Cord Moreski
12/23/20

THE ASCENT OF MONEY
by Strider Marcus Jones
12/25/20

in the midst of a black tar night
by Jack Henry
12/28/20

my favorite poets
by Tanya Rakh
12/30/20

Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writers Dec. 2019

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Love it or hate it, Christmas is drawing near, and “it’s the most wonderful time of the year.” The notion that we’re supposed to be coming together and celebrating the birth of Jesus with our families seems to be less and less important to people, and they’re more worried about the presents they’ll get for themselves and others. The Times They Are A-Changin, but lets also not forget that it actually evolved from pagan traditions celebrating the winter solstice. Hell, the holiday cards some people send out still say “Yuletide Greetings.” Plus, that image of the jolly bearded fat guy in the red suit we all loved in our youth because we thought he brought us presents was invented by Coca-Cola. A lot of it is a sham, but hey, even I have a few good Christmas memories. So, with that being said, in whatever way you celebrate this time of the year have fun and spread the love. Be good to one another.

“The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.”
—George Carlin

As usual, below you’ll find the C.M.P. Featured Writers, and you can submit 1-3 poems along with a bio and author photo to cajunmuttpress@gmail.com. I have a couple of spots left to fill for Feb. then I’ll be reading for Mar. If you want to send a manuscript to the same email feel free to do so, but please be patient as I have books lined up until March. Also, I prefer unpublished work that is 100 pages give or take.

Write On!
J.D.C.IV
Founder/EIC

🤘🎅

Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writers:

M-80
by Wayne F. Burke
12/02/19

Poetry by C.M.P. Poet in Residence
David Estringel
12/03/19

A dainty soul
by J.J. Campbell
12/04/19

Prisoners
by Kelly Glover
12/06/19

Tour Group
by Dave O’Leary
12/09/19

HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE COUNSELOR
by Kurt Newton
12/11/19

Dream Home
by George Anderson
12/13/19

The Pilgrim
by John Goodie
12/16/19

in the brotherhood of myth
by DAH
12/18/19

Blearedness
by Sanjeev Sethi
12/20/19

A New Notebook
by Ian Lewis Copestick
12/23/19

Christmas from Autumn to Spring
by Andy N.
12/25/19

On Cruel Days
by Brian Rihlmann
12/27/19

The Ravens
by Laura Moverin
12/30/19

Special New Year’s Eve Poem:
when asked
by Wolfgang Carstens
12/31/29