Submission Guidelines:

Submissions are on-rolling basis and continuously accepted


April 1st, 2023 

June 1st, 2023

August 1st, 2023

October 1st, 2023

January 1st, 2024

April 1st, 2024

June 1st, 2024

August 1st, 2024

October 1st, 2024

January 1st, 2025*

NOTE: This is not the end of The California Poppy Times  poetry newspaper and subdivisions. We will never close down or take the publishing credits away from the website and/or writers. The Editor does take breaks, but we never close down! Happy Publishing! 



April 17th & 18th, 2023 (EXTENDED)

June 17th, 2023

August 17th, 2023

October 17th, 2023

January 17th, 2024

April 17th, 2024

June 17th, 2024

August 17th, 2024

October 17th, 2024

January 17th, 2025




Publication Dates  2022: 

June 1st, 2022

July 1st, 2022

August 1st, 2022

September 1st, 2022

October 1st, 2022

November 1st, 2022

December 1st, 2022

*Postpone for December 7th, 2022*

January 1st, 2023

**UPDATE: New submission guidelines coming soon to continue to carry on traditional publishing standards.  We still welcome you to keep sending your submissions ** 



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Legal Notice: All writing at The California Poppy Times Newspaper (CPT News) is copyrighted to the authors and writers who contributed. The California Poppy Times is not for sale or meant for lucrative purposes. All publications are final and cannot be removed from the site. Simultaneous submissions are accepted! In The United States, copyright is automatically granted to the writer after having created a piece of written work without registration.  All contributions to The California Poppy Times-- Newspaper are  non-paid.  All submissions are final! 

Editor's Note: The California Poppy Times (CPT) does not edit grammar, spelling mistakes, typographical errors, or cyber crimes meant to interfere with the American Constitution's freedom of press! If a work contains typographical errors, it may have been the sole intention of the author or for creative purposes.  The California Poppy Times does not edit the style of writing or the authentic voice of writers. We will not let cyber crimes interfere with the publication of an author that places their right to get published at risk. This applies to the entire publication. 

Anti-discrimination: The California Poppy Times (CPT) does not discriminate  Japanese authors,  mental illness, genetic disorders, ethnicity, race, class or gender, age, dyslexia, dyscalculia, diseases (such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, etc),  mental retardation, sexual orientation, personal characteristics or gender identity. CPT does not participate in COVID-19 pandemic discrimination against the Chinese. We do not endorse harassment against our contributors and can file police reports on this crime. 

*These police reports are highlighted for the privacy of the Los Angeles Police Department and The Managing Editor. *




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