Welcome, fellow poets!

I’m only listing free-to-enter competitions as, if you are just starting out, you can otherwise spend a fortune. If you have anything poetry-related to share (free-to-submit listings only), please get in touch via email: rosiesandler@talktalk.net – thank you!
Please note: publication on this site does not mean publications/competition organisers have been vetted – please do your own checks before submitting.
Happy writing!
Rosie

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Ursula K Le Guin Anthology

Poet Rose Lemberg is editing an anthology of poetry in tribute to Ursula K Le Guin. The book will be published by Aqueduct Press in 2019. Read full details here. Deadline: 15 October 2018.

Rituals poems for Here Comes Everyone

Website link: http://herecomeseveryone.me/submit

Worldwide submissions are invited by literary magazine Here Comes
Everyone, on the theme of RITUALS.
Deadline for The Rituals Issue is 1st July 2018.

The following is in the editors’ own words:
“Here Comes Everyone magazine is looking for submissions of poetry (plus
fiction, artwork and non-fiction). We encourage bold/striking
interpretations and reflections upon the theme.

Routines. Traditions. Religious festivals. The occult.
Births…marriages…death… Is life just one big ritual?
Share your stories, ideas and perspectives with us.”

POETRY: up to 3 poems of no longer than 30 lines each.
FICTION: stories may be up to 2,000 words.
NON-FICTION: articles/essays may be up to 1,500 words.
ARTWORK: all visual forms (300 dpi and 640 x 640 resolution)

Poems about Mental Health wanted

I came across this call-out for poems in Writing Magazine, by a blogger called Tracey Ward, who wants to raise the profile of mental health issues and sufferers. (I am not sure what will be done with any proceeds from the book, should it make a profit.) Tracey is currently seeking crowdfunding, in the hopes of publishing the anthology in hardback. More information here.

Creative Future for writers who lack opportunities

Copied and pasted: We showcase talented writers who lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, identity or other social circumstance. Prizes are awarded for both poetry and short fiction, including £7,500 of cash & professional writing development prizes. Winners are selected by a panel of industry experts. Deadline: 18 June 2018 at noon. Full details here.