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Third Point Press is open to submissions until 30 November 2017 for Issue 9. Submit up to five poems “in a standard font”, in a single document, via the Submittable portal. Full info and guidelines here. Payment is $10 per contributor for accepted work.
Make a note for 2018: submissions are open from January to March 15th for the summer issue; and between July and September 15th for the winter issue of Southword. This international online literary journal is published biannually by the Munster Literature Centre. Submission is via the Submittable portal (if you don’t already have a Submittable account, it’s free to register and use, and is used by a lot of journals these days, to manage submissions). Submit each poem in a separate document. There is payment for accepted work.
Digital literary journal, The Sunlight Press, accepts submissions of up to five poems (in a single attachment). Full information here. There is a relatively quick turnaround time (you should hear from the editors around four-to-six weeks from submission), and there is payment for accepted work. The following is copied from the website: “We want to hear the ways people turn toward light and hope, whether it is through the arts, culture, spirituality, or humor, and also how they respond to the darkness and navigate unknown spaces. Epiphanies are born from the ordinary and the extraordinary; whether it’s a reflection unfolding during a morning walk, after the loss of a loved one, or in the middle of unexpected laughter, we want to know about these moments. The Sunlight Press publishes twice weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays. Creative nonfiction, including essays, book reviews, and artists on craft pieces appear on alternating Mondays. Poetry and fiction appear on alternating Wednesdays. Occasionally, we publish additional posts, including Editors’ notes, contest news, photography, etc.”
Frontier Poetry magazine is open year-round to submissions from poets who have published no more than one full-length poetry collection. It is free to submit (unless you choose the ‘Fast Response’ option), and poems are paid at a rate of $50 for one poem, up to a maximum of $150. Full details here.
UK-based indie press Nine Arches Press will be open for submissions of full poetry collections between 1 and 30 November 2017. Full information here. Unfortunately, the editors prefer it if poets submit initially to the magazine, Under the Radar. However, they will be not be open for submissions to the magazine until 1 December (open until 31 December) 2017. If you are submitting a full collection, read the submissions criteria carefully.
Salomé is a new British online and print journal for female writers. Submissions will close on 9 September 2017 or when the cut-off of 250 submissions is reached – whichever comes first. Only one poem per person. Full details here