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: firstname.lastname@example.org – thank you!
Please note: publication on this site does not mean publications/competition organisers have been vetted – please do your own checks before submitting.
Describing itself as a ‘dudeless literary utopia’, Hysterical is a new, paying, quarterly zine for women, femmes, and non-binary people. Submit 3 to 5 poems or one long one. The journal also publishes other forms of creative writing. Full details here.
Accepting only mailed entries, this “offline journal” is published biannually and sold in bookshops in Europe and North America. Mail your typed, printed submission to Analog Sea at either address below. Include “a very brief biological statement, along with a self-addressed envelope if you would like us to return your submission.”
Basler Strasse 115, 79115 Freiburg, Germany, or: PO Box 11670, Austin, Texas 78711, USA.
The National Trust property Kedleston Hall is hosting a competition for poems on the theme of Light, Hope and Peace, to commemorate the end of WW1. Deadline is 5pm on 31 October 2018. The judge is former poet laureate for Derbyshire, Cathy Grindrod. International entries are welcome and there are different age categories. Full details here.
Submit one piece of poetry to this journal, which publishes monthly online and annually in print. It is only free to submit in certain months, including October. The online mag pays $50; the print mag, $5 per page, with a minimum of $20. Read full guidelines here.
The Emma Press has a callout for poems about insects for an anthology for children. Deadline 5 October 2018. As usual, you must buy/have bought a book or ebook from the Press in this calendar year (or have been previously published by them). Full details here.
Holland Park Press are running a competition for poems on the theme of Brexit. Entries (one poem per person) are welcome from anywhere in the world. You have until 31 December 2018 to submit. Full details here.