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This one looks worth checking out. I got a bit confused, trying to work out what/when to submit! It appears in both print and online. There’s a slot for younger poets (under 18). https://pankmagazine.com
Copied from the website of this international journal of creative arts (poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction and more): “We accept unsolicited general submissions from January 15 through February 15, and July 15 through August 15. New issues are published in June and December. Writers are invited to submit work in more than one genre, but please limit the number of submissions in any given genre to one submission per reading period.” Submit up to five poems in a single document. Read full details before submitting.
Dust Poetry Magazine (@DustmagPoetry) Tweeted: “Send us your sparkling new poems and your poems gathering dust ✨ Submissions are now OPEN for Dust’s fifth issue, Portrait, and I can’t wait to read your responses to this theme! Submissions close 28th August and the issue will be out in September. Thank you!” Submission details here.
A chance to have a mini collection published as a *chapbook by Scottish indie Hybrid Press. Submit 20 poems by 31 July 2020. Poems submitted will also be considered for a special edition of Dreich Magazine. Full competition details here.*In case you don’t know, chapbooks are small collections, usually limited edition and often handmade or made on an old-style letterpress.
“…one of the UK’s longest-running literary magazines”, Neon is inviting poetry (among other media) for future issue/s. The editor, Krishan Coupland, has a penchant for the dark/weird, but is “open to anything”. Send up to 10 poems. Payment is 10p per line, with a minimum of £10. If you buy an issue (print or ezine) or make a donation, your submission will be prioritised, with the bonus of editorial notes. Read full submission info here.
Stream-Lyric are inviting creative life writing submissions on the theme “Democracy in my Lifetime” from black people across the age and gender spectrum. There will be five mini-commissions. Enter and more details here.