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: email@example.com – thank you!
Please note: publication on this site does not mean publications/competition organisers have been vetted – please do your own checks before submitting.
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
The Arkansas International (from the University of Arkansas) will be open to unsolicited submissions from 1 September to the end of February. Send up to five unpublished poems via the Submittable portal. Full details here