I’m only listing free-to-submit publications and 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!
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This fabulously-named quarterly publication accepts a wide range of genres, including: African Poetry, Poetry in Translation, Experimental and Form Poetry, Prose Poetry, Poetry for Children, Free Verse, Haiku, and International (which they define as: “being written by non-Westerners whose cradle tongue is not American or British English, and who have lived somewhere other than the US, Canada, the UK or Australia for most of their lives”). The editors are currently accepting submissions for the next issue, due out 1 February 2021. They stress that all submissions (except manuscripts) should be pasted into the body of an email – if submitting in more than one genre, send in separate emails. Submission details here. It’s worth purchasing a copy and/or checking out some of the work on the website.
Submissions for the Spring 2021 issue of this US-based print publication opened on 15 September. Copied from the journal’s website: “General Submissions and Fast Lane Submissions open for Crab Creek September 15! Send us your best and brightest: that prose you’ve been storing in desk drawers and the poems you’ve been fine-tuning for months on end. Work submitted in the fall will be published in our 2021 Spring Issue. “To continue our work and promote equity in the Crab Creek community, we committed this June to making our Fast Lane Poetry Classic submissions free for Black writers. Learn more about our commitment to increasing diversity at Crab Creek Review in our Statement of Solidarity.” Read full submission guidelines before submitting.
Poet Aurélien Thomas is inviting submissions of poems and stories about fatherhood for an anthology. Aurélien is collaborating on the project with artist-illustrator Michelle Morrow. All profits will be donated to Families need Fathers:“the leading UK charity supporting dads, mums and grandparents to have personal contact and meaningful relationships with their children following parental separation.” Previously unpublished poems are preferred. Submit to Aurélien Thomas by email before 30 September 2020: email@example.com
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.