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, 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.
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 Send up to five unpublished poems via the Submittable portal.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
Submissions will open on 1 June 2017 (until 31 July 2017) for writing on the theme of ‘Skin’ for issue eight of Third Point Press. The publication aims to feature both local writers from Lancaster (that’s Lancaster in the US, Pennsylvania) and international writers. Full info here.
Scottish-and-Swedish-based indie publisher Word-o-Mat seeks international submissions for edition number three of its quarterly print zines, that fit into a box the size of a cigarette packet! Submissions are especially encouraged from “female and non-binary writers”. Previously published work is considered, as long as you state where it was published, and that you retain copyright. Visit the website for full info.