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!
Rosie Please note: publication on this site does not mean publication editors/competition organisers have been vetted – please do your own checks before submitting.
Visual Verse is open for its monthly submission window. Submissions close 15 September 2021 until the next window on 1 October! View the visual prompt and write your response. As ever, I would encourage you to write your one-hour piece and submit asap, as I believe this increases your chances of getting it published. Submit here.
US indie press Soft Skull is open to unagented full-manuscript submissions in a variety of genres including poetry until 20 July 2021. From the website: “We are primarily seeking and strongly encouraging submissions from BIPOCwriters and underrepresented voices of any race, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, class, and physical or mental ability.” Full info here.
Don’t mix this up with “perverted”: the editors of this digital newsletter want poems that are: “deliberate, obstinate, unreasonable or unacceptable, contrary to the expected practice”. Send up to 3 poems by midnight 31 July 2021 (British Summer Time). You can read previous issues and submit here.
The Alchemy Spoon is open for submissions on the theme of “Body” for issue 4. Submit up to 3 unpublished poems by 30 June 2021. As ever, the editors are particularly keen to hear from poets who’ve come to poetry late, “often following retirement or a life change”. The publication appears online 3 times a year, and is also available in print-on-demand. https://www.alchemyspoon.org/