Online reading 31st August by poets Rebecca Goss and Dan O’Brien

Online reading,in the ‘Transatlantic Poetry’ series. Listen from the comfort of your own home. It’s on Sunday 31st August 2014, 8pm BST/3pm EDT, noon PDT. Rebecca Goss is based in the UK, Dan O’Brien in the US. More information here: http://www.transatlanticpoetry.com/readings/14-rebecca-goss-and-dan-o’brien/

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The Emma Press

Just seen that there is a fee to submit your pamphlet to this one (although it is free if the Press has published one of your poems). Small indie publisher The Emma Press has a call-out for poetry pamphlets – but submit soon as the deadline is 31st August 2014. The Emma Press’s usual conditions apply – you must either have bought a copy of an Emma press book/ebook in the past calendar year, or you must have had a poem published in an Emma Press book.  http://theemmapress.com/

UK Competition to raise awareness of homelessness

Open to poets over 16 and living in the UK, the SASH Writing Competition is free to enter. However, those who can afford to are asked to donate £10 to SASH, a Yorkshire-based organisation working to prevent homelessness and to help young homeless people. The winner will get a free place on an Arvon five-day residential writing course. Writers who are homeless or who have exprienced homelessness are particularly encouraged to enter. Deadline is World Homeless Day, 10th October 2014. More information: http://www.sash-uk.org.uk/homeless-writing-competition/

The Great Gatsby-inspired poetry

Silver Birch Press is seeking ‘poetry, prose, art, collage, photography and other work that celebrates this remarkable novel’. Send up to three poems on the theme by 1st September 2014. More information: http://silverbirchpress.wordpress.com/2014/07/14/the-great-gatsby-anthology-silver-birch-press-2015/

Green Bottle Poetry Press

New small poetry press looking for pamphlets or first collections of poetry written in English, including new work by established writers. Currently publishing only in print format.Payment by royalties. More information: http://greenbottlepress.com/

Prose poetry/’stylized’ prose wanted for online magazine

Decided this would just about fit the scope of this blog! I’ve copied and pasted from the website: ‘Lackington’s is an online magazine that publishes speculative fiction and art four times a year. We want to help widen the space for prose poetry. We’re looking for stylized prose. Not inept purple prose, of course, but controlled and well-crafted wordsmithery that reflects the story, setting, theme, atmosphere, or philosophy it seeks to describe.’
The magazine describes itself as ‘speculative’, which tends to mean veering towards sci-fi, steampunk, and the like. They do seem, quite clearly, to be asking for prose – but beautifully written, poetic prose, so I think there’s scope for us poets 😉 More information, including current theme/s, here: http://lackingtons.com/submissions-2/ Payment is 1 Canadian Cent per word, $25 CAD minimum.

Canadian Journal ‘Room’ for Women Writers

‘Room’ is a quarterly literary journal based in Vancouver in Canada, which publishes work written by and about women. Send up to five poems. There is payment ($50 plus 2 free copies for up to two pages). Upcoming is an open submissions call, with a deadline of 31st October 2014, for the summer 2015 issue, and work on the theme of ‘trespass’ for the autumn 2015 issue, which has a deadline of 31st January 2015. Use their submittable link to submit. Full information on their website: http://www.roommagazine.com/submit