OK: I’ll admit to liking the idea of this one – a whole anthology featuring recipes, stories and poems about tomatoes… http://amoebaink.com/thetomatoanthology.htm. Payment for poems is minimal, but if the kickstarter campaign kicks off (sorry), payment may increase. Deadline 1st February 2015.
These look well worth checking out, if you live in the North of England: http://northernwritersawards.com/ Deadline is 2nd February 2015.
Published three times a year by Cinnamon Press, the editors of ‘Envoi’ describe it as: ‘a 96 page, large format, perfect bound matt laminate journal with an eye to presenting the poetry well on the page.’
Copied and pasted from the Cinnamon Press/Envoi website: Submissions to Envoi
We aim to provide a platform for new work from both established and new poets. We generally try to select a small group of poems that represent a poet’s voice so please send a group of poems (they do not have to be related), Submissions will be reviewed in batches in November/December (for February), March/April (for June) and July-early September (for October). We welcome submissions from Wales, the UK or from anywhere in the world
More information: http://www.cinnamonpress.com/online-shop/envoi-poetry/
Magma magazine is unusual, in having a different editor to select the poems for each issue. Deadline is 31st January 2015. Send a maximum of six poems. Editors for this issue are Kayo Chingonyi and Chris Kerr. This is a UK-based publication but, if I understand correctly, submissions are welcome from poets overseas, but they must send by email, rather than post. Paste poems into the body of the email, rather than sending as attachment/s. More information here (with a link to submissions info/email address): http://magmapoetry.com/call-for-contributions-magma-62-on-the-theme-of-violence/
The last couple of posts were from this website, which seems to be full of useful submission opportunities: http://www.newpages.com/classifieds/calls-for-submissions
A good one if you’ve not had much published to date – they even say you can request feedback if your work is rejected.
Copied from the website (http://sedimentslit.com/submit/):
*We are now accepting submissions for our Newbies Issue!*
Sediments accepts poetry, short stories, and art. Accepted work will be published to this site every Sunday.
◾Please submit 3-5 poems of any length (keeping in mind that shorter poems have a higher chance of getting published) in Word files only (doc or docx).
◾We love to see prose/narrative or lyrical poems and poems that experiment with form.
◾Entertain us with humor and wit or lay something serious and thought-provoking right onto our backs.
◾We would love to see poems that deal with politics, historical events, or poems that are a little more personal.
◾We’re not against love poems, but give those love poems some edge, something we’ve never seen before!
I’ve just come across this:
Wordrunner eChapbook 4th Annual Online Anthology Deadline: December 31, 2014
Poetry, fiction and memoir will be considered for the winter 2015 e-chapbook anthology. The theme for this anthology is “strange encounters.” We want to read about any kind of unusual encounter and its impact, be it serious or humorous or both. We are not interested in horror, fantasy or sci-fi, unless it transcends the genre. Submit up to three poems or a short story, personal narrative, novel or memoir excerpt (to 5,000 words). Send us your best. Work should not have been previously published. No fee for submissions. Token payments ($5 to $20). http://www.echapbook.com
You have to be a member of the fantastic Ideas Tap site to enter this competition – but it’s free to join, and well worth doing. As well as frequent poetry opportunities offered by third parties, the site has its own, quarterly competition, across disciplines. (Don’t forget, however, that once you have posted your poems on the Ideas Tap site, they will not be considered ‘unpublished’ by most competition administrators, so you may find you can’t send them elsewhere.) I suspect it’s only worth joining the site/community if you are UK-based, as most of the opportunities are based in the UK. But I don’t know for sure…
The following info is copied and pasted from the Ideas Tap site: As always, the quarterly Editor’s Brief is open to all ages and disciplines. There will be first (£250), second (£100) and third (£50) prizes for each category (audio/video, writing and visual art/photographs). http://www.ideastap.com/Opportunities/Brief/Editors-brief-family-041214#Overview
Copied from Poetry Library news:
Again, from the Poetry Library competition listings. Looks like a UK-only comp:
Competition for 16-18 years of age. Theme: ‘Cells’. Prizes: The first prize is £3,000, with £1,000 and £500 going to the second and third prize- winners. In addition to individual prizes, the students’ schools and colleges also receive cash prizes of £150 and the three prizewinners are eligible for a place on the Tower Poetry Summer School.. Longlisted entrants’ poems are published on the Tower Poetry website. Judges: Ian McMillan, Helen Mort and Peter McDonald. The winners will be announced on Monday 20 April 2015.
Entry Fee: £0Contact: www.towerpoetry.org.uk/prize or email email@example.com or call 01865 286591.