Creative Future Writers’ Award

Entry is free to this award (although donations are welcomed), which is aimed at writers in the UK who have traditionally lacked opportunities within the publishing world because of mental health issues, disability, health or social circumstances. The theme is Home and the closing date is Sunday 2nd June 2019. Full details here.

Chicken Soup for the Soul

This long-running series is currently open to submissions for various anthologies. Take a look at the themes here. You can find guidelines here on what the editors are seeking. Both stories and poems are accepted.

LGBTQ Stories for Audio GlitterShip

A ‘science fiction and fantasy podcast devoted to publishing audio versions of LGBTQ stories from authors of all backgrounds’, GlitterShip airs two episodes per month. Submit up to 5 poems that are queer and speculative, though the editor encourages you to ‘interpret that how you will’. With your submission, state whether you would like to read your poem/s yourself. Full submission details are here.

Submit to ‘Dirty Girls’ magazine

Don’t be put off by the title of this magazine. In the words of the editors: ‘At Dirty Girls, we share art and stories that reflect the messy experiences of life and find the beauty in adversity. Dirty Girls inclusively accepts submissions from makers of all voices and gender identities, published and unpublished. We won’t turn you away. We encourage writers and artists male, female, LGBTQ, non-binary, asexual, and all cultures and colors of the worldwide rainbow to submit to Dirty Girls.’ Full submission details can be found here.

Tolsun Publishing

US small press Tolsun Publishing Inc is (in their own words): ‘a non-profit, small press based out of the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts.
‘We publish daring, energetic books that use separate parts to construct a whole: poetry, short stories, comics poetry, hybrids, photo stories, flash memoir, and more. We treasure creativity, and so we may not know we love something until we see it. Art, like the jackalope, cannot be restrained by classification or form.’
The submission period runs until 31st May 2019. There is a submission fee, except on 15 May. Full info on submitting your work of many parts here.