Thanks to Dawn Vincent for sharing the following: Indie press Fragmented Voices is open to submissions of poetry for its first anthology on the theme of “Love”. From website: “We don’t just want to see the romantic and sentimental, but the darker, gritty, complicated aspects of what it is to love and be loved.” The anthology will appear in both print and digital formats. Act quickly: deadline is 30 June 2020 British Summer Time. Full info/guidelines here.
Month: June 2020
The Alchemy Spoon
This new UK-based poetry magazine is open to submissions of poems for its first issue (up to 3 per poet) until 30 June 2020. International submissions are welcome. The Alchemy Spoon will appear three times per year and will be available in online and print-on-demand formats. The editors are especially interested in work by ‘new phase’ poets – those who have come to poetry later in life. The theme for issue 1 is ‘Time’. Full submission details (including font/document requirements) here.
Beyond the Storm comp
Act quickly: deadline is 23:59 BST on 19 June 2020! Write Out Loud poetry organisation has secured Andrew McMillan as the judge for its competition to raise funds for the NHS (National Health Service). Poems should be about the lockdown and beyond. From website: “We intend the competition anthology to act as a valuable poetic record of what must be the strangest period in all of our lives to this point, and record our hopes for a better future, beyond the storm.” Rules/guidelines here.
Verve open for collections
UK-based indie Verve Poetry Press is open for submissions of poetry collections and pamphlets. Act quickly: deadline is 20 June 2020 British Summer Time. Read full details/requirements, including number of pages for pamphlets vs collections, here.
Butcher’s Dog magazine
Poets based in the UK or Republic of Ireland are invited to submit to issue 14 of Butcher’s Dog print poetry magazine. Send up to 3 unpublished poems, of up to 40 lines each, in a single document. Deadline: midnight on 30 June 2020. Read full submission info here.
Door = Jar
The wonderfully-titled Door is a Jar magazine welcomes submissions that steer ‘away from academic writing’; it ‘publishes short, conversational works that use familiar language’. In other words, accessibility is key. The editors encourage familiarising oneself with previous issues – which can be done via Kindle – before submitting. Each poem (to a maximum of five) should not exceed one page in length. Only submit previously unpublished work. Full details here.
Black Lives Matter anthology
UK-based indie publisher Civic Leicester are calling for poems and short fiction in English from anywhere in the world for the above anthology. Please read full submissions info.
Pure Slush anthologies
Submissions are wanted for two anthologies: Wrong Way Go Back (regret/u-turn/turning back/making changes; deadline 15 July 2020) and 100 Lives (life/memoir/biography; deadline 31 July 2020 latest). Read full submissions info.
As ever, you have until 15th of the month (in this case, 15 June 2020) to submit writing inspired by the image shown on the site. There is a one-hour time limit in which to write your piece. Full info here.