Visual Verse February 2021

Online poetry journal Visual Verse has posted this month’s picture for creative writing responses. As ever, you have until 15th to respond, but I’d get your piece in asap. You have an hour in which to write it. View the piggy inspiration here.

Verve open soon for full collections

UK-based indie Verve Poetry Press will be open in March 2021 to submissions of full poetry collections. Follow them on Twitter (@vervepoetrypres) or sign up to the newsletter for exact dates nearer the time. Info here. Pay attention to the information the editors want to see included in your cover letter.

The Alchemy Spoon issue 3

This new print poetry journal will be open to submissions from 1 February 2021 until 28 February 2021, on the theme of ‘Spell’. The editors are especially keen to hear from ‘new phase’ poets – those who have come to poetry after doing something else. The magazine also publishes poetry-related essays and reviews. Full info here.

Pure Slush anthology callout

Indie publisher Pure Slush is open until 31 March 2021 for writings (poetry, stories and essays) on the theme of ‘Growing Up’. This is the second in twelve planned anthologies in the ‘Lifespan‘ series. Full submission info here.