I came across this call-out for poems in Writing Magazine, by a blogger called Tracey Ward, who wants to raise the profile of mental health issues and sufferers. (I am not sure what will be done with any proceeds from the book, should it make a profit.) Tracey is currently seeking crowdfunding, in the hopes of publishing the anthology in hardback. More information here.
Copied and pasted: We showcase talented writers who lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, identity or other social circumstance. Prizes are awarded for both poetry and short fiction, including £7,500 of cash & professional writing development prizes. Winners are selected by a panel of industry experts. Deadline: 18 June 2018 at noon. Full details here.
Indie publisher Valley Press is open to manuscript submissions until 31 July 2018. You must buy a book from their shop before submitting – but after that, there are no costs. Full details here.
Geometry is a New Zealand-based journal (print and digital), open to international submissions. Full submission details here.
An alternative to male stereotypes is sought for this anthology from Glasgow-based indie press, Galli Books. Send up to three poems that offer “radically positive models of masculinity”. Deadline is 15 April 2018. Full details here.
Published out of Bucknell University, West Branch is a print magazine which is published three times per year. Current reading period closes 1 April 2018, so submit asap. Full details here.
Ignore the 2017 deadline – submissions are still wanted for the Bhor Anthology Project from the Bhor Foundation (a not-for-profit which provides mental health support). If enough poetry and prose are received, there may be 2 separate anthologies. The following text is copied from the website: “We are curating and editing a book of stories, non-fiction narratives, poetry and art around mental health. We are looking for original, anonymous work if you want to protect your identity; we hope to help create awareness around this important area and help people realise they are not alone. We will have a section around the trials and tribulations of being a caregiver, so if you are a caregiver or want to write about one, please write.” More info here.
The deadline of 12 March 2018 is fast approaching for this mental health anthology from indie press Bad Betty. Contributors will be paid. Full info here.
Based at the University of Colorado, Copper Nickel literary journal is open to submissions until 1 March 2018. Full info here.
Poets under the age of 30 on 1 January 2018 who have a Scottish parent; were born, brought up in or have lived in Scotland for the past three years are invited to submit a collection to the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award. Deadline 2 March 2018.