Copied from the website: ‘Founded in 1989, takahē magazine publishes short stories, poetry and art, as well as essays, interviews, and book reviews in related areas. Many of Aotearoa New Zealand’s brightest literary talents made their first public appearance within our pages, and we remain committed to publishing the best work from emerging talents alongside that of established writers and artists. takahē is published three times per year, in print in April and December, and online on this website in August. The first online issue was published on 10 August 2016. The Takahē Collective Trust is the non-profit organisation behind the magazine, that acts to support and promote writers, poets, artists and cultural commentators.’ To submit, see guidelines.
Submissions are open at this Canada-based journal until 31 May 2020 (and from 1 September until 31 May each year). This quarterly journal publishes poetry and critical writing about poetry. CV2 welcomes submissions in English as well as French – and translations between the two languages. For more information click here.
Based in South Africa, Wards is a digital journal, with a theme for each issue. Submissions are open until 31 March 2020 for poems on the theme of ‘Native’ by ‘First Nations authors from any continent’. Submit up to five poems. Full info here.
Global Acts of Unity is hosting a poetry competition on the theme of ‘Unity’ for students age 11-18. Open to written poems of up to 400 words, or video of rap/performance poetry of up to 2 minutes. Sorry for the last-minute posting of this one. Full details here.
Copied from website: “About Place Journal seeks poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, art, and hybrid forms (including video, digital storytelling, sound, performance documentation, etc.) for our themed issue, PRACTICES OF HOPE. We want to showcase creative practices as activist tools, ways of making change, as well as forms that can bring people together.” Deadline for Practices of Hope issue is 15 February 2020. Full details here: https://aboutplacejournal.org/submissions/
Poets living in the UK or ROI are invited to submit up to three unpublished poems to issue 13 of this publication. Guest editor is Aoife Lyall. Deadline is midnight on 14 February 2020. Full details: https://www.butchersdogmagazine.co.uk/2020-submit
Bad Betty Press is an independent UK poetry publisher, funded by the Arts Council. They are currently looking for full poetry pamphlets and collections. Send up to 10 pages of a completed poetry manuscript to be considered for publication in 2021. Deadline is 31 January 2020. Full details here.
Worldwide submissions are invited by literary magazine Here Comes Everyone, on the theme of GREEN. Deadline for The Green Issue is 10th February 2020. From the editor: “Here Comes Everyone magazine is seeking submissions of poetry (plus fiction, artwork and non-fiction). We encourage bold/striking interpretations and reflections upon the theme. Environmentalism. Money. Envy. Plant-life. Nausea. Naivety. A political party. Kermit the Frog. What does ‘green’ mean to you?” POETRY: up to 3 poems of no longer than 30 lines each. Full information here.
With a deadline of 7 January 2020, this is short notice from me – sorry. New Writing South has teamed up with The Literary Consultancy to offer free manuscript reads to low-income writers in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex. Entry guidelines here.
Do you want your poem to appear on rice paper, on 200 loaves of bread? If so, send it by 16 December 2019: https://www.lukejerram.com/breadpoetry/