The ‘E’ Word

Ekphrasis – aka writing inspired by the visual arts – is sought by The Ekphrastic Review. For details of what’s required, please visit the submissions page.

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Southword Journal

Make a note for 2018: submissions are open from January to March 15th for the summer issue; and between July and September 15th for the winter issue of Southword. This international online literary journal is published biannually by the Munster Literature Centre. Submission is via the Submittable portal (if you don’t already have a Submittable account, it’s free to register and use, and is used by a lot of journals these days, to manage submissions). Submit each poem in a separate document. There is payment for accepted work.

The Sunlight Press

Digital literary journal, The Sunlight Press, accepts submissions of up to five poems (in a  single attachment). Full information here. There is a relatively quick turnaround time (you should hear from the editors around four-to-six weeks from submission), and there is payment for accepted work. The following is copied from the website: “We want to hear the ways people turn toward light and hope, whether it is through the arts, culture, spirituality, or humor, and also how they respond to the darkness and navigate unknown spaces. Epiphanies are born from the ordinary and the extraordinary; whether it’s a reflection unfolding during a morning walk, after the loss of a loved one, or in the middle of unexpected laughter, we want to know about these moments.
The Sunlight Press publishes twice weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays. Creative nonfiction, including essays, book reviews, and artists on craft pieces appear on alternating Mondays. Poetry and fiction appear on alternating Wednesdays. Occasionally, we publish additional posts, including Editors’ notes, contest news, photography, etc.”

Nine Arches Press collections and mag

UK-based indie press Nine Arches Press will be open for submissions of full poetry collections between 1 and 30 November 2017. Full information here. Unfortunately, the editors prefer it if poets submit initially to the magazine, Under the Radar. However, they will be not be open for submissions to the magazine until 1 December (open until 31 December) 2017. If you are submitting a full collection, read the submissions criteria carefully.