A chance to have a mini collection published as a *chapbook by Scottish indie Hybrid Press. Submit 20 poems by 31 July 2020. Poems submitted will also be considered for a special edition of Dreich Magazine. Full competition details here.*In case you don’t know, chapbooks are small collections, usually limited edition and often handmade or made on an old-style letterpress.
“…one of the UK’s longest-running literary magazines”, Neon is inviting poetry (among other media) for future issue/s. The editor, Krishan Coupland, has a penchant for the dark/weird, but is “open to anything”. Send up to 10 poems. Payment is 10p per line, with a minimum of £10. If you buy an issue (print or ezine) or make a donation, your submission will be prioritised, with the bonus of editorial notes. Read full submission info here.
Stream-Lyric are inviting creative life writing submissions on the theme “Democracy in my Lifetime” from black people across the age and gender spectrum. There will be five mini-commissions. Enter and more details here.
Thanks to Dawn Vincent for another heads up! The above new mag is looking for content for its first issue, on the theme of “Heroines”. Deadline: Monday 20 July 2020 BST. https://www.instagram.com/p/CCdNsGzHrvv/?igshid=16we24akmxuem
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.