US indie press Soft Skull is open to unagented full-manuscript submissions in a variety of genres including poetry until 20 July 2021. From the website: “We are primarily seeking and strongly encouraging submissions from BIPOC writers and underrepresented voices of any race, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, class, and physical or mental ability.” Full info here.
Don’t mix this up with “perverted”: the editors of this digital newsletter want poems that are: “deliberate, obstinate, unreasonable or unacceptable, contrary to the expected practice”. Send up to 3 poems by midnight 31 July 2021 (British Summer Time). You can read previous issues and submit here.
The Alchemy Spoon is open for submissions on the theme of “Body” for issue 4. Submit up to 3 unpublished poems by 30 June 2021. As ever, the editors are particularly keen to hear from poets who’ve come to poetry late, “often following retirement or a life change”. The publication appears online 3 times a year, and is also available in print-on-demand. https://www.alchemyspoon.org/
Sorry I’m a few days late in posting. Visual Verse is open for May 2021 submissions, written within one hour, in response to the image shown here. I’ve found submitting asap is best.
Deadline 30 April 2021 for sending up to 3 previously unpublished poems to this anthology celebrating women who’ve inspired you. Full details here. Thanks to Dawn Vincent for the info!
Editor Richard Skinner has a call out for 14-line poems for the annually published 14 magazine. Send no more than 3 poems by email, by the deadline of 30 June 2021. Full info here.
The March issue of this online poetry publication is open for responses to this month’s image. Send your poem (written in one hour) asap! (I’ve found you need to get in at the start, for your piece to be considered.) Full details here.
You have until 31 March 2021 (UK time) to submit to the spring issue of this prestigious print poetry journal. More info here.
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.
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.