It’s that time again! Head over to the site here and give yourself just one hour to pen a response to the November 2021 image. As ever, I advise getting your submission in asap to increase your chances of being published on the Visual Verse site.
Climate writing competition
Poetry is one of the categories in the Create the Future Climate Writing Competition. Free to enter, but only one entry per person. Worldwide entries are welcomed. Deadline 13th February 2022. Full details here.
UK indie publisher Renard Press is currently open to submissions. They are interested in a wide range, from literary fiction to poetry. More details here.
Lemon Peel Press
Thanks to the fabulous Dawn Vincent for this one. Poems on disgust wanted by 20 October 2021 for the 1st pamphlet from this new indie press: http://lemonpeelpress.com/
ABOUT US & SUBMISSIONS | Broken Sleep Books
I have brain fog today, but didn’t want you to miss this pamphlet submission opportunity, so please click on link! https://www.brokensleepbooks.com/submissions
Soft Skull Open Submissions June-July 2021
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.
Submit – Visual Verse
June issue of online art-to-poetry journal Visual Verse opened 1 June 2021 for submissions. As ever, give yourself an hour to write a response to this month’s image – and submit asap.
Hair-Raising | Nine Pens
Poets from anywhere in the world are invited to submit poems: “related to the theme of hair, however loosely” for this anthology by UK indie press Nine Pens. Deadline 15 May 2021. Full info here.
Visual Verse April 2021
The image is up for this month’s Visual Verse challenge. Check out the picture, then give yourself one hour to write a response. https://visualverse.org/submit/
The Alchemy Spoon issue 3
This new print poetry journal will be open to submissions from 1 February 2021 until 28 February 2021, on the theme of ‘Spell’. The editors are especially keen to hear from ‘new phase’ poets – those who have come to poetry after doing something else. The magazine also publishes poetry-related essays and reviews. Full info here.