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.
Submissions for the Spring 2021 issue of this US-based print publication opened on 15 September. Copied from the journal’s website: “General Submissions and Fast Lane Submissions open for Crab Creek September 15! Send us your best and brightest: that prose you’ve been storing in desk drawers and the poems you’ve been fine-tuning for months on end. Work submitted in the fall will be published in our 2021 Spring Issue.
“To continue our work and promote equity in the Crab Creek community, we committed this June to making our Fast Lane Poetry Classic submissions free for Black writers. Learn more about our commitment to increasing diversity at Crab Creek Review in our Statement of Solidarity.”
Read full submission guidelines before submitting.
This one looks worth checking out. I got a bit confused, trying to work out what/when to submit! It appears in both print and online. There’s a slot for younger poets (under 18). https://pankmagazine.com
Copied from the website of this international journal of creative arts (poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction and more): “We accept unsolicited general submissions from January 15 through February 15, and July 15 through August 15. New issues are published in June and December. Writers are invited to submit work in more than one genre, but please limit the number of submissions in any given genre to one submission per reading period.” Submit up to five poems in a single document. Read full details before submitting.
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 Only submit previously unpublished work.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.
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.
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.
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/
Literary journal of the University of New Orleans, published biannually. Submit up to 5 poems in a single file via Submittable. The editors review submissions from 1 September to 1 May each year. Other forms of creative writing are also accepted. Read the full guidelines before submitting.
From the University of Louisville, Miracle Monocle is an online journal founded in 2009. For the next issue, submit up to 3 poems. The deadline is 1 August 2019, “and/or until we received 500 total…submissions”. Check out the full submission guidelines for information on how to submit to not just the journal but also an anthology for work by “contributors who identify as rural and queer”. There are also two awards which each have a fee to enter.