On being Islanded

Islanded Quarterly is a new publication. It is seeking poetry (and stories) that responds to the theme of being ‘islanded’ for its first issue (aiming for publication summer 2017).

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Goblin Fruit

Another poetry magazine, Goblin Fruit is looking for ‘poetry that treats mythic, surreal, fantasy and folkloric themes, or approaches other themes in a fantastical way’.
The editors want submissions only between specific dates – please check the website for details of what to submit, and when: http://www.goblinfruit.net/2016/winter/guidelines/

Arc Poetry Magazine

You have until 1 June 2016 (normal submission period: 1 September to 31 May each year) to get your poems in to the next issue of Arc Poetry Magazine. This Canadian poetry magazine has been running for more than 30 years. The editors also publish reviews, interviews and articles on the subject of poetry – query first. Submit online, via the submission manager. Full info: http://arcpoetry.ca/submit/

The Threepenny Review

This US-based quarterly literary magazine looks worth checking out – especially as they pay for poetry: a rare thing indeed. Submit up to five poems by post or online (https://www.threepennyreview.com/online_submissions/). Submissions are open from January to June each year. No previously published work or simultaneous submissions (poems under consideration elsewhere). Response time varies from two days to two months. Do not email your submission – it won’t be read. For more information, visit the website: http://threepennyreview.com/

 

Scarborough Fair anthology seeks submissions

The University of Toronto’s annual print anthology, Scarborough Fair, is accepting Writing and Visual Art through December 31, 2015.

Copied and pasted:

The STRONGEST SUBMISSIONS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN SCARBOROUGH FAIR 48

Please email your submissions to: scarfair@gmail.com with ‘2015 Submission’ and your name in the subject line.

‘Tin House’ seeks submissions

Tin House magazine (published out of Portland, US) is open to submissions until 31 May 2015 for its winter 2015 and spring 2016 issues. See below:
‘Winter, 2015: Open, non-themed. Pub date December 1, 2015. Deadline for submissions: May 31, 2015

‘Spring, 2016: FAITH. We are looking for fiction, poems, essays, and interviews dealing with the faith in not only religions, but faith in knowledge, math, science, people, animals, places, institutions, food, color—anything that could possibly be a receptacle for one’s faith, questioned or unquestioned. Pub date March 1, 2016. Deadline for submissions: May 31, 2015.’

For submissions information, visit: http://www.tinhouse.com/magazine/submission-guidelines.html

‘Butcher’s Dog’ Guest Editor Opportunity plus Submissions Open

‘Butcher’s Dog’, a biannual poetry magazine based in the North of England, is looking for a guest editor for its 5th issue. The following is copied and pasted from the ‘Butcher’s Dog’ newsletter:
This is an excellent opportunity for poets interested in developing their editorial skills and gaining first-hand experience of putting together a poetry magazine. If you’re a talented and experienced poet (or a like-minded organisation) we’d love you to hear from you. Experience of editing a poetry magazine is not essential but a passion for contemporary poetry is. You’ll be paired with Andrew Sclater (co-editor of BD2) & Amy Mackelden (co-editor of BD3), who will guide you through our editorial process.
If this sounds like the sort of thing you fancy, email degna@butchersdogmagazine.com for more information on how to apply. Deadline: 1 January 2015.
Butcher’s Dog website: http://www.butchersdogmagazine.com/2012/10/home.html
The publication is also open to submissions (again, copied from the newsletter: ‘We are currently accepting submissions from writers living in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, particularly those with a connection to Northern England. There is no set theme, we just want you to send us your best work.
If you haven’t read Butcher’s Dog yet, we strongly recommend that you do before submitting. If you like what you read, chances are we’ll like your poems too. Visit our website for submission guidelines. Deadline for submissions: 15 February 2015.

Submissions window for Envoi

Published three times a year by Cinnamon Press, the editors of ‘Envoi’ describe it as: ‘a 96 page, large format, perfect bound matt laminate journal with an eye to presenting the poetry well on the page.’
Copied and pasted from the Cinnamon Press/Envoi website: Submissions to Envoi
We aim to provide a platform for new work from both established and new poets. We generally try to select a small group of poems that represent a poet’s voice so please send a group of poems (they do not have to be related), Submissions will be reviewed in batches in November/December (for February), March/April (for June) and July-early September (for October). We welcome submissions from Wales, the UK or from anywhere in the world
More information: http://www.cinnamonpress.com/online-shop/envoi-poetry/

Rattle magazine

I’ve had the round robin email from the above, and there are several inspiring opportunities. I’m copying and pasting below:

1) We’re currently seeking poems written in traditional or adopted Japanese forms for our spring issue—deadline: October 15th. After that we’re looking for New Yorker Poets (you have to have lived at least half your life in NYC), and Scientist Poets. We’re also reading open submissions any time, and (from now on) will have an open section in every issue—but if any of these themes apply to you, please visit our Calls for Submissions page for more information.

2) We’re also continuing our new program online called Poets Respond—every Sunday we’ll publish a poet’s immediate response to a news event that occurred within the last week. You can read this week’s response, “Labor Day: Atlantic City” by Peter E. Murphy. If you’d like to submit a poem about a current event, there’s a link to use at the bottom of that page. The deadline for consideration each week is Friday at midnight, and the poems have been met with great enthusiasm—including a very positive write-up in the LA Times last week.

3) Given how much fun poets are having with the news a prompt, we’re also experimenting with an “Ekphrasis Challenge.” Issue #45’s cover artist, Judy Keown has supplied a photograph and we’re asking poets to submit poetic responses to it by October 1st. Judy and I will each pick our favorite, and they’ll be published online—those poets will also receive $25. So if that sounds interesting, visit that page.

Canadian Journal ‘Room’ for Women Writers

‘Room’ is a quarterly literary journal based in Vancouver in Canada, which publishes work written by and about women. Send up to five poems. There is payment ($50 plus 2 free copies for up to two pages). Upcoming is an open submissions call, with a deadline of 31st October 2014, for the summer 2015 issue, and work on the theme of ‘trespass’ for the autumn 2015 issue, which has a deadline of 31st January 2015. Use their submittable link to submit. Full information on their website: http://www.roommagazine.com/submit