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:

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:

Ink, Sweat and Tears

Copied from website: ‘Send your submission of no more and no less than 4-6 pieces of work to Helen Ivory at and include the words IS&T SUBMISSION in the subject line. [please cut and paste email address – it’s a spam avoidance technique…]’

I thought this was interesting: ‘Unlike many magazines, webzines and competition organizers we don’t care if a piece has been previously published elsewhere – providing the author still retains copyright’. That’s pretty rare!

Do let me know how you get on – I’d always like to hear about poets’ success stories.

Still time to submit to issue 4 of ‘Butcher’s Dog’

Submissions for Issue 4

Deadline approaching for submission by writers living in the UK and ROI to ‘Butcher’s Dog’ magazine:
Info copied and pasted below:
Butcher’s Dog publishes poems from writers with distinct voices. 
We welcome submissions from writers living in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, particularly those with a connection to Northern England.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submit no more than 3 unpublished poems via Submittable (click the link below)
  • Submit your poems by 10 August 2014 


Published contributors will receive a copy of Butcher’s Dog and will be invited to read at the launch.

If you have any queries please email:

Rattle Magazine call for submissions

While the deadline for submissions to the Rattle Poetry Prize is tomorrow (15th July 2014) (entry fee being a year’s subscription, so you get something for it, rather than the usual sense of throwing your money away if you get nowhere), there is also the call for submissions to the magazine:

 #47 – Spring 2015 – Japanese Forms

 Poetry: This issue will be dedicated to Japanese forms. The poems may be written by any poet, in any subject or length, but must use a traditional or adapted Japanese form: haiku, renga, tanka, haibun, etc. Translations welcome, as well. Deadline: October 15th, 2014. More information here:

Digital magazine, ‘The Lifted Brow’

Originally a print-only magazine, ‘The Lifted Brow’ also now publishes a fortnightly digital magazine, which is newly open to submissions of poetry. Poems should be in any form, and no longer than 100 lines. Oh, I nearly forgot, I THINK they pay (do check, though!)