Ekphrasis – aka writing inspired by the visual arts – is sought by The Ekphrastic Review. For details of what’s required, please visit the submissions page.
Make a note for 2018: submissions are open from January to March 15th for the summer issue; and between July and September 15th for the winter issue of Southword. This international online literary journal is published biannually by the Munster Literature Centre. Submission is via the Submittable portal (if you don’t already have a Submittable account, it’s free to register and use, and is used by a lot of journals these days, to manage submissions). Submit each poem in a separate document. There is payment for accepted work.
Based in Nigeria, Lunaris Review is a literary and art journal. Send no more than four poems, each no longer than 40 lines. There is no payment for accepted work. Full guidelines here.
Sarasvati is a quarterly prose and poetry magazine from indie press, Indigo Dreams. Submit up to five poems via the email link here.
Sorry for the tight deadline: you have until 15August 2017 to submit your poem to Radix Media’s forthcoming anthology, Aftermath: Explorations of Loss & Grief. Full details here
Scottish-and-Swedish-based indie publisher Word-o-Mat seeks international submissions for edition number three of its quarterly print zines, that fit into a box the size of a cigarette packet! Submissions are especially encouraged from “female and non-binary writers”. Previously published work is considered, as long as you state where it was published, and that you retain copyright. Visit the website for full info.
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).
This American Muslim wants writings on the experience of being Muslim in America for a planned anthology: http://www.thisamericanmuslim.org/submissions
Website link: http://herecomeseveryone.me/submit
Worldwide submissions are invited by quarterly literary magazine Here
Comes Everyone, on the theme of TOYS & GAMES. Deadline for the next
themed issue is 10 January 2017. The following is in the editors’ own
“Here Comes Everyone magazine is looking for submissions of poetry,
fiction, articles and artwork. We encourage bold/striking
interpretations and reflections upon the theme.
Video games. War games. Card games. Olympic games. Drinking games. Board
games. Mind games. But is life the most frustrating game of all…?
Share your stories, ideas and perspectives with us.”
POETRY: up to 3 poems of no longer than 30 lines each.
FICTION: stories may be up to 2,500 words.
NON-FICTION: articles may be up to 1,500 words.
ARTWORK: all visual forms (300 dpi and 640 x 640 resolution)
Sorry for the bad pun! Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina, invites submissions of poetry (and other creative writing – see site) to its literary journal, Qu (published by the MFA programme). Payment upon publication. Full details here.