Rendez-Vous

Vending machines that dispense stories and poems. Full information here. Note there is a maximum number of characters (including spaces) for both stories and poems, all of which must be previously unpublished, including on personal websites.

Visual Verse

Check out https://visualverse.org/submit/ for this month’s image and get writing! You have an hour to create a masterpiece. Deadline is 15 January 2019.

Split Lip Magazine

Submit one piece of poetry to this journal, which publishes monthly online and annually in print. It is only free to submit in certain months, including October. The online mag pays $50; the print mag, $5 per page, with a minimum of $20. Read full guidelines here.

Rituals poems for Here Comes Everyone

Website link: http://herecomeseveryone.me/submit

Worldwide submissions are invited by literary magazine Here Comes
Everyone, on the theme of RITUALS.
Deadline for The Rituals Issue is 1st July 2018.

The following is in the editors’ own words:
“Here Comes Everyone magazine is looking for submissions of poetry (plus
fiction, artwork and non-fiction). We encourage bold/striking
interpretations and reflections upon the theme.

Routines. Traditions. Religious festivals. The occult.
Births…marriages…death… Is life just one big ritual?
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 2,000 words.
NON-FICTION: articles/essays may be up to 1,500 words.
ARTWORK: all visual forms (300 dpi and 640 x 640 resolution)

Here Comes Everyone

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
words:
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)

Scarlet Leaf Review

Scarlet Leaf Review is a new Canadian e-zine, published monthly. Submit between 3 and 5 poems by email. You will receive a small payment if your work is accepted. There is no reading fee (unless you enter the paying competition/s). Full details here.

Call for Short Poems for Public Display

The BIG LIT Weekend Call for short poems:
BIG LIT The Stewartry Book Festival
April 14-17 2016

Poet Chrys Salt and her colleague Chik Duncan would be grateful for short poems of any kind (published or unpublished) to be displayed in high street windows over BIG LIT weekend in the Scottish town of Gatehouse of Fleet.
The poems: “are often left up long after the event and attract punters to The Festival.”
Send in Palatino 12 point font, with your name at the bottom and include acknowledgements for published poems.
For poem length, Chrys says: ‘Sonnet length is good; shorter is even better.’ (Apparently, the windows are small, Georgian ones!)
ASAP would be good but no later than 14 March. 
Please send to Chik Duncan: chik@swet.co.uk
(P.S. I have it on good authority that, if you do send your poems, they will still be eligible for submission elsewhere, as public display does not constitute actual publication.)

The Dark Mountain Project

You have until 30 November 2015 to submit up to five poems for the spring issue of The Dark Mountain Project.

Copied from The DMP website: “The Dark Mountain Project is a network of writers, artists and thinkers who have stopped believing the stories our civilisation tells itself. We see that the world is entering an age of ecological collapse, material contraction and social and political unravelling, and we want our cultural responses to reflect this reality rather than denying it.”
For more information on what the editors are looking for, visit: The Dark Mountain Project

Submit to The Emma Press

Lovely British indie publisher The Emma Press is open to pamphlet submissions until  Sunday 13th December 2015. I think the submissions can be from anywhere in the world (but do check). Whilst there isn’t a fee as such, you must have bought an Emma Press publication within the same calendar year as your submission – an ebook is fine. For full details see: http://theemmapress.com/about/submissions/