Visual Verse is open for its monthly submission window. Submissions close 15 September 2021 until the next window on 1 October! View the visual prompt and write your response. As ever, I would encourage you to write your one-hour piece and submit asap, as I believe this increases your chances of getting it published. Submit here.
The image is up for this month’s Visual Verse challenge. Check out the picture, then give yourself one hour to write a response. https://visualverse.org/submit/
52|250 ten years later: 2020/2021. This exciting project asks for flash fiction (up to 250 words), by daybreak on 4 January 2021. (International timezones are taken into account.) This print anthology will feature 2 stories by each writer – one new story, and one from 10 years ago. Please check out full guidelines. This is the follow-up to “52|250 A Year of Flash”, but you can still submit if you didn’t take part in the original project.
UK-based indie press Nine Arches Press will be open for submissions of full poetry collections between 1 and 30 November 2017. Full information here. Unfortunately, the editors prefer it if poets submit initially to the magazine, Under the Radar. However, they will be not be open for submissions to the magazine until 1 December (open until 31 December) 2017. If you are submitting a full collection, read the submissions criteria carefully.
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
This American Muslim wants writings on the experience of being Muslim in America for a planned anthology: http://www.thisamericanmuslim.org/submissions
Worldwide submissions are invited by bi-monthly magazine Here Comes Everyone, on the theme of East and West. Deadline for the next themed issue is 6 October 2016. 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 and/or striking
interpretations upon the theme East and West.
“Is there truly a cultural dichotomy between East and West, or is it all
just lines etched on a map? With immigration increasingly becoming a
bread-and-butter issue for politicians, the media is in conflict: does
integration enhance diversity for all, or dilute the respective
cultures? Share your stories and perspectives with us. Some thinking
points to get you started:
– Is it a small world, after all?
– Do people living on the east side and west sides of cities experience
those cities differently?
– Is ‘The West’ a place or a state of mind? (Where are Australia and New
-Dual heritage, cultural pluralisms. What are some experiences of people
whose lives are a mix of both East and West?
– What sort of future could the globalisation trend bring about?
– Have western impressions of the East changed over time? (Since the
Cold War? Since WWII? Since the Crusades?)
-What might the implications of migration be on urban cultural policy?”
Scottish Book Trust is offering four published writers professional development support for 2017. Applicants must live and work in Scotland and should have a specific project in mind for the mentoring. Deadline is midday on Wednesday 26 October 2016. Full information can be found here.
The Chicken Soup for the Soul feel-good publishers have a lot of submissions opportunities on their website. If you read carefully, you will see that poems are invited for most (if not all) of the anthologies listed. Check out the relevant page for full details: http://www.chickensoup.com/story-submissions/possible-book-topics
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
(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.)