A web magazine that publishes biannually, Shenandoah‘s editor is supported by students at Washington and Lee University’s English Department. From the website: “We will accept POETRY submissions from November 15 to December 15. We will also accept submissions in the same window for the GRAYBEAL-GOWEN PRIZE FOR VIRGINIA POETS, which was established to honor the memory of Washington and Lee graduate and lover of poetry, Howerton Gowen. Poets living in or born in Virginia, as well as those with long-term residency in the past, are eligible.” The editors stop accepting submissions once they receive 800, so submit sooner, rather than later. Full info here.
Another new one to me, Allegro is an online poetry magazine, published four times a year. The magazine has strict submission windows, so check the dates on the website before you submit. The current deadline is 30 April 2017, for poems of up to 40 lines, on the theme of ‘Space’. Read the full guidelines here before submitting.
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’, 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 email@example.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.
This is a beautiful, illustrated magazine/journal. The following information is copied and pasted from the newsletter: If you would like the opportunity to have your short fiction or poetry published and illustrated in the next issue of Popshot, find out the full submissions guidelines at the submit page on our website — and make sure that you send your work in long before the January 23rd deadline. Full details of how to submit can be found at http://www.popshotpopshot.com/submit
Magma magazine is unusual, in having a different editor to select the poems for each issue. Deadline is 31st January 2015. Send a maximum of six poems. Editors for this issue are Kayo Chingonyi and Chris Kerr. This is a UK-based publication but, if I understand correctly, submissions are welcome from poets overseas, but they must send by email, rather than post. Paste poems into the body of the email, rather than sending as attachment/s. More information here (with a link to submissions info/email address): http://magmapoetry.com/call-for-contributions-magma-62-on-the-theme-of-violence/
I’ve just come across this:
Wordrunner eChapbook 4th Annual Online Anthology Deadline: December 31, 2014
Poetry, fiction and memoir will be considered for the winter 2015 e-chapbook anthology. The theme for this anthology is “strange encounters.” We want to read about any kind of unusual encounter and its impact, be it serious or humorous or both. We are not interested in horror, fantasy or sci-fi, unless it transcends the genre. Submit up to three poems or a short story, personal narrative, novel or memoir excerpt (to 5,000 words). Send us your best. Work should not have been previously published. No fee for submissions. Token payments ($5 to $20). http://www.echapbook.com
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.
‘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
Copied from website: ‘Send your submission of no more and no less than 4-6 pieces of work to Helen Ivory at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.