The Alchemy Spoon

This new UK-based poetry magazine is open to submissions of poems for its first issue (up to 3 per poet) until 30 June 2020. International submissions are welcome. The Alchemy Spoon will appear three times per year and will be available in online and print-on-demand formats. The editors are especially interested in work by ‘new phase’ poets – those who have come to poetry later in life. The theme for issue 1 is ‘Time’. Full submission details (including font/document requirements) here.

Chicken Soup for the Soul

This long-running series is currently open to submissions for various anthologies. Take a look at the themes here. You can find guidelines here on what the editors are seeking. Both stories and poems are accepted.

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)

Goblin Fruit

Another poetry magazine, Goblin Fruit is looking for ‘poetry that treats mythic, surreal, fantasy and folkloric themes, or approaches other themes in a fantastical way’.
The editors want submissions only between specific dates – please check the website for details of what to submit, and when: http://www.goblinfruit.net/2016/winter/guidelines/

Young Writers Wanted

If you are under 25, you might consider submitting your poems to Phosphene. This international, not-for-profit journal was launched in 2016. It invites submissions of up to four poems in separate documents. Sadly, there is no payment if your work is accepted – though you will receive a free PDF download of the relevant issue. Make sure you read the submissions guidelines thoroughly before submitting. More info here.