I came across this call-out for poems in Writing Magazine, by a blogger called Tracey Ward, who wants to raise the profile of mental health issues and sufferers. (I am not sure what will be done with any proceeds from the book, should it make a profit.) Tracey is currently seeking crowdfunding, in the hopes of publishing the anthology in hardback. More information here.
Copied and pasted: We showcase talented writers who lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, identity or other social circumstance. Prizes are awarded for both poetry and short fiction, including £7,500 of cash & professional writing development prizes. Winners are selected by a panel of industry experts. Deadline: 18 June 2018 at noon. Full details here.
Indie publisher Valley Press is open to manuscript submissions until 31 July 2018. You must buy a book from their shop before submitting – but after that, there are no costs. Full details here.
Geometry is a New Zealand-based journal (print and digital), open to international submissions. Full submission details here.
An alternative to male stereotypes is sought for this anthology from Glasgow-based indie press, Galli Books. Send up to three poems that offer “radically positive models of masculinity”. Deadline is 15 April 2018. Full details here.
Published out of Bucknell University, West Branch is a print magazine which is published three times per year. Current reading period closes 1 April 2018, so submit asap. Full details here.
If you live in Australia and identify as female, femme or gender non-conforming, get your submission in quickly for the ‘stellar edition’ of the above: deadline is 18 February 2018. The following is copied from the website: “The stellar edition is back! We are such huge fans of the Stella Prize that we’ve decided #10 of The Suburban Reviewwill celebrate art and writing by Australian women, femmes, and gender non-conforming folx. And $1 from every sale will be donated to The Stella Prize!…We want narratives rooted in the writer’s understanding of femininity.
All contributors will be paid. Click the link for details.
Arachne Press wants stories and poems for a peace anthology to celebrate the end of WW1 by 31 March 2018. Full details here. Contributors whose work is chosen will get a share of profits.
Iota Magazine wants pieces that explore mind, body and medicine through art, literature and culture, by 1 March 2018. Full details here.
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.