The Alchemy Spoon is open for submissions on the theme of “Body” for issue 4. Submit up to 3 unpublished poems by 30 June 2021. As ever, the editors are particularly keen to hear from poets who’ve come to poetry late, “often following retirement or a life change”. The publication appears online 3 times a year, and is also available in print-on-demand. https://www.alchemyspoon.org/
Poets from anywhere in the world are invited to submit poems: “related to the theme of hair, however loosely” for this anthology by UK indie press Nine Pens. Deadline 15 May 2021. Full info here.
This fabulously-named quarterly publication accepts a wide range of genres, including: African Poetry, Poetry in Translation, Experimental and Form Poetry, Prose Poetry, Poetry for Children, Free Verse, Haiku, and International (which they define as: “being written by non-Westerners whose cradle tongue is not American or British English, and who have lived somewhere other than the US, Canada, the UK or Australia for most of their lives”). The editors are currently accepting submissions for the next issue, due out 1 February 2021. They stress that all submissions (except manuscripts) should be pasted into the body of an email – if submitting in more than one genre, send in separate emails. Submission details here. It’s worth purchasing a copy and/or checking out some of the work on the website.
Poems (and other writings) are invited from anywhere in the world, and from all ages, for the above anthology. The editor is UK Writing Magazine contributor, Jan Moran Neil. Closing date is 30 September 2020, though this date is subject to change. Profits will go to Rennie Grove Hospice Care. Please check out full info here.
The editors at Truth Serum Press want poems and stories that reference bacon for volume 18 of Pure Slush. Deadline is 10 May 2020. Full details here.
Thanks are due to the lovely Dawn Vincent (again) for the link to South Bank Poetry’s free competition, for a poem inspired by the Dior exhibition virtual tour. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1378963112309271&id=467015146837410?sfnsn=scwspmo&extid=RmTnvN0gcB6BPnCU
Thanks to Dawn Vincent for the following. The Poetry Archive is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its first recording by asking poets to film themselves reading one of their poems and upload the film through the online form. Everyone over 18 is welcome, though only one submission is allowed per poet. Poems should be in English and have been written during – and in response to – 2020. Submissions are open 10 April to 10 September 2020. Full details here.
Copied from the website: ‘Founded in 1989, takahē magazine publishes short stories, poetry and art, as well as essays, interviews, and book reviews in related areas. Many of Aotearoa New Zealand’s brightest literary talents made their first public appearance within our pages, and we remain committed to publishing the best work from emerging talents alongside that of established writers and artists. takahē is published three times per year, in print in April and December, and online on this website in August. The first online issue was published on 10 August 2016. The Takahē Collective Trust is the non-profit organisation behind the magazine, that acts to support and promote writers, poets, artists and cultural commentators.’ To submit, see guidelines.
Submissions are open at this Canada-based journal until 31 May 2020 (and from 1 September until 31 May each year). This quarterly journal publishes poetry and critical writing about poetry. CV2 welcomes submissions in English as well as French – and translations between the two languages. For more information click here.