Better Than Starbucks

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.

When this is all over…

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.

Poetry on film

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.

takahē magazine

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.

Contemporary Verse 2

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.

YOUNG POETS – DEADLINE 28 FEBRUARY 2020!

Global Acts of Unity is hosting a poetry competition on the theme of ‘Unity’ for students age 11-18. Open to written poems of up to 400 words, or video of rap/performance poetry of up to 2 minutes. Sorry for the last-minute posting of this one. Full details here.