Body poems for The Alchemy Spoon

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 Submit up to 3 unpublished poems by 30 June 2021.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/

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.