Poets living in the UK or ROI are invited to submit up to three unpublished poems to issue 13 of this publication. Guest editor is Aoife Lyall. Deadline is midnight on 14 February 2020. Full details: https://www.butchersdogmagazine.co.uk/2020-submit
Bad Betty Press is an independent UK poetry publisher, funded by the Arts Council. They are currently looking for full poetry pamphlets and collections. Send up to 10 pages of a completed poetry manuscript to be considered for publication in 2021. Deadline is 31 January 2020. Full details here.
Worldwide submissions are invited by literary magazine Here Comes Everyone, on the theme of GREEN. Deadline for The Green Issue is 10th February 2020. From the editor: “Here Comes Everyone magazine is seeking submissions of poetry (plus fiction, artwork and non-fiction). We encourage bold/striking interpretations and reflections upon the theme. Environmentalism. Money. Envy. Plant-life. Nausea. Naivety. A political party. Kermit the Frog. What does ‘green’ mean to you?” POETRY: up to 3 poems of no longer than 30 lines each. Full information here.
Literary journal of the University of New Orleans, published biannually. Submit up to 5 poems in a single file via Submittable. The editors review submissions from 1 September to 1 May each year. Other forms of creative writing are also accepted. Read the full guidelines before submitting.
With a theme of ‘My Mind, My Thoughts’, the 2019 East Riding Festival of Words poetry competition is free for school-age poets. (Otherwise, there’s a fee of £3 per poem.) Enter by 30 November 2019. Full info here.
Copied from website: “The poem should be metrical, and should be no longer than 100 lines, though extracts from longer work are permitted. There are no formal or thematic restraints, and so long as it is written in a discernible metre (or several!), we encourage you to follow your fancy, whether that lead you to the outlandish, the passionate, or even the dull.” There are links to the poetry of Milton and Shakespeare, plus lessons on poetry technique. Deadline is 1 December 2020. https://anglica.co.uk/poetry-competition/
The John Byrne Award is an online monthly and annual award. Entrants must be over 16 and living or studying in Scotland. See full details.
Copied from website:
- Applicants must be under the age of 30 on 31 March 2020
- Applicants must be a British National, or resident in Great Britain and Northern Ireland of the Commonwealth for three years prior to the date of submission for the award
- Submissions must be in English
- Submissions may be a published or unpublished volume of poetry, drama-poems or belles-lettres
- Submissions must be no more than 30 poems
- Deadline is 31 October 2019.
- Enter here.
From Brunel University, London: “The Prize is open to poets who were born in Africa, or who are nationals of an African country, or whose parents are African. It is for ten poems exactly in order to encourage serious poets. These poems may, however, have already been published. Only poets who have not yet had a full-length poetry book published are eligible. Poets who have self-published poetry books or had chapbooks and pamphlets published are allowed to submit for this prize.” More info is here, but there is more than one set of entry dates on the web page, referring to previous years! I will add correct dates to this post, once I hear back from the university.
Truth Serum Press is looking for poems that somehow encompass ‘blue’ for a new anthology, inspired by the Impressionists’ love of the colour. Copied from the website: “All poems must somehow encompass / include / mention blue … or its variants.” Submit no more than 5 poems by 30 November 2019. More information here.