And Other Poems

A brief reappearance during lockdown for this poetry blog by Josephine Corcoran. From website: “And Other Poems will be open for submissions of poems from 6 – 15 November, 2020. Please note that this submission window is for new, previously unpublished work only. Please read and follow the guidelines and thank you for your interest in this site.”

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.

Crab Creek Review

Submissions for the Spring 2021 issue of this US-based print publication opened on 15 September. Copied from the journal’s website: “General Submissions and Fast Lane Submissions open for Crab Creek ​September 15! Send us your best and brightest: that prose you’ve been storing in desk drawers and the poems you’ve been fine-tuning for months on end. Work submitted in the fall will be published in our 2021 Spring Issue. 
“To continue our work and promote equity in the Crab Creek community, we committed this June to making our Fast Lane Poetry Classic submissions free for Black writers. Learn more about our commitment to increasing diversity at Crab Creek Review in our Statement of Solidarity.”
Read full submission guidelines before submitting.

Celebrating Fathers

Poet Aurélien Thomas is inviting submissions of poems and stories about fatherhood for an anthology. Aurélien is collaborating on the project with artist-illustrator Michelle Morrow. All profits will be donated to Families need Fathers: “the leading UK charity supporting dads, mums and grandparents to have personal contact and meaningful relationships with their children following parental separation.” Previously unpublished poems are preferred. Submit to Aurélien Thomas by email before 30 September 2020: celebratingfathersanthology@gmail.com

Pank Magazine

This one looks worth checking out. I got a bit confused, trying to work out what/when to submit! It appears in both print and online. There’s a slot for younger poets (under 18). https://pankmagazine.com

Orange Blossom Review

Copied from the website of this international journal of creative arts (poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction and more): “We accept unsolicited general submissions from January 15 through February 15, and July 15 through August 15. New issues are published in June and December. Writers are invited to submit work in more than one genre, but please limit the number of submissions in any given genre to one submission per reading period.” Submit up to five poems in a single document. Read full details before submitting.

Dust Poetry Magazine

Dust Poetry Magazine (@DustmagPoetry) Tweeted: “Send us your sparkling new poems and your poems gathering dust ✨ Submissions are now OPEN for Dust’s fifth issue, Portrait, and I can’t wait to read your responses to this theme! Submissions close 28th August and the issue will be out in September. Thank you!” Submission details here.