Submit a maximum of 3 poems in a single document by midnight GMT on 31 December 2020 to this digital newsletter that: ‘publishes poems which are “deliberate, obstinate, unreasonable or unacceptable, contrary to the expected practice”. Translations and visual poems are welcome.’ You can read previously published work here. Full submission info here.
There’s a striking image as the prompt for Visual Verse December 2020. It’s by Nigerian artist Oscar Ukonu, who creates all his amazingly photographic work in ballpoint pen. Submit asap, giving yourself just an hour to write a response. The editors will post their favourite responses on the site.
Third Wednesday is a quarterly print journal of creative writing. Submit up to 3 poems via the Submittable link. Click here for full details.
The Aeolian Harp annual anthology series from Glass Lyre Press will be open to submissions between 15 January and 28 February 2021. Send 8-12 poems. Successful poets will each have 6 pages in the anthology. Full details.
You have until 31 December 2020 to submit a single poem (up to 300 lines!) to this anthology to be published by Lonely Cryptid Media. The theme is: “Resist with every inch and every breath”. Fiction and creative nonfiction are also invited. Full details here.
52|250 ten years later: 2020/2021. This exciting project asks for flash fiction (up to 250 words), by daybreak on 4 January 2021. (International timezones are taken into account.) This print anthology will feature 2 stories by each writer – one new story, and one from 10 years ago. Please check out full guidelines. This is the follow-up to “52|250 A Year of Flash”, but you can still submit if you didn’t take part in the original project.
Thanks to Abena Bediako for this heads up: UK-based indie press Flipped Eye Publishing is open to submissions of up to 6 poems or up to 3 chapters of prose until 30 November 2020. Full submission guidelines here.
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 Please note that this submission window is for new, previously unpublished work only.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.”
I recommend writing and submitting this weekend (6-8 November 2020), if you want to have a stab at a response to this month’s image.
Better Than Starbucks journal (see separate post) is running its 3rd annual sonnet competition. Free to enter, with a $350 first prize. Deadline is 30 November 2020. Full details here.