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.
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.”
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There’s a new visual prompt up today on Visual Verse. Give yourself an hour to respond in poetry or prose. Deadline, as ever, is 15th of the month.
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.
A chance to have a mini collection published as a *chapbook by Scottish indie Hybrid Press. Submit 20 poems by 31 July 2020. Poems submitted will also be considered for a special edition of Dreich Magazine. Full competition details here.*In case you don’t know, chapbooks are small collections, usually limited edition and often handmade or made on an old-style letterpress.
“…one of the UK’s longest-running literary magazines”, Neon is inviting poetry (among other media) for future issue/s. The editor, Krishan Coupland, has a penchant for the dark/weird, but is “open to anything”. Send up to 10 poems. Payment is 10p per line, with a minimum of £10. If you buy an issue (print or ezine) or make a donation, your submission will be prioritised, with the bonus of editorial notes. Read full submission info here.
Thanks to Dawn Vincent for another heads up! The above new mag is looking for content for its first issue, on the theme of “Heroines”. Deadline: Monday 20 July 2020 BST. https://www.instagram.com/p/CCdNsGzHrvv/?igshid=16we24akmxuem
Thanks to Dawn Vincent for sharing the following: Indie press Fragmented Voices is open to submissions of poetry for its first anthology on the theme of “Love”. From website: “We don’t just want to see the romantic and sentimental, but the darker, gritty, complicated aspects of what it is to love and be loved.” The anthology will appear in both print and digital formats. Act quickly: deadline is 30 June 2020 British Summer Time. Full info/guidelines here.
Act quickly: deadline is 23:59 BST on 19 June 2020! Write Out Loud poetry organisation has secured Andrew McMillan as the judge for its competition to raise funds for the NHS (National Health Service). Poems should be about the lockdown and beyond. From website: “We intend the competition anthology to act as a valuable poetic record of what must be the strangest period in all of our lives to this point, and record our hopes for a better future, beyond the storm.” Rules/guidelines here.
UK-based indie Verve Poetry Press is open for submissions of poetry collections and pamphlets. Act quickly: deadline is 20 June 2020 British Summer Time. Read full details/requirements, including number of pages for pamphlets vs collections, here.