It’s that time again! Head over to the site here and give yourself just one hour to pen a response to the November 2021 image. As ever, I advise getting your submission in asap to increase your chances of being published on the Visual Verse site.
Poetry is one of the categories in the Create the Future Climate Writing Competition. Free to enter, but only one entry per person. Worldwide entries are welcomed. Deadline 13th February 2022. Full details here.
The East Riding Festival of Words poetry competition is free to enter for young people age 4-16. The theme is: My Reasons to be Cheerful. Deadline is 11.59pm UK time on Saturday 27 November 2021. Full info here.
I have brain fog today, but didn’t want you to miss this pamphlet submission opportunity, so please click on link! https://www.brokensleepbooks.com/submissions
US indie press Soft Skull is open to unagented full-manuscript submissions in a variety of genres including poetry until 20 July 2021. From the website: “We are primarily seeking and strongly encouraging submissions from BIPOC writers and underrepresented voices of any race, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, class, and physical or mental ability.” Full info here.
Don’t mix this up with “perverted”: the editors of this digital newsletter want poems that are: “deliberate, obstinate, unreasonable or unacceptable, contrary to the expected practice”. Send up to 3 poems by midnight 31 July 2021 (British Summer Time). You can read previous issues and submit here.
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 Submit up to 3 unpublished poems by 30 June 2021.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/
Editor Richard Skinner has a call out for 14-line poems for the annually published 14 magazine. Send no more than 3 poems by email, by the deadline of 30 June 2021. Full info here.
The image is up for this month’s Visual Verse challenge. Check out the picture, then give yourself one hour to write a response. https://visualverse.org/submit/
You have until 31 March 2021 (UK time) to submit to the spring issue of this prestigious print poetry journal. More info here.