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.
2021 Poetry Submissions
Climate writing competition
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.
Young People’s free comp
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.
Lemon Peel Press
Thanks to the fabulous Dawn Vincent for this one. Poems on disgust wanted by 20 October 2021 for the 1st pamphlet from this new indie press: http://lemonpeelpress.com/
ABOUT US & SUBMISSIONS | Broken Sleep Books
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
Perverse poems wanted
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.
Body poems for The Alchemy Spoon
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 Submit up to 3 unpublished poems by 30 June 2021.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/
Hair-Raising | Nine Pens
Poets from anywhere in the world are invited to submit poems: “related to the theme of hair, however loosely” for this anthology by UK indie press Nine Pens. Deadline 15 May 2021. Full info here.
Submissions Call: The Book of Bad Betties – Bad Betty Press
Deadline 30 April 2021 for sending up to 3 previously unpublished poems to this anthology celebrating women who’ve inspired you. Full details here. Thanks to Dawn Vincent for the info!
Visual Verse March 2021
The March issue of this online poetry publication is open for responses to this month’s image. Send your poem (written in one hour) asap! (I’ve found you need to get in at the start, for your piece to be considered.) Full details here.