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 Submit up to 3 unpublished poems by 30 June 2021.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/

Verve open soon for full collections

UK-based indie Verve Poetry Press will be open in March 2021 to submissions of full poetry collections. Follow them on Twitter (@vervepoetrypres) or sign up to the newsletter for exact dates nearer the time. Info here. Pay attention to the information the editors want to see included in your cover letter.

The Alchemy Spoon issue 3

This new print poetry journal will be open to submissions from 1 February 2021 until 28 February 2021, on the theme of ‘Spell’. The editors are especially keen to hear from ‘new phase’ poets – those who have come to poetry after doing something else. The magazine also publishes poetry-related essays and reviews. Full info here.

Pure Slush anthology callout

Indie publisher Pure Slush is open until 31 March 2021 for writings (poetry, stories and essays) on the theme of ‘Growing Up’. This is the second in twelve planned anthologies in the ‘Lifespan‘ series. Full submission info here.