This American Muslim wants writings on the experience of being Muslim in America for a planned anthology: http://www.thisamericanmuslim.org/submissions
The Chicken Soup for the Soul feel-good publishers have a lot of submissions opportunities on their website. If you read carefully, you will see that poems are invited for most (if not all) of the anthologies listed. Check out the relevant page for full details: http://www.chickensoup.com/story-submissions/possible-book-topics
Lovely new independent press, Dunlin Press, is looking for previously unpublished writings about UK wading birds. Deadline is 15 July 2015. More information on the website: http://dunlinpress.com/submissions/
Copied from the website: ‘Rebelling Against Spelling Press (RASP) was founded in 2007 to make books by dyslexics rather than about them.
‘We are looking for poetry that deals with the theme of mistakes, error […] call them what you will. We want poems that tell a story about how something which went wrong turned out for the best. It doesn’t have to be true, or about you, it just has to say something about how a big bad mistake came out great. Poems should be no longer than 1000 words. If you would like to submit something for this publication please send it to us as PDF attachments. Do not paste them into the message field. With “Submission: The best mistake I ever made” written in the subject field. Deadline for submissions is March 2015.’ http://r-a-s-p.co.uk/submissions/
OK: I’ll admit to liking the idea of this one – a whole anthology featuring recipes, stories and poems about tomatoes… http://amoebaink.com/thetomatoanthology.htm. Payment for poems is minimal, but if the kickstarter campaign kicks off (sorry), payment may increase. Deadline 1st February 2015.
I’ve just come across this:
Wordrunner eChapbook 4th Annual Online Anthology Deadline: December 31, 2014
Poetry, fiction and memoir will be considered for the winter 2015 e-chapbook anthology. The theme for this anthology is “strange encounters.” We want to read about any kind of unusual encounter and its impact, be it serious or humorous or both. We are not interested in horror, fantasy or sci-fi, unless it transcends the genre. Submit up to three poems or a short story, personal narrative, novel or memoir excerpt (to 5,000 words). Send us your best. Work should not have been previously published. No fee for submissions. Token payments ($5 to $20). http://www.echapbook.com
Deadline 31st October for this anthology, which calls for work that is ‘alternative with an attitude’. Published by Burning Eye Books, who focus mainly on performance poetry and want to prove it works just as well on the page. More details here: http://burningeyebooks.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/submissions-call-majestic-weirdo-circus/
Silver Birch Press is seeking ‘poetry, prose, art, collage, photography and other work that celebrates this remarkable novel’. Send up to three poems on the theme by 1st September 2014. More information: http://silverbirchpress.wordpress.com/2014/07/14/the-great-gatsby-anthology-silver-birch-press-2015/
Free to enter competition, with cash prizes and the possibility of an anthology of winning work.
Copied and pasted from the website of the Dying Matters Coalition:
Anyone touched by regret or reconciliation – the outcome, for example, of a family rift, professional row, absence of a will or of someone’s failure to make their wishes known – is urged to submit their story. The judges will be looking for original prose or poetry in which the author’s feelings and thoughts have been well crafted into a piece of work that attracts the reader’s attention and retains their interest. While There’s Still Time is expected to attract a great deal of public attention and may lead to the publication of a selected anthology. Some entries will, subject to the authors’ agreement, be used to promote the Dying Matters Coalition and will feature on Dying Matters’ website. This stimulating competition is open now and closes at midnight on 30 June 2014.
The Emma Press, a fairly new, boutique poetry press, is bringing out various, illustrated, themed anthologies. Check out their submissions information: http://theemmapress.com/about/submissions/