Poems for Peace

Arachne Press wants stories and poems for a peace anthology to celebrate the end of WW1 by 31 March 2018. Full details here. Contributors whose work is chosen will get a share of profits.

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Scarborough Fair anthology seeks submissions

The University of Toronto’s annual print anthology, Scarborough Fair, is accepting Writing and Visual Art through December 31, 2015.

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The STRONGEST SUBMISSIONS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN SCARBOROUGH FAIR 48

Please email your submissions to: scarfair@gmail.com with ‘2015 Submission’ and your name in the subject line.

Carers UK Writing Competition 2015

Closing date: 31 July 2015. It’s late, so I’ve copied this from the ever-helpful Poetry Library website (http://www.poetrylibrary.org.uk/competitions/)

Details:
While we’re inviting entries about all aspects of caring, this year we’re particularly interested in poems and short stories that respond to our 50th Anniversary message: no one should have to care alone. Prizes: A total of £300 in high street vouchers will be provided in prizes, plus other prizes from leading literary organisations. We will publish the winning entries on the Carers UK website in the autumn and, depending on the number of entries, we hope to produce an anthology or an e-book featuring a selection of the poems and stories. Judge: Cheryl Moskowitz will be judging the Carers UK creative writing competition for the second year. You can submit up to three poems, each being no longer than 40 lines. Short story: you can submit one short story of up to 1,000 words. Entries must be unpublished, in English, and not a translation of another author’s work.
Entry Fee: £Free

Contact: If you have any questions about the competition, please send an email towritingcomp@carersuk.org. For further information and entry, please see:http://www.carersuk.org/how-you-can-help/creative-writing/2015-competition

Poets with Disabilities

Poets who identify as disabled are invited to submit to an anthology of boundary-pushing work. The poems themselves do not need to be on the theme of disability. You must be a resident of Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland or England. Closing date is 31 July 2015. For more information: https://britishdisabledpoetry.wordpress.com/submission-guidelines/

A GALAXY OF STARFISH – AN ANTHOLOGY OF MODERN SURREALISM

Send at least five suitably surrealist poems (also open to prose/photography/etc. – see below). No payment, but a free print copy – always a good sign 🙂
http://salopress.weebly.com/an-anthology-of-modern-surrealism.html

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Submission guidelines
What we are looking for: Poetry / Prose / Short Stories / B&W art / Photography that embraces surrealism & the beauty of language.
It is that simple. It is that complicated.
What we are not looking for: parodies of surrealism and the intentionally comic.

For further ideas of the work we publish consider reading an issue of Fur-Lined Ghettos – our poetry magazine.
Submissions should be sent as an .rtf or .doc file, along with a bio and brief covering letter to editorsalopress@gmail.com

Please include ‘STARFISH’ in the subject header.
For poetry submissions please send no less than five pieces.
For prose / short stories max. 6000 words.
For art / photography we would prefer to view online where possible, otherwise query.
We will consider previously published work but please state where & when published. 

We aim to respond within four months.
Payment: As a fledgling press, current payment is one print copy of the anthology.

Wordrunner eChapbook 4th Annual Online Anthology

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

The Great Gatsby-inspired poetry

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/

Stories of Living In Scotland

…for an anthology called ‘Scotland’s Stories of Home’, to be available as a free e-publication during Book Week Scotland 2014. Real-life stories and poems of no longer than 1,000 words, in any form, including story, poem, song lyric, a short play or sketch, a letter or diary entry. People of all ages are invited to contribute. http://scottishbooktrust.com/reading/stories-of-home. Submissions online; deadline 30 June 2014.

Anthology Call-out for Poems by Women on Body Image

Thanks again to Alex Toms – and my sister, Helen Sandler – for this information. Would be fantastic to get into this one! Info copied and pasted below

RAVING BEAUTIES: Sue Jones-Davies, Dee Orr, Anna Carteret and Fan Viner are inviting submissions for their fourth collection of women’s poetry which will be published by BLOODAXE BOOKS in 2015.
However you feel about your body and whatever kind of writer you are – a published poet or impelled to write your first poem reading this – we want to hear from you. We can offer you the possibility of sharing your words with thousands of other women, and will consider previously published work as well as new poetry.

PLEASE SEND UP TO THREE POEMS BY MAY 1st 2014 to ravingbeauties@yahoo.co.uk

As feminists we want to support the incredible courage, insight and a dedication to the truth that challenges even the bravest of us when we ‘stop colluding with a culture that makes so many of us feel physically inadequate?’ (Oprah Winfrey)

Our relationship to our bodies is affected by many things including culture, religion, family, sex, hunger, pleasure and pain. This new collection is inspired by a passionate desire to celebrate our bodies in a fully realised way, leaving Barbie’s grotesque silent pliability in her box for good. Instead of pouting, our mouths have the power of language, our romantic fluttering hearts give and receive compassion,  skin ages with grace when we see beauty in everything,  a pierced belly button connects us to our ancestors and a belly needs to be strong before it’s flat.

http://www.ravingbeauties.co.uk/

Submissions wanted for Sisterhood anthology

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 Limit of three submissions per author. There is no charge for submissions.

Email work as a Microsoft Word attachment to info@wordforest.com.

 

Put “Anthology submission” in the subject line.

 

Deadline is Saturday, March 8, 2014 — International Women’s Day!

 

Publishing rights will be set forth in a contract for authors whose work is selected. Payment will be $10 upon acceptance and two copies of the paperback version of the anthology after publication. Authors will retain copyright for their work.