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.
This American Muslim wants writings on the experience of being Muslim in America for a planned anthology: http://www.thisamericanmuslim.org/submissions
This is a new UK journal ‘dedicated to providing an honest insight into the complexity of mental illness’. The editors are especially encouraging submissions from poets who identify as LGBTQA and/or POC. Full details here.
Worldwide submissions are invited by bi-monthly magazine Here Comes Everyone, on the theme of East and West. Deadline for the next themed issue is 6 October 2016. The following is in the editors’ own words:
“Here Comes Everyone magazine is looking for submissions of poetry,
fiction, articles and artwork. We encourage bold and/or striking
interpretations upon the theme East and West.
“Is there truly a cultural dichotomy between East and West, or is it all
just lines etched on a map? With immigration increasingly becoming a
bread-and-butter issue for politicians, the media is in conflict: does
integration enhance diversity for all, or dilute the respective
cultures? Share your stories and perspectives with us. Some thinking
points to get you started:
– Is it a small world, after all?
– Do people living on the east side and west sides of cities experience
those cities differently?
– Is ‘The West’ a place or a state of mind? (Where are Australia and New
-Dual heritage, cultural pluralisms. What are some experiences of people
whose lives are a mix of both East and West?
– What sort of future could the globalisation trend bring about?
– Have western impressions of the East changed over time? (Since the
Cold War? Since WWII? Since the Crusades?)
-What might the implications of migration be on urban cultural policy?”
If you are under 25, you might consider submitting your poems to Phosphene. This international, not-for-profit journal was launched in 2016. It invites submissions of up to four poems in separate documents. Sadly, there is no payment if your work is accepted – though you will receive a free PDF download of the relevant issue. Make sure you read the submissions guidelines thoroughly before submitting. More info here.
Founded in 2015, Platypus Press looks worth checking out. They are currently inviting submissions of poetry collections from single poets. Full details here:
The publishers of the Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook – in association with The Arden Shakespeare and The Royal Society of Literature – are running a free-to-enter sonnet competition to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Choose one of the bard’s sonnets and pen your own response, also in sonnet form.The deadline is midnight on Monday 31st May 2016. It looks as though this is also open to poets based outside the UK. Full details: Writers’ & Artists’ Sonnet Competition
Although the editors of US-based Ruminate magazine describe themselves as belonging to the ‘Judeo-Christian tradition’, they state: ‘Ruminate also welcomes submissions that both subtly and overtly engages faith from all the world religions.’ Submit between May 16th and December 15th. Visit the website for more information and guidelines:
Scarlet Leaf Review is a new Canadian e-zine, published monthly. Submit between 3 and 5 poems by email. You will receive a small payment if your work is accepted. There is no reading fee (unless you enter the paying competition/s). Full details here.
You have until 31 August 2016 to enter this writing competition, entitled ‘Poetry & Politics’. It’s free to enter, and the winner will receive £200. Poems by the winner and runners-up will be published in the Holland Park Press online magazine. One poem per entrant. Your poem must be original (hope that would go without saying!), unpublished, and up to 50 lines in length. Poems must be in English, but may be from poets anywhere in the world and of any nationality. Please refer to the website for full submissions info: http://hollandparkpress.co.uk/magazine_detail.php?magazine_id=407&language=English