Sorry for the short notice: Strix issue 9 closes to submissions at midnight on 31 January 2023 (UK time). Send up to 3 poems (the editors also take short stories – visit the website for details) of up to 40 lines each, each in a separate file. Read full submission rules here.
Pure Slush anthology callout
Submit a maximum of 3 poems in a single document by midnight GMT on 31 December 2020 to this digital newsletter that: ‘publishes poems which are “deliberate, obstinate, unreasonable or unacceptable, contrary to the expected practice”. Translations and visual poems are welcome.’ You can read previously published work here. Full submission info here.
Not poetry but…
52|250 ten years later: 2020/2021. This exciting project asks for flash fiction (up to 250 words), by daybreak on 4 January 2021. (International timezones are taken into account.) This print anthology will feature 2 stories by each writer – one new story, and one from 10 years ago. Please check out full guidelines. This is the follow-up to “52|250 A Year of Flash”, but you can still submit if you didn’t take part in the original project.
Check out https://visualverse.org/submit/ for this month’s image and get writing! You have an hour to create a masterpiece. Deadline is 15 January 2019.
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.
This American Muslim
This American Muslim wants writings on the experience of being Muslim in America for a planned anthology: http://www.thisamericanmuslim.org/submissions
Inside the Bell Jar
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?”
Young Writers Wanted
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.