Nine Arches Press has opened its bi-annual submissions window for poetry collections until 30 November 2015. Poets should have a record of previous publications, but should not have previously published a collection for the Nine Arches Press Debut series. Send a sample of twenty poems in one document.
Nine Arches is also looking for poems for its magazine, ‘Under the Radar’. Send up to six original, unpublished poems (or short fiction up to a max. 3,000 words) through the online submission system. Again, check the website for full details.
Lovely print and digital mag, ‘Rattle’ is worth checking out: http://www.rattle.com/poetry/ There’s a weekly challenge of writing a piece in response to a news story; a monthly ‘ekphrastic’ challenge (writing a poem in response to a piece of art – in this case, a specific image, posted on the magazine’s website); and there are also the usual submissions call-outs. Feminist poets are invited to send by October 15th 2015 for the Spring 2016 issue: http://www.rattle.com/poetry/submissions/guidelines/ There’s also a pay-to-enter poetry competition, with a large cash prize.
The Manchester Review is published out of the University of Manchester’s Centre for New Writing. It is an online publication, which was launched in 2008. It is open to international submissions.
Copied from website: ‘Submissions are now open for Issue 14 until midnight, 31st March 2015. See below for guidelines. The Manchester Review publishes two issues per year in Spring and Autumn. During our submission period we welcome unpublished fiction, poetry and essays from both established and new writers. Please make no more than one submission per issue. If you do not hear back from us in time for the upcoming issue, your work will be considered for the next one. Simultaneous submissions are permitted.’ [Ed’s note: this means you can send the same work to another publication simultaneously – but do let either know, if your work is accepted by the other.]
‘Poetry: Please send no more than 3 poems.
We only accept Word documents or PDF files. In the subject line, please include your name and the category (Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry/Art) and make sure that identifying details are also on your submission.
We strongly encourage online submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org’
You have until 31 March 2015 to submit to the Sycamore Review literary journal. There is a payment of $25 if they publish your poem. For more information, visit their submissions page: http://www.sycamorereview.com/submissions/