It’s that time of the month when Visual Verse posts a picture, and you allocate yourself an hour in which to write a response. As always, I recommend submitting your piece asap, to increase your chances of having your poem chosen for publication on the website. Review this month’s image by Olga Naida and submit your piece here.
Creative writing publications
This one looks worth checking out. I got a bit confused, trying to work out what/when to submit! It appears in both print and online. There’s a slot for younger poets (under 18). https://pankmagazine.com
Copied from the website: ‘Founded in 1989, takahē magazine publishes short stories, poetry and art, as well as essays, interviews, and book reviews in related areas. Many of Aotearoa New Zealand’s brightest literary talents made their first public appearance within our pages, and we remain committed to publishing the best work from emerging talents alongside that of established writers and artists. takahē is published three times per year, in print in April and December, and online on this website in August. The first online issue was published on 10 August 2016. The Takahē Collective Trust is the non-profit organisation behind the magazine, that acts to support and promote writers, poets, artists and cultural commentators.’ To submit, see guidelines.
Copied from the website: “Truancy is a semipro market for revised folktales, legends, myth and other traditional narratives that have been made new by your retelling or your original fiction that has these folkloric elements or mythic elements.”
Send up to five poems. Payment is USD15 per poem. Deadline is 30 September 2019 (I think this is for issue 6). The editor also states: “There is only one editor for Truancy . You may address me as Dear Editor or Dear Nin.” Read the full submissions guidelines before submitting,, especially as you must include the mystery word in your subject header!
Chicken Soup for the Soul
The Georgia Review
Submit up to five unpublished poems by 15 May 2019 to The Georgia Review, the University of Georgia’s journal of arts and letters. Full details here.
Published out of Bucknell University, West Branch is a print magazine which is published three times per year. Current reading period closes 1 April 2018, so submit asap. Full details here.
Based at the University of Colorado, Copper Nickel literary journal is open to submissions until 1 March 2018. Full info here.
Third Point Press
Submissions will open on 1 June 2017 (until 31 July 2017) for writing on the theme of ‘Skin’ for issue eight of Third Point Press. The publication aims to feature both local writers from Lancaster (that’s Lancaster in the US, Pennsylvania) and international writers. Full info here.
On being Islanded
Islanded Quarterly is a new publication. It is seeking poetry (and stories) that responds to the theme of being ‘islanded’ for its first issue (aiming for publication summer 2017).