The Asian Writer

The Asian Writer aims to provide ‘a unique platform for new and emerging writers of British and South Asian origin’. Open to submissions of various forms of writing, including poetry. More details here.

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LGBTQ Stories for Audio GlitterShip

A ‘science fiction and fantasy podcast devoted to publishing audio versions of LGBTQ stories from authors of all backgrounds’, GlitterShip airs two episodes per month. Submit up to 5 poems that are queer and speculative, though the editor encourages you to ‘interpret that how you will’. With your submission, state whether you would like to read your poem/s yourself. Full submission details are here.

Submit to ‘Dirty Girls’ magazine

Don’t be put off by the title of this magazine. In the words of the editors: ‘At Dirty Girls, we share art and stories that reflect the messy experiences of life and find the beauty in adversity. Dirty Girls inclusively accepts submissions from makers of all voices and gender identities, published and unpublished. We won’t turn you away. We encourage writers and artists male, female, LGBTQ, non-binary, asexual, and all cultures and colors of the worldwide rainbow to submit to Dirty Girls.’ Full submission details can be found here.

Prose Poetry Invited

The Rachel Wetzsteon Chapbook Award is free to enter, and is inviting prose poetry (and prose) submissions until 30 July 2016. No poetry this year. (I am not familiar with Map Literary, who are behind this award – please do your own research before submitting!) Full info: http://www.mapliterary.org/rachel-wetzsteon-chapbook-award.html

The Dark Mountain Project

You have until 30 November 2015 to submit up to five poems for the spring issue of The Dark Mountain Project.

Copied from The DMP website: “The Dark Mountain Project is a network of writers, artists and thinkers who have stopped believing the stories our civilisation tells itself. We see that the world is entering an age of ecological collapse, material contraction and social and political unravelling, and we want our cultural responses to reflect this reality rather than denying it.”
For more information on what the editors are looking for, visit: The Dark Mountain Project

TS Eliot Prize Writing Competition – Poetry Book Society

Deadline: Friday 11 December 2015.

Copied from the website (http://www.poetrybooks.co.uk/projects/15/):

The Poetry Book Society and emagazine invite students to step into the judges’ and poets’ shoes by writing a critical piece or a poem of their own in response to the work on the shortlist.

A chance for students to:

  • Win £100, meet poets and be published
  • Boost their CV or university statement
  • Read the very best contemporary poetry
  • Develop critical skills and confidence in reading poetry for pleasure

    For the first time, this year, there are two choices of response:

    EITHER

    A 500 word critical piece on the 2 poems by your chosen poet, reflecting on what you particularly liked about them and why you think they should win.

    OR

    A poem of your own, ‘writing back’ to one of the poems you found particularly interesting. Your poem might take the same title, or use aspects of the form of the poem, or explore the same subject matter, or argue back with a view or angle that challenges or subverts ideas in the original.

    How to apply

    1. From Tuesday 3rd November 2015 – go to www.englishandmedia.co.uk/e-magazine, read the competition instructions and rules and follow the link to download the 20 poems.

    2. Choose your poet and decide whether to write a critical piece or a poem as a response.

    3. Get your entry in by Friday 11th December 2015.