Push the Boat out

This Scottish journal is open for submissions to its spring 2019 issue. Submit up to 3 poems by 30 September 2018 via the website portal. You will need first to register. https://www.pushingouttheboat.co.uk/submissions/

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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.

New feminist e-zine seeks submissions

‘No Falling Ribbons’ ezine is looking for work for its first issue. Deadline is 31 May 2015. Sorry for the short notice!
The following is copied from their website (http://nofallingribbons.tumblr.com/submissionguidelines):
‘we are currently seeking submissions for our first issue in the form of poetry, prose, articles, opinion pieces, illustration, photography, and music. we are particularly interested in work that falls loosely into the context of feminism – though this is not a neccessity. submissions are free and open to anyone and will be judged on the quality of work rather than the reputation of the writer/artist. because we are still establishing our aesthetic we are open to anything, we want you to surprise us!’

Poems on Wading Birds

Lovely new independent press, Dunlin Press, is looking for previously unpublished writings about UK wading birds. Deadline is 15 July 2015. More information on the website: http://dunlinpress.com/submissions/

‘Tin House’ seeks submissions

Tin House magazine (published out of Portland, US) is open to submissions until 31 May 2015 for its winter 2015 and spring 2016 issues. See below:
‘Winter, 2015: Open, non-themed. Pub date December 1, 2015. Deadline for submissions: May 31, 2015

‘Spring, 2016: FAITH. We are looking for fiction, poems, essays, and interviews dealing with the faith in not only religions, but faith in knowledge, math, science, people, animals, places, institutions, food, color—anything that could possibly be a receptacle for one’s faith, questioned or unquestioned. Pub date March 1, 2016. Deadline for submissions: May 31, 2015.’

For submissions information, visit: http://www.tinhouse.com/magazine/submission-guidelines.html