Scarlet Leaf Review is a new Canadian e-zine, published monthly. Submit between 3 and 5 poems by email. You will receive a small payment if your work is accepted. There is no reading fee (unless you enter the paying competition/s). Full details here.
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The Threepenny Review
This US-based quarterly literary magazine looks worth checking out – especially as they pay for poetry: a rare thing indeed. Submit up to five poems by post or online (https://www.threepennyreview.com/online_submissions/). Submissions are open from January to June each year. No previously published work or simultaneous submissions (poems under consideration elsewhere). Response time varies from two days to two months. Do not email your submission – it won’t be read. For more information, visit the website: http://threepennyreview.com/
Scarborough Fair anthology seeks submissions
The University of Toronto’s annual print anthology, Scarborough Fair, is accepting Writing and Visual Art through December 31, 2015.
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The STRONGEST SUBMISSIONS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN SCARBOROUGH FAIR 48
Rattle mag ongoing submissions calls
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.
Curiosity theme for Popshot Magazine
Put your natural artistic curiosity to good use with the latest theme for the lovely, illustrated ‘Popshot Magazine’. Submit up to three poems of no more than 25 lines each by 20 July 2015 at the latest – earlier submission is preferred. More information here: http://popshotpopshot.com/submit
Submit to Confrontation
Writers from around the world are invited to submit to ‘Confrontation’, a literary magazine published by the English department of Long Island University. Length of a poem should be kept to two pages. Send up to six poems per submission. Payment: $75-$100; more for commissioned work. The reading period ends 15 April each year (and re-opens 16 August). Email applications are accepted only from writers outside the United States – otherwise, it has to be snail mail. http://confrontationmagazine.org/submit/
Submit to Popshot Magazine the Outsider issue
This is a beautiful, illustrated magazine/journal. The following information is copied and pasted from the newsletter: If you would like the opportunity to have your short fiction or poetry published and illustrated in the next issue of Popshot, find out the full submissions guidelines at the submit page on our website — and make sure that you send your work in long before the January 23rd deadline. Full details of how to submit can be found at http://www.popshotpopshot.com/submit
Newbies wanted for ‘Sediments’
A good one if you’ve not had much published to date – they even say you can request feedback if your work is rejected.
Copied from the website (http://sedimentslit.com/submit/):
*We are now accepting submissions for our Newbies Issue!*
Sediments accepts poetry, short stories, and art. Accepted work will be published to this site every Sunday.
◾Please submit 3-5 poems of any length (keeping in mind that shorter poems have a higher chance of getting published) in Word files only (doc or docx).
◾We love to see prose/narrative or lyrical poems and poems that experiment with form.
◾Entertain us with humor and wit or lay something serious and thought-provoking right onto our backs.
◾We would love to see poems that deal with politics, historical events, or poems that are a little more personal.
◾We’re not against love poems, but give those love poems some edge, something we’ve never seen before!
Digital Papercut ezine submissions
‘Digital Papercut’ is published by Wordpool Press, a new US small press set up by graduates of Central Michigan University. Submit up to three poems at one time. Submit by email with a brief covering letter, contact information and a third-person biog of 50-150 words. Attach files in doc or rtf format. Submit to: email@example.com Website: http://wordpoolpress.com/submit.html
I’ve had the round robin email from the above, and there are several inspiring opportunities. I’m copying and pasting below:
1) We’re currently seeking poems written in traditional or adopted Japanese forms for our spring issue—deadline: October 15th. After that we’re looking for New Yorker Poets (you have to have lived at least half your life in NYC), and Scientist Poets. We’re also reading open submissions any time, and (from now on) will have an open section in every issue—but if any of these themes apply to you, please visit our Calls for Submissions page for more information.
2) We’re also continuing our new program online called Poets Respond—every Sunday we’ll publish a poet’s immediate response to a news event that occurred within the last week. You can read this week’s response, “Labor Day: Atlantic City” by Peter E. Murphy. If you’d like to submit a poem about a current event, there’s a link to use at the bottom of that page. The deadline for consideration each week is Friday at midnight, and the poems have been met with great enthusiasm—including a very positive write-up in the LA Times last week.
3) Given how much fun poets are having with the news a prompt, we’re also experimenting with an “Ekphrasis Challenge.” Issue #45’s cover artist, Judy Keown has supplied a photograph and we’re asking poets to submit poetic responses to it by October 1st. Judy and I will each pick our favorite, and they’ll be published online—those poets will also receive $25. So if that sounds interesting, visit that page.