Make a note for 2018: submissions are open from January to March 15th for the summer issue; and between July and September 15th for the winter issue of Southword. This international online literary journal is published biannually by the Munster Literature Centre. Submission is via the Submittable portal (if you don’t already have a Submittable account, it’s free to register and use, and is used by a lot of journals these days, to manage submissions). Submit each poem in a separate document. There is payment for accepted work.
Digital literary journal, The Sunlight Press, accepts submissions of up to five poems (in a single attachment). Full information here. There is a relatively quick turnaround time (you should hear from the editors around four-to-six weeks from submission), and there is payment for accepted work. The following is copied from the website: “We want to hear the ways people turn toward light and hope, whether it is through the arts, culture, spirituality, or humor, and also how they respond to the darkness and navigate unknown spaces. Epiphanies are born from the ordinary and the extraordinary; whether it’s a reflection unfolding during a morning walk, after the loss of a loved one, or in the middle of unexpected laughter, we want to know about these moments.
The Sunlight Press publishes twice weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays. Creative nonfiction, including essays, book reviews, and artists on craft pieces appear on alternating Mondays. Poetry and fiction appear on alternating Wednesdays. Occasionally, we publish additional posts, including Editors’ notes, contest news, photography, etc.”
Frontier Poetry magazine is open year-round to submissions from poets who have published no more than one full-length poetry collection. It is free to submit (unless you choose the ‘Fast Response’ option), and poems are paid at a rate of $50 for one poem, up to a maximum of $150. Full details here.
Salomé is a new British online and print journal for female writers. Submissions will close on 9 September 2017 or when the cut-off of 250 submissions is reached – whichever comes first. Only one poem per person. Full details here
The Arkansas International (from the University of Arkansas) will be open to unsolicited submissions from 1 September to the end of February. Send up to five unpublished poems via the Submittable portal. Full details here
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).
Consequence Magazine is open until 30 September 2017, for submissions from people identifying as female, writing on the subject of war. Submit up to five poems online via Submittable here.
You have until 31 March 2017 to submit to issue 3 (Autumn/Winter 2017) of print journal Banshee. Submit up to 6 poems of no more than 40 lines each. More info here.
Peepal Tree Press is based in Leeds, UK – but publishes work from all over the Caribbean diaspora, so international submissions are welcome. They also ‘welcome and support Black British writers’ – i.e. British writers of African and Asian descent. As well as novels, short story collections and nonfiction, the press accepts poetry collections of 48 pages or more. Peepal Tree Press publishes in print and ebook formats. More information here.
Boston University’s AGNI magazine has been going since 1972. Submit up to five (previously unpublished) poems online or by post. If you don’t make it into the print publication, there is also the possibility of publication on the website, AGNI Online. There is payment upon publication. See the website for full details of what and how to submit.