Based in Nigeria, Lunaris Review is a literary and art journal. Send no more than four poems, each no longer than 40 lines. There is no payment for accepted work. Full guidelines here.
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.
American indie publisher Circling Rivers publishes poetry collections. Read the full guidelines before submitting – only those who follow the guidelines will be read.
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 Send up to five unpublished poems via the Submittable portal.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
Sorry for the tight deadline: you have until 15August 2017 to submit your poem to Radix Media’s forthcoming anthology, Aftermath: Explorations of Loss & Grief. Full details here
The publishers of the Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook – in association with The Arden Shakespeare and The Royal Society of Literature – are running a free-to-enter sonnet competition to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Choose one of the bard’s sonnets and pen your own response, also in sonnet form.The deadline is midnight on Monday 31st May 2016. It looks as though this is also open to poets based outside the UK. Full details: Writers’ & Artists’ Sonnet Competition
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.
You have until 31 August 2016 to enter this writing competition, entitled ‘Poetry & Politics’. It’s free to enter, and the winner will receive £200. Poems by the winner and runners-up will be published in the Holland Park Press online magazine. One poem per entrant. Your poem must be original (hope that would go without saying!), unpublished, and up to 50 lines in length. Poems must be in English, but may be from poets anywhere in the world and of any nationality. Please refer to the website for full submissions info: http://hollandparkpress.co.uk/magazine_detail.php?magazine_id=407&language=English
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/