Poems about Mental Health wanted

I came across this call-out for poems in Writing Magazine, by a blogger called Tracey Ward, who wants to raise the profile of mental health issues and sufferers. (I am not sure what will be done with any proceeds from the book, should it make a profit.) Tracey is currently seeking crowdfunding, in the hopes of publishing the anthology in hardback. More information here.

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Pet poems wanted

UK-based South West Writers are inviting submissions to their anthology, Pet Memories. There is no website (that I can find – let me know if you find one!). Poems should be a maximum of 32 lines in length, and should be typed. There is no limit to the number of poems you can submit. Deadline is end of April 2017. Email: southwestwriters@yahoo.com

Nine Arches Press – Magazine and Full Collection Submissions

Nine Arches Press has opened its bi-annual submissions window for poetry collections until 30 November 2015. Poets should have a record of previous publications, but should not have previously published a collection for the Nine Arches Press Debut series. Send a sample of twenty poems in one document.

Nine Arches is also looking for poems for its magazine, ‘Under the Radar’. Send up to six original, unpublished poems (or short fiction up to a max. 3,000 words) through the online submission system. Again, check the website for full details.

Please read the full information on the Nine Arches website before submitting: http://ninearchespress.com/submissions.html

Free Verse: The Poetry Book Fair in London 2015

For those of you based in the South of England, the Poetry Book Fair in London looks well worth a visit. (There is a poetry competition this year, but it has a fee for entry.) Visit the Fair from 10am to 4.30pm at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1R 4RL. Then go to the party from 4pm to ‘late’ at The Square Pig & Pen, 30-32 Procter Street, WC1V 6NX. The event promises free entry, free poems, readings, discussions and more than 70 publishers. Find the Fair on Twitter or Facebook.

Faber and Faber

Faber and Faber accept unsolicited submissions of poetry only (they have stopped accepted unsolicited work in all other genres). They ask for six ‘examples’ (I think they mean poems!) to start with. Check out their site for more information: http://www.faber.co.uk/about/contact/unsolicited-submissions/