A chance to have a mini collection published as a *chapbook by Scottish indie Hybrid Press. Submit 20 poems by 31 July 2020. Poems submitted will also be considered for a special edition of Dreich Magazine. Full competition details here.*In case you don’t know, chapbooks are small collections, usually limited edition and often handmade or made on an old-style letterpress.
Circling Rivers for poetry collections
American indie publisher Circling Rivers publishes poetry collections. Read the full guidelines before submitting – only those who follow the guidelines will be read.
Black and Asian writers wanted
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.
Nature and Language
Be quick if you want to submit to the first in this series of limited-edition collections to be published by Corbel Stone Press – deadline is 30 December 2016. Consult the website for full submission details, plus details of other submission opportunities: https://corbelstonepress.submittable.com/submit/72043/nature-and-language-contemporary-poetry-series
New Boutique Press
Founded in 2015, Platypus Press looks worth checking out. They are currently inviting submissions of poetry collections from single poets. Full details here:
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 Send up to six original, unpublished poems (or short fiction up to a max. 3,000 words) through the online submission system.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
Dark Poetry Contest
The Eldritch Press has a free-to-enter competition for ‘dark poetry’ collections of a minimum of 50 pages (to a maximum of 100). Of the theme, the press explains that the poetry, ‘can be horror, sci-fi, fantasy, gothic or the various genres, but must be dark in nature’. Open to entries worldwide, but must be in English. Deadline is not until 30 September 2015, so you have plenty of time to put your collection together. Copied from The Eldritch Press website:
‘We will announce the winners on Halloween.
Three poetry collections will be chosen for the following prizes:
First Place: $1500 and a three year publishing contract with Eldritch Press!
Second Place: $1000 and a two year publishing contract with Eldritch Press!
Third Prize: $500 and a one year publishing contract with Eldritch Press!’
For submission criteria and more information, visit: http://www.eldritchpress.com/dark-poetry-contest.html
Portent Press accepting submissions of poetry collections
Copied and pasted from the Portent Press website (http://www.portentpress.com/): We are currently accepting submissions of poetry pamphlets and collections to be released from January 2015. The submission period for poetry pamphlets will remain open until further notice, with ongoing reading. We aim to respond to all submissions within two months.
For full details of what we are looking for, please see the details on our submissions manager.
Green Bottle Poetry Press
New small poetry press looking for pamphlets or first collections of poetry written in English, including new work by established writers. Currently publishing only in print format.Payment by royalties. More information: http://greenbottlepress.com/
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/