Better Than Starbucks

This fabulously-named quarterly publication accepts a wide range of genres, including: African Poetry, Poetry in Translation, Experimental and Form Poetry, Prose Poetry, Poetry for Children, Free Verse, Haiku, and International (which they define as: “being written by non-Westerners whose cradle tongue is not American or British English, and who have lived somewhere other than the US, Canada, the UK or Australia for most of their lives”). The editors are currently accepting submissions for the next issue, due out 1 February 2021. They stress that all submissions (except manuscripts) should be pasted into the body of an email – if submitting in more than one genre, send in separate emails. Submission details here. It’s worth purchasing a copy and/or checking out some of the work on the website.

Contemporary Verse 2

Submissions are open at this Canada-based journal until 31 May 2020 (and from 1 September until 31 May each year). This quarterly journal publishes poetry and critical writing about poetry. CV2 welcomes submissions in English as well as French – and translations between the two languages. For more information click here.

Bayou Magazine

Literary journal of the University of New Orleans, published biannually. Submit up to 5 poems in a single file via Submittable. The editors review submissions from 1 September to 1 May each year. Other forms of creative writing are also accepted. Read the full guidelines before submitting.

The Analog Sea Review

Accepting only mailed entries, this “offline journal” is published biannually and sold in bookshops in Europe and North America. Mail your typed, printed submission to Analog Sea at either address below. Include “a very brief biological statement, along with a self-addressed envelope if you would like us to return your submission.”

Basler Strasse 115, 79115 Freiburg, Germany, or: PO Box 11670, Austin, Texas 78711, USA.

Southword Journal

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.