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.
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 Submit up to five (previously unpublished) poems online or by post.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.
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/
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 Send up to six original, unpublished poems (or short fiction up to a max. 3,000 words) through the online submission system.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
Lovely print and digital mag, ‘Rattle’ is worth checking out: http://www.rattle.com/poetry/ There’s a weekly challenge of writing a piece in response to a news story; a monthly ‘ekphrastic’ challenge (writing a poem in response to a piece of art – in this case, a specific image, posted on the magazine’s website); and there are also the usual submissions call-outs. Feminist poets are invited to send by October 15th 2015 for the Spring 2016 issue: http://www.rattle.com/poetry/submissions/guidelines/ There’s also a pay-to-enter poetry competition, with a large cash prize.
Tin House magazine (published out of Portland, US) is open to submissions until 31 May 2015 for its winter 2015 and spring 2016 issues. See below:
‘Winter, 2015: Open, non-themed. Pub date December 1, 2015. Deadline for submissions: May 31, 2015
‘Spring, 2016: FAITH. We are looking for fiction, poems, essays, and interviews dealing with the faith in not only religions, but faith in knowledge, math, science, people, animals, places, institutions, food, color—anything that could possibly be a receptacle for one’s faith, questioned or unquestioned. Pub date March 1, 2016. Deadline for submissions: May 31, 2015.’
For submissions information, visit: http://www.tinhouse.com/magazine/submission-guidelines.html
‘Butcher’s Dog’, a biannual poetry magazine based in the North of England, is looking for a guest editor for its 5th issue. The following is copied and pasted from the ‘Butcher’s Dog’ newsletter:
This is an excellent opportunity for poets interested in developing their editorial skills and gaining first-hand experience of putting together a poetry magazine. If you’re a talented and experienced poet (or a like-minded organisation) we’d love you to hear from you. Experience of editing a poetry magazine is not essential but a passion for contemporary poetry is. You’ll be paired with Andrew Sclater (co-editor of BD2) & Amy Mackelden (co-editor of BD3), who will guide you through our editorial process.
If this sounds like the sort of thing you fancy, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to apply. Deadline: 1 January 2015.
Butcher’s Dog website: http://www.butchersdogmagazine.com/2012/10/home.html
The publication is also open to submissions (again, copied from the newsletter: ‘We are currently accepting submissions from writers living in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, particularly those with a connection to Northern England. There is no set theme, we just want you to send us your best work.
If you haven’t read Butcher’s Dog yet, we strongly recommend that you do before submitting. If you like what you read, chances are we’ll like your poems too. Visit our website for submission guidelines. Deadline for submissions: 15 February 2015.
Magma magazine is unusual, in having a different editor to select the poems for each issue. Deadline is 31st January 2015. Send a maximum of six poems. Editors for this issue are Kayo Chingonyi and Chris Kerr. This is a UK-based publication but, if I understand correctly, submissions are welcome from poets overseas, but they must send by email, rather than post. Paste poems into the body of the email, rather than sending as attachment/s. More information here (with a link to submissions info/email address): http://magmapoetry.com/call-for-contributions-magma-62-on-the-theme-of-violence/
I’ve had the round robin email from the above, and there are several inspiring opportunities. I’m copying and pasting below:
1) We’re currently seeking poems written in traditional or adopted Japanese forms for our spring issue—deadline: October 15th. After that we’re looking for New Yorker Poets (you have to have lived at least half your life in NYC), and Scientist Poets. We’re also reading open submissions any time, and (from now on) will have an open section in every issue—but if any of these themes apply to you, please visit our Calls for Submissions page for more information.
2) We’re also continuing our new program online called Poets Respond—every Sunday we’ll publish a poet’s immediate response to a news event that occurred within the last week. You can read this week’s response, “Labor Day: Atlantic City” by Peter E. Murphy. If you’d like to submit a poem about a current event, there’s a link to use at the bottom of that page. The deadline for consideration each week is Friday at midnight, and the poems have been met with great enthusiasm—including a very positive write-up in the LA Times last week.
3) Given how much fun poets are having with the news a prompt, we’re also experimenting with an “Ekphrasis Challenge.” Issue #45’s cover artist, Judy Keown has supplied a photograph and we’re asking poets to submit poetic responses to it by October 1st. Judy and I will each pick our favorite, and they’ll be published online—those poets will also receive $25. So if that sounds interesting, visit that page.
‘Room’ is a quarterly literary journal based in Vancouver in Canada, which publishes work written by and about women. Send up to five poems. There is payment ($50 plus 2 free copies for up to two pages). Upcoming is an open submissions call, with a deadline of 31st October 2014, for the summer 2015 issue, and work on the theme of ‘trespass’ for the autumn 2015 issue, which has a deadline of 31st January 2015. Use their submittable link to submit. Full information on their website: http://www.roommagazine.com/submit