The Alchemy Spoon

This new UK-based poetry magazine is open to submissions of poems for its first issue (up to 3 per poet) until 30 June 2020. International submissions are welcome. The Alchemy Spoon will appear three times per year and will be available in online and print-on-demand formats. The editors are especially interested in work by ‘new phase’ poets – those who have come to poetry later in life. The theme for issue 1 is ‘Time’. Full submission details (including font/document requirements) here.

Beyond the Storm comp

Act quickly: deadline is 23:59 BST on 19 June 2020! Write Out Loud poetry organisation has secured Andrew McMillan as the judge for its competition to raise funds for the NHS (National Health Service). Poems should be about the lockdown and beyond. From website: “We intend the competition anthology to act as a valuable poetic record of what must be the strangest period in all of our lives to this point, and record our hopes for a better future, beyond the storm.” Rules/guidelines here.

Door = Jar

The wonderfully-titled Door is a Jar magazine welcomes submissions that steer ‘away from academic writing’; it ‘publishes short, conversational works that use familiar language’. In other words, accessibility is key. The editors encourage familiarising oneself with previous issues – which can be done via Kindle – before submitting. Each poem (to a maximum of five) should not exceed one page in length. Only submit previously unpublished work. Full details here.

Chicken Soup for the Soul

This long-running series is currently open to submissions for various anthologies. Take a look at the themes here. You can find guidelines here on what the editors are seeking. Both stories and poems are accepted.

Rituals poems for Here Comes Everyone

Website link: http://herecomeseveryone.me/submit

Worldwide submissions are invited by literary magazine Here Comes
Everyone, on the theme of RITUALS.
Deadline for The Rituals Issue is 1st July 2018.

The following is in the editors’ own words:
“Here Comes Everyone magazine is looking for submissions of poetry (plus
fiction, artwork and non-fiction). We encourage bold/striking
interpretations and reflections upon the theme.

Routines. Traditions. Religious festivals. The occult.
Births…marriages…death… Is life just one big ritual?
Share your stories, ideas and perspectives with us.”

POETRY: up to 3 poems of no longer than 30 lines each.
FICTION: stories may be up to 2,000 words.
NON-FICTION: articles/essays may be up to 1,500 words.
ARTWORK: all visual forms (300 dpi and 640 x 640 resolution)