Digital literary journal, The Sunlight Press, accepts submissions of up to five poems (in a single attachment). Full information here. There is a relatively quick turnaround time (you should hear from the editors around four-to-six weeks from submission), and there is payment for accepted work. The following is copied from the website: “We want to hear the ways people turn toward light and hope, whether it is through the arts, culture, spirituality, or humor, and also how they respond to the darkness and navigate unknown spaces. Epiphanies are born from the ordinary and the extraordinary; whether it’s a reflection unfolding during a morning walk, after the loss of a loved one, or in the middle of unexpected laughter, we want to know about these moments. The Sunlight Press publishes twice weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays. Creative nonfiction, including essays, book reviews, and artists on craft pieces appear on alternating Mondays. Poetry and fiction appear on alternating Wednesdays. Occasionally, we publish additional posts, including Editors’ notes, contest news, photography, etc.”
The Arkansas International (from the University of Arkansas) will be open to unsolicited submissions from 1 September to the end of February. Send up to five unpublished poems via the Submittable portal. Full details here
The Perch is an online, ‘non-academic’ literary magazine from the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health. For the next issue, send up to 3 poems of up to 80 lines each by 15 May 2017. Don’t put your name on the files. Full details here.
The Curlew describes itself as a: ‘high-quality periodical dedicated to fine writing about the natural world’. The journal is published on a quarterly basis: the next deadline is the end of February 2017. There is no payment, but the editors state that proceeds will go to support conservation projects. Submissions information here. There is even a section for work by under-16-year-olds: http://www.the-curlew.com/sanderlings
Worldwide submissions are invited by bi-monthly magazine Here Comes Everyone, on the theme of East and West. Deadline for the next themed issue is 6 October 2016. The following is in the editors’ own words:
“Here Comes Everyone magazine is looking for submissions of poetry,
fiction, articles and artwork. We encourage bold and/or striking
interpretations upon the theme East and West.
“Is there truly a cultural dichotomy between East and West, or is it all
just lines etched on a map? With immigration increasingly becoming a
bread-and-butter issue for politicians, the media is in conflict: does
integration enhance diversity for all, or dilute the respective
cultures? Share your stories and perspectives with us. Some thinking
points to get you started:
– Is it a small world, after all?
– Do people living on the east side and west sides of cities experience
those cities differently?
– Is ‘The West’ a place or a state of mind? (Where are Australia and New
-Dual heritage, cultural pluralisms. What are some experiences of people
whose lives are a mix of both East and West?
– What sort of future could the globalisation trend bring about?
– Have western impressions of the East changed over time? (Since the
Cold War? Since WWII? Since the Crusades?)
-What might the implications of migration be on urban cultural policy?”
If you are under 25, you might consider submitting your poems to Phosphene. This international, not-for-profit journal was launched in 2016. It invites submissions of up to four poems in separate documents. Sadly, there is no payment if your work is accepted – though you will receive a free PDF download of the relevant issue. Make sure you read the submissions guidelines thoroughly before submitting. More info here.
Another journal worth noting, Poetry Ireland Review is published three times a year and welcomes poetry submissions from around the world, on any theme, written in Irish or English. For more information, visit: http://www.poetryireland.ie/writers/submission-to-pir Only postal submissions are considered.