American indie publisher Circling Rivers publishes poetry collections. Read the full guidelines before submitting – only those who follow the guidelines will be read.
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.
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 Send up to six original, unpublished poems (or short fiction up to a max. 3,000 words) through the online submission system.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
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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.
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.
Silver Birch Press is seeking ‘poetry, prose, art, collage, photography and other work that celebrates this remarkable novel’. Send up to three poems on the theme by 1st September 2014. More information: http://silverbirchpress.wordpress.com/2014/07/14/the-great-gatsby-anthology-silver-birch-press-2015/
Copied and pasted below from their email reminder. Please let me know how you get on – I’d love to hear!
Butcher’s Dog is based in the north so we’d love to receive work from
writers who feel a connection with the north (either by birth, domicile or
inclination) as well as writers from beyond the region. There is no set theme
and the subject of the poetry submitted does not have to be about the north of
Please send up to 3 unpublished poems to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10
February 2014. For more information about the magazine, please visit www.butchersdogmagazine.com.
Acumen magazine takes up to 4 poems in a single submission (see below – copied and pasted from the Acumen site).
1 Please send submissions (no more than four poems) as a word doc or docx document and as an attachment .
2 All poems to be in one file, but each poem to be on a separate page.
3 Each page to have your name and postal address on it.
4 Please put SUBMISSION in the subject box.
5. If rejected, please do not send further poems in for one month.
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/