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 Only submit previously unpublished work.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.

takahē magazine

Copied from the website: ‘Founded in 1989, takahē magazine publishes short stories, poetry and art, as well as essays, interviews, and book reviews in related areas. Many of Aotearoa New Zealand’s brightest literary talents made their first public appearance within our pages, and we remain committed to publishing the best work from emerging talents alongside that of established writers and artists. takahē is published three times per year, in print in April and December, and online on this website in August. The first online issue was published on 10 August 2016. The Takahē Collective Trust is the non-profit organisation behind the magazine, that acts to support and promote writers, poets, artists and cultural commentators.’ To submit, see guidelines.

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.

Tolsun Publishing

US small press Tolsun Publishing Inc is (in their own words): ‘a non-profit, small press based out of the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts.
‘We publish daring, energetic books that use separate parts to construct a whole: poetry, short stories, comics poetry, hybrids, photo stories, flash memoir, and more. We treasure creativity, and so we may not know we love something until we see it. Art, like the jackalope, cannot be restrained by classification or form.’
The submission period runs until 31st May 2019. There is a submission fee, except on 15 May. Full info on submitting your work of many parts here.

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.

Poems about Mental Health wanted

I came across this call-out for poems in Writing Magazine, by a blogger called Tracey Ward, who wants to raise the profile of mental health issues and sufferers. (I am not sure what will be done with any proceeds from the book, should it make a profit.) Tracey is currently seeking crowdfunding, in the hopes of publishing the anthology in hardback. More information here.