Soft Skull Open Submissions June-July 2021

US indie press Soft Skull is open to unagented full-manuscript submissions in a variety of genres including poetry until 20 July 2021. From the website: “We are primarily seeking and strongly encouraging submissions from BIPOC writers and underrepresented voices of any race, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, class, and physical or mental ability.” Full info here.

Perverse poems wanted

Don’t mix this up with “perverted”: the editors of this digital newsletter want poems that are: “deliberate, obstinate, unreasonable or unacceptable, contrary to the expected practice”. Send up to 3 poems by midnight 31 July 2021 (British Summer Time). You can read previous issues and submit here.

The Suburban Review

If you live in Australia and identify as female, femme or gender non-conforming, get your submission in quickly for the ‘stellar edition’ of the above: deadline is 18 February 2018. The following is copied from the website: “The stellar edition is back! We are such huge fans of the Stella Prize that we’ve decided #10 of The Suburban Reviewwill celebrate art and writing by Australian women, femmes, and gender non-conforming folx. And $1 from every sale will be donated to The Stella Prize!We want narratives rooted in the writer’s understanding of femininity.

All contributors will be paid. Click the link for details.