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.
Scarlet Leaf Review is a new Canadian e-zine, published monthly. Submit between 3 and 5 poems by email. You will receive a small payment if your work is accepted. There is no reading fee (unless you enter the paying competition/s). Full details here.
You have until 31 August 2016 to enter this writing competition, entitled ‘Poetry & Politics’. It’s free to enter, and the winner will receive £200. Poems by the winner and runners-up will be published in the Holland Park Press online magazine. One poem per entrant. Your poem must be original (hope that would go without saying!), unpublished, and up to 50 lines in length. Poems must be in English, but may be from poets anywhere in the world and of any nationality. Please refer to the website for full submissions info: http://hollandparkpress.co.uk/magazine_detail.php?magazine_id=407&language=English
This US-based quarterly literary magazine looks worth checking out – especially as they pay for poetry: a rare thing indeed. Submit up to five poems by post or online (https://www.threepennyreview.com/online_submissions/). Submissions are open from January to June each year. No previously published work or simultaneous submissions (poems under consideration elsewhere). Response time varies from two days to two months. Do not email your submission – it won’t be read. For more information, visit the website: http://threepennyreview.com/
Lovely British indie publisher The Emma Press is open to pamphlet submissions until Sunday 13th December 2015. I think the submissions can be from anywhere in the world (but do check). Whilst there isn’t a fee as such, you must have bought an Emma Press publication within the same calendar year as your submission – an ebook is fine. For full details see: http://theemmapress.com/about/submissions/
The University of Toronto’s annual print anthology, Scarborough Fair, is accepting Writing and Visual Art through December 31, 2015.
Copied and pasted:
The STRONGEST SUBMISSIONS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN SCARBOROUGH FAIR 48
Guernsey International Poetry Competition 2016 has Ian McMillan as the judge. The competition is free for poets aged 12 to 17. (There is a charge for adults to enter.) Deadline for entries: 15 January 2016. Winners will be contacted by 15 March 2016. Winning entries will be displayed on one of the 33 buses in Guernsey.
More information (the page is still showing last year’s winners): http://guernseyliteraryfestival.com/images/pom-competition2016.pdf (If this link doesn’t work, click on the download link on the page: http://guernseyliteraryfestival.com/index.php/2015-04-07-09-46-01/poems-on-the-move)
This looks an exciting opportunity for young people living in Greater London:
“Applications are invited from young people aged 21–30. You must be in this age range on 17 August 2015 and you must live in a London Borough. Greater London includes 32 Boroughs – you cannot apply if you live outside these. (if you are not sure, then please email and ask). The role requires that you are actually living in London and is not open to those living elsewhere in the UK, even if you are originally from London. The position is not suitable for those in full time education, or for those who already have significant professional commitments.” Click on the link below for more information.
Young Laureates for London
This ezine published out of the United Arab Emirates has decided to include poetry among its accepted genres (short stories and flash fiction). The editors prefer non-rhyming poetry, but it can vary from the classic to the experimental.
For more information, visit the website: http://www.thefableonline.com/submission-guidelines.html
This is a beautiful, illustrated magazine/journal. The following information is copied and pasted from the newsletter: If you would like the opportunity to have your short fiction or poetry published and illustrated in the next issue of Popshot, find out the full submissions guidelines at the submit page on our website — and make sure that you send your work in long before the January 23rd deadline. Full details of how to submit can be found at http://www.popshotpopshot.com/submit