This American Muslim

This American Muslim wants writings on the experience of being Muslim in America for a planned anthology: http://www.thisamericanmuslim.org/submissions

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New US LitMag

Submissions open on 1 September 2016 for issue two of the appropriately-named new US literary magazine LitMag. The magazine has both a print and online version – with payment if your work is published. Send up to five poems which must not have been previously published (including online/in personal blogs/etc.). Full details on their website.

The Threepenny Review

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/

 

Carers UK Writing Competition 2015

Closing date: 31 July 2015. It’s late, so I’ve copied this from the ever-helpful Poetry Library website (http://www.poetrylibrary.org.uk/competitions/)

Details:
While we’re inviting entries about all aspects of caring, this year we’re particularly interested in poems and short stories that respond to our 50th Anniversary message: no one should have to care alone. Prizes: A total of £300 in high street vouchers will be provided in prizes, plus other prizes from leading literary organisations. We will publish the winning entries on the Carers UK website in the autumn and, depending on the number of entries, we hope to produce an anthology or an e-book featuring a selection of the poems and stories. Judge: Cheryl Moskowitz will be judging the Carers UK creative writing competition for the second year. You can submit up to three poems, each being no longer than 40 lines. Short story: you can submit one short story of up to 1,000 words. Entries must be unpublished, in English, and not a translation of another author’s work.
Entry Fee: £Free

Contact: If you have any questions about the competition, please send an email towritingcomp@carersuk.org. For further information and entry, please see:http://www.carersuk.org/how-you-can-help/creative-writing/2015-competition

Rattle mag ongoing submissions calls

Lovely print and digital mag, ‘Rattle’ is worth checking out: http://www.rattle.com/poetry/ There’s a weekly challenge of writing a piece in response to a news story; a monthly ‘ekphrastic’ challenge (writing a poem in response to a piece of art – in this case, a specific image, posted on the magazine’s website); and there are also the usual submissions call-outs. Feminist poets are invited to send by October 15th 2015 for the Spring 2016 issue: http://www.rattle.com/poetry/submissions/guidelines/ There’s also a pay-to-enter poetry competition, with a large cash prize.

Poets with Disabilities

Poets who identify as disabled are invited to submit to an anthology of boundary-pushing work. The poems themselves do not need to be on the theme of disability. You must be a resident of Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland or England. Closing date is 31 July 2015. For more information: https://britishdisabledpoetry.wordpress.com/submission-guidelines/

Poems on Wading Birds

Lovely new independent press, Dunlin Press, is looking for previously unpublished writings about UK wading birds. Deadline is 15 July 2015. More information on the website: http://dunlinpress.com/submissions/

Poems for Rebelling Against Spelling Press

Copied from the website: ‘Rebelling Against Spelling Press (RASP) was founded in 2007 to make books by dyslexics rather than about them.
‘We are looking for poetry that deals with the theme of mistakes, error […] call them what you will. We want poems that tell a story about how something which went wrong turned out for the best. It doesn’t have to be true, or about you, it just has to say something about how a big bad mistake came out great. Poems should be no longer than 1000 words. If you would like to submit something for this publication please send it to us as PDF attachments. Do not paste them into the message field. With “Submission: The best mistake I ever made” written in the subject field. Deadline for submissions is March 2015.’ http://r-a-s-p.co.uk/submissions/

The Emma Press

Just seen that there is a fee to submit your pamphlet to this one (although it is free if the Press has published one of your poems). Small indie publisher The Emma Press has a call-out for poetry pamphlets – but submit soon as the deadline is 31st August 2014. The Emma Press’s usual conditions apply – you must either have bought a copy of an Emma press book/ebook in the past calendar year, or you must have had a poem published in an Emma Press book.  http://theemmapress.com/

Green Bottle Poetry Press

New small poetry press looking for pamphlets or first collections of poetry written in English, including new work by established writers. Currently publishing only in print format.Payment by royalties. More information: http://greenbottlepress.com/