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.

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Prose Poetry Invited

The Rachel Wetzsteon Chapbook Award is free to enter, and is inviting prose poetry (and prose) submissions until 30 July 2016. No poetry this year. (I am not familiar with Map Literary, who are behind this award – please do your own research before submitting!) Full info: http://www.mapliterary.org/rachel-wetzsteon-chapbook-award.html

Arc Poetry Magazine

You have until 1 June 2016 (normal submission period: 1 September to 31 May each year) to get your poems in to the next issue of Arc Poetry Magazine. This Canadian poetry magazine has been running for more than 30 years. The editors also publish reviews, interviews and articles on the subject of poetry – query first. Submit online, via the submission manager. Full info: http://arcpoetry.ca/submit/

Anthology submissions

The Chicken Soup for the Soul feel-good publishers have a lot of submissions opportunities on their website. If you read carefully, you will see that poems are invited for most (if not all) of the anthologies listed. Check out the relevant page for full details: http://www.chickensoup.com/story-submissions/possible-book-topics

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/

 

The Dark Mountain Project

You have until 30 November 2015 to submit up to five poems for the spring issue of The Dark Mountain Project.

Copied from The DMP website: “The Dark Mountain Project is a network of writers, artists and thinkers who have stopped believing the stories our civilisation tells itself. We see that the world is entering an age of ecological collapse, material contraction and social and political unravelling, and we want our cultural responses to reflect this reality rather than denying it.”
For more information on what the editors are looking for, visit: The Dark Mountain Project

Submit to The Emma Press

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/

Scarborough Fair anthology seeks 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

Please email your submissions to: scarfair@gmail.com with ‘2015 Submission’ and your name in the subject line.

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.

Curiosity theme for Popshot Magazine

Put your natural artistic curiosity to good use with the latest theme for the lovely, illustrated ‘Popshot Magazine’. Submit up to three poems of no more than 25 lines each by 20 July 2015 at the latest – earlier submission is preferred. More information here: http://popshotpopshot.com/submit