Calls for Submissions

General calls for poems and other writing - please read guidelines carefully

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To be considered as a featured poet in Caught in the Net or for our Poem of the Week, please send one poem and bio to info@poetrykit.org mark subject “poetry submission” 


ongoing Poetry Super Highway poet of the week   http://poetrysuperhighway.com/psh/category/poets_of_the_week/
31st August 2017

The Matador Review is an online literature and art quarterly based in Chicago, Illinois. We publish poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and creative non-fiction, inviting all unpublished literature written in the English language (and translations that are accompanied by the original text) as well as many forms of visual art.
We are accepting submissions for our Fall 017 publication through August 31.
Our purpose: to promote "alternative work" from both art and literature, and to encourage the new-wave of respect for online publications. In each issue, we offer a selection of work from both emerging and established artists, as well as exclusive interviews and book reviews from creators who are, above all else, provocative. For us, alternative is a way of voice and experience. It is the distinction from what is conventional, and it advocates for a progressive attitude.
Submission information can be found at: www.matadorreview.com/submissions
Submissions can be sent to editors@matadorreview.com

Questions and concerns can be sent to contact@matadorreview.com

31st August 2017 Peeking Cat Anthology 2017
Our first anthology was a great success, so we're doing it all again this year! Send in your submissions of poetry, flash fiction and artwork (black and white only) by 31st August - see the
submission guidelines for full details. Please also clearly state whether your work is being submitted for the anthology or the magazine!
Need some inspiration? Peeking Cat Anthology 2016 is available in paperback and hardback on Lulu.com, in paperback on Amazon, and on Kindle.
Find all the links here.
31st August 2017

Neon is a UK-based literary magazine that publishes poetry, prose, and artwork from anywhere in the world. At the moment we're looking for submissions to be published in our next and future issues. We're particularly interested in seeing work that relates to our upcoming themes of "The Apocalypse" and "Futurism", but welcome unthemed work as well.

Link: http://neonmagazine.co.uk/guidelines/
31st August

Post - We are a new online poetry journal based in Montreal, Canada. We are currently open for submissions for our first issue. The deadline to submit is August 31, 2017. We accept submissions in English and French. Submissions should be 3 pages long maximum, and can be sent to revuepost@gmail.com. Our website is revuepost.com. We intend to put out two issues per year, one in the Fall and one in the Spring. The poems will be published alongside photographs by emerging artists. Here is a short description of what we are looking for, copied from our website:

"The purpose of this online journal is to seek new poetic tools to represent contemporary society, which is characterized by globalization (suppression of geographical borders, blending of languages) and plurality (fluidity in any and every form, fragmentation of identities).

We want to read poems of all kinds (free verse, narrative, experimental, fragmentary, usw.), in English, in French, in Frenglish, short poems, long poems, lyrical poems or mechanical poems or lyrico-mechanical poems, urban poems, poems that taste like soil, poems that mix the old and the new."

30th September 2017 Optimum Poetry Zine  We are a new zine wanting to publish the very best contemporary poetry. We will accept the very best original poetry from around the world in any form and any subject We are open for submission and will give a quick response.  Send up to five poems to Lucy Turnbull at  lucy71@gmx.co.uk

1st October 2017

The Voices Israel Group of Poets in English announces the 28th annual Reuben Rose Poetry Competition

Entries must be received no later than October 1st 2017.
Overseas Judge – Rick Lupert, USA

Rick Lupert has been involved in the Los Angeles poetry community since 1990.  He is the recipient of the 2014 Beyond Baroque Distinguished Service Award for service to the Los Angeles poetry community. He served for two years as a co-director of the Valley Contemporary Poets, a non-profit literary organization, established in 1980, which produces readings and publications out of the San Fernando Valley.

Rick created and maintains the Poetry Super Highway, an online resource and publication for poets. His poetry has appeared in numerous magazines and literary journals. He is the author of 20 collections of poetry and the forthcoming “A Poet’s Siddur”. He also writes the Jewish poetry blog From The Lupertverse for the Los Angeles Jewish Journal.

Ricky Rapoport Friesem of Israel, last year’s Reuben Rose first prize winner

Joyce Schmid of USA, last year’s Reuben Rose second prize winner


First prize is $500, second prize is $150, third prize is $50.

Ten honorable mentions are awarded.

Prizewinners and all honorable mentions will be published in the Voices Israel 2018 poetry anthology.

12th November 2017

Zymbol Magazine is publishing books!!! Each book we publish will receive full distribution, a sponsored reading, an ad in our annual international newsstand edition of Zymbol magazine and copies of the book. Our open call is for all genres, approaches and subject matter and we're looking for novels, short story and poetry collections      http://www.zymbolmag.com/

27th November 2017 Laldy! Call for submissions. Poetry and prose wanted for a brand new bi annual literary journal based in the west coast of Scotland, published by Clochoderick press – a new non profit literary organization that aims to publish unrepresented writers both in our journal and also through their own collections. For the journal, send no more than ten A4 pages of poetry and no more than 5000 words of prose (either as one story or as a group of smaller stories). Send all submissions to clochoderickpress.laldy@gmail.com. For more information in submission guidelines visit www.clochoderickpress.co.uk
30th November 2017

Black Lawrence Press is now accepting submissions for a new anthology of essays. Poets in the United States and abroad are encouraged to submit essays aimed at welcoming new and beginner poets to the discipline of poetry. Contributors are encouraged to provide anecdotes and advice, instructions and suggestions, fun exercises and crazy ideas, or individual failures and encouraging words, in order to better prepare new poets for the long journey through poetry. Essays should be between 700-5000 words on any of the following broad themes (other themes will be considered):

1.       First Words

2.       Poetry Workshop

3.       The Poet’s Journey

4.       Family & Work

5.       The Poet in the World

Essays can be creative or academic. However, they have to be accessible since they are also for a general audience. Abayomi Animashaun will serve as editor. Please contact him at abayo.animashaun@gmail.com with questions.

Submissions will be accepted via Submittable.

The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2017.
31st Dec 2018

Call for Submissions: An International Poetry Anthology

Magnum Opus: A Poetry Anthology on Universal Oneness

Submission Deadline: 31 Dec 2018 (Midnight)

Publication Expected: 2019

Publisher: Authorspress, New Delhi, India

Editor: Dr. Vivekanand Jha

The New Delhi based Authorspress proposes to bring out in 2019, Magnum Opus: A Poetry Anthology on Universal Oneness, announces Dr Vivekanand Jha, Editor of the Anthology.

Each poet can contribute just only one poem, not exceeding 50 lines, along with bio not exceeding 100 words. The last date for submission is 31 Dec 2018.