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/
15th November 2018

Call for Submissions--Vallum 16:1 “Connections” 

"Poetry is the shortest distance between two humans," Lawrence Ferlinghetti aphorized, in 2012. Of what nature is that connection? What, in a poem, makes us feel close to another human, especially one we've never met? How do we connect? 

The editors at Vallum are committed to enriching and continuing the tradition of poetry in the present day. We welcome submissions that deepen our understanding of what poetry is and can be. We encourage Indigenous writers, writers of colour, gender non-conforming writers, differently abled writers, LGBTQ writers, writers with mental or physical illnesses, and writers who are otherwise affected by structural inequality to submit their work for consideration.

Send us your best poems! For more information visit: http://www.vallummag.com/upcoming_issues.html

DEADLINE: November 15, 2018

30th November 2018 Optimum Poetry Zine  We are looking to publish the very best contemporary poetry. We will accept the original poetry from around the world in any form and any subject We are open for submissions.  Send up to five poems to Lucy Turnbull at  lucy71@gmx.co.uk
30th November 2018

Nine Muses Poetry is a new webzine edited and managed by Annest Gwilym, poet and occasional short story writer. It features all forms of poetry by new, emerging and established poets, showcasing the best of contemporary poetry. www.ninemusespoetry.com

Now with a monthly challenge.

30th November 2018

Almost Random Theatre Poetry Competition

We have a course about DEATH on Udemy.com.

It is here: https://www.udemy.com/deathcourse

We are looking to update it and would like to include poems that relate to the topics in the course.Note: it is possible to watch some of the course free as some of the lectures are available without enrolling.

We could  find poems about death that are out of copyright but we want the course to have a feeling of 'newness' and therefore would prefer to have unpublished poetry.

If you are interested please submit your poem to art.theatre.uk@gmail.com

Everyone who enters will automatically be given a free access pass to the course as it now stands.

If your poem is selected then you will be given a free pass to the revamped course. Naturally your poem authorship will be credited.

There will be no payment, though.

Please submit poems asap. Final closing date 30th November 2018.
31st December 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.

31st December 2018

The Limerick Writers’ Centre in association with the Limerick Soviet Centenary Committee is seeking submissions for a new anthology of writing. The anthology working title is;


– An Anthology Commemorating the Limerick Soviet 1919


We welcome everyone to submit prose, poems or illustrations on the theme of the 1919 Limerick Soviet. We are looking for work that is both a commemoration and celebration of this event and highlights the historical significance and the lessons learned for todays trade Unionism and politics. You do not have to be an established writer to submit, we want writing that is varied and embodies the strength of feeling, covering issues relevant to our theme, but relatable to all. it will be published during 2019. Due to space restrictions we ask that you submit pieces of not more than 2000 words, poems no longer than 40 lines. Submission does not guarantee publication.


The anthology will be edited by: Dominic Taylor and John Liddy


      Submission Guidelines:


·         Submit a Word document by email only with your name and a short bio

·         Up to three poems, (we are flexible but try to keep to a max line count of 40) or three illustrations or one piece of prose

·         Original unpublished work is encouraged but previously published work is acceptable provided there are no copyright issues.

·         Closing date: Saturday 31st Dec 2018


·         Submit to: limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com

·         Put the word Anthology in the subject box and submit your work in one Word document.