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/

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.

31st October 2017

Lunch Ticket’s submissions open August 1 for The Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction, and The Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation and Multilingual Texts, and for Issue 12: Winter/Spring 2018! Each contest awards the winner a cash prize and publication alongside two finalists. August open genres: Fiction, Flash Prose, Poetry, YA (13+), and Visual Art. The journal of the Antioch University MFA program, Lunch Ticket balances literary and visual art with conversations about social justice and community activism. We publish work by new, emerging, and established writers and artists, including those who have been underrepresented, or historically misrepresented. Submissions are always free. Visit lunchticket.org for submission guidelines and more information about our contests. Contest deadlines: August 31. Genre deadlines: October 31.

31st  October 2017 Optimum Poetry Zine  We are a new zine 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
5th November 2017

We are inviting submissions for two upcoming books: the December 2017 issue of The Muse and a special anthology on 'Contemporary Dramatic Monologue'.

Submission guidelines for December 2017 issue of The Muse:

1. Work submitted for publication must be original, previously unpublished work can also be sent if the poet holds the copyright of the work.

2. Send 1 to 5 poems and a brief biodata with a cover letter .

3. The research papers/essays should be not less than 3000 words.

References should be prepared strictly following MLA Stylesheet (7th edition).

4. E-mail your poems, essays and research papers to themuseindia@gmail.com . Response time varies from 2 to 12 weeks.

5. With poem/ research paper the poet/author is requested to submit a statement of originality of work.

6. Last date of submission: November 25, 2017.

7. While submitting your poems/essays, for The Muse December 2017 issue, write subject line of email as “THE MUSE DECEMBER 2017 SUBMISSION” and email your work to    themuseindia@gmail.com   as email attachment as well as in the body of the email.

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/

15th November 2017

 Vallum: Contemporary Poetry, a Montreal-based literary magazine. 

Call for Issue 15.1 - "FORGETTING"

Our minds are like labyrinths, we remember, we forget. Sometimes, the past is the hardest thing we have to confront. Forgetting and letting go of what haunts us is often an impossible task, but something we must go through in order to find any kind of resolution. In other forms, forgetting can be a curse, like struggling with Alzheimer’s or misplacing one’s possessions. How does "Forgetting" figure in your lives and in your poems?

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 15th, 2017

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

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 Winter 2018 publication through November 30.
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

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.
30th November 2017

Carbon Culture is excited to announce an open reading period for both our international newsstand magazine, Carbon Culture Review, as well as our new full-length imprint, CARBON Books. CCR seeks poetry, short fiction, essays, reviews, and art that speaks to the intersection of Art + Tech + Lit. CARBON Books is looking for well-crafted manuscripts in any genre, on any topic, with an eye to the growing role of technology in our lives.

Keep up with us, and support independent writing and publishing here: www.patreon.com/carbonculture

Submit here: www.carbonculturereview.submittable.com/submit

1st December 2017


The editors invite you to send your poems about any of the paintings, drawings, or other artwork by Hieronymus Bosch or Bruegel the Elder. Deadline: December 1st, 2017.


Many poets have been drawn to the artwork of these two Netherlandish painters. Our anthology will include poems by Auden, Czeslaw Milosz, Robert Hass, Sylvia Plath, Lewis Levin, Sandra M. Gilbert, and others. But we also want to include your poetic responses. No limit on type of poem. Submit up to three. Official websites:
https://dasulliv1.wixsite.com/website-1 and https://dasulliv1.wixsite.com/website

All poems should refer to at least one specific piece of artwork by either painter. Send in the body of your email, and attach as an RTF file. Include a short bio. If this is a reprint, please provide original publication information, and permission to reprint. All rights revert to the author upon publication. We expect to have the anthology published in 2018. Unfortunately we cannot provide monetary compensation for the authors, but copies of the anthology will be available at a discount. Please email queries to dasulliv1@gmail.com.

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.