The Poetry Kit
General calls for poems and other writing - please read guidelines carefully
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CAUGHT IN THE NET FEATURED POET SERIES
CITN is a two weekly email mag with an online archive. Dedicated to presenting the best in contemporary poetry CITN currently is featuring an individual poet in each edition.
To be considered please send one poem, plus a bio to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading "CITN Submission"
To be considered for our "POEM OF THE WEEK".
Please send up to 3 poems in the body of an email, together with a
third person bio. Poem of the Week is shown on our blogsite'
http://www.poetrykit.org/dir./ Please put "poem of
the week" as your subject. Please note that is submitting for
POTW and CITN (above) although the email address is the same the
editors looking at them are not. Please do not submit the same
poems to both, or think that one submission is enough.
Submissions that are not clearly marked in the subject line will not
To be considered please send one poem, plus a bio to email@example.com with the subject heading "Poem of the Week""
|10th May 2013||
Abridged, the poetry/art magazine is looking for
submissions for its Lockjaw issue. A maximum of 3 poems may be
submitted of any length. Submissions can be (preferably) emailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org or posted
to: Abridged c/o The Verbal Arts Centre, Stable Lane and Mall Wall,
Bishop Street Within, Derry BT48 6PU. Closing date for submission is
May 10th 2013. www.abridgedonline.com
This issue will be in collaboration with the Belfast Photo Festival.
|15th May 2013||
The Human Rights Consortium at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, together with the Institute of English Studies and Keats House Poets, is putting together its first anthology of human rights poems. We invite poets and human rights researchers, students and activists to submit to this special collection. The anthology will be launched in October 2013 at the Bloomsbury Festival.
In addition, writer’s development agency Spread the Word have generously offered the three poets whose poems best engage with human rights research a special prize: a complementary place at their poetry workshops.
The Human Rights Poetry Anthology will be selected, compiled and edited by academics with expertise in human rights and English studies from the School of Advanced Study (University of London) and the Keats House Poets, a collective of young poets supported by the Keats House Museum who actively write and perform poems about human rights issues.
Deadline for poems: 15 May at 17.30 (GMT). Entry is free.
Up to two poems per poet, max. 70 lines.
|31st May 2013||
Winchcombe Radio in Gloucestershire (107.1FM and on line) is running a new monthly poetry magazine called
Submission are sought for broadcast in June and the theme is 'Glass and Mirrors'
Typed submissions as part of e-mail can be sent to:
Please include your name and contact details
We do not want copyright of your work- just your permission to use it.
Each poem will by virtue of its submission will carry that permission.
New works please by e-mail by the 31.05.13Poems not more than 40 lines please and max two poems per person per month.
We will feature upto 6 of the best.
We will contact all writers whose work we will feature.
Our thanks and commiserations to those we don't!
|1st June 2013||
and/or, a print journal for creative experimental writing and/or innovative graphic art, seeks submissions from writers and/or other sorts of artists whose work openly challenges the boundaries (mimetic, aesthetic, symbolic, cultural, political, philosophical, economic, spiritual, etc.) of literary and/or artistic expression. Please visit our submissions page at www.and-or.org for details. (The editors highly recommend a careful reading of our submissions page to determine whether work is appropriate for the experimental focus of the journal.) Deadline for submissions: June 1, 2013.
|1st June 2013||
Call for submissions of up to 6 pieces of previously unpublished poetry (up to 40 lines) or prose (up to 2000) words, and art works in any media on the theme of 'Mermaids'. Deadline: June 1st. Free to enter. Selected works will be published on our website. A small selection of these will be published in an illustrated zine, and presented at a poetry reading and exhibition this September. More information about contributing can be found here: http://poemsunderwater.wordpress.com/contribute/
|1st June 2013||
Tendril Literary Magazine is open to submissions for its first issue. Send us your unusually compelling poetry, short fiction under 1,500 words, and/or cover art. We are especially interested in experimental, surrealist, and absurdist work. Deadline is June 1st. Tendril will be published online with the seasons and a yearly anthology of highlights from the online magazine is probable. For complete guidelines, visit www.tendrilmag.tumblr.com/guidelines.
|1st June 2013||
G.R.I.T.S : Girls Raised In The South- An Anthology on Southern Queer Womyns’ Voices and Their Allies, edited by Amber N. Williams & Poet On Watch. Please submit unpublished works only. Authors retain copyrights to their work published and have the option to resubmit selected works to other publications. Compensation includes the following: one copy of the published anthology, set dates for readings and shared revenue from the book. Please send your naughty but nice poetry, love notes, images and visual art jpegs to be considered for the G.R.I.T.S anthology. We think nerds are pretty damn hot! Submission is good..especially if you do it here:email@example.com for detail guidelines click on our FB page. https://www.facebook.com/grits.anthology
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2013
|30th June 2013||
New York Dreaming Looking
forward to seeing your best work! This new online publication will
be evolving around contributions. New as well as established writers
and artists are welcome, and contributors will have the opportunity
to present their work at readings.
Submissions are accepted year round by e-mail to
Seeking previously unpublished and original work by people living,
working, studying, or traveling in the New York metropolitan area.
The work can be either related to New York (which will be an
emphasis) or not. Actively seeking pieces about the boroughs and
outer regions of New York, as well as current events, lifestyle,
dining, the arts, and real estate. Genres considered include poetry
(especially), short fiction, essays, columns, interviews, comedy,
lists, photography (including photo feeds), videos (including
music), photos of artwork, creative recipes…and genres we haven’t
thought of yet.
|30th June 2013||
Orhiclyre BlogspotHi, I'm presently seeking submissions for my little blog zine http://orphiclyre.blogspot.co.uk/ Paul Murphy
30th June 2013
LONE STARS MAGAZINE
The Great 2013 One-Liner Contribution
"By what words do you want to be known?" by Milo Rosebud
Poets and Writers:
We have space available in the margins of our magazine.
Send us your best one-line quotation(s) from your own works,
for consideration of publication in our magazine's pages.
"I am a Child of the Universe." by Terry Lee
One line per submission entry.
Limited to 80 spaces per line.
Enter as many times as you wish.
Typed the way you want to see it in-print.
Name and address on each page.
Using one-time rights.
Authors retain all rights.
Publication notice upon printing.
Submission deadline June 30th 2013
|30th June 2013||
calls for submissions for THE POETIC
THE POETIC BOND is back for a third volume.
Call for Submissions for THE POETIC BOND III – 2 April to 30 June 2013
After the success of the first two anthologies, THE POETIC BOND is expanding, taking on a greater volume of poetry, and marketing to an ever increasing pool of interest. As before each entry is reviewed by a panel of anonymous readers who will recommend work to the editor. The editor will then seek to group together the selected work on the basis of congruent themes and the emergent zeitgeist as a whole.
There was no specific brief in the expectation that the themes and style of the anthology will evolve organically. The purpose in putting together this anthology is to harness poetry through social media and to engage actively in sharing poetry with other poets and bringing poetry to general public.
The resulting volume, I believe, will set out a portfolio of work from a representative group of poets which will not only illuminate, educate, and entertain, but also will show how poetry, and in fact all Art, reveals and shares our humanity. This year all poet submitting can receive a reader's report for their work if they so wish. There is a submission fee of £7/$12, guidelines and entry details can be found at http://www.thepoeticbond.com/PB2013S.htm
The Poetic Bond series is edited by poet and playwright Trevor Maynard, author of KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON (2012); LOVE, DEATH AND THE WAR ON TERROR (2009), and FOUR TRUTHS (2010). More information at http://trevormaynard.com
|1st August 2013||
LUMMOX #2 will be
published in Mid-November of 2013. The reading period for #2 is May
1 to August 1. The theme for this issue is PLACE. Poets are invited
to submit 2-3 poems about PLACE for the next issue. We're also
looking for reviews, interviews & essays about poetry and poetry
craft. This anthology is about poetry, not the poet.Previously
published poems are okay, just list where and when. #1 contained the
work of over 200 poets, 236 pages and in an 8 X 10 inch format. A
sample of LUMMOX #1 can be seen at:
|1st August 2013||
Call for submissions: Voicewalks
The Durham Book Festival team at New Writing North is working with the Hearing the Voice project at Durham University on a special series of events which will take place during this year’s festival. (In our 28 March newsletter, we introduced post-doctoral research associate Will Viney, who’s working on the collaboration.) As part of the project, we’d like to invite writers of all levels to contribute to a pamphlet of poetry, prose and non-fiction in English about hearing voices when walking in the city. In addition to a specially-commissioned piece by Iain Sinclair, StepAway magazine will publish a special issue of a collection of walking narratives by both voice-hearers and writers who creatively imagine hearing voices.Submissions can be as long as a 1,000-word essay or story, or as short as a 17-syllable haiku. Submissions can be named or anonymous, as the writers wish. Deadline: 1 August 2013. For full details and to apply, see http://hearingthevoice.org.
|1st August 2013||
The next issue of the LUMMOX (#2) will be published in November of this year. The theme for this issue is PLACE. It could be a physical location or a metaphorical one. Whatever PLACE means to you, that's what we want to see. We are looking for poetry (and it's okay if it's been previously published, just tell us where) that is 50 lines or less. You can send 2-3 poems but no more. We are also looking for essays on poetry craft or style; biographies on poets; well-written rants (must be poetry related) and reviews. In addition to that, LUMMOX #2 is looking for artwork and photography that is PLACE related.
Ad rates for LUMMOX #2 are reasonable, please ask if you'd like to advertise with us. LUMMOX is a large format (8 X 10 inch) book. Last year's issue featured the work of over 200 poets and was 236 pages long. For an example of #1 go to:
I start reading for the next issue on May
1st and stop on Aug. 1st. This year we are asking for a $10
donation to help defray the cost of producing this anthology
(though anything will be gladly accepted)...you will get a copy of
the issue if you are accepted. Foreign (outside the
|31st March 2014||
ABLE MUSE - a review of poetry, prose & art - will be releasing a Special Translation Issue, guest edited by Charles Martin, and forthcoming Summer, 2014. This is an open call for submission for this issue which will feature several of today's eminent english-language translators. The requirements are pretty straightforward --
1) Submit 1 to 5 previously unpublished and publishable translations. Although it's not mandatory, you may include the text of the poem(s) in the original language(s), if available.
2) Submission deadline is March 31, 2014. The response time varies from 2 to 12 weeks.
3) You may submit:
a) through the online submission form at http://www.ablemuse.com/submit-translation-online/ OR,
b) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org .