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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 mark subject “poetry submission” 


14th November 2014.

My name is Neely Goniodsky, and I am an independent animator based in Seattle, WA.  

I invite you to submit your poetry to my Animated Poetry Contest! By mid November, I will be selecting one poem and turning it into an animated film -- with professional voice-over narration and an original musical score.

What am I looking for? Long or short, tragic or comic, it doesn’t matter as long as it’s good. Brilliant? Even better.  

Why participate? An animated version of your poem will make your work more publicly accessible, AND you will also get worldwide distribution to film festivals. 

Details: The author of the selected poem will receive a copy of the finished film, which can be used as a promotional video. The film will be distributed to International Animation Film Festivals around the world. In case of cash prizes, the poet will receive 15% of all monetary festival awards. 

Please send your poems to animatedpo​​m 

Deadline for submissions: November 14th, 2014

Winner Announced: December 26th

Production completed: March 27th, 2015

1st December 2014

'Ouse is a bi-annual print devoted to poetry within the arts.

Ouse has now opened its 'call for submissions' on the forthcoming Autumn/Winter issue. Guidelines are as follows:
1) Please send no less than three and no more than six poems with each submission
2) Poems must be the original work of the author and not have been published prior to your current submission
3) All submissions are to be posted to our office address (below). We will not accept email submission as we will not run an internet platform for our current publication programme
4) Please ensure the following checklist has been met before posting i) A4 page with name, titles, 50 word bio ii) Poems are printed on separate A4 pages showing the authors full name on each page iii) adequate postage fees are met, and iv) enclose a SAE for editorial response
5) Please ensure copies of each poem are kept for personal reference as submissions will not be returned
SUBMISSIONs sent to: Ouse Editions, Bakery House, 1 Trent Road, London, SW2 5BJ
Our guest editor will select and notify successful contributors within 28 days of the closing date: 1st December 2014
This issue welcomes the London based poet Ryan Whatley as guest editor.
Here is the advice he gives contributors for the Autumn/Winter addition:
'I once heard that a truly accomplished lyric poem is one that is able to bring the invisible thought into the visible domain. Well, I will be selecting poems that target and achieve the opposite. I will be on the look out for poetry that realises its status through formal control and by making the visible poem an invisible extension of the active world. I want to encourage contributors to be daring - to be technically astute, of course, but most of all, to be daring. Theme, tone, timbre and tenor are at the poet's discretion. 

My editorial process will begin by weighing each poem, individually, to produce a working long list, before moving on to the critique of each submission, in total, so as to clarify any inkling or intrigue I have of artistic intention. Good luck.'
Ouse promotes funding for the arts and this includes paying its contributors. If successful you will be notified of which category your submission has entered, which are as follows:
Category A - £10 for 1 poem
       ".     B - £30 for 2-3 poems
       ".     C - £50 for featured poet*
*Featured poets will be invited to publish between three and five poems and subsequently interviewed by our guest editor in discussion around the merits of their work'

1st December 2014

'Tribe is an international online arts magazine. 


We’re looking for your international short stories, flash fiction, poetry and haiku for a new creative writing micro-publication. We want creative writing that is based on an international and cultural theme. Do you have some creative writing about a particular country you have visited? A particular culture? An international affair? Something colloquial? Then send it our way! We want writing that is fresh, exciting, experimental, and gives a new light to its subject. We don’t shy away from the traditional, but we do look for all writing to be given contemporary treatment in both form and content. We recommend taking a look through some back issues, before submitting, to get a better idea of what we’re into.

Send up to four poems, 2,500 words of fiction, or six haiku, with a one line bio, as a word document to


Deadline for submissions: 1st December 2014.'


31st December 2014

Long Exposure Magazine is a new online based magazine and creative project based in Wales, U.K. The aims behind the project are primarily to investigate ways in which the visual and textual can interact and inspire one another, and furthermore what both images and literature continue to reveal to us about issues such as history and identity, including both creative and critical approaches. We are looking to publish poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and scholarly work, a typical submission being 6 poems or 2 pieces of prose. Our current focus is on ekphrastic poetry, with critical work on this genre also forthcoming.

Our scope is both inclusive and international. The magazine has so far published work and received submissions from around the UK and the U.S., and featured work by writers with a strong history of writing and publication as well as giving a first publication to others.

Our website and progress so far, including full submissions guidelines, can be viewed here: and all submissions or other enquiries sent to

We are looking to continue to develop and gain the interest of writers and artists as potential contributors and to expand our readership, building towards a first full digital edition, and possibly print copies in the future.

31st December 2014

mgv2>publishing is calling for submissions of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and artwork for a very special anthology collecting as many Irish artists and writers as possible.
Co edited by Peter O'Neill, this anthology is due out on April 16, 2015.
All submissions must be sent as an attachment to mgv2publishing [at] gmail [dot] com
From this day to December 31 for the anthology to be published through and both in paperback and Kindle.
One or two fiction/non-fiction, three work of art, poems or flash fiction.
One of the artist's work will be chosen as a cover art.
Tough we won't check your identity, you must be from Irish descent living in a foreign country and/or living in Ireland -- including Ulster of course.
No monetary payment but each contributor will receive a digital version of the anthology with the possibility to order a print anthology at editor's price.
Queries to be addressed to Walter Ruhlmann editor of the journal mgversion2>datura, the literary blog Beakful, and publisher at mgv2>publishing.

Call for submissions: Irish Literature Anthology

1st February 2015

The Tomato Anthology

Now Open for Submissions!
We want your tomatoes.
Well, not literally. We want your tomato stories. Yes, you read that right. Stories about tomatoes. And poetry. And recipes. And artwork.
Ink Monkey and Amoeba Ink are joining together to create an anthology dedicated to the fruit/vegetable. And we need you.
Tomatoes MUST play a large part in your piece. No, it doesn’t have to be an ode to your love (or hate) of the tomato, but you have to include them somehow in your story. If we can’t find the tomato reference, we won’t take your story, no matter how good it is.
Stories must be under 7500 words. If you have a piece that is longer, query first. Any genre will be considered. Remember the tomato.
We will also accept poetry of any length, original recipes, and artwork. The artwork must be reproducible in black and white. We have a cover artist, so don’t even ask.
Stories must be PG-13 or milder. We will consider some language and slight violence, so long as it is important to the story.
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, Fried Green Tomatoes, Veggie Tales, and Ratatouille have been done before. Be original.
Payment and release:
We plan to release this anthology at the Tomato Arts Festival in East Nashville, TN, in summer of 2015. A Kickstarter campaign will launch before that.
Story authors will be paid as follows: Under 3k - $10, over 3k - $20. Miscellaneous pieces (artwork, recipes, poetry of at least a page) - $5. Haiku - $1 each.
In the event of a successful Kickstarter campaign, we will increase these payment amounts.
Contributors will also be able to purchase contributor copies at a discount.
OPEN SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE FEBRUARY 1, 2015, via the submittable form.
No exceptions to the deadline.
The anthology officially releases August 7, 2015.