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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” 


24th July 2014 Popshot is now open for literary submissions for its twelfth issue on the theme of 'Time'. It's a theme drenched in abstraction and full of interesting ideas so should be a good one for writers to get their teeth into. The full submissions guidelines can be found on the submit page at our website under the 'For The Writers' section - - and if you need an image to accompany it, you can find the cover for our latest issue here.

1st August 2014

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - For the 3rd annual Lummox Poetry Anthology aka L3 (pub. Nov. 2014). Please read the entire message for further details. Good luck. 

Each year I, RD Armstrong, send this invitation out to hundreds of poets, like yourself, and each year about half respond, of which approximately about 70% are accepted…Be that as it may, because of the slow economic recovery (ha!) I will once again ask that those who can please pitch in and make a small donation to help cover the cost of getting a book out to you. If you’ve seen the Lummox, you know it’s a pretty big undertaking for 2 guys (1 with a bum foot), so you’ll know what its worth to you…I hope. View a copy of L2 on ISSUU. Anyone donating $15 will also be eligible for the Lummox Poetry Prize (see below).

Poets from the Los Angeles County area (California) can forego the donation if they wish, by picking up a copy at one of the many readings I hold around the LA-OC area. But if you don’t show, all bets are off. That said, everyone will receive a PDF copy of the finished book whether they get in or not! Foreign contributors will receive a PDF copy only (unless other arrangements are made)!


WHO: anyone over 15; return “customers” are okay; I want your best work, unpublished or previously published (just tell me where and by whom).

WHAT: send 2-3 poems, 60 lines or less + a short bio (no more than 5 sentences). The theme for this issue is DESIRE and/or ROAD KILL. Essays should cover some aspect of poetry or poet biography (pitch me). I’m also looking for reviews and art.

WHERE: Use or by mail, to Lummox c/o PO Box 5301 San Pedro, CA 90733 (same applies if you are sending a check)

10th August 2014 Butcher's Dog
We’d love to read your poems so if you’ve not got round to it yet, please send them our way. BD4 will be edited by our fabulous Sophie F Baker and Will Barrett, the Digital Participation Officer at The Poetry School. The submission deadline is 10 August 2014 and details of how to submit can be found at
20th August 2014

OWF Press invites submissions of poems for an anthology on the subject of:


The Garden


We are looking for adventurous and innovative poems of up to 40 lines.

Poems submitted must be your own work.

They may be unpublished or have been published

elsewhere provided you hold the copyright and are

wiling for us to use them.




Please attach poems asWord(.docor.docx)or.pdffiles, each poem as a separate attachment.

Do not put your name or any identifying information on the poems. Give your name, contact telephone number and the itles the poems in the body of the email. We will reply to the email address you send from.


We can’t pay for poems we publish in the anthology, but copyright remains ith the author and if ou have a poem included in the anthology, you will receive a free copy of the book and can buy further copies at a reduced price.


Please send your poems no later than August 20th 2014


30th August 2014

Call for Submissions:  The Font – A Literary Journal for Language Teachers

Deadline: 30th August, 2014

The Font is a online journal which publishes creative writing on topics of interest to language teachers at home and abroad. We are currently inviting submissions of poetry for the September 2014 issue. Submission guidelines can be viewed at

Submissions should be made to


15th September 2014

Parts of the Whole: Poetry of the Body is looking for poems about the body. Please submit up to 4 poems in any style to the editors at between now and September 15. No poem should exceed 80 lines or approximately 2 pages. Include a brief 150 words or less bio and attach poems in Word or RTF. Also, we would like to see a brief explanation of how the poet believes this work fits into our theme. We will consider previously published poems so long as you acknowledge it was previously published in the cover letter and let us know if the anthology can obtain reprint rights for free or low cost. Editors: M. E. Silverman and Jillian Phillips

15th September 2014

 Warning, Poems may be longer than they appear: an anthology of Longish Poems is looking for poems between 3 to 6 pages or 100 to 200 lines on any theme or subject. Please submit 1 longish poem or a series of strongly linked poems (not linked merely by theme) to the editors at between now and September 15. Include a brief 150 words or less bio and attach poems in Word or RTF. We will consider previously published poems so long as you acknowledge it was previously published in the cover letter and let us know if the anthology can obtain reprint rights for free or low cost. Obviously, rare exceptions may be made. If you are submitting a previously published poem, you may submit a second longish poem that is unpublished. At this time, we do not have a press. Editors: Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum and M. E. Silverman, foreword by T. R. Hummer.

1st November 2014

Neon Literary Magazine Seeks Submissions For Issue 39  Deadline: 1st November 2014

UK-based literary magazine Neon is looking for short stories and poetry to publish in an upcoming issue. Simultaneous submissions and reprints are accepted, and our response time is less than one month. Accepted contributors receive a copy of the magazine and a small royalty.
To get an idea of the kind of work Neon publishes, please read an issue (it's free to do so online). If you think your work might be suitable, then visit the "Guidelines" page ( for more information on how to send your work.