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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” 


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15th November 2015

Cyclamens and Swords

Our December 2015 edition will be a general issue for poetry.

Awaiting your poetry submissions on any subject

Short stories on ANY SUBJECT

Our Artwork section in April will include a photography section.
Please submit up to 3 pieces of art or artistic photography.

Early submissions stand a better chance of being published!

For submission guidelines, please go to:

20th December 2015

Be Happy Zone

We specialize in short poetry in a variety of forms and topics. You may submit up to five poems no longer than 25 lines each. To have a poem considered for publication on our website, please read the publishing and submissions guidelines here:

31st December 2015

The Sunflower Collective is looking for submissions. We celebrate the personal and the political - which we believe to be one and the same thing - in art.

We would like to mention at the outset that we are not interested in art that does not take risks. We do not mind if you have a degree but we are unlikely to be impressed by it. Nor do we care which journals have published your work before. All we are interested in is something that sings for itself without any props, something that grabs us by our throat and refuses to let go, something that shakes us out of our complacent stupor. Give us something hungry, not bellyful; something beat, if you get our drift.

We express our inability to publish anything that propagates either left-wing or right-wing fascism.

Please send us your poems, prose, artwork and photographs in the body of the mail at with the subject line mentioning your genre of Submissions. Do read the submission guidelines before sending your work.

Submission Guidelines

1) Poetry: 1-5 poems (Around 5 pages of poetry in total). All forms, including Haikus and Tankas.

2) Experimental and Graphic poems: 1-5 poems (Around 5 pages of poetry in total) including Haibuns and prose/Jazz poems.
3) Prose: 2000-3000 words ( Fiction/ Non Fiction/ Experimental/Memoirs)
4) Translation: Poetry -1-5 poems (Around 5 pages of poetry in total); prose- 2000-3000 words (Fiction/ Non Fiction/ Experimental/Memoirs)

5) Art work and Photographs/ Photo Essays (5-10 in JPEG format and must not exceed 250K in size )

6) Format: Poetry and prose submissions to be sent in the body of the mail, unless there are specific formatting requirements from the author (Needs to be mentioned in the mail). Photos and scanned artwork in zipped folders. Photo essays in MS Word with zipped folders of JPEG images separately    attached.
7) Font: Times New Roman-12 pt.

31st December 2015 Keep Poems Alive
This is for your poems, which have been published at  least once, at least three years ago, and which YOU think your readers would like to see again and remember.
We’ll be seeking more readers among people who don’t write, or don’t read much poetry, in the hope that they’ll like these poems. The plan is to update with a few poems every weekend, Saturday or Sunday.
Initially please send me ONE poem, not too long (page length or shorter) that you still feel happy with and want to share again. Send the poem to Sally Evans 35 at  gmail dot com - -, stating where first published, and any other acknowledgements. You are responsible for permissions from published books.
Send an image to go with your poem if you wish. If you don’t sent an image I may add one.
31st December 2015

Brain of Forgetting, the journal specialising in literary and artwork connected with the past, is now open until December 31st for submissions to Issue 3: 'Island', which will be published in February 2016. Details can be viewed at the following link:

31st December 2015

Name: Wildness

Country: England


Frequency: Every two months

About: We are currently looking for poetry, prose, essays, art and photography for our inaugural issue. Please send your work to us using the email address:

31st December 2015

 The Limerick Writers’ Centre is seeking submissions for an anthology to be published in the spring of 2016 to mark the centenary celebration of the 1916 Rising.

Working Title: 1916 Today: An Anthology of Reactions.

The submission period is from now to the end of December 2015. The anthology while welcoming submissions from writers with a Limerick connection is also open to writers from other parts of the country.  Specifically we are seeking quality writing which reflect reactions to the 1916 Rising and what it means for us today, these may be historical, or of a contemporary nature. Word count is limited to 1500/2000, poetry and graphics can also be submitted and is limited to three poems/graphics per submission. New and established writers are invited to submit.

Contributors will receive a copy of the anthology in which their work is featured and can order further copies at a discounted rate.

The anthology will be edited by John Liddy and Dominic Taylor and will be published by The Limerick Writers’ Centre.

Submission is by email only and must be submitted in one attached Word document.

Further Information: Dominic Taylor, The Limerick Writers’ Centre, 12 Barrington Street, Limerick  087 2996409. Email

5th February 2016

Offbeat.  Calling the zany, the thought-provoking, the humorous, and the quirky—we want to read your writing! The Offbeat, a literary journal specializing in undisputedly unique works of fiction, poetry, prose, and graphic short stories, is now accepting submissions. We cater to the bizarre, the whimsical, and the outlandish. Show us writing that falls off the beaten path in an intriguing way!

We ask for different. We DO NOT mean unnecessarily explicit content produced purely for the purpose of being shocking. We are interested in quality. So no matter where you come from or what you do, we want to hear from you!

General Guidelines:
Multiple poems may be submitted but poetry submissions should not exceed 3 pages total. Graphic short stories should not exceed 10 pages. All other pieces should be limited to 4,000 words.

Everyone feel free to submit to as many categories as you’d like.

Simultaneous submissions will be accepted under the condition that you will immediately inform us if your work is being published elsewhere.

Upon acceptance of your submission, you have granted The Offbeat first publication rights of your piece.
Submit here:

28th February 2016

Little lantern Press are accepting submissions of poetry (1 - 6 poems) and short stories (1 - 2 pieces) for Skylark Review, a twice yearly print magazine. Our submissions page containing our full guidelines can be found at Our reading periods are 1st March - 31st August and 1st October - 28th February. There are no submission fees and payment for accepted work is one copy of the magazine. Please visit our website for subscription information as well as any open calls for anthologies and poetry pamphlets. We can also be found on Facebook at