Poetry Competitions & Submissions – December 2016

Poetry Competitions & Submissions | Angela T. Carr

It’s almost the end of the 2016 and I don’t think I’ll be sorry to see the back of this year! Even though it’s a busy time with the upcoming holidays, there are lots of poetry competitionswriting submissions and opportunities open or with deadlines in the month of December – still time to send your work out into the world and end the year in style.

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December 2016

Ink Sweat & Tears Christmas Poems – closes 8 Dec (submit online)

The Pickled Body – Poetry, theme: Egg – closes 9 Dec (submit online)

Columbia Journal 2016 Winter Contest – Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction – closes 12 Dec (submit online)

Birds Piled Loosely – 2016 US Election Anthology – Poetry, Stories, Photography and more – closes 15 Dec (submit online)

Futurepoem – Poetry, Book-length manuscripts – closes 15 Dec (submit online)

Gival Press Poetry Award – Poetry manuscript, min 45 pages – closes 15 Dec (submit online)

Papercuts – Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Art, theme: Dead Medium – closes 15 Dec (submit online)

Quiddity Lit – Poetry, Prose, Audio Poems – closes 15 Dec (submit online)

Split Lip Magazine – Poetry, Fiction, Flash, Memoir – closes 15 Dec (submit online)

Third Coast – Poetry, Fiction, Essay, Drama – closes 15 Dec (submit online)

Up the Staircase Quarterly – Poetry, Art, Reviews – closes 15 Dec (submit online)

Sixteen – Poetry, Fiction, theme: White – closes 16 Dec (submit online)

Windows Publishing Authors & Artists Introduction Series – Poetry, Fiction – closes 16 Dec (submit online or by post)

Cahoodaloodaling – Poetry, Fiction, Artwork, Music, theme: Of Distance & Discord – closes 17 Dec (submit online)

Codhill Press Poetry Award – Poetry manuscript, 48-70 pages – closes 20 Dec (submit online)

Cave Canem Retreat – Poetry, open to black poets of African descent – closes 23 Dec (submit online)

Into the Void – Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Art – closes 25 Dec (submit online)

Tales From The Forest: Issue 4 – Poetry, Fiction, Artwork, theme: Of Lines Drawn – closes 28 Dec (submit online)

Thank You For Swallowing – Poetry from women, women-identified, LGBTQA, disabled, BAME and writers of colour, theme: Beauty – closes 30 Dec (submit online)

Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize – Poetry – closes 31 Dec (submit online)

Carte-blanche – Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-fiction and more – closes 31 Dec (submit online)

Crazyhorse – Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction – closes 31 Dec (submit online)

Nightjar Review – Poetry, Art – 31 Dec (submit online)

Northwest Words Poetry Competition – Poetry (English and Irish language) – closes 31 Dec (submit online)

Picaroon Poetry – Poetry – open 15 Nov – 31 Dec (submit online)

Pokemon Anthology – Poetry, Fiction, Non-fiction, Art – closes 31 Dec (submit online)

Sixth Finch – Poetry, Artwork – closes 31 Dec (submit online)

The Incubator Journal – Poetry, Fiction, Flash – closes 31 Dec (submit online)

Tupelo Press Dorset Prize – Poetry manuscript, 48-88 pages – closes 31 Dec (submit online)

Voices from the Cave Anthology – Poetry, theme: Addiction & Recovery – closes 31 Dec (submit online)

Visual Verse – Poetry, Short Fiction, based on visual prompt, 50-500 words in 1 hour – closes 31 Dec (submit online)

3AM Magazine – Poetry – closes 1 Jan (submit online)

Apricity Press: Issue 2 – Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Art – closes 1 Jan (submit online)

Drunken Boat – Poetry, Fiction, Non-fiction, Comics, Translation – closes 1 Jan (submit online)

Sidereal Magazine – Poetry, Essays, Flash – closes 1 Jan (submit online)

Skylight 47 – Poetry, Artwork – closes 1 Jan (submit online)

The 2017 MR Prize – Poetry, Fiction – closes 1 Jan (submit online)

Forage – Poetry, Essay, Creative Non-fiction, Art, theme: Poetry of Personal Myth – closes 3 Jan (submit online)

JOURNALS / OPPORTUNITIES WITH OPEN SUBMISSION PERIODS IN DECEMBER:

Ink Sweat & Tears – Poetry – opens 9 Jan (submit online)

Ploughshares Journal – Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction – closes 15 Jan 2017 (submit online)

Great Weather For Anthology – Poetry, Fiction, Flash, Creative Non-Fiction – closes 15 Jan (submit online)

Honest Ulsterman – Poetry, Prose, Critical Writing – closes 20 Jan (submit online)

Barking Sycamores – Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Reviews, Artwork, theme: Time Travel – closes 31 Jan (submit online)

Room Magazine – Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Artwork – closes 31 Jan (submit online)

CutBank – Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction – closes 1 Feb (submit online)

The Ham Free Press – Poetry, Fiction, Flash, Non-fiction, Letters, Interviews, Art, theme: Change & Stasis – closes 28 Feb (submit online)

Neon Books Chapbooks – Poetry, Fiction, Novellas, Graphic Fiction – closes 28 Feb (submit online)

The Adroit Journal – Poetry, Prose, Artwork – closes 15 Mar (submit online)

Passages North – Poetry, Fiction, Flash, Creative Non-Fiction – closes Apr (submit online)

Structo Magazine – Poetry, Fiction – closes 15 Apr (submit online)

Bennington Review – Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Translations – closes 15 May (submit online)

Gettysburg Review – Poetry, Fiction, Essays – closes 31 May (submit online)

Grain Magazine – Poetry, Fiction, Literary Non-Fiction, Artwork – closes 31 May (submit online)

New England Review – Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Drama – closes 31 May (submit online)

2 Elizabeths – Poetry, Fiction, Flash – open (submit online)

Antiphon – Poetry – open (submit online)

Apartment Poetry – Poetry – open (submit online)

Brittle Star – Poetry, Fiction – open (submit online)

By and By Poetry – Poetry – open (submit online)

Carve Magazine – Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction – open (submit online)

Cheat River Review – Poetry, Fiction, Flash, Non-Fiction – open (submit online)

Driftwood Press – Poetry, Fiction, Literary Criticism – open (submit online)

Fields Magazine – Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Artwork – open (submit online)

GFT Press – Poetry, Fiction, Flash, Non-fiction – open (submit online)

Gravel – Poetry, Fiction, Flash, Creative Non-Fiction, Artwork – open (submit by post)

Guernica – Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Photo Essays – open (submit by post)

Idler – Poetry, Fiction, Essays – open (submit online)

Lighthouse Literary Journal – Poetry & Short Fiction – open (submit online)

LitMag – Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Essays – open (submit online)

Memorius – Poetry, Fiction – open (submit online)

One – Poetry, a single poem – open (submit online)

Poetry Ireland Review – Poetry – open (submit by post)

Rattle – Poetry – open (submit by post and online)

Referential Lit Mag – Poetry, Fiction, Essay, with reference to another work on mag website – open (submit online)

Squawk Back – Poetry, Fiction, Non-fiction, Reviews, Plays – open (submit online)

Stepaway Magazine – Poetry, Flash Fiction, theme: walking in the city – open (submit online)

The American Journal of Poetry – Poetry – open (submit online)

The Brooklyn Quarterly – Poetry, Fiction, Non-fiction, Translation, Humour – open (submit online)

The Collapsar – Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction – open (submit online)

The Galway Review – Poetry, Fiction, Non-fiction, Reviews, Plays – open (submit online)

The Great American Literary Magazine – Poetry, Fiction, Non-fiction, Reviews, Plays – open (submit online)

The Lascaux Review – Poetry, Fiction, Essays – open (submit online)

The MacGuffin – Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Artwork – open (submit online)

The Next Review – Poetry, Fiction, Reviews – open (submit online)

The Nottingham Review – Poetry & Fiction – open (submit online)

The Ofi Press Magazine – Poetry & Short Fiction – open (submit online)

The Southeast Review – Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Reviews, Artwork – open (submit online)

The Sun Magazine – Poetry, Fiction, Essays, Interviews – open (submit online)

Best of luck!


If you have a competition or journal with a deadline in December 2016, and it is not included above, feel free to add the details with a link in the comments section below!


(Illustration by Nicole Ray via Etsy)

Poetry Competitions & Submissions – August 2016

Poetry Competitions & Submissions | Angela T. Carr

It’s here – a bumper crop of poetry competitionswriting submissions and opportunities all with open periods or deadlines in the month of August!

Ready? Steady? GO!!!

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Dermot Healy Poetry Competition – Poetry – closes 3 Aug (submit online or by post)

Over the Edge New Writer of the Year – Poetry, Fiction by unpublished writers – closes 3 Aug (submit by post)

Charles Causley’s House Artist-in-Residence – Artist or Musician with literary interest – closes 5 Aug (submit by post)

Buzzwords Poetry Competition – Poetry – closes 5-7 Aug (submit online or by post)

Nottingham Open Poetry Competition – Poetry – closes 9 Aug (submit by post)

The Adroit Journal Submissions – Poetry, Prose, Art – closes 11 Aug (submit online)

Wild Atlantic Words Competition – Poetry, theme: The Sea – closes 11 Aug (submit online)

Red Line Book Festival Poetry Competition – Poetry – closes 12 Aug (submit online)

BBC Poetry Proms Competition – Poetry, inspired by music from 2016 Proms (UK only) – closes 14 Aug (submit online)

Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award – Poetry, unpublished first collection (20 poems) (Ireland only) – closes 15 Aug (submit by post)

The Humber Literary Review – Poetry, Short Fiction, Essays, theme: Mental Health – closes 15 Aug (submit online)

Gigantic Sequins – Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Art & more – closes 15 Aug (submit online)

Bangor Poetry Competition – Poetry, theme: Now and Then – closes 18 Aug (submit online)

Arts & Sustainability Artist Residency – All disciplines, theme: Thinking Through the Anthropocene – closes 18 Aug (submit online)

Dromineer Literature Festival – Poetry, Flash Fiction – closes 22 Aug (submit online)

Tinderbox Poetry Prize – Poetry – closes 22 Aug (submit online)

The Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship – Mid-career poet, in financial need – closes 25 Aug (submit by post)

The Ogham Stone – Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Memoir, Art and more – closes 29 Aug (submit online)

Thank You For Swallowing – Poetry, theme: Fear (encourages submissions from women, women-identified, LGBTQA, disabled, BAME and writers of colour) – closes 30 Aug (submit online)

Aesthetica Magazine Creative Writing Award – Poetry, Short Fiction – closes 31 Aug (submit online)

Bailieborough Poetry Prize – Poetry – closes 31 Aug (submit online and by post)

Blue Mesa Review Writing Contest – Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction – closes 31 Aug (submit online)

Button Poetry Chapbook Contest – Poetry collection (20-30 poems) – closes 31 Aug (submit online)

Graywolf Press – Poetry / Poetry in Translation manuscript (min. 50 pages) – closes 31 Aug (submit online)

Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition – Poetry – closes 31 Aug (submit online)

Poetry and Politics Competition – Poetry, theme: any aspect of politics – closes 31 Aug (submit online)

The Tangerine Magazine – Poetry, Fiction, Essay – closes 31 Aug (submit online)

The Stinging Fly – Poetry, Short Fiction – closes 31 Aug (submit online and by post)

Gulf Coast Prize – Poetry in Translation (up to 10 pages) – closes 31 Aug (submit online)

SaveAs Writers Competitions – Poetry, Short Fiction – closes 31 Aug (submit online)

Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition – Poetry in Translation (up to 10 pages) – closes 31 Aug (submit online)

Visual Verse – Poetry, Short Fiction, based on visual prompt, 50-500 words in 1 hour – closes 31 Aug (submit online)

Periplum Poetry Open Book Contest – Poetry collection (min 48 pages) – closes 1 Sep (submit online)

Black Warrior Literary Contest – Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction – closes 1 Sep (submit online)

CircleShow – Poetry, Fiction, Flash, Non-Fiction – closes 1 Sep (submit online)

JOURNALS / OPPORTUNITIES WITH OPEN SUBMISSION PERIODS IN AUGUST:

Ploughshares Journal – Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction – open 1 Jun – 15 Jan (submit online)

Luna Luna Magazine – Poetry, Fiction, Essays & more – opens 15 Aug (submit online)

Verve Poetry Competition – Poetry – open 11 Jul – 11 Sep (submit online)

Stanza Poetry Competition – Poetry (Poetry Society members only) – closes 12 Sep (submit online)

Apt – Poetry, Fiction Essays – open 1 Mar – 15 Sep (submit online)

The Chattahoochee Review – Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, theme: Off the Record – closes 15 Sep (submit online)

Sixteen – Poetry, Fiction – open 1 Aug – 16 Sep (submit online)

The Manchester Review – Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Art – open (submit online or by post)

Poetry Ireland Review – Poetry – open (submit by post)

Antiphon – Poetry – open (submit online)

Stepaway Magazine – Poetry, Flash Fiction, theme: walking in the city – open (submit online)

The Collapsar – Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction – open (submit online)

Memorius – Poetry, Fiction – open (submit online)

The Nottingham Review – Poetry & Fiction – open (submit online)

Lighthouse Literary Journal – Poetry & Short Fiction – open (submit online)

The Ofi Press Magazine – Poetry & Short Fiction – open (submit online)

Driftwood Press – Poetry, Fiction, Literary Criticism – open (submit online)

Referential Lit Mag – Poetry, Fiction, Essay, with reference to another work on mag website – open (submit online)

Apartment Poetry – Poetry – open (submit online)

GFT Press – Poetry, Fiction, Flash, Non-fiction – open (submit online)

The Brooklyn Quarterly – Poetry, Fiction, Non-fiction, Translation, Humour – open (submit online)

The Galway Review – Poetry, Fiction, Non-fiction, Reviews, Plays – open (submit online)

By and By Poetry – Poetry – open (submit online)

Epizootics – Poetry, Prose Poems, Essays, Reviews, Translations – open until 15 Jul (submit online)

Squawk Back – Poetry, Fiction, Non-fiction, Reviews, Plays – open (submit online)

One | Jacar Press – Poetry, a single poem – open (submit online)

The Great American Literary Magazine – Poetry, Fiction, Non-fiction, Reviews, Plays – open (submit online)

Rattle – Poetry – open (submit by post and online)

Best of luck!


If you have a competition or journal with a deadline in August 2016, and it is not included above, feel free to add the details with a link in the comments section below!


(Illustration by Nicole Ray via Etsy)

Poetry Competitions & Submissions – November 2016

Poetry Competitions & Submissions | Angela T. Carr

After a very busy couple of months, the list is back with a smorgasbord of competitionswriting submissions and opportunities all open or with deadlines in the month of November!

Let this be the month you send your work out into the world. Good luck!!

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Henri Cole Masterclass for Poets – Poets with min. 1 published collection – closes 7 Nov (submit online)

Thank You For Swallowing – Poetry, theme: US Election/ Women in Power – closes 10 Nov (submit online)

Write A Bridge Poetry Competition – Poetry – closes 12 Nov (submit online)

The Emma Press: Kings and Queens Anthology – Poetry for children, 8+ – closes 13 Nov (submit online)

UCD Artist in Residence – Open to all professional artists – closes 13 Nov (submit online)

Carve Magazine Premium Edition Contest – Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction – closes 15 Nov (submit online)

Harpur Palate – Poetry, Fiction, Flash, Creative Non-Fiction – closes 15 Nov (submit online or by post)

Barnet Open Poetry Competition – Poetry, Fiction – closes 16 Nov (submit online)

Sixteen – Poetry, Fiction, theme: Brown – closes 16 Nov (submit online)

Temenos – Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Artwork, theme: Skin Suits & Bare Bones – closes 18 Nov (submit online)

Ron Pretty Poetry Competition – Poetry – closes 22 Nov (submit online)

Stiwdio Maelor Poetry Competition – Poetry – closes 25 Nov (submit online)

Deep Water Literary Journal – Poetry, Fiction, Flash, Artwork, theme: Darkness – closes 27 Nov (submit online)

Bare Fiction – Poetry, Fiction, Flash, Drama – closes 29 Nov (submit online)

Baltimore Review Winter Contest – Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, theme: Milestones – closes 30 Nov(submit online)

Cafe Writers Poetry Competition – Poetry – closes 30 Nov (submit online)

Cinnamon Press Debut Poetry Collection Prize – Poetry – closes 30 Nov (submit online)

Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition – Poetry – 30 Nov (submit online)

Into The Void Poetry Competition – Poetry – closes 30 Nov (submit online)

Lakeview International Journal of Literature – Poetry, Fiction, Art – closes 30 Nov (submit online)

Magma – Poetry, theme: Margins – closes 30 Nov (submit online or by post (UK only))

Matador Review – Poetry, Fiction, Flash, Creative Non-Fiction, Artwork – closes 30 Nov (submit online)

Nimrod Journal – Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction – closes 30 Nov (submit online)

Residential Artist’s Studio Open Call 2017 – Dublin City Council, all disciplines – closes 30 Nov (submit online)

The Pickled Body – Poetry, theme: Egg – closes 30 Nov (submit online)

The Rialto Open Pamphlet Competition – Poetry, 18-24 poems – closes 30 Nov (submit online or by post)

Visual Verse – Poetry, Short Fiction, based on visual prompt, 50-500 words in 1 hour – closes 30 Nov (submit online)

Assaracus – Poetry, theme: The New American Reality – closes 1 Dec (submit online)

Brunel International African Poetry Prize – Poetry – closes 1 Dec (submit online)

Inside the Bell Jar – Poetry, Fiction, Flash, relating to mental illness – closes 1 Dec (submit online)

Inspired by Film Poetry Competition – Poetry – closes 1 Dec (submit online)

Peter Porter Poetry Prize – Poetry – closes 1 Dec (submit online)

The Charles Causley Poetry Competition – Poetry – closes 1 Dec (submit online)

The Strokestown Poetry Competition – Poetry (English & Irish) – closes 1 Dec (submit online)

JOURNALS / OPPORTUNITIES WITH OPEN SUBMISSION PERIODS IN NOVEMBER:

Ploughshares Journal – Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction – open 1 Jun – 15 Jan 2017(submit online)

The Iowa Review – Poetry, Fiction, non-Fiction – closes 1 Dec (submit online)

Into the Void – Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Art – closes 25 Dec (submit online)

Picaroon Poetry – Poetry – open 15 Nov – 31 Dec (submit online)

Drunken Boat – Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Translations – closes 1 Jan (submit online)

Skylight 47 Poetry – Poetry – closes 1 Jan (submit online)

Great Weather For Anthology – Poetry, Fiction, Flash, Creative Non-Fiction – closes 15 Jan (submit online)

Room Magazine – Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Artwork – closes 31 Jan (submit online)

CutBank – Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction – closes 1 Feb (submit online)

The Adroit Journal – Poetry, Prose, Artwork – closes 15 Mar (submit online)

Passages North – Poetry, Fiction, Flash, Creative Non-Fiction – closes Apr (submit online)

Structo Magazine – Poetry, Fiction – closes 15 Apr (submit online)

Bennington Review – Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Translations – closes 15 May (submit online)

Gettysburg Review – Poetry, Fiction, Essays – closes 31 May (submit online)

Grain Magazine – Poetry, Fiction, Literary Non-Fiction, Artwork – closes 31 May (submit online)

New England Review – Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Drama – closes 31 May (submit online)

Antiphon – Poetry – open (submit online)

Apartment Poetry – Poetry – open (submit online)

By and By Poetry – Poetry – open (submit online)

Carve Magazine – Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction – open (submit online)

Cheat River Review – Poetry, Fiction, Flash, Non-Fiction – open (submit online)

Driftwood Press – Poetry, Fiction, Literary Criticism – open (submit online)

Fields Magazine – Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Artwork – open (submit online)

GFT Press – Poetry, Fiction, Flash, Non-fiction – open (submit online)

Gravel – Poetry, Fiction, Flash, Creative Non-Fiction, Artwork – open (submit by post)

Idler – Poetry, Fiction, Essays – open (submit online)

Ink Sweat & Tears – Poetry – open (submit online)

Lighthouse Literary Journal – Poetry & Short Fiction – open (submit online)

LitMag – Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Essays – open (submit online)

Memorius – Poetry, Fiction – open (submit online)

One – Poetry, a single poem – open (submit online)

Poetry Ireland Review – Poetry – open (submit by post)

Rattle – Poetry – open (submit by post and online)

Referential Lit Mag – Poetry, Fiction, Essay, with reference to another work on mag website – open (submit online)

Squawk Back – Poetry, Fiction, Non-fiction, Reviews, Plays – open (submit online)

Stepaway Magazine – Poetry, Flash Fiction, theme: walking in the city – open (submit online)

The American Journal of Poetry – Poetry – open (submit online)

The Brooklyn Quarterly – Poetry, Fiction, Non-fiction, Translation, Humour – open (submit online)

The Collapsar – Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction – open (submit online)

The Galway Review – Poetry, Fiction, Non-fiction, Reviews, Plays – open (submit online)

The Great American Literary Magazine – Poetry, Fiction, Non-fiction, Reviews, Plays – open (submit online)

The MacGuffin – Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Artwork – open (submit online)

The Next Review – Poetry, Fiction, Reviews – open (submit online)

The Nottingham Review – Poetry & Fiction – open (submit online)

The Ofi Press Magazine – Poetry & Short Fiction – open (submit online)

The Southeast Review – Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Reviews, Artwork – open (submit online)

Best of luck!


If you have a competition or journal with a deadline in November 2016, and it is not included above, feel free to add the details with a link in the comments section below!


(Illustration by Nicole Ray via Etsy)

Poetry Competitions & Submissions – September 2016

Poetry Competitions & Submissions | Angela T. Carr

A couple of days late but still squillions of competitionswriting submissions and opportunities all with open periods or deadlines in the month of September!

Let this be the month you get those poems in front of editors and judges. Good luck!!

(Click on links for info)

A Furious Hope Anthology – Poetry, Flash Fiction – closes 3 Sept (submit online)

Cornwall Contemporary Poetry Festival Competition – Poetry – closes 3 Sept (submit online)

MPU International Poetry Competition – Poetry – closes 4 Sept (submit online or by post)

Primers: Mentoring & Publication Scheme (UK) – Emerging poets – closes 4 Sept (submit online)

The Stinging Fly – Poetry, Short Fiction – closes 4 Sept (submit online)

Three Drops From a Cauldron – Poetry – closes 4 Sept (submit by post)

Carousel Magazine – Poetry, Fiction – closes 5 Sept (submit online)

Mslexia Magazine – Poetry, Fiction, theme: Secret Fantasy – closes 5 Sept (submit online)

Los Gatos Listowel Writers Festival Competition – Poetry – closes 10 Sept (submit online)

The Allingham Writing Competitions – Poetry, Flash Fiction – closes 11 Sept (submit online)

Verve Poetry Competition – Poetry – closes 11 Sept (submit online)

Stanza Poetry Competition – Poetry (Poetry Society members only) – closes 12 Sept (submit online)

Live Canon International Poetry Competition – Poetry – closes 12 Sept (submit online)

Saltire Society Bursary – Poetry, Fiction, Spoken Word (Scottish, Ethnic Minorities only) – closes 14 Sept (submit online)

Apt – Poetry, Fiction Essays – 15 Sept (submit online)

The Chattahoochee Review – Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, theme: Off the Record – closes 15 Sept (submit online)

Grist – Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Art – closes 15 Sept (submit online)

Inside the Bell Jar – Poetry, Short & Flash Fiction, theme: Mental Illness – closes 15 Sept (submit online)

New Rivers Press Anthology: Bob Dylan – Poetry – closes 15 Sept (submit online)

Olentangy Review – Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction – closes 15 Sept (submit online)

Radcliffe Fellowship – Harvard University residency programme, all disciplines – closes 15 Sept (submit online)

Words and Music Poetry Competition – Poetry – closes 15 Sept (submit online)

Künstlerdorf Schöppingen Artists Residency – Literature, all areas – closes 15 Sept (submit online)

MacDowell Colony Writers Residency – Literature, all areas – closes 15 Sept (submit online)

Sixteen – Poetry, Fiction – closes 16 Sept (submit online)

The Honest Ulsterman – Poetry, Prose, Critical Writing – closes 16 Sept (submit online and by post)

Zoomorphic Anthology of Oceanic Life – Poetry – closes 16 Sept (submit online)

Abridged 0-48: Mercury Red – Poetry – closes 23 Sept (submit online)

The Manchester Poetry Prize – Poetry – closes 23 Sept (submit online or by post)

Into the Void – Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Art – closes 25 Sept (submit online)

Tales From the Forest – Poetry, Fiction, Art, theme: We Were Little (youth and childhood) – closes 25 Sept (submit online)

Bedford International Writing Competition  – Poetry – closes 30 Sept (submit online and by post)

Cold Mountain review – Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, theme: Forests – closes 30 Sept (submit online)

Columbia Journal – Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction – closes 30 Sept (submit online)

Heinrich Boll Residency – Writers & Artists – closes 30 Sept (submit online)

New Writing Scotland – All genres (Scottish only) – closes 30 Sept (submit online)

Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel – Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, themes Treasure / Seen – closes 30 Sept (submit online)

Visual Verse – Poetry, Short Fiction, based on visual prompt, 50-500 words in 1 hour – closes 31 Aug (submit online)

JOURNALS / OPPORTUNITIES WITH OPEN SUBMISSION PERIODS IN AUGUST:

Ploughshares Journal – Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction – open 1 Jun – 15 Jan 2017 (submit online)

Luna Luna Magazine – Poetry, Fiction, Essays & more – opens 15 Aug (submit online)

Poetry Ireland Review – Poetry – open (submit by post)

Antiphon – Poetry – open (submit online)

Stepaway Magazine – Poetry, Flash Fiction, theme: walking in the city – open (submit online)

The Collapsar – Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction – open (submit online)

Memorius – Poetry, Fiction – open (submit online)

The Nottingham Review – Poetry & Fiction – open (submit online)

Lighthouse Literary Journal – Poetry & Short Fiction – open (submit online)

The Ofi Press Magazine – Poetry & Short Fiction – open (submit online)

Driftwood Press – Poetry, Fiction, Literary Criticism – open (submit online)

Referential Lit Mag – Poetry, Fiction, Essay, with reference to another work on mag website – open (submit online)

Apartment Poetry – Poetry – open (submit online)

GFT Press – Poetry, Fiction, Flash, Non-fiction – open (submit online)

The Brooklyn Quarterly – Poetry, Fiction, Non-fiction, Translation, Humour – open (submit online)

The Galway Review – Poetry, Fiction, Non-fiction, Reviews, Plays – open (submit online)

By and By Poetry – Poetry – open (submit online)

Epizootics – Poetry, Prose Poems, Essays, Reviews, Translations – open until 15 Jul (submit online)

Squawk Back – Poetry, Fiction, Non-fiction, Reviews, Plays – open (submit online)

One | Jacar Press – Poetry, a single poem – open (submit online)

The Great American Literary Magazine – Poetry, Fiction, Non-fiction, Reviews, Plays – open (submit online)

Rattle – Poetry – open (submit by post and online)

Best of luck!


If you have a competition or journal with a deadline in September 2016, and it is not included above, feel free to add the details with a link in the comments section below!


(Illustration by Nicole Ray via Etsy)

Poetry Competitions & Submissions – June 2016

Poetry Competitions & Submissions | Angela T. Carr

Summer time and the living is easy… but there are still plenty of opportunities to get your writing out into the world! After a couple of months off, we’re back with a bumper crop of poetry competitionswriting submissions and opportunities all with open periods or deadlines in the month of June. Some close today, so get your skates on!

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