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!!!

(Click on links for info)

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Over the Edge New Writer of the Year – Poetry, Fiction by unpublished writers – closes 3 Aug (submit by post)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Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award – Poetry, unpublished first collection (20 poems) (Ireland only) – closes 15 Aug (submit by post)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)

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