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Posted 11 May 2012

Squares & Rebels
What does it mean to be queer and female in the Midwest? If you’re a poet either living in the Midwest or has strong Midwestern ties, Squares & Rebels ( want to hear from you for a poetry anthology coming out this fall! Please email 5-7 unpublished original poems as a Word file. Female writers who identify themselves as sexually attracted to their own gender (whether they are transgender, bisexual, lesbian, questioning or not) are more than welcome to submit to Kate Lynn Hibbard:

Online/Postmark deadline: August 1, 2012
Issue #66 of Kaleidoscope will explore "Disability in the Midst of Relationships." Perspectives of those with a disability, of his or her partner, or of couples who both have a disability are encouraged. Collaborative efforts will also be accepted.
Relationships bring many challenges; when a disability is involved, daily life becomes more complex, influencing the dynamics of a relationship. Communication becomes even more essential with the unique challenges of disability. Consider the process of discovering the "new normal," and adapting to changes that occur over time, whether a disability was congenital or acquired later in life.

Four Ties Lit Review is accepting submissions of Art, Poetry, Fiction, and Non-Fiction until June 30th for Issue I Volume II. This is our first open call for submissions. Four Ties Lit Review is an independent literary online magazine publishing twice yearly. We are committed to the idea that creative writing and photographic arts are forms of expression that are essential to a thriving modern culture. We aim to publish writing and art that appeals to the widest range of readers, but is still intellectually stimulating and meaningful.

Posted 10 May 2012
Journal of Renga & Renku
Online submission deadline: October 1, 2012
Journal of Renga & Renku includes a variety of content that will interest Asian Studies scholars as well as teachers and students of English literature/poetry; we believe it will also be of interest to poets experimenting with the writing of collaborative linked verse in a number of languages around the world today, and to practitioners exploring aspects of renku and its za as an educational/social/therapeutic tool.
For full details of our Call for Content, please go to

Oaken Transformations Sculpture & Poetry Walk is currently seeking poems by Michigan writers for the art walk. We recommend coming to the art walk and seeing the poems that are here to get an idea of the kinds of work we are interested in. Of particular interest is the intersection of art, wilderness, Michigan & community. Submissions will be accepted via email or US mail. Please include your name, contact information, and if by email please attach the poems in a Word or PDF document.
Please see our website for where to send work:
Limit 5 poems per writer.

Jelly Bucket
Submission deadline: June 1, 2012
Jelly Bucket, the literary journal of Bluegrass Writers Studio at Eastern Kentucky University is seeking quality nonfiction through June 1.

Posted 9 May 2012
The Mustard Seed Risk
Online submission deadline: Rolling (January 1, 2013)
We at The Mustard Seed Risk believe art is an expression of hope. Great art leaves its participant hungry, with a longing for the inexpressible and satisfied by the mystery all at once. The small seed that art plants, grows into something more as it matures in the fertile ground of the mind and soul.
We're calling for submissions: Our journal includes prose, poetry, visual, and vocal art. Send us your best, visit our site,, and share it with your friends to enjoy art that grows.

Anthology of short political fiction
Editor Sandra McIntyre with Roseway Publishing (Nova Scotia & Manitoba) is seeking short story submissions for an upcoming anthology of political fiction. “Political” is open to interpretation—stories can be about politics, whether overtly or obliquely, or political by virtue of their stance, voice, point of view, or underpinnings. Stories should be 4000 words maximum. Canadian authors only.
The deadline for submissions is: June 1, 2012. For full details, see

Tu Books publishes speculative fiction for children and young adults featuring diverse characters and settings. Our focus is on well-told, exciting, adventurous fantasy, science fiction, and mystery novels featuring people of color and/or set in worlds inspired by non-Western folklore or culture. We welcome Western settings if the main character is a person of color.
We are looking specifically for stories for both middle grade (ages 8-12) and young adult (ages 12-18) readers. For more information on how to submit, please see our submission guidelines at

Posted 8 May 2012
Bloodroot Literary Magazine invites high-quality submissions of unpublished poetry (free verse and sonnets only), short stories, and creative nonfiction. Submit 3-5 poems: 10 lines to two pages. Prose: 5,000-word limit. We read April 1 to September 1. Include SASE for response. We do not return manuscripts. Bloodroot Literary Magazine, P.O. Box 322, Thetford Center, VT 05075. For full details:

(Communication/$/Quid Pro Quo)
Submissions accepted in Spanish and English.
Though you are welcome to submit your work online throughout the year, our reading periods, most often, happen in the weeks before and after each posted deadline. We publish two issues a year, and each carries a theme. We are generally looking for work that speaks to the theme, but quality of work is the first consideration. Please visit for more information.

Fortunates is a collection of short poems to be read one after the other in a random order. Some prophetic or proverbial, spanning tragic to irreverent, and all independently brilliant and freefalling, the poems reflect and inform their juxtaposed neighbors, creating a uniquely stunning read. Now reading all short poems, with a peeled eye for the humorous and those that make good use the format. for current content, specific guidelines and contact information.

Posted 7 May 2012
Tupelo Press Poetry Open Reading Period
Postmark or Online Submission Deadline: July 31, 2012
Open submissions for book-length poetry collections (48-90 pages) and chapbook-length poetry collections (30-47 pages). Submissions are accepted from anyone writing in English (whether in the United States or abroad). Include a cover page with manuscript title, your name, address, phone, email, as well as $28 reading fee by check or PayPal. Include SASP for acknowledgment of receipt, SASE for results notification. Manuscripts will not be returned. You may include an acknowledgments page, listing previously published poems. Mail to: Open Submissions, Tupelo Press, PO Box 1767, North Adams MA 01247; or upload your submission online. Read full guidelines at

Posted 5 May 2012
Chocorua Review is accepting submissions for their Fall 2012 edition. We publish short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. We favor thoughtful writing and art; well-crafted work that gives the reader or viewer reason to pause and think. If your work can change the mood of the reader and give her or him something new to consider, you're in. Try

Posted 4 May 2012
Seattle-based literary magazine The Monarch Review is accepting submissions year-round via our Web We publish a variety of poetry, fiction, essays, music and visual art 3-5 times per week. We also release a print edition every six months we call Monarch. Submitting is free. The Monarch Review is a magazine created in the spirit of the Monarch Apartments: a Seattle home to generations of poets, writers, musicians, visual artists, pranksters, cranks and the curious. The publication aims to sustain the Monarch’s vibrant, vagabond culture by creating a forum for emerging and established artists and thinkers.

Call for Submissions—Young Writers
If you are a teenager currently enrolled in high school, grades 9-12, Crashtest, the new online literary magazine for high school writers, would like to hear from you! Crashtest publishes poetry, stories and creative non-fiction in the form of personal essays, imaginative investigation, experimental interviews, or whatever else you would like to call it. We’re looking for writing that has both a perspective and a personality. We’re looking for authors who have something to say. Check us out Crashtest only accepts email submissions. Send submissions, .doc or .rtf attachment only, and any queries

Posted 1 May 2012
Online submission deadline: May 1 – September 1, 2012
We accept fiction, non-fiction, and poetry works as well as photo-essays and visual media. Submissions need not be constrained to these forms, but we are looking for a certain coherency within the submitted work. For more information and to submit, please visit:

The Citron Review is an online literary journal created and edited by alumni of the esteemed Antioch University Los Angeles M.F.A. Program. We seek submissions of resonant beauty in the form of micro-fiction, flash fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction. We are currently reading for our Summer Issue, but submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. Electronic submissions only via our submissions manager: You can also see full guidelines on our website. Please stop by:

The Long Story is looking for stories of 8,000-12,000 words (will look at stories up to 20,000 but rarely take). Check our website for guidelines (and note it is a new address):

Anak Sastra seeks short stories (fiction or creative nonfiction) for its 8th issue due out in July 2012. Contributors and/or story themes should have some connection to Southeast Asia. For more information, please visit:

Per Contra
Deadline October 15, 2012
Per Contra is open for submission of literary fiction. We accept both flash and longer fiction up to 3,000 words. We do not publish genre fiction, but we are open to a wide range of subjects and styles. Among the authors we have published are Chimamanda Adichie, Sefi Atta, Richard Burgin, Stephen Dixon, David Evanier, Vanessa Gebbie, Ann Hood, Kuzhali Manickavel, Lewis Turco, and Chika Unigwe. We are a paying market.

bioStories Magazine, an on-line publication that focuses on the biographies of “ordinary people,” is issuing its fourth call for submissions. We believe that we all have stories and every story matters. Visit our website at to read our current feature essays and to view complete submission guidelines.

Stone Highway Review looks for innovative poetry and prose. We are interested in hybrid writing, cross-genre, work that does not fit in a specific category. In particular, we are looking for work that is emotionally provocative, bold, and different. We want what we haven’t read before. We urge women and other underrepresented writers to submit.
Online submission deadline: August 1, 2012

The First Line
Deadline: August 1, 2012
Submissions for the Fall 2012 issue are due August 1. The first line: “A light snow was falling as Charlie Reardon left the diner and made his way down Madison Street.”

Big Fiction celebrates the soul of the long story: generous, transportive, and a little wild. We’re a biannual indie journal that publishes ambitious fiction (7,000 words and up) in hand-designed letterpress issues. Reading period for our Fall/Winter issue is April 15-May 31, 2012. Current and past authors include Jerry Gabriel and Yuriy Tarnawsky. Visit for more information.

The Letter Project seeks letters about the creative life. Letters are an important artform. We want to explore everything that a letter can be. All letters must pass through the snail mail system in order to qualify. Please visit the Address your questions to Theresa Williams at

Psychic Meatloaf Poetry Journal.
Psychic Meatloaf Poetry Journal is now accepting submissions for Issue 5. We are interested in original, quirky, eccentric, idiosyncratic, unconventional, unorthodox, offbeat, edgy Experimental Poetry and Visual Art. Submit up to 6 works online, simultaneous subs are acceptable (see oursubmissions page for guidelines). We are focused primarily on poetry that is experimental and/or free verse. Psychic Meatloaf is published semi-annually online and in print.

Gemini Magazine has no rules. Send your very best fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction or anything else you think might capture our interest. We read work

Posted 26 April 2012
Gambling the Aisle invites the submission of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, visual art, and indefinable things for our next issue. We are attracted to the experimental and the strange, but more importantly we’re attracted to thoughtful, well-crafted work. We accept simultaneous submissions and encourage work from writers/artists of all backgrounds. For submission guidelines and to submit visit To view our latest issue visit

Red Fez Publications. Open submissions year-round. Issues published monthly on the 13th, reading period is 1-31. Red Fez publishes an online literature and arts magazine. We would like to read your creative nonfiction! Red Fez is also open to submissions of poetry, fiction, short videos, audio, art, photography and comics. No simultaneous submissions, reprints considered. Response in four weeks or less. Submit online at

Posted 25 April 2012
Dark Matter Journal
Online Submission Deadline: July 1, 2012
Dark Matter publishes literary speculative poetry, flash-fiction, short fiction, essays, and musings. We are interested in all things speculative in literature. We are not interested in anything dogmatic or mystical. Use natural metaphor to explore meaning and challenge traditional wisdom. We especially want to encourage new writers, particularly those who may not have training in writing but want to express creative explorations. Selected work will first appear on the Dark Matter blog. The best pieces will then be compiled into the first Dark Matter online journal. Visit for more information.

Spittoon, an online quarterly, is looking for submissions for spring and summer issues. All genres are open, but we are currently in need of quality creative nonfiction submissions. As always, we are especially interested in genre-benders and other experimental work. All pieces chosen for publication will be entered in the yearly Best of Spittoon contest; one winner in each genre will be chosen, awarded a spittoon "trophy" and featured on our website. 2011 award winners were Nate Pritts, Laura Madeline Wiseman and Meghan MacNamara. To read the winners' work, access submission guidelines, or to read a past issue, visit

Bohemian Pupil Press is seeking poetry submissions, encouraging (but certainly not limited to) those from Lone Wolf poets – poets outside the MFA world, for Dead Flowers: A Poetry Rag. The rag is a hopefully not too heady "experiment" intended to explore a perception of poetry that supposes there are no careerists in the underground. In this regard, Dead Flowers is also seeking intelligent readers who are entirely indifferent to—perhaps even spiteful of—poetry to accept the challenge of guest editing.

Still Point Arts Quarterly
Postmark deadlines: August 15 and November 15, 2012
Still Point Arts Quarterly seeks articles, essays, fiction, and poetry about art, the idea of art, the making of art, being an artist, creativity, inspiration, the artist's medium, etc. Next review periods are May 2012 and August 2012. Visit our website for submission guidelines:

Stone Voices
Postmark deadlines: August 15 and November 15, 2012
Stone Voices seeks articles, essays, fiction, and poetry that relate to its focus on the connections between art and spirituality. Submissions may be about particular artists, art genres, the idea of art, the making of art, being an artist, creativity, inspiration, etc. Next review periods are May 2012 and August 2012. Visit website for submission guidelines:

Posted 22 April 2012
Seeking essays on the Grand Canyon backpacking experience for a Vishnu Temple Press anthology. Avoid tales of “conquering” or merely “surviving” the Canyon. Convey the sights and sounds, the texture and spirit of that place, and the richness of your immersion. Deadline August 30. Guidelines at Questions? E-mail

Posted 20 April 2012
The New Poet seeks work from established and emerging writers. Narrative and image-driven poems are highly encouraged. TNP wants your best and your experiments as it prepares for its third issue. To submit your work, visit

Posted 19 April 2012
The New Verse News covers the news with poems on issues large and small (especially those of a politically progressive bent) by writers from all over the world. The editors seek to post each day a genuinely poetic take on a very current and specific news story. See the website for guidelines and for examples of the kinds of poems The New Verse News publishes. Then paste your submission and a brief bio in the text of an email (no attachments, please) to OR Write "Verse News Submission" in the subject line of your email.

Posted 18 April 2012
Ashland Creek Press is currently reading submissions of novels, memoirs, short story collections, and essay collections on the themes of travel, the environment, ecology, and wildlife—but above all we’re looking for exceptional, well-written, engaging stories.
For all submissions, please include (in a single document) a 1-2 page synopsis of the entire manuscript (including word count), the first 50 pages, and an author bio listing all publishing credits, awards, and experience. Include a valid email address, mailing address, and phone number.

Posted 17 April 2012
200 New Mexico Poems
Online/Postmark deadline: June 16, 2012
Submit 1-3 New Mexico-themed poems of 40 lines or less for consideration to Selected poems will be posted on Suitable themes include: New Mexico history, environment, culture, and personal significance of the region. Poems may be formal or free verse and utilize a narrative or lyric voice. Submissions are open to established and emerging poets regardless of residence, as long as have a clear connected to New Mexico. At this time, there is an under-representation of Native American and Hispanic voices, which the editor would like to see remedied. Visit the website for full submission guidelines at

Posted 16 April 2012
damselfly press
Online submission deadline: June 15, 2012
damselfly press seeks to promote exceptional writing by women. We welcome work from female writers of all experiences. We accept fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. We are now accepting submissions for our twentieth issue, due out in July, 2012. Please note the issue will be completely devoted to MFA graduates and

Posted 13 April 2012
The Chamber Four Lit Mag is accepting submissions for our third issue until the end of June, 2012. We're considering fiction, poetry, nonfiction, drama, visual art—pretty much anything written or two-dimensional. Any genre and subject matter will be considered, as long as the writing is sharp. Simultaneous submissions welcome. For more details, and to see past issues, visit or

We're an experimental mag out of NYC. We distribute in Paris, NYC, and LA. We publish weird or forgotten literary forms: lists, aphorisms, punctuationless stories, flash fiction, classified ads, etc. Let your imagination run, getWeird getPublished. If you only have poems and short stories, submit them, we will edit them and design them. We don't ask for sole-rights to your work, we just want to get your writing out into the world. We print 2000 high-quality print additions and are available online. We're excited to see what you come up with! Email

Posted 12 April 2012
Throughthe3rdeye seeks strong, mature poetry from young people aged 8-24 who live in the state of Michigan. We do not require an application fee but we are unable to pay for published work at this time. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged and poets retain complete rights over their work as we honor all requests for removal. Please, no explicit language or graphic themes.
Send up to five poems, single-spaced, to

Vine Leaves Literary Journal
Online Submission Deadline: June 1, 2011
Vine Leaves Literary Journal is holding its 3rd call for vignette submissions. A vignette is a snapshot of life and focuses on one element, mood, character, setting or object. It's descriptive, excellent for character or theme exploration and wordplay. Through a vignette, you create an atmosphere. We accept prose, poetry, and script. We are also seeking artwork/photography for the cover and/or interior of the issue. All vignettes submitted for review will be considered for our annual print edition. For more information and submission guidelines, please visit:

Posted 10 April 2012
Spoke: Origin | Art | Process. Online submission deadline: June 15, 2012.
Spoke is accepting submissions for its second issue, focused on the theme "Signal/Noise." We're collecting literature, visual art, and sound art. Art originates in process, the interaction between ideas and environment. What do you hear here? Where? To submit your work and find out more about our submission guidelines, visit

Heavy Feather Review needs work for it's second issue. HFR is an independent, biannual electronic journal dedicated to publishing the finest in short fiction, poetry, short comics, creative nonfiction, or any hybrid thereof. The HFR homepage sees updates on a rolling basis. These updates may include, but are certainly not limited to, essays, guest posts, book reviews. Please review our guidelines before submitting. The deadline for our second issue is August 15, 2012. HFR is also actively looking for people willing to write reviews, essays/posts, and conduct interviews.

StepAway Magazine
Online submission deadline: June 14, 2012
StepAway Magazine is holding its 6th call for submissions. Our magazine is hungry for literature that evokes the sensory experience of walking in specific neighborhoods, districts or zones within a city. We accept poetry and prose under 1000 words. This is flânerie for the twenty-first century. Please submit your work and a press-ready biography to:

The Los Angeles River Review
Online submission deadline: October 15, 2012
The Los Angeles River Review is accepting forward-thinking and refined poetry submissions for issue 1. We are looking for sophisticated work that both challenges and illuminates the reader. The review does not publish light verse, sonnets, slam poetry, or rhyming poetry. Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but please notify us if the work is accepted for publication elsewhere. The Los Angeles River Review is a print journal, but some poems may be published on the website as a guide for future submissions. Visit for more information.

Posted 5 April 2012
J Journal: New Writing on Justice seeks submissions for its fall 2012 issue. Now in its fifth year, J is the only literary journal in the country framed by the justice theme. Our most powerful pieces approach justice tangentially rather than directly. In the last year J Journal has received strong notices in review sites and Special Mentions in the Pushcart Anthology. Send fiction and personal narrative (6000 words max) and poetry (up to three poems) by August 31, 2012 to: Editors, J Journal, Dept. of English, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 524 West 59th St., 7th Floor, New York NY 10019. See for details.

Cigale Literary Magazine is seeking submissions for its second issue. We look for writing that portrays the intricacies of character set against the landscape of a wider world, prose that looks out rather than in. We are dedicated to the continuity of art as a tradition, to literature that aesthetically explores universal themes: through innovation, through allusion, through metaphor. Please visit for additional information.

Educe: A Journal of Queer Literature and Art
Looking for LITERARY fiction/nonfiction/poetry/art submissions from queer folk across the globe. This is a quarterly journal distributed as an e-pub and in print. Submit up to three (3) poems, one (1) story, or one (1) piece of creative nonfiction (prose – 8k word max). Check us out at Send submissions, including name, address, phone, email, and bio to:

Wordrunner eChapbooks
Online submission deadline: May 27, 2012
Wordrunner eChapbooks publishes four online collections annually of fiction, poetry or memoir, each featuring one author, and the occasional anthology. Submissions are open for the summer solstice 2012 poetry e-chapbook from April 1 through May 27, 2012. At least 1/4 of the collection should be previously unpublished. No fee to submit. Payment: $65. Detailed guidelines posted at

War Veterans Anthology
Writer and editor Henry F. Tonn is calling for submissions for a veterans of war anthology. Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry are requested from war veterans, their family and friends. Experiences from any war are permitted, including work from veterans of foreign countries. All work must be in English. The book will be perfect-bound and hard copy. Guidelines can be found

Posted 3 April 2012
Inner Art Journal. Online submission deadline: May 1, 2012
Inner Art Journal publishes tanka, haiku and short free form poetry. We are looking for work that shares perception and insight. We don't want unnecessary emotion or wordiness. We publish quarterly. Submit via submishmash See our site for examples of the kind of work we prefer.

Symmetry Pebbles is a bi-monthly poetry e-zine continuously accepting poetry submissions of an alternative, brave, risk taking, surreal and/or experimental nature. Check out the archive on the website to get an idea of what we're into. Send up to 3 poems as an MS Word document along with a 3-4 line bio and your email

Posted 2 April 2012
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The Healing Muse
The annual journal of literary and visual art that is published by Upstate Medical University's Center for Bioethics and Humanities, is looking for artists and writers for this year’s fall publication! We welcome fiction, poetry, narratives, essays, memoirs, drawings, photography, and graphic art, particularly but not exclusively focusing on themes of medicine and healing. Submissions are collected and juried from September 1st through May 1st each year for publication in October. Detailed guidelines can be found

Posted 1 April 2012
Postmark Deadline: March 1, 2013
Playerist calls for submissions for its forthcoming 3rd issue on the theme of ‘Mistakes’. Playerist is also sourcing work for a special edition on ‘Comedy’. All styles of writing of any genre considered, as are graphic black-and-white artworks. No fee but free copy. Playerist is a well-promoted literary paper on catalogue at London’s Poetry Library and the British Library. Playerist especially welcomes work by women.

Buddhist Poetry Review is a quarterly online magazine dedicated to publishing fresh and insightful Buddhist poetry. BPR will be accepting submissions for Issue Five from April 1st, 2012 through May 30th, 2012. Please visit our site for submission guidelines:

Plume’s editors read constantly and publish monthly the very best poetry available, nationally and internationally: twelve poets, one poem each issue. Issues #1 and #2 (forthcoming) include contributions from Alicia Ostriker, Stephen Dunn, Lawrence Raab, Amy Gerstler, Stuart Dybek, Carl Dennis, Denise Duhamel, Terese Svoboda, G. C. Waldrep, Thomas Lux, Nin Andrews, Kimberly Johnson, Charles Bernstein, Christopher Kennedy, Jean-Michel Maulpoix, Rae Armantrout, Maureen McLane, Keith Waldrop, Peter Cooley, Peter Meinke, Elaine Equi, Cornelius Eady. Please see our submissions guidelines, and do read our Mission Statement in full before

Scythe. Online submission deadline: July 21, 2012
Send Scythe 3 – 5 of your best poems, the ones that haunt you and stand by you and impel you to thrive. Send the poems that burn a hole in your hand when you cannot write them down fast enough. Send these poems in the body of an email to

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    Issa's Untidy Hut said...

    Lilliput Review is a print magazine founded in 1989 and dedicated to the short poem. The magazine's normal format, 4.25 x 3.5", reflects its name and that focus. It is published quarterly, two issues at a time, with every 4th issue being a broadside featuring the work of a single poet.


    All poems submitted should be 10 lines or less, with a 3 poem maximum per submission. All manuscripts must be accompanied by a SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) or IRCs (international reply coupons) with sufficient postage for their return. All poems should be previously unpublished, unless noted. Payment for work accepted is 2 copies of the issue in which the work appears. Reporting time is 90 plus days. No electronic submissions considered.


    Lilliput Review
    Don Wentworth, Editor
    282 Main Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15201



    Jerry said...

    Toe Good Poetry: a newly launched, online literary magazine is seeking submissions from all that are interested. We have published 11 poems so far and will continue to publish one poet every two weeks.

    We look forward to hearing from you: !

    Taylor Wendt said...

    The Four Cornered Universe accepts poetry of all genres. Check out our guidelines and submit!

    MattL0713 said...

    Thanks for the Repost! We've had a couple of referents from you site.
    Matt Larrimore
    Four Ties Lit Review

    Poet on Poetry said...

    You are very welcome! Feel free to post your news in the comments here any time.

    Amanda Clark said...

    Hi! My name is Amanda Clark and I am the founder of Steady Moon Press. We are currently seeking submissions for poetry about writing for our new anthology, "The Poet's Word (Poems about Writing)" for more details go to and click on submissions, thanks.

    Human Rights Consortium said...

    The Human Rights Consortium at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, together with the Institute of English Studies and Keats House Poets, is putting together its first anthology of human rights poems. The anthology will be launched in October 2013 at the Bloomsbury Festival.
    In addition, writer’s development agency Spread the Word have generously offered the three poets whose poems best engage with human rights research a special prize: a complementary place at their poetry workshops.

    The Human Rights Poetry Anthology will be selected, compiled and edited by academics with expertise in human rights and English studies from the School of Advanced Study (University of London); and the Keats House Poets, a collective of young poets supported by the Keats House Museum who actively write and perform poems about human rights issues.

    Deadline for poems: 15 May at 17.30 (GMT). Entry is free. Up to two poems per poet, max. 70 lines.

    All submissions and enquiries to

    More details on submissions are here:

    GScottRobinson said...

    Submissions are open May 15-September 30th

    300 Days of Sun seeks original poetry, prose, creative non-fiction, art, and photography from authors and artists living in the Southwest (Nevada, California, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah). Send us something smart and well-planned, or something clever and spontaneous. Surprise us. Although we seek authors from the southwest, we want to avoid its clichés (e.g. kokopelli and lone cacti), and while we love work that is passionate, we are not looking for anything overly sentimental.

    Anonymous said...

    Writers, lend me your words. This is a call for submissions. The theme this quarter is music, and the best part is, you can submit RIGHT NOW, just send an email to with your name, address, a brief bio, a short list of published works and your submission. It’s time to get those pens, poems and stories out and submit.

    For more information visit our website: