Free-to-enter Writing Contests and Submission Calls

Cathy’s Comps and Calls has a new site with monthly listings of “Free-to-enter writing competitions/contests and calls for submission, all of which can be entered online.”

You can subscribe via email to receive the monthly updates or follow her Facebook page. Each month she lists:

This is a quick reference list, but she does include if the market is paying or provides a contributor copy when the info is available.

As always, read guidelines carefully. For more info on submitting, read my Submission Tips here.

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xlogo1.png.pagespeed.ic.M9mgl2VgHr“Cathy Bryant (www.cathybryant.co.uk) is an award-winning British writer. Her fiction and poetry have been published around the world and won many awards. Her latest collection of poetry is Look At All The Women.”


Poetry Manuscripts: Resources for organizing a manuscript, by Nancy Chen Long

This great blog post by Nancy Chen Long includes several resources to help you better organize your poetry manuscript before submitting it for publication. Her list of resources includes:

  • Books (print and online)
  • Internet articles (series and individual)

Most of the articles are from authors and editors with experience and specific strategies.

Big thanks to Nancy for putting together this helpful resource!

Poetry Manuscripts: Resources for organizing a manuscript

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Where to Submit Formal Verse (rhyming, blank verse, villanelle, sonnet, etc.)

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Most editors are happy to answer questions regarding submissions. If a lit mag seems like a good fit for your work and it happens to be a specific form, such as rhyming, blank verse, villanelle, sonnet, pantoum, light verse, etc. contact them via email or on other social media to ask if they are open to such forms. If you receive a response and can share it with me here, I’ll note it for others in the future.

Most of the listings below have accepted specific form work and/or claim that they will and have no or very low submission fees ($3 or less). All accept electronic submissions. They are listed alphabetically; some are currently accepting submissions, some are temporarily closed. I’ve also included whether or not it is a paying market and a link to their Duotrope page, which will allow you to track deadlines if you currently subscribe to Duotrope.

Lit Mag

Payment

Forms

Duotrope Link

32 Poems $25 Short poems (32 lines or less), lyric https://duotrope.com/listing/716
Able Muse Contributor Copy Formal verse, Metrical, Rhyming https://duotrope.com/listing/3469
American Arts Quarterly Unknown Most forms, including: Formal and narrative poetry https://duotrope.com/listing/15947
Angle None Most forms, including: Invented/Nonce form, Metrical, Rhyming. https://duotrope.com/listing/7303
Antiphon None Most forms, including: Free verse, Metrical https://duotrope.com/listing/6331
Architrave Press None Most forms, including: Blank verse, Cinquain, Formal verse, Free verse, Ghazal, Haiku (or related), Invented/Nonce form, Lyric poetry, Metrical, Narrative poetry, Pantoum, Prose poetry, Short poetry, Sonnet, Villanelle https://duotrope.com/listing/6532
Atavic Poetry None Formal verse, Metrical, Rhyming https://duotrope.com/listing/13892
Christian Century Unknown Formal verse, Free verse, Metrical, Short poetry https://duotrope.com/listing/1576
Epiphany None Most forms https://duotrope.com/listing/1751
Fib Review None Hybrid form, Invented/Nonce form, Long poetry, Metrical, Short poetry https://duotrope.com/listing/3787
Goblin Fruit $2.50 – $5 Most forms, including: Formal verse, Metrical, Rhyming https://duotrope.com/listing/549
Hopkins Review Unknown Most forms https://duotrope.com/listing/3739
IthacaLit None Most forms, no prose poetry https://duotrope.com/listing/6726
Lavender Review None Most forms https://duotrope.com/listing/5351
Lunch Ticket None Most forms https://duotrope.com/listing/7376
Measure None Formal verse, Metrical https://duotrope.com/listing/779
Mezzo Cammin None Formal verse https://duotrope.com/listing/1165
Mythic Delirium  $5 Most forms, including: Formal verse, Free verse, Metrical, Rhyming https://duotrope.com/listing/269
Ottawa Arts Review None Most forms, including: Experimental poetry, Formal verse, Long poetry, Metrical, Prose poetry, Visual poetry https://duotrope.com/listing/4277
Oxford Poetry Unknown Most forms https://duotrope.com/listing/10349
PN Review Unknown Most forms https://duotrope.com/listing/1162
Post Road None Most forms https://duotrope.com/listing/585
Prelude None Most forms https://duotrope.com/listing/16889
Raintown Review None Blank verse, Experimental poetry, Formal verse, Metrical, Rhyming, Sonnet, Villanelle https://duotrope.com/listing/1089
Rat’s Ass Review  None Most forms, including: Formal verse, Free verse, Metrical, Rhyming https://duotrope.com/listing/3621
Rattle $25 – $50 Formal verse, Free verse, Long poetry, Short poetry, Sonnet, Villanelle, Visual poetry https://duotrope.com/listing/1020
Road Not Taken None Formal verse, Metrical https://duotrope.com/listing/2948
Rotary Dial None Blank verse, Formal verse, Metrical, Rhyming https://duotrope.com/listing/11817
ShatterColors Literary Review None Formal verse, Lyric poetry, Metrical, Narrative poetry, Rhyming, Sonnet https://duotrope.com/listing/958
Shenandoah Unknown Most forms https://duotrope.com/listing/435
Sliptongue  None Ballad, Formal verse, Lyric poetry, Metrical, Narrative poetry, Rhyming, Sonnet https://duotrope.com/listing/959
Society of Classical Poets Journal None Formal verse, Metrical https://duotrope.com/listing/14269
SOUND Literary Magazine None Most forms, including: Lyric poetry, Metrical https://duotrope.com/listing/13577
Southern Women’s Review None Most forms https://duotrope.com/listing/3524
String Poet None Most forms, including: Experimental poetry, Formal verse, Free verse, Lyric poetry, Metrical, Rhyming https://duotrope.com/listing/6119
Tahoma Literary Review $25 – $50 Most forms, including: Lyric poetry, Narrative poetry https://duotrope.com/listing/14198

 

Think Journal None Most forms, including: Formal verse, Free verse, Invented/Nonce form, Metrical, Rhyming https://duotrope.com/listing/3435
Thrush None Most forms https://duotrope.com/listing/6267
Typoetic.us None Most forms https://duotrope.com/listing/17303
Unsettling Wonder  $10 Most forms, including: Metrical https://duotrope.com/listing/8869
Unsplendid None Ballad, Blank verse, Formal verse, Ghazal, Invented/Nonce form, Pantoum, Rondeau, Sestina, Sonnet, Tanka, Villanell https://duotrope.com/listing/2056
Valparaiso Poetry Review None Most forms https://duotrope.com/listing/1312
Verse-Virtual None Most forms, including: Formal verse, Free verse, Metrical https://duotrope.com/listing/14551
Virginia Quarterly Review Print mag $200 Most forms https://duotrope.com/listing/137
WestWard Quarterly None Formal verse, Free verse, Metrical, Rhyming https://duotrope.com/listing/3329
Whistling Shade None Most forms, including: Lyric poetry, Metrical, Rhyming https://duotrope.com/listing/559
Wisdom Crieth $25 – $100 Formal verse, Metrical, Rhyming https://duotrope.com/listing/7247

Submissions for the first issue of ATOMIC are open!

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Check out this new online lit mag… they want your short poems. 14 lines or less for their first issue.

Originally posted on ATOMIC | a journal of short poetry:

ATOMIC is a journal that publishes short poems ranging from haiku to sonnets to random (poetic) scribbles. ATOMIC believes there is power in brevity, so give us your pared down souls! The deadline for the first issue is July 31, 2015. Check out the About and Submissions pages for more information.

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My poem “Christ of the Abyss” published in Verse-Virtual’s July issue

So pleased to have my poem “Christ of the Abyss” published in Verse-Virtual’s July issue.

Inspired by: http://www.christoftheabyss.net/

Click here to submit to Verse-Virtual and work with an incredible editor. Submissions are always open.

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PAYING/NO FEE Call for Poetry – Amethyst Arsenic, DEADLINE: August 15, 2015

Amethyst Arsenic is a paying, online publisher and is a project of ELJ Publications. Issues include poetry, fiction, art, and music. You can read past issues online here. This current call for submissions is for poetry only and the reading period runs from July 1 – August 15, 2015.

For more info on how to submit your work to literary magazine and journals, read my Submission Tips here.

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Amethyst Arsenic submission guidelines

DEADLINE: August 15, 2015

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: Poetry

PAYMENT: “We pay $5 per accepted poem. Additionally, our featured artist will receive $25. Issue is limited to 10 poets.”

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/6056 (includes interview with the editors)

 


My found poem “Blue Daydream” published by Straight Forward

It’s always satisfying to have a found poem accepted for publication! My poem “Blue Daydream” created from lines in David Lynch’s film Blue Velvet was included in Issue Nine of Straight Forward.

Each issue is on sale in their Etsy store for less than $4, not a bad deal for an electronic version (PDF) of an awesome lit mag!

Also, they are always open for submissions with no fees, unless you’d like specific feedback or editing services. For $10 they will provide detailed notes on up to five poems, which at two bucks a poem sounds like a pretty great deal for some objective feedback.

Click here for submission guidelines.

DEADLINE: Always open

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: Poetry, photography, guest blogs, essays

PAYMENT: None

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