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.
“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.”
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!
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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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.
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.
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.
DEADLINE: Always open
SUBMISSION FEE: None
FORMS: Poetry, photography, guest blogs, essays