Celebrating the curlew: poetry and prose wanted for anthology

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The closing date is 7 April for submitting up to three poems or non-fiction of up to 1,000 words for an anthology in celebration of curlew and the landscapes they inhabit. Poems will also be considered on other threatened wading birds. All profits will go directly to working to defend and stabilise curlew breeding populations in the UK. Email your submissions to Cumbrian poet and writer Karen Lloy...

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Performance poetry publisher wants collection submissions

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Performance poetry publisher Burning Eye Books is looking for submissions for poetry collections from people “active on the UK performance / spoken word poetry scene for publication between January and December 2018”. Burning Eye describes itself as “a small independent publisher in the south-west p...

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Deadline nears on mentoring scheme to select, help and publish three poets

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The deadline is 4 September in the search to select three poets who will be published together in Primers Volume 2, a book showcasing short debut collections of work. The mentoring scheme, involving J...

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Deadline extended for Best New British and Irish Poets anthology

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The 1 July submission deadline has been extended to 1 September for The Best New British and Irish Poets competition, to collect 50 poems from the 50 best new poets in the UK and Ireland. They will be...

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Why the beautiful South has a place in my heart

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I’ll confess it straight away – I have a soft spot for South, which was the first poetry magazine to accept a poem of mine. They hadn’t a clue that I hadn’t been published anywhere before – it was the...

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New Beat-inspired magazine Beatification seeks £500 crowdfunder aid

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John G Hall, the founding editor of Citizen32 arts and literature magazine, is seeking £500 crowdfunder aid to help launch a new poetry and short story magazine based in Manchester, which will be aimi...

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Cheers! Pub poems wanted for book and beermats

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Otley Word Feast Press in West Yorkshire is inviting poems about pubs from poets throughout the UK, “to celebrate pubs and their significance in our communities”. Successful poems will be published in...

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Magazine editor's warning on popular poetry subjects

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What are the most popular subjects that poets write about? The editor of a long-running literary magazine has advised poets seeking publication: “If you choose to write about birds, photographs, pictu...

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Online journal launched as 'crazy adventure and for the love of poetry'

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A new online poetry journal was launched this week. The High Window is a quarterly co-edited by David Cooke, who regularly posts his poems on Write Out Loud, and fellow poet Anthony Costello, co-host ...

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Wanted: poems about Yorkshire for new anthology by Valley Press

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Scarborough-based Valley Press is calling for submissions for an anthology of poetry about Yorkshire, to be published in October this year, from writers based anywhere in the world. Poems can be on an...

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Deadline nears for Paragram's chapbook competition

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Paragram, which was set up to encourage new writers, is offering the chance for one poet to publish a short collection in its chapbook competition. Poems submitted for the chapbook competition will al...

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Fenland's poet laureate launches poetry and prose magazine for 'overlooked' region

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A new literary magazine for East Anglia has been launched by Fenland’s new poet laureate, Jonathan Totman. The Fenland Reed will be edited by Totman and local writer Mary Livingstone, with one themed ...

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Bolton festival anthology wants submissions from northern poets

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Organisers of Bolton’s Live from Worktown poetry festival are inviting submissions from poets in the north of England for the festival’s anthology. This year’s publication will be edited by Anne Caldw...

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Poetry magazine Butcher's Dog has new co-editor

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Submissions are open until 15 February for the next issue of Butcher’s Dog, a biannual poetry magazine founded in the north-east of England. The magazine is open to submissions from writers anywhere i...

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Emma Press enters politics with calls for poems on election and voting

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Anthology and pamphlet publisher the Emma Press is seeking poems about UK politics in the run-up to the general election, as well as poems about voting.

The poems about UK politics will be publishe...

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Paragram seeks anthology submissions

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The Surrey-based writing group Paragram has launched a call for submissions to a new anthology of poetry and short fiction, with the theme Remember, and a deadline of 31 August. Entry is free, with th...

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Prolific poetry publisher branches out into pamphlets

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A publisher that already publishes around 30 individual collections of poetry each year is branching out into pamphlet publishing. Indigo Dreams has formed a new poetry pamphlet division, Indigo Pamph...

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Wanted: poems about ageing for new anthology

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Specialist anthology publisher The Emma Press has launched a call for poems about age, for an anthology to be edited by Sarah Hesketh. The publisher hopes the book will address common fears about grow...

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Bolton festival anthology wants submissions from north-west poets

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Organisers of Bolton’s first poetry festival, Live From Worktown, next month are looking for submissions from poets living in the north-west of England to appear in the festival anthology. They want p...

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Magazine wants Benn tributes and miners' strike poems

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The radical poetry and arts magazine Citizen 32 is calling for submissions that to pay tribute to the former Labour MP Tony Benn or mark the 30th anniversary of the miners' strike for its special edit...

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Let's dance: Emma Press seeks submissions for new anthology

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The Emma Press is inviting submissions for its next anthology, on dance, aimed at capturing its “exhilaration and joy”. They say: “We want poems about first dances, last dances, slow dances, panicky d...

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Forget Barbie: women seek poems for anthology celebrating the body

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Four women editors are inviting submissions to a new poetry anthology inspired by “a passionate desire” to celebrate women’s bodies, “leaving Barbie ... in her box for good”. Sue Jones-Davies, Dee Orr...

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Women's poetry anthology seeks 'hellcat heroines'

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The publishers of an anthology of women’s poetry called Furies are seeking submissions. The deadline is 30 March, and all profits from the anthology will be donated to rape crisis, a charity supportin...

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Women's poetry anthology seeks 'hellcat heroines'

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The publishers of an anthology of women’s poetry called Furies are seeking submissions. The deadline is 30 March, and all profits from the anthology will be donated to rape crisis, a charity supportin...

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Female friends? Emma Press wants poems for new anthology

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Do you have poems about female friendship? The Emma Press is looking for poems for a new anthology, to be published in November 2014, and edited by Amy Key. Its website says: “We want the book to refl...

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Anthology seeks to reveal the 'real lives' of Muslim women

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An anthology of poetry and short stories that aims to portray the “real lives” of Muslim women, including subjects such as forced and arranged marriage, female genital mutilation and the economic i...

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Canal laureate Jo Bell wants your water lines

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The canal laureate, Jo Bell, has issued a plea for poems about canals – “or anything canal-related” – that could appear on a canal poetry website, or even feature in a future anthology. She said: “...

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On your bike: cycling poems wanted for Yorkshire anthology

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Poems about bicycles and cycling are wanted for an anthology that will celebrate the Tour de France Grand Depart coming to Yorkshire  next year. Otley Word Feast wants poems as soon as possible, wi...

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Offa's Press wants Shropshire poems for anthology

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A publisher is looking for poems about Shropshire for an anthology that will include "heritage" poems by AE Housman and Wilfred Owen as well as contemporary voices. Poets interested in submitting w...

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Wanted: short poems about ads for Red Squirrel anthology

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A forthcoming poetry anthology, ‘Double Bill: poems inspired by popular culture’, due out in 2014 from Red Squirrel Press, is looking for poems inspired by adverts. Poems can be up to 10 lines long...

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'Mildly erotic' anthology issues strict rules on metre

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The editors of an anthology of “mildly erotic” verse are calling for submissions, with no limit placed on the number of poems you can send, but with the emphasis very definitely on metre.  The Emma...

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Going underground: call for submissions to anniversary anthology

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Small poetry press Fire Hazard is calling for submissions to a new anthology, Underground, to mark the 150th anniversary of the opening of the world's first underground railway in London in 1863. T...

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Online project offers poets a new platform

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Poets are being invited to submit their work to an online poetry project which is offering to publish poems and profiles, an interview, and possible inclusion in a printed anthology. Each month neo...

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Chance to put yourself on creative map of the health of the north

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Poet Char March is working with NHS research policy makers to put together a creative map of the Health of the North – and is looking for health poems to put on the map.

She said: “As usual wit...

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Butcher's Dog poetry magazine in call for submissions

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A new magazine that has been set up by poets in the north-east is looking for submissions for its second issue. Butcher’s Dog, published twice a year, is supported by New Writing North, and its fir...

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Out of this world: new magazine for young writers on launch pad

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A new print magazine aimed at promoting the talents of writers and artists aged under 30 is being launched by poet and editor, Charlotte Henson, aided by poet and interviewer Tim Wells. Astronaut i...

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Chance to feature with the biggest names in charity anthology

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Fancy appearing in a charity anthology in aid of cancer patients, alongside the likes of Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Penelope Shuttle and Sharon Olds? Indigo Dreams is looking for subm...

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Deadline nears for Best of Manchester Poets

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The deadline is close at hand for submissions to Best of Manchester Poets - Friday 17 August is the last date for submissions for the third volume, to be published in December 2012. Anyone who call...

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Limerick's Stony Thursday Book: submissions sought

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Submissons are being sought from local, national and international poets for the 2012 issue of the Stony Thursday Book, to be published as part of Cuisle, Limerick City International Poetry Festiva...

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Yes, you Cam! Calling all 'political' poets

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Poets on Write Out Loud often have plenty to say on the topics of the day. Well Versed, the weekly poetry column of the daily socialist newspaper Morning Star, is looking for submissions from new a...

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