UPCOMING POETRY READINGS/WORKSHOPS
July 18th (Thursday) @ 7-9pm – Brendan Walsh @ The Poetry Series at The Young Men’s Institute Library, 847 Chapel Street, New Haven. Florida-based poet and educator Brendan Walsh brings his summer poetry tour to The Poetry Institute in New Haven, CT. Join him and The Institute Library for an evening of stirring literary work and performance! Free, refreshments provided, open mic.
July 21st (Sunday) @ 5-8pm – Celebration of Indian Poetry & Culture: Aimee Nezhukumatathil & Rajiv Mohabir, Hillstead Museum, 35 Mountain Road, Farmington. Sunken Garden Poetry Festival – picnics are welcome, food and drink available for purchase also. $15 tickets online, $20 at the gate, children under 18 free.
July 31st (Wednesday) @ 5-8pm - Poetry of Our World: Mai Der Vang & Chris Abani, Hillstead Museum, 35 Mountain Road, Farmington. Sunken Garden Poetry Festival – picnics are welcome, food and drink available for purchase also. $15 tickets online, $20 at the gate, children under 18 free.
PLACES TO SUBMIT YOUR POETRY
Publisher: Punt Volat
Send up to 6 poems. $3 fee to submit.
Publisher: Gigantic Sequins: A Literary Arts Journal
Deadline: July 15
8th Annual Poetry Contest. Submit up to 3 poems per entry. $5 fee to submit. Winner will receive publication, $100 pottery from Inverted Earth Studios, and more.
Publisher: Ó Bhéal Five Words International Poetry Competition
Deadline: July 16
Every Tuesday around noon (UTC), from the 16th of April 2019 until the 28th of January 2020, five words will be posted on this competition page. Entrants have one week to compose and submit one or more poems which include all five words given for that week. A prize of 500 euros is awarded to one winner, who, if available will be invited to read at Ó Bhéal’s twelfth anniversary event, on Monday the 13th of April 2020. An additional travel fee of 100 euro plus B&B accommodation will be provided for this. The winner also receives a physical award, hand-crafted by acclaimed glass artist (and poet) Michael Ray. The shortlisted poems and winning entry will also be published in Five Words Vol XIII – the next annual anthology of five word poems, to be launched at the same event. A shortlist of twelve poems including the overall winner will be announced by the first week of March 2020.
Publisher: NO TOKENS
Deadline: July 25
Submit up to 5 poems at a time – no restrictions on length or subject matter. Payment is 2 contributor copies. Free to submit.
Publisher: Arc Poetry Magazine
Deadline: July 31
Sub up to 3 poems, 360 lines max. Only 1 submission per poet per year. No fee to submit.
Deadline: July 31
Submit no more than 5 poems at a time; multiple genres accepted. Don’t like poems centered on the page or shape poetry. Sub fee of $3-$10.
Publisher: Fairy Tale Review
Deadline: July 31
While issue is not themed, looking with special interest for environmental poems. Submit up to 5 poems, no more than 10 pages total.
Publisher: Juniper Prize for Poetry (University of Massachusetts)
Deadline: Open from August 1-September 30
The Juniper Prize for Poetry is awarded annually to two original manuscripts of poems: one first book prize for a previously unpublished author and one prize for a previously published author. The University of Massachusetts Press publishes the winning manuscripts and the authors receive a $1,000 award upon publication.
Publisher: The Moving Force Journal
Inaugural issue – open to mainstream, literary, and genre poems. Can submit up to 3 prose poems or 4 formatted poems. Prefer poems of 2 pages or less. No payment, no fee to submit.
The Poets' Salon is an all-inclusive group that gets together the second Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m in the Memorial Room at the Fairfield Public Library. We read our poetry aloud, politely critique each others' work (upon request), highlight publishing opportunities, and also talk about local poetry readings.