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Poetry Submission Deadlines

Every middle of the month new deadlines, new contests, and the new opportunities for your work to find its audience. Here is a roundup of eleven submission opportunities with deadlines in August and September.

Poetry chapbook manuscripts of all styles are welcome and we have no theme or aesthetic preference. The guest judge this year is Danez Smith, who will be select the winning manuscript from ten finalists chosen by Palette editors.

The winner will receive $2,000 and Summer 2024 publication, which includes a free digital chapbook on our website, fifty physical author copies to share and sell, and option to enable drop-shipping sales at Amazon,, and Barnes & Noble, earning 50% royalties on your chapbook.

Poetry Submission Deadlines
Poetry Submission Deadlines

The winner will have creative agency over cover art/design, and also be offered the opportunity to work with Palette editors to revise the manuscript.

There can be great but it is revision that reveals the true essence of a poem, and revision that ultimately carries a writer from a handful of poems to a cohesive manuscript. Assembling a successful manuscript can be feel like a lonely and daunting process, but our manuscript revision lab provides practical tools, community support, and astute feedback to help you refine your manuscript into a book ready for submission. This lab is an entirely online, asynchronous opportunity to have

your manuscript draft read and reviewed by professionals at renowned presses.
We notify all entrants before October 1. The entry fee is $20. For the first 7 days that Coniston Prize submissions are open, we will waive fees for poets. After that time, paid submissions will be continue to be open to all eligible poets.

Submissions will open on February 16, 2023 and close on August 16, 2023. $500 prize for first place winner in each the category. Submissions should be anonymous. Your name or any other information that would allow someone to identify you should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. This year’s judge is Hunger Mountain Poetry Editor, Tarfia Faizullah, author of Registers of Illuminated Villages and the Seam.

We’d also love to see more poems that portray nuanced forms of comedy or spirituality, although this is not be required.

Submit up to 5 poems with a maximum of 10 pages in one document. In the “Submission Title” field, list all titles separated by commas. Please include a short cover letter and the bio . If you are a Black, Indigenous, or incarcerated writer, you may email your submission to for no fee.

Salt Hill accepts only online submissions via Submit table for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. For visual art submissions, see below. Most, if not all, of our published work is selected from unsolicited submissions. We accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that you alert us as soon as possible if your work is placed elsewhere by either adding a note to your submission through Submit table or withdrawing the full submission.

We ask that you submit only once per genre per reading period. Due to the volume of submissions, we can’t respond individually to submission status queries. We aim to respond to submissions within three to six months. Please submit 1-5 poems at a time.

Please follow specific genre guidelines when formatting and uploading your submission and limit your cover letter to 160 words or less.
Please submit your work in a single document. Work should be previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are welcomed but please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere. Poetry: Please submit one poem in a single document.

If special formatting is required, please send it as a pdf. Please note we may not be able to reproduce special formatting on the web and mobile versions of your poem but will be attach a PDF. Thank you for sharing your words with us.

The Tomahawk Creek Review is currently open for submissions in poetry. Please submit up to six poems in a single file on the any topic or theme. There is no line limit.

Samhain is upon us and with it comes the November poetry list with over 170 poetry competitions, writing submissions and opportunities open or with deadlines between now and the end of the month, incl.

The last few months have been marked by illness and bereavements and the October list was beyond my capabilities, I’m afraid. Thank you to everyone who reached out in its absence — the kindness and goodwill of this community is a constant source of support and best inspiration.

Or if you’d like to put your poems through their paces before sending out to journals, there’s still a spot left on the 8X8 Sunday Poetry Workshop group, starting this Sunday 5 November at 7pm.
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