Poetry Competitions & Submissions - January 2015

Poetry Competitions & Submissions - January 2015

Happy New Year! Now that you've had your fill of mince pies and ginger pop, it's time to get back down to the writing and to help you on your way, here's a fresh batch of poetry competitions and writing submissions to look out for this January: (Click on links for info)

The Mississippi Review Prize 2015 - Poetry & Fiction - closes 1 Jan (submit online)

The Bristol Poetry Prize - Poetry, judged by Penelope Shuttle - closes 8th Jan (submit by post / online)

Bare Fiction Magazine - Poetry, Fiction & Plays - closes 11th Jan (submit online)

Tin House - Poetry, Essays & Fiction, open theme for Summer '15 issue - closes 15th Jan (submit by post / online)

The Kenyon Review - Poetry, Short Fiction, Essays, Plays & Translations - closes 15th Jan (submit online)

Sixteen Magazine - Writing on the 1916 uprising, theme: A Sense of Place - closes 16th Jan (submit online)

Magma Poetry Competition 2015 - 2 categories: under 10 lines & under 50, judged by Jo Shapcott - closes 19th Jan (submit by post / online)

Popshot Magazine - Poems & Short Fiction, theme: Outsiders - closes 23rd Jan (submit online)

Torriano Poetry Competition 2015 - Poetry, judged by Martyn Crucefix - closes 30th Jan (submit by post)

The Honest Ulsterman Magazine - Poetry, Short Fiction, Critical Writing & Artwork - closes 31st Jan (submit online)

Prole Laureate Poetry Competition 2015 - Poetry, judged by Helen Ivory - closes 31st Jan (submit by post / online)

The Crazyhorse Prizes - Poetry, Fiction & Non-fiction - closes 31st Jan (submit online)

The Berkeley Poetry Review - Poetry - closes 1st Feb (submit online)

Helen Literary Magazine - Poetry, Flash & Short Fiction, Non-fiction, Spoken Word, Film, Art & Photography, theme: Music - closes 1st Feb (submit online)

Cuirt New Writing Prize - Poetry & Short Fiction - closes 2nd Feb (submit online)

Synaesthesia Magazine - Poetry - mini collection of 3-5 poems, judged by Mark Cugini - closes 16th Feb (submit online)

Journals with open submission periods in January:

Slice Magazine - Poetry, Short Fiction, Non-fiction & Artwork, theme: Desire - opens 1st Jan (submit online)

TriQuarterly Magazine - Poetry, Short Fiction, Non-fiction, Plays, Video Essays - opens 16th Jan (submit online)

The Ofi Press Magazine - Poetry & Short Fiction - open (submit online)

UPDATE - Here are a few more I missed in the original post:

Basil Bunting Poetry Award 2015 - Poetry, judged by W. N. Herbert - closes 15th Jan (submit by post / online)

Faber New Poets 2015 - Manuscripts of 16 poems, from unpublished poets - closes 30th Jan (submit online)

Abridged 0-39: The Never Never - Poetry, themed - closes 31st Jan (submit online)

Fence Magazine - Poetry, Fiction, Other - closes 31st Jan (submit online)

Best of luck!

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