I certainly do not (as yet!), but perhaps you have the winning poem you could submit here: Rattle Poetry Prize.
Rattle publishes find modern poetry, and has many chances for poets to submit with no reading fee. This major poetry prize is their chance to highlight one outstanding poem and poet, while also helping to fund the Rattle Magazine and all of its other awards, publications, and prizes.
I’m a better teacher than poet, so I don’t mind saying, it’s not me going to win something like this. But perhaps it could be you.
The annual Rattle Poetry Prize offers $10,000 for a single poem to be published in the winter issue of the magazine. Ten finalists will also receive $200 each and publication, and be eligible for the $2,000 Readers’ Choice Award, to be selected by subscriber and entrant vote.
Additional poems from the entries are frequently offered publication as well. In 2017 we published 20 poems that had been submitted to the contest from just over 4,000 entries.
Go on, check it out. Fine poetry and many opportunities to publish there: on their several Facebook pages, in their online magazine, and in print.
Or this–perhaps your competitive nature comes out from time to time. If so, it may be worth the submission fee.
Good luck, and thanks for reading.
Another interesting site. This is not my genre, dark literature, but I realize many of my writings contain very dark elements–just not supernatural. With some editing, they could fit the genre. In any case, here is a journal that has an interesting premise. From their website: Coffin Bell
Coffin Bell is a new quarterly online journal of dark literature seeking poetry, flash fiction, short stories, and creative nonfiction exploring dark themes. When we say “dark themes,” we don’t necessarily mean traditional horror. Send us your waking nightmares, dark CNF, dystopian flash, cursed verse. Surprise us. Make us think in a new way. Give us a new fear. Make our skin crawl.
If you write flash fiction or dark verse, read here and consider submitting. The site is attractive, the care given to writers evident in their bios. What an interesting group of writers published there already, from lawyers to ghost writers.
Yesterday I changed the speaker of a poem from human to animal, something I’ve not done before. Have you considered writing outside of your genre? If so, what was your experience?
Thanks for reading!