This list is compiled from the current, "live" magazines stocked at The Poetry Library. This list is aimed for both readers of poetry and writers of poetry, looking to submit their work. In the latter case, it is recommended that you take a look at the magazine that you are considering submitting your work to. You can do this in the following ways:
- Visiting the Poetry Library to view our collection of magazines
- Inspecting the latest issue of the publication, available from the publisher
- Viewing many of the magazines free of charge at The Poetry Library Magazines site (www.poetrymagazines.org.uk)
Presentation of your poems is of major importance, and it is advised that you spend some time doing this. The following points, although not true for every magazine, are intended as general guidelines you should check before submitting your work:
- Make sure that your poems are typewritten on a separate sheet and that they look clean and presentable
- Do not send more than six poems unless the publication asks you to do this
- Include a short and polite covering letter to the editor/s
- Always be sure to send a stamped addressed envelope with your poems, for the editor/s to make their reply
- Always keep your own copies of poems in case the ones you send go missing
- It is usual to have to wait for a period of time to get a response. Depending on the magazine, the Editor/s may be inundated with submissions and need time to get through this
- It is unlikely that you will be paid in money for having your poems published, but it is usual to at least receive a free copy of the magazine. It is not usual to have to pay yourself to have your work published
Finally, do not be put off by rejections. This is the plight of every writer and you should remember that every established poet has had their work rejected at some point in their career. If you follow these guidelines, continue to read as much poetry as possible and concentrate on improving your work as you go along, then you have a good chance of succeeding!
Flat 1, Ebury View, Ebury Road, Rickmansworth, Herts, WD3 1BN
Editors: Mike Loveday & Rudy Gordon
Issue 14 of 14 magazine (Autumn 2012) will be the final issue of the magazine. It is no longer accepting submissions but issues can still be bought from the publisher.
20 Ellerslie Rd., Tuebrook, Liverpool, L13 8AP
Editors: Denis Joe & Pauline Rowe
6 The Mount, Higher Furzeham, Brixham, South Devon TQ5 8QY ;
4 Thornhill Bridge Wharf, London, N1 ORU
Editor: Patricia Oxley
Sample some back issues on the Poetry Magazines archive.
Aesthetica: A Review of Contemporary Artists
Please note: Aesthetica no longer accepts submissions. Entry for annual competition only.
Editor: Colin Fraser
Submissions must be made via their online submissions system. See the website for details.
Editors: Armando Halpern, Alec Bell and Anna Sanders
Artemis: a magazine of women's poetry
Submissions by email only
289 Elmwood Avenue, Feltham, Middlesex, TW13 7QB
Editor: Ian Deal
Assent (formerly Poetry Nottingham)
Auden Society Newsletter, The W.H.
Banipal: Magazine of Modern Arab Literature
Betjeman Society Newsletter, The
Orchard Cottage, Warren Rd, Chelsfield Village, Kent, BR6 6EP
Editor: Steve Jackson