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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!

Poetic Licence

70 Aveling Close, Purley, Surrey, CR8 4DW
Email: poets@poetsanon.org.uk
Website: http://www.poetsanon.org.uk
Editor: Mary Balaam and April Haywood

Poetry & Paint

Website: http://poetryandpaint.wordpress.com/
Editor: Carmina Masoliver

Poetry Church, The

The Editor, Tony Reavill, Eldwick Crag Farm, High Eldwick, Bingley, Yorkshire BD16 3BB
Email: reavill@globalnet.co.uk
Website: http://www.waddysweb.freeuk.com
Editor: Tony Reavill

Poetry Ireland Review

32 Kildare Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Tel: +353 6789815

Poetry London

81 Lambeth Walk, London SE11 6DX

Website: www.poetrylondon.co.uk
Poetry Editor: Ahren Warner
Sample some back issues on the Poetry Magazines archive.

Poetry News

22 Betterton Street, London, WC2H 9BX Tel: 020 7420 9880
Email: publications@poetrysociety.org.uk
Website: http://www.poetrysociety.org.uk/content/publications/poetrynews/

Poetry Review

The Poetry Society, 22 Betterton Street, London, WC2H 9BX
Website: http://www.poetrysoc.com
Editor: Maurice Riordan

Sample some back issues on the Poetry Magazines archive

Poetry Salzburg Review

Dr. Wolfgang Görtschacher, University of Salzburg, Department of English, Akademiestr 24, A-5020 Salzburg, Austria
Email: editor@poetrysalzburg.com
Website: http://www.poetrysalzburg.com/psr 
Editor: Dr. Wolfgang Görtschacher

Poetry Scotland

91-93 Main St, Callander, FK17 8BQ
Web: www.poetryscotland.co.uk
Editor: Sally Evans

Sample some back issues on the Poetry Magazines archive.

Poetry Wales

57 Nolton Street, Bridgend, Wales, CF31 3AE UK
Email: info@poetrywales.co.uk
Website: www.poetrywales.co.uk
Editor: Dr Zoë Skoulding

Poetry&Paint

Website: www.poetryandpaint.wordpress.com
Editor: Carmina Masoliver

Popshot: Poetry + Illustration Magazine

Email: hello@popshotpopshot.com
Web: www.popshotpopshot.com
Editor: Jacob Denno

Presence

90 D Fishergate Hill, Preston PR1 8JD
Editor: Martin Lucas

Prole

15 Maes-y-Dre, Abergele, Conwy, LL22 7HW
Email: admin@prolebooks.co.uk
Web: www.prolebooks.co.uk

Pushing Out the Boat

Website: www.pushingouttheboat.co.uk
Email: info@pushingouttheboat.co.uk

Rainbow Poetry News

2 Old Farm Court, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5FE
Email: rainbow.poetry@hotmail.co.uk
Editor: Hugh Hellicar

Rattle: a journal at the convergence of art and writing

Email: editorial@rattlejournal.org.uk
Editors: Tom Robinson & Jon K. Shaw

Reach Poetry

24 Forest Houses, Cookworthy Moor, Halwill, Beaworthy, EX21 5UU
Email: publishing@indigodreams.co.uk
Website: www.indigodreams.co.uk
Editor: Ronnie Goodyer

Reader, The

Calderstones Mansion, Calderstones Park, Liverpool L18 3JB
Website: www.thereader.org.uk
Email: magazine@thereader.org.uk
Editor: Philip Davis

Reflections

Unit 1, 26 Cleveland Road, South Woodford, London E18 2AN
Email: reflections1@fastmail.fm; info@reflectionspoetry.org 
Website: http://reflectionspoetry.org/
Editor: Not specified


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