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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 (

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!


Windows, 1-27 Bridport Street, Liverpool, L3 5QF
Editors: Dave Calder and Dave Ward

Sample some back issues on the Poetry Magazines archive.

SNOW lit rev

Allardyce, Barnett, Publishers, 14 Mount Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1HL
Editors: Anthony Barnett & Ian Brinton


10 St Martin's Close
London NW1 0HR
Editor: Dinah Livingstone


PO Box 4228, Bracknell, RG429PX
Co-ordinator: Chrissie Williams

Sample some back issues on the Poetry Magazines archive.

South Bank Poetry

Kemp House, 152-160 City Road, London EC1V 2NX 
Editors: Katherine Lockton and Peter Ebsworth

No email submissions. Submissions can be made via a link on


Editor: Helena Nelson


School of English, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT
Ph: 0113 233 4794
Fax: 0113 233 4791
Editor: Jon Glover

Star Tips

3 Oakfields Close, Norwich NR4 6XH
Editor: Wendy Webb

Still Point, The

Editor: Francesca Brooks

Stinging Fly, The

PO Box 6016, Dublin 8
Editor: Declan Meade


Editor: Euan Monaghan

Tears in the Fence

Portman Lodge, Durweston, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 0QA.
Editor: David Caddy

Temenos Academy Review

The Temenos Academy, PO Box 203, Ashford, Kent, TN25 5ZT

Test Centre

71 Oriel Road, London, E9 5SG

The Fenland Reed

Editors: Jonathan Totman & Mary Livingstone

The Horn Book


The Next Review

Basement Flat, 116 Offord Road, London, N1 1PF
Editor: Patrick Davidson Roberts

The Still Point

Editor: Francesca Brooks

Time Haiku

Basho-an, 105 King's Head Hill, London, E4 7JG
Editor: Dr Doreen King

Times Literary Supplement. The

Times House, 1 Pennington St, London, E98 1BS

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