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Live magazines

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!


29 Finchley Close, Hull HU8 0NU
Editors: Ashley Fisher and Iain Walker

Under the Radar

Great Central Studios, 92 Lower Hillmorton Road,Rugby, Warks, CV21 3TF


7 Hillhead Terrace, Axminster, Devon EX13 5JL
Editor: Colin Sackett

Upstairs at Duroc

10 Rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris, France
Editor: Barbara Beck

Urthona: Journal of Buddhism and the Arts

Old Abbey House, Abbey Road, Cambridge, CB5 8HQ
Editor: Ratnagarbha
Poetry Editor: Dharmavadana

Walter de la Mare Society Magazine

144 Quarry Street, Liverpool, L25 6HQ
Tel: 0151 4281155
Editor: Joe Griffiths

Warwick Review, The

The Warwick Review, Department of English, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL
Editor: Michael Hulse


The Open University in London, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, Camden Town, London, NW1 8NP
Tel: 020 7556 6110
Editor: Susheila Nasta

White Review, The

243 Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1DN
Editors: Benjamin Eastham and Jacques Testard

Wolf, The

Editor: James Byrne

Sample some back issues on the Poetry Magazines archive.

Writing in Education

NAWE, PO Box 1, Sheriff Hutton, York, YO60 7YU
Tel: 1653 618429
Editors: Liz Cashdan, Kathy Flann, Katherine Gallagher, Bryan Podmore, Sarah Salway; Reviews: Debjani Chatterjee


Editors: Calum Gardner

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