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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!

French Literary Review, The

Allée du Toinet, 11240 Cailhau, Aude, France
Editor: Barbara Dordi

Sample some back issues on the Poetry Magazines archive.

Frogmore Papers, The

21 Mildmay Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1PJ
Editor: Jeremy Page

Sample some back issues on the Poetry Magazines archive.




c/o 33 Sandford Leaze, Avening, Gloucestershire, GL8 8PB
Editor: Rona Laycock


Editors: Chris Poundwhite


Editors: Colin Begg and Adrian Searle 

Haiku Quarterly, The

39 Exmouth Street, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 3PU
Editor: Kevin Bailey

Hi Zero

Editor: Joe Luna


In Other Words: The Journal for Literary Translators


Ink Brick

Editor: Alexander Rothman

Interpreter's House, The

Tryst Cottage, 16 Main Street, Monks Kirby, Warwickshire CV23 0QX
Editor: Martin Malone

Sample some back issues on the Poetry Magazines archive.


Fenelon House, Kingsbridge Terrace, 58 Dale Road, Matlock, DE4 3NB
Telephone: 01629 582 500
Poetry Editor: Nigel McLoughlin

Sample some back issues on the Poetry Magazines archive.

Irish Pages

The Linen Hall Library, 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast, BT1 5GB
Editor: Chris Agee

Irish University Review

Journals Department, Edinburgh University Press Ltd, The Tun - Holyrood Road, 12 (2f) Jackson's Entry, Edinburgh, EH8 8PJ

Journal, The

38 Pwllcarn Terrace, Blaengarw, Bridgend, South Wales CF32 8AS
Editor: Sam Smith

Sample some back issues on the Poetry Magazines archive.


32 Grove Walk, Norwich, NR1 2QG
Poetry Editors: Andrew McDonnell, Julia Webb, Meirion Jordan, Jo Surzyn

Literary Review

44 Lexington Street, London, W1F 0LW
Tel: 020 7437 9392

London Magazine, The

11 Queen's Gate, London, SW7 5EL
Editor: Steven O'Brien

Sample some back issues on the Poetry Magazines archive.

London Miscellany, The

32 Addison Grove, London, W4 1ER
Tel: 020 8400 5822

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