You’ve just completed a Poetry School course and have written and edited a few new poems, so what now? Here are some places to publish and submit your poetry.
Submitting your poems to a magazine, journal, or press is the first step to sharing your work with an audience and building up a readership, which is crucial if you’re looking to publish your work in a pamphlet or collection later down the line. To help you in this process, we have compiled a list of places to submit your wonderful poems for the rest of 2023 and 2024!
is a new publishing agency that focuses on local authors, poets and artists. Do follow them to find out about their next poetry submission window. More info here.
This is a free magazine and exhibition series based in Derry. The editors are interested in the idea of abridgement, each issue has a different theme with ‘abridgement’ in mind. They supply visual art for submissions, and are just closed submissions on 7 October 2023, where the theme was the year of 1816, which was known as the ‘year without a summer’, find out more here.
is among the longest-running literary magazines today. Patricia Oxley started Acumen in 1985 armed with only an electric typewriter, and without subscribers or contributions. It publishes prose, poems and reviews. Read about the submissions process here.
Aesthetica is looking for the best new writing talent. The international literary prize is open to poetry and short fiction submissions on any theme, celebrating innovation in content, form, and technique. Entries open 1st December to 31st August 2024. Entry details here.
They are currently open for submissions, read about their submissions process here.
Founded by 3 Poetry School MA Graduates, Alchemy Spoon publishes three times a year, both online and in print. The magazine showcases about 40 poems per issue, with a particular interest in publishing poets who have come to poetry following other careers though submissions are open to all. It also runs a pamphlet competition, with the winner to be published by Clayhanger Press. Follow them here to keep up-to-date with submission windows.
seeks to publish the best contemporary poetry. It is published twice a year in an online format. One issue is for poems on any theme and one for poems with a set theme. Poems can be of any style but should be a maximum of forty lines in length. Allegro is open for submissions from 1 December 2023.
Queer experiences across borders and other stories told with no shame. Anamot Press is an independent small publisher based in London. Follow them here, to find out more about next submission windows.
is an online poetry journal. Their aim is to be a welcoming space for exciting poetry and translations from any language. Their understanding of the ‘Anthropocene’ is broad, they like environmental poetry, but are not limited to it. Poems about any subject matter are welcome. They offer free submissions in June and December and their expedited submissions are always open (see cost of expedited here and find out more about submissions here).
is a micropublisher of award-winning short story anthologies, poetry, & a Carnegie Medal nominated YA novel. Organiser of The Story Sessions and Solstice Shorts. They currently only accept submissions that are call outs for their anthologies, so follow them to keep an eye out for these and find out more about their submissions here.
is a poetry webzine based in Worcestershire, UK. Edited by Holly Magill and Claire Walker. Open for submissions throughout the year, however, they do close their inbox from time to time. Find out more here.
2023 iteration of the prize was judged by Poetry School MA in Writing Poetry Tutor Glyn Maxwell. The Creative Writing team at Arts University Bournemouth, presents the AUB International Poetry Prize, they are currently closed for submissions, but you can see the 2023 longlist here, and keep eyes peeled for winners from Autumn 2023. To keep in the loop about when next year’s prize is open for submissions, follow them here.
is an independent publisher of new poetry, run by Amy Acre and Jake Wild Hall. They print full collections, anthologies, pamphlets, and a limited edition mini-pamphlet series called Bad Betty Shots. Find out more here.
Founded by poets Mariah Whelan and Joe Carrick-Varty in 2019, bath magg is an online poetry magazine and a home for the best new writing. They publish three times a year: in April for the Spring Issue, August for the Summer Issue, and December for the Winter Issue. Their submission windows are as follows: February 1–29 for Spring Issue, June 1–30 for Summer Issue, and October 1–31 for Winter Issue. More info here.
is a new poetry publication for writers exploring their experiences with mental health. Find out more about submissions here.
is a digital platform for creative work examining ecology, the environment and the natural world. Their submissions are currently closed. Find out more here.
publish micro-poems from across the world. They open submission periods throughout the year for poets to send us up to three new poems (up to ten lines each) each time. Submit here.
provides a platform for voices which are culturally more marginalised. It produces slim, elegant pamphlets of work by invited writers, on a sometime basis. It is edited and produced by Mab Jones. Find out more about their work here.
is a literary journal seeking bold, succinct writing and photography. They publish writers and photographers from the UK and around the world. They will reopen for submissions in 2024. Find out more here.
They welcome submissions in any Fantasy or Horror genre or sub-genre, of 500-5000 words and also accept Poetry and Art too. Have a look at the submissions guidelines and submit here.
are a small, innovative press, who publish a range of pamphlets and collections, from a range of writers. They particularly encourage working-class writers, LGBTQ+, and BAME writers to submit. Find out more about their submission periods here.
is a poetry and arts collective proudly published on the coastal edge of North-West England. Founded in 2019 by Alan Parry and Paul Robert Mullen – two school friends reunited after twenty years through a mutual love of poetry. They will read submissions of poetry during the months of June, December and March, see more here.
is a small independent publisher in the South West predominately specialising in promoting spoken word artists. They are currently closed for submissions but do follow them here for updates.
is proudly edited and published in the heart of North East England. They print two unthemed poetry magazines each year in Spring and Autumn. Submissions are currently open, submit here.
is the quarterly journal of Cannon Poets. It aims to stimulate interest and encourage the participation of members and the wider community in the writing of poetry and its presentation to the public. The deadline for submitting work for inclusion in The Cannon’s Mouth is the 10th of the month before publication. The Cannon’s Mouth is published in March, June, September and December each year. Find out more and sign up here.
is Scotland’s leading literary magazine: controversial, influential, outspoken and intelligent. Founded in 1970, it has become a dynamic force in Scottish culture, covering theatre, politics, language and the arts. It is a highly respected forum for poetry, fiction, criticism, review and debate—essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary Scotland. They don’t accept unsolicited submissions, find out more here.
Clav Mag –
is a digital literary magazine who publishes creative writing by LGBTQIA+ people. Follow them to find out when the next submission window is here.
publishes poetry between unique handmade covers. They are currently closed for submissions, but see the winners of their 22/23 competition here.
Manchester-based independent publishers that create biannual print collections of previously unpublished fiction, poetry and art. Find out more and submit your poetry here.
Most kinds of poetry will be considered, though poets who don’t engage with tradition are less likely to find a home here. They are currently looking for submissions to Issue 10, submit here.
Their 2023 competition closed for submissions in May 2023, however they will open the 2024 competition soon, sign up for their newsletter here to stay up to date. This competition is for underrepresented writers in the UK only, who are over 18 years old. Find out more here.
is a new, online literary journal that plucks fiction and poetry from skeletal trees and gives it a place to take root. To find about their submissions see contact page here.
is an independent magazine covering magic, mythology, folklore and the occult. To innovate, you have to imagine. This is something artists and scientists at the forefront of their respective fields have always understood—you don’t find new ideas only by re-visiting what is known, but by imagining new possibilities and setting foot into the unknown. See their submissions guidelines here.
has evolved into a poetry journal, having been founded and edited by MA graduates of NUI Galway (Áine Ni Mhaoileoin, Rebecca Spicer, and Neil Slevin) and Uversity (Dana Rabe) in 2016. They areupdated monthly with new content and are open year-round for submissions. Before submitting, please read the About page, our Duotrope interview, and at least some of the poetry they’ve published in recent months. They welcome all genres of poetry; reject any promotion of intolerance, hatred or fear. Contributors maintain ownership of and the right to republish their content. Submit here.
welcomes submissions of poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction from writers at any stage of their career, from unknown to well known. We are not restricted to any style, theme or genre, and seek to publish a broad range of high-quality work. They aim to build on the solid foundations of this long standing and respected magazine and to encourage a diverse range of writers and artists without losing the friendly, eclectic nature of the publication. Find out more about submissions process here.
is a literature and arts journal named after Saint Ffraid, who is said to have travelled from Ireland to the banks of the river Conwy on a raft. They are currently closed for submissions, but keep checking here to find out when they’ll open again.
They recently accepted submissions on the theme of Edge; consider frontiers and fences, shorelines and waysides; the peripheral, liminal and marginal. Consider the brink of a discovery, the verge of an extinction or the break of a day. Future submission updates can be found here.
Founded in 2001 by Nii Ayikwei Parkes, an editor and award-winning writer, flipped eye publishing has won global critical acclaim, playing a key role in developing poets such as Inua Ellams, Malika Booker, Miriam Nash, Nick Makoha, and Warsan Shire. Find out more about future submission dates here.
is a London-based poetry journal, publishing the most exciting LGBTQ+ poets 3 times a year. Every issue brings together fourteen of the best poets in the world, printing their queer takes on sex, love, race, gender and life in the LGBTQ+ global community. Submit here.
is the magazine of The Frogmore Press, which was founded in 1983. The Press has published hundreds of writers in its now bi-annual magazine and also in individual collections and anthologies. The Frogmore Papers operates a system of submission windows. Submissions for the March issue are considered from 1 – 31 October and submissions for the September issue from 1 – 30 April, find out more here.
are looking for poetry that pushes language forward, for poets and poems that strive to place themselves at the edge of what language can do. They are always open and free to submit to, find out more and submit your poetry here.
Are currently closed for submissions, but sign up to their mailing list and they’ll let you know when they’re next open. They accept submissions from anyone who identifies as LGBTQ+. Find out more here.
The Gentian (pronounced jen-shun) is a journal that publishes exciting new poetry and photography from emerging and established poets. They are currently closed for submissions but find out more about windows and guidelines here.
is a major international award for poems embracing ecological themes. The Prize aims to highlight the role poetry can play in raising awareness, gaining insight, and provoking concern for the ecological imperatives of our time. The 2023/2024 submissions window will open this winter. More info here.
is shelter and communion; a meeting place for travellers; a shared vision and a melding of minds. It is for people who believe in Art as Play, as the domain of the trickster, a space not defined by duty, but the crackle of possibility. At Goatshed Press they aim to deliver exciting, unpretentious content, while discovering and uplifting a new generation of writers and artists. They pay writers! Take a look at submission requirements here.
is committed to championing new voices and is open to unsolicited submissions of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. They are open for non-fiction, fiction, poetry and art and photography submissions during the following periods: 1 September – 30 September and 1 December – 31 December. More info here.
welcomes Chaos, Calamity, And The Natural World. Hope Punks & Witches. Find out more here.
is a magazine of new Scottish and international writing, dedicated to creating space for poetry and prose in Scotland and beyond. We look for work that challenges, re-imagines or undermines the status quo; that pushes at the boundaries of form and function; that is striking and beautiful. Their submissions window will next reopen in Spring 2024, find out more here.
Submit no more than three poems of up to 60 lines. Poems should not have been previously published in any magazine or online format. The next submission window is in December 2023. More info here.
this online magazine publishes work in English by new and established poets from The UK and around the world. Alongside a lively and eclectic mix of poetry, each new issue contains an editorial, a literary essay, a selection of poems in translation, poetry reviews and occasional features. They have four submission windows, find out more here.
The long-established magazine was created by the late poet James Simmons in May 1968. Throughout its lifetime it has maintained a focus on openness, scepticism and subversion. It now publishes poetry, prose, interviews, reviews and features, and welcomes aboard any writer who will join it. You can see their submission calls here.
is a brand new literary magazine, hoping to publish the best new and emerging writers out there! They are passionate about uncovering ambitious, thought-provoking pieces of work that we know are hovering just below the surface and are always open for submissions, see here.
is a publisher of experimental poetry edited by Poetry School friend and tutor James Davies. The press was set up in 2008, publishing important collections by contemporary poets. Follow them to find out about future submission periods here.
is a quarterly indie fantasy anthology, created to promote the work of indie authors. It features short fantasy fiction (prose and poetry) from self-published, hybrid and unpublished authors, together with interviews and reviews of indie books from book bloggers. See submissions for future issues here.
is a UK based webzine that publishes and reviews poetry, prose, prose-poetry, word & image pieces, and everything in between. They will be accepting soon, follow them here to stay up to date, or continue checking here.
publishes new poetry and short fiction. The editorial team welcomes dare and rigour, work that destabilises cultural or stylistic classification and boundaries. Fiction and poetry submission windows for October issues are open 1 April – 14 May. Submission windows for April issues are open 1 October – 14 November. Find out more and submit here.
is an arts journal publishing: short stories, poetry, prose, essays, interviews, and translations. They are open for submissions, see here.
is an online Literary Journal dedicated to assisting writers to get published, performed, and produced. They feature interviews with professional writers, publish helpful information, run competitions with cash prizes, and are open to submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They seek submissions from writers who are 14 years and older who live anywhere in the world. They are open for submissions, see here.
is looking for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction relating to themes such as (but not limited to) diaspora, immigration, displacement, borders, and decolonization. Find out more here.
is an international literary journal published annually by the Creative Writing programme at the University of Lincoln and sponsored by the School of Creative Arts. Founded in 2019 by Daniele Pantano, TLR showcases new poetry, fiction, translations, and art from both established as well as emerging and underrepresented voices from around the world. They are currently accepting submissions, see here.
this online magazine is published eight times per year. It publishes work with a spiritual aspect, and is inclusive in its selection. ‘Pagan, Christian, Mysticism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism – every conceivable spiritual path is welcome from the most ancient to the most modern of beliefs.’ Part of the magazine’s brief is to find unity in diversity. Littoral Magazine is always open for submissions, find out more and submit your poetry here.
is a Pan-African literary magazine that publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography, and literary criticism. Their submission window closed on 31 August 2023, find out more about future submission windows here.
England’s oldest literary periodical, with a history stretching back to 1732. Today – reinvigorated for a new century – the Magazine’s essence remains unchanged: it is a home for the best writing and an indispensable feature on the British literary landscape. Find out more about submitting here.
was founded to feature creative writing, photography and other visual art, and explore the ways in which they can interact; how writing responds to other art forms and vice versa, and what new possibilities arise. Long Exposure now publishes a wide range of poetry, flash fiction, photography, art and illustration, as well as work which combines these forms from individuals and collaborators. They are open for submissions, see here.
is a magazine with annual print editions and exclusive online content. Print editions are multilingual and feature texts in their original languages. Translations are published online. When open, they accept unsolicited submissions of fiction, poetry, drama, and visual art. All submissions must be previously unpublished. Submissions are currently closed, but see requirements here.
is the only magazine dedicated to publishing long poems and sequences. LPM showcases the best of traditional and innovative new writing from established and emerging poets in the international community. Find out more about submitting here.
we are looking for poetry, prose and creative non-fiction from d/Deaf and Disabled writers who are Welsh and/or Wales based. Work could explore your experiences as a d/Deaf and/or Disabled person, or could be about any topic of your choosing. We believe d/Deaf and Disabled writers should have the space to write about whatever topic we choose. See current submissions window here.
are an indie small press, curatorial/collaborative collective, and radio programme for experimental, radical, and personal literature and art. They are currently closed for submissions but sign up to their mailing list here, follow them here and keep checking here to find out when submissions will open again.
is a literary magazine dedicated to shining the light on all voices through poetry, prose, and art. Find out more about their next submission window here.
Like all the best poetry, Magma is always surprising. Every issue of Magma has a different editor, either members of our board or a prominent poet acting as a guest editor. They have a page with calls for submissions here, so keep your eyes peeled for the theme of their next anthology. And read more about their general submissions here.
This online literary magazine accepts fiction, personal essays, and poetry, and promises to provide humour, wine, and a sympathetic ear. It welcomes anonymous submissions, and all pieces must be over 300 words. They reply to submissions between January – March and July – September, see here.
is a literary journal established in 2021, inviting dark humour and brutally honest reflections on ordinary life, minus the rules. They sit firmly on the borderlines and as such, do not provide authors with a rulebook, but rather celebrate diversity and individuality from content through to presentation. They are open for submissions see here.
The Moth –
was launched at the Flat Lake Festival in June 2010 and is now winner of a DAA Arts Award. This Irish magazine publishes poetry, fiction and pictures from artists in Ireland and abroad. Their poetry prize is currently open for submissions until 31 December, see here.
are committed to helping women writers progress and succeed, through their quarterly magazine, women’s writing weekend, and annual writing competitions. Check to see when they’re receiving submissions here.
is a small press specialising in extremely high quality poetry pamphlets. Find out more about their submissions here.
is an online literary magazine from the north of England showcasing underrepresented talent. They publish every quarter and will work with writers selected on preparing their work prior to publication. Find out about their submissions here.
is a literary magazine published twice a year by The Poetry Business, and is essential reading for anyone who loves contemporary poetry. Each issue includes: a lively range of international poetry by new and established writers, book reviews from mainstream publishers to smaller presses; critical articles; conversations with writers; and features. They are currently closed, but find out more about submissions here.
a quarterly magazine that has been running for over two decades, and is always open for submissions. Find out more about their submissions here.
an independent, quarterly magazine publishing prose, poetry, and visual art. They are committed to elevating marginalised and underrepresented voices. Submissions are accepted from all over the world, with new issues coming out every January, April, July, and October. Submissions are currently closed but see guidelines here.
is a print journal dedicated to new poetry and short, creative essays. The submissions window is currently closed, but do follow them on here, to find out when they reopen.
endeavors to uplift and engage emerging and established poets in our larger community. Submissions for their Featured Poetry category are open year round to poets at any stage of their career. And they are also always open and free to submit for other categories, here.
is a 60-page poetry magazine, published twice a year in May and November. The magazine is independent and completely self-supporting. It is one of the longest surviving little magazines in the UK, having started publication in 1973. It was initially the offshoot of Pennine Poets, a poetry workshop group based in the West Riding of Yorkshire, with which it still retains informal connections. They welcome submissions of 3-6 unpublished poems in February and September, see more here.
a poetry magazine for ‘deliberate, obstinate, unreasonable or unacceptable poems, contrary to the accepted or expected standard or practice’. It is edited by Poetry School tutor and friend, Chrissy Williams. Submissions for PERVERSE are currently closed but will open later in 2023. Find out more here.
Phare is an old English word for lighthouse or beacon to guide seafarers, is a UK based literary magazine which true to its name, shines a light on exceptional writing from around the world. As well as showcasing creative works of new fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction, we provide writing resources: an online writers’ forum, live online and traditional workshops, masterclasses and retreats. They are currently open for submissions until 29 November 2023, see here.
Now in its eighteenth year, the Plough Poetry Prize is an international open competition for a poem up to 40 lines on any subject. The competition this year will make an announcement on their judges soon, and should be opening toward the end of the year (2023). Find out more here.
is a bi-monthly poetry review that publishes the best new poetry voices and experimental work. It is published in association with Carcanet Press. There are two submissions windows a year during the months of June and December, find out more here.
provides a high quality vibrant showcase for new and more established poets and artists alike from across the world. Submissions recently closed, find out more about future submission windows here.
A new national poetry competition celebrating the UK’s key workers. It’s currently closed for submissions but keep an eye on their submissions page here.
is a leading international magazine, where new names share pages with acclaimed contemporary poets. They also publish a wide range of poetry in translation. Their magazines are published in March, June and October, find out more and submit here.
welcomes submissions of unpublished poems and translations of poems. They have a policy of publishing work by new and upcoming poets as well as that of established poets. Find out more about their submission guidelines here.
is the foremost poetry magazine in Wales, publishing internationally respected contemporary poetry, features and reviews in its triannual print and digital magazine. Poetry Wales platforms international contemporary poetry from Welsh and international writers. Submissions for poetry magazine will open in spring 2024, and they’re currently accepting submissions for Poetry Award 2023, open now – 5 February 2024. Find out more here.
is a new publishing enterprise seeking out hidden voices and helping them be heard. Find out more about submissions here.
is a biannual printed art and literary magazine featuring short stories, poems and essays on artists. Founded in July 2020, The Pomegranate London seeks to publish and promote innovative, fresh and experimental new work from established and emerging writers and artists from the UK and internationally.
They are currently accepting submissions, see here.
is a literary print journal that publishes high quality, accessible poetry and prose. We aim to entertain, challenge, but never exclude. At Prole, the reader comes first. We work actively with our contributors and pay a small royalty for anything we publish. Prole is published twice a year in June and December. They currently have a couple of prizes open for entry, please see here.
is a free new online literary magazine with Anthony Anaxagorou at the helm as editor in chief focusing on work by poets yet to publish a full length collection. Six issues are published annually each by a different guest editor. Sign up to the mailing list here and submit your work here.
Create new possibilities in the publishing of fiction and poetry through a flexible, interdisciplinary approach, and the production of unique and beautiful books. Submissions for their next anthology will open in January 2024. Submit here.
is a new online literary and visual arts journal that looks to provide a platform for new writing and art from emerging and established writers and artists from around the world. Follow them here, for updates for their Winter 2023 submission window.
The magazine appears three times a year and each issue, with its spacious A4 pages, has fifty or so poems, an editorial and occasional, commissioned, prose pieces. They currently aren’t looking for submissions for a specific issue, but will be soon, see windows and guidelines here.
is a journal of creative arts founded by Amy Kinsman in 2017. It releases an issue once a month, and is open to submissions of poetry, short fiction, visual art and experimental media. They are currently open for submissions, please see here.
an independent publisher of poetry & prose. They are currently seeking work for their next chapbook entitled The Flirtations, find out more here, and sign up to their mailing list for other submissions here.
Founded in 2009, SAND looks for submissions that push the boundaries of form, message, and voice in fresh and unpredictable ways – work that is haunting for its soul, edge, and truth. Submissions will be opening soon, keep your eye on their submissions page here.
is not a journal of student work but rather a journal edited, curated, and managed by the postgraduate students in the School of English at St Andrews working with a team of experienced editors and an advisory board of esteemed professors and instructors both within and beyond the programme. To submit your work click here.
was founded in May 2018 in Edinburgh by Taliha Quadri, Lis Mesa, Chelsea Welsh, and Sonali Misra. The founders met through the University of Edinburgh while pursuing postgraduate degrees in Creative Writing, and the idea for a literary magazine was born – a magazine with representation as its core value that would extend across the boundaries of academia, culture, gender, and race, and offer the works of underrepresented writers year-round to its readers. They are currently open for submissions, see guidelines here.
is an online journal founded in 2020. They publish essays, non-fiction, poetry, short fiction, visual art, audio and interviews. They are physically headquartered in London, but aim to bring together the thoughts, images, works of art, and words of living artists, thinkers and makers from all continents. See submissions guidelines here.
is a literary magazine featuring entertaining, well-crafted stories and poetry from up-and-coming writers, showcasing original artwork on the cover of each issue. When you subscribe to Shooter, you support writers and artists at the outset of their careers: a crucial time when recognition can make a huge difference. Shooter publishes themed print issues twice a year, and runs competitions for short fiction during spring/summer and poetry during autumn/winter, see guidelines here.
is a UK-based online poetry magazine. Each issue features diverse poets from all over the world. Their goal is to reach people who may not read poetry, and introduce this wonderful art form into their lives. They especially encourage poems from those who are yet to be published. Find out more about submissions here.
An emerging micropublisher with 10 authors and 17 titles. They are currently closed for submissions, but you can register here for their mailing list and they will be in touch when they’re open again.
From haikus to short experimental pieces to roaming ballads, South Bank Poetry accepts poetry of all kinds and aims to publish the best new writing, regardless of the writer’s experience. Find out more here.
It is time for poetry to enter the post-internet age, and SPAM zine wishes to take upon its shoulder the weight of this herculean enterprise. They are currently not accepting submissions, but their pamphlet submission period will open soon, find out more here.
is a nonprofit quarterly literary and art magazine which celebrates and offers a platform to artists, dramatists and poets, as well as writers of fiction and nonfiction. Spellbinder was founded in 2020 by a group of students who were based in Durham, England, at the time, and who had first met at the Durham University Creative Writing Society. See their submission guidelines here.
is an online literary magazine publishing creative and experimental food writing. Submissions are currently closed but do follow them for updates for when their submissions re-open here.
publishes fiction and poetry. Established in 1952 by Jon Silkin. Has editorial offices at Leeds University and Virginia Commonwealth University in the USA. They are open for submissions see here.
is a literary magazine. It was founded in 2008 and is nominally UK-based, although its staff are scattered all over Europe and the rest of the world. Each issue contains remarkable new short stories and poetry from all around the world, alongside essays and interviews with authors and others. They are currently closed for submissions, see guidelines here.
is a Belfast-based magazine of new writing. It covers culture and politics, and is published three times a year. The Tangerine includes features, reportage, commentary, fiction, poetry, illustration and photography. Submissions are currently closed but will open later in the year, please see here.
publish jarring new fiction written to suit the twitter format. That means chunks. Little chunks of prose that will appear at designated times on Twitter. These chunks will function on their own as well as in the context of their parent text, like the components of a collage. Or like the bullets in a list of bullet points. Like each piece of dialogue in a conversation. Like different flavours of ice cream in a sundae. They are currently closed for submissions, but see their guidelines here.
is an internationally recognised independent literary journal established in November 1984. Their bi-annual publication includes poetry, prose poetry, translations, fiction, flash fiction, non-fiction, reviews and essays by established writers from around the world. They embrace neo-Romantic, modernist and post-modernist developments in British and American poetry and have been an outlet for prominent poets associated with the British Poetry Revival as well as later generations of British, black and Asian poets. Submissions for Tears in the Fence Issue 79 are now being accepted for publication in winter 2024, see more here.
is open for submissions of visual and/or procedurally generated poetry. They’re always open for submissions to our Trickhouse Film film-poetry series and accept finished and part-finished films as well as pitches, find out more and submit at the bottom of this page.
is a magazine of new contemporary writing and is published three times a year by Nine Arches Press. We welcome submissions of new poetry and short fiction to Under the Radar. They are currently open for submissions until 7 December 2023, see here.
is a literary and arts magazine with a focus on current events. It aims to bring together emerging artists and writers from all over the world in order to showcase their talents and give them exposure and recognition. They are currently accepting submissions, see here.
is a prize-winning Birmingham based publisher dedicated to promoting and showcasing Birmingham and Midlands poetic talent in colourful and exciting ways. See their guidelines and submission windows here.
V. Press –
Shortlisted in the Michael Marks Publishers’ Award 2017, V. Press is an independent publisher of poetry and flash fiction. To learn more about their future submission periods click here.
has published the very best works of and on international contemporary writing and culture, placing critics alongside leading novelists, poets, and playwrights, to generate exciting cross-genre and inter-regional conversations. They welcome innovative creative and critical writing that, in form, focus, or theme, seeks to expand the boundaries of global literary culture. They are currently closed for poetry submissions, see when their next submission window is here.
is a London-based biannual literary anthology of poetry and prose run by the University of Westminster’s Creative Writing: Writing the City MA students. Founded in 2014, it was aptly named after the street in which the department of English, Linguistics and Cultural studies was hosted. See updates here.
was founded in 2015, is edited by Michelle and Peter. The journal has featured work from Ruth Awad, Zeina Hashem Beck, Chen Chen, Bhanu Kapil, Salena Godden, Carl Phillips, Mary Ruefle, Richard Siken, Clint Smith, Brandon Taylor, among others. They are currently open for submissions, see here.
is a London based, brand new independent press founded by Christian Patracchini. The catalogue consists of poetry, experimental writing, art, sound, performance art and essays and is dedicated to work of interdisciplinary reach, inquiring critically but especially creatively into ideas. They’re not currently open for submissions, but follow their news page here.
is a publishing project releasing literary objects and administered by Tom Jenks. More info here.
an online magazine accepting submissions and pitches for pieces of fiction, poetry, essays and reviews. They are currently closed for submissions but keep up to date here.
As a further resource, we recommend poetsdirectory.co.uk/magazines.