To submit poems
Poetry London is a leading international magazine, where new names share pages with acclaimed contemporary poets. We also publish a wide range of poetry in translation.
We aim to publish the best, most exciting poetry being written now, and are always interested in work by unpublished poets, as well as celebrated ones. Postal submissions are welcome and are all carefully read. Please send a maximum of six poems to:
London SE8 4AG
Always include a stamped addressed envelope for our reply, large enough and with adequate postage for the return of your poems as well, unless you have indicated in your covering letter that you do not need them returned. If sending from abroad, please submit your poems by post and request an email response in your covering letter. Unfortunately, we cannot return manuscripts from outside the UK. Submissions are read by Ahren Warner, Poetry Editor, and Martha Kapos, Assistant Poetry Editor.
We do not accept submissions by email.
The magazine is published in March, June and October. We receive a vast amount of submissions, so reading can take a month or two, and if your work is shortlisted, maybe even longer. You might find it helpful to read the magazine first, to see if your work is suitable. We appreciate subscriptions, as we depend on these to survive, though if you don't subscribe it won't affect your chances!