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.
The magazine is published in February, May and September. 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!
Please ensure that you pay the correct postage when submitting poems and books for review. As a small charitable organisation, we don’t have the resources to pay for any additional costs incurred and won’t be able to collect any post where incorrect postage has been paid. Thank you!
TO SUBMIT POEMS
Poetry London aims to publish the best, most exciting poetry being written now, and we are always interested in work by unpublished poets, as well as celebrated ones.
Submissions are read by Ahren Warner, Poetry Editor, and Martha Kapos, Poetry Co-editor.
We do not accept submissions by email. 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.
We will reply by email if you are sending your work from abroad. In these circumstances you may submit your poems by post and request an email response in your cover letter. Unfortunately we cannot return manuscripts from outside the UK.
TO SUBMIT BOOKS FOR REVIEW
Poetry London publishes reviews of around seventy or eighty titles a year. We concentrate on single author collections of poetry in English or translated into English, including some pamphlets and chapbooks. In addition, there are occasional reviews of significant anthologies or relevant critical writing.
We will review collections in English from anywhere in the world, but predominantly the books reviewed are from publishers (large or small) in the UK or Ireland. We cannot accept self-published books for review or return books which are not selected for review.
All reviews are commissioned in advance by the editor.
Please send all books for review to:
London SE8 4AG