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Editor: Patricia Oxley
yes  Publishes January, May and September.  Rapid, helpful response -
Aesthetica Magazine   See website for details.
A Fit of Peak    A Fit of Peak is a quarterly Arts magazine for Buxton and the High Peak area.
Editor Patricia McCarthy
Editor: Martin Bax
yes On-line copy via The Poetry Library
yes Published annually, see website.


Editor: Julian Barritt


  A Christian-based arena for creative writers. Founded 1990; quarterly colour printed magazine, with contributions by subscribers (only). 


9 Greendale Close, London SE22 8TG 

Editors: Dilys Wood and Anne Stewart

A magazine of women's poetry.  Website:


Queries & submission


ATLAS — an international paperback book[maga]zine of ‘new writing, art & image’ — is edited & designed by Sudeep Sen. It was launched in the UK/India in the summer/monsoon of 2006, and very quickly established itself as one of the leading international magazines of its kind.

The W. H. Auden Society Newsletter,

78 Clarendon Road, London, W11 2HW
Editor: Katherine Bucknell

  For mambership and details see website at http://audensocietyorg/membership.html


Koco Building, The Arches, Spon End, Coventry, CV1 3JQ
Editor: Jonathan Morley

Banipal - A magazine of modern Arab Literature

Banipal, Magazine of Modern  Arab Literature


1 Gough Square



Check out the current issue (£8.00 (UK) at

Read selections at ( and book reviews at (

Subscribe for one year (3 issues) for £21.00 at

Bare Fiction Magazine 

Betjeman Society Newsletter, The

Orchard Cottage, Warren Rd, Chelsfield Village, Kent, BR6 6EP
Editor: John Cottenden

  Write for membership and newletter details.

The Black Herald


The Black Herald, ( partly bilingual) literary magazine - à propos de la revue de littérature  (en partie bilingue) 

The Black Light Engine Room. -

editor  -  P.A. Morbid

  The Black Light Engine Room. Erratic publiciation dates, but the enxt one is due out soon. Mostly North East England, but will take poetry/prose/book reviews from everywhere. Editor can be contacted at: and we have a page where some of our work can be viewed. Thanks
Blinking Cursor


  Website closed
email was

Blithe Spirit (Journal of the British Haiku Society),

Mark Rutter
Blithe Spirit
81a Middlebridge St, Romsey, Hants. SO51 8HJ

Editor: Mark Rutter


On-line copy via The Poetry Library

see website at

Borderlines Magazine of Anglo-Welsh Poetry Society, Nant y Brithyll, Llangynyw, Nr Welshpool, Powys SY21 OJS
Angie Quinn and Kevin Bamford
  On-line copy via The Poetry Library
On-line copy via The Poetry Library


Creative Writing Programme, EPS, School of Humanities, King William Building, University of Greenwich, Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 9LS.
Editor: Michael Langan

  See details at:

Brittle Star, 97 Benefield Road, Oundle, Peterborough PE8 4EU


Editors: Jacqueline Gabbitas and Martin Parker


SUBSCRIBE: £12.00 (£20 World) for two issues. Make cheques payable to Brittle Star stating start issue (subscription form available on our website) or subscribe online using our simple, secure Paypal system.

SUBMISSIONS: We welcome submissions of unpublished, original work (not under consideration by another publication or competition) in the following categories: 1–4 poems, 1–2 stories, up to 2,000 words each.

Please send with covering letter and SSAE to the address above. Submissions by post only. 

For full details visit You will be notified of the editors’ decisions as soon as possible.

Twitter @brittlestarmag

Broken Wine  

'Broken Wine' apublish a print copy of the magazine four times a year. Accept email submissions to and  website is Do not yet pay for submissions. Their  motto is 'Broken Wine - Celebrating The Grimy, The Gritty, The Broken and The Bizarre'.

Burning Houses Magazine

Cake Literary Magazine


Martha Sprackland
Andrew McMillan
Submissions to



Cake Literary Magazine - tri-annual publication, printing poetry, flash fiction, comment and review in a high-quality A5 perfect-bound format.
Accept up to 6 poems or 500 words of flash fiction per submission to

or a sample piece of writing for reviews, all in the body of an email. We favour free verse over formal but are open minded to everything. We publish new and emerging writers alongside established, well-respected poets. Website currently under construction.

Calabash: For Writers of African and Asian descent

Centreprise, 136-138 Kingsland High St, London, E8 2NS
Editor: Sharon Duggal


Candelabrum The Red Candle Press,

77 Homegrove House, Grove Road North, Southsea,PO5 1HW
Editor: M.L. McCarthy


Founded 1970. See website for more information.

The Cannon's Mouth
22 Margaret Grove
B17 9JH

Poems, Articles, Art work and Photographs
We welcome original poems, articles and artwork from both members and non members. Please submit by email or by post enclosing a stamped addressed envelope. However you submit your work, please include your full address so that if we publish your material, we can send you a copy.


The Cardiff Review  

Based in Cardiff, Wales but hopes to reach internationally. We are currently open for fiction, nonfiction and poetry submissions for our January, February and March digital issues, the first of which will launch in January of 2016. We will be producing print publications biannually from next Spring.  We give publication precedence to post-graduate students, but will consider work from emerging writers at any point in their careers. Our website can be found at with the submissions guidelines here:!submissions/c23i6

Carillon Magazine

Editor: Graham Rippon

Address: 19 Godric Drive, Brinsworth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. S60 5AN Small payments for published items from subscribers. Free copy to non-subscribers.


Eclectic poetry and prose

84-page paperback

3 issues a year

Subscriptions UK: £10; EU €15; $18

Web Site:


Chanticleer Magazine

6/1 Jamaica Mews, Edinburgh, EH3 6HN
Editor: Richard Livermore

4 Broughton Place, Edinburgh EH1 3RX
Tel 44 (0)131 557 2207 Fax 44 (0)131 556 9565 e-mail:
Editor: Joy Hendry
  Scottish literary magazine
Subscriptions: Personal - 1year (4 issues) UK £17.00 Overseas £23 USA $35 2years UK £32.00 Overseas £43 USA $66
Institutions - UK £20.00 Overseas £28 USA $43 2years UK £43.00 Overseas £50 USA $80 Airmail outside Europe add £4.00/$7.00 per year.
Chapter and Verse
Chapter & Verse, Sevendale House, 7 Dale Street, Manchester M1 1JB. Tel. 0161 228 2362
  Magazine subscription is £34 per annum and enquiries should be made to: Chapter & Verse Subscriptions, Sevendale House, 7 Dale Street, Manchester M1 1JB. Tel. 0161 228 2362
Subscriptions to Robert Cole
Editorial  & Subscriptions Address:118 Nayland Road, Mile End, Colchester CO4 5ET.
Prose contributions to Susie Reynolds, poetry to Robert Cole.
1.      "Chimera: a fabulous Monster, with a goat's body." Skeat.
2.      " A fantastic or grotesque product of the imagination." OED
"We do not have to follow the definitions too closely but we are looking for original poetry and prose. When we have enough subscribers we will produce hard copy down in that inky business among hard metal, the font where I a printer's devil raise his head above the muck sweat of filigreed letters to thank Dannie Abse, Alan Brownjohn, David Constantine, John Heath-Stubbs, Robert Minhinnick, William Oxley, and Jeremy Reed for contributing poems to our first edition. Special thanks go to Tasha Yee-King for designing our website."
For an annual subscription £8 p&p. Single copies £4.75 
City Writings c/o The Gantry Arts Centre, off Blechynden Terrace, Southampton, SO15 1GW
Editor: Megan Miranda
Clough Words Dean Clough Writers, Dean Clough, Halifax. HX3 5AZ
Free but please send an SAE
Editors: Andy J. Campbell and Alan Littlewood
Coffee House Poetry Meirion House, Glanrafon, Tanygrisiau, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41 3SU
Editor: Jan Fortune-Wood
  Magazine looking for contemporary poems of edge and depth from new voices and established writers. Submissions welcome; subscriptions £3.50 per issue/£9.00 annually for three issues, payable to 'M.C.Fortune-Wood'
The Coffee House

Charnwood Arts, Loughborough Library, 31 Granby Street, Loughborough, Leics, LE11 3DU
Editor: Deborah Tyler-Bennett

On-line copy via The Poetry Library
Connections 13 Wave Crest, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 8DP
Four issues £9.50 (Overseas £14.00 Institutions £12.00). Single issues £3.25, back numbers £2.25
Editor: Narissa Knights

Chroma: a Queer Literary Journal

PO Box 44655; London; N16 0WQ
Telephone: 020 7193 7642
Editor: Shaun Levin

  More details on website:

Cluster Arts Magazine
Editors: Ana Cavic & Renee O'Drobinak


More details on website -

Critical Quarterly
School of English, Queen's Building, The Queen's Drive, Exeter, EX4 4QH
Editor: Colin MacCabe

Critical Survey

University of Hertfordshire, De Havilland Campus, Hatfield, Herts, AL10 9AB
Editor: John Lucas


Current Accounts

Editor: James Hartnell

Address for submissions:

Apartment 2D, Hardcastle Gardens, Bradshaw Hall, Bolton BL2 4NZ



Details: Price £3 per issue; magazine appears once or twice annually; features poetry and prose from writers in the Bolton area or anywhere else in the world. Submissions welcome. Up to four poems, or up to two stories, plays or essays, in each submission.




3 Selskar Terrace, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
Editors: Leland Bardwell; Eilean Ni Chuilleanain; Pearse Hutchinson; McDara Woods

Dactyl Poetry  

The website is

We have a page for electronic submissions that feeds back to this email address.  

Submissions are welcome all year round. 

We make hard copies and ebooks available on the web and have recently filled our first anthology, Anthologies will be released as the number of accepted poems fills each one.

Dandelion Arts Magazine (International Arts), 24 Frosty Hollow, East Hunsbury, Northants NN4 OSY
Editor: Joaquina Gonzales-Marina

The Dark Horse

c/o 3(b) Blantyre Mill Road, Bothwell, South Lanarkshire, G71 8DD
Editor: Gerry Cambridge


David Jones Journal, The David Jones Society,

22 Gower Road, Sketty, Swansea, SA2 9BY
Editor: Anne Price-Owen


The Dawntreader,

132 Hinckley Road, Stoney Stanton, Leics, LE9 4LN
Editor: Dawn Bauling


Copies are £4 each £15 for 4. £4.50 ROW – website is now  – email is  Editor Dawn Bauling


Decanto editor: Lisa Stewart

send up to 6 poems to: Miss L Stewart: Masque Publishing - PO Box 3257 - Littlehampton - BN16  9AF


'Not just contemporary all styles considered!' We are always interested in reading new poetry of any style and length. The Decanto poetry magazine comes out 6 times a year, and is currently priced at £3.99. For more information about the magazine and our self publishing service, please visit: email:    (221105)

Delhi London Poetry Quarterly 50 Penywern Road, London SW5 9SX   *
Deliberately Thirsty Argyll Publishing, Glendaruel, Argyll PA22 3AE
Editor: Sean Bradley

The Delinquent

92 Elm Road, Kingston, Surrey, KT2 6HU
Editors: Jason King and Jeremy Quinn


Subscribe for hard copy or download for a small fee.

Dial 174

John Claypole, 6 Helpston Rd, Glinton, Peterborough, Cambs, PE6 7JT
Editor: John Claypole

  Subscription £12.00 per year for four seasonal A5 issues of 60 pages, plus competition supplements. OVERSEAS: Please add IRC's, or extra payment to cover postage; 73p per issue (EEC), £1.50 'rest of world'.
Domestic Cherry  
Domestic Cherry, is a new annual to be published each year at the Swindon Festival of Literature. This time featuring writings and artworks by women, who knows next time! It engages with writers in an unusual manner using alter egos; inside the poetry is stunning! The poets that tend to engage with the idea seem to have a playful, experimental nature so it has evolved into 100 pages of really engaging poetry. Men writing from their female alter egos are welcome to submit. Dead line for submission is 31st March.
Dream Catcher h

Editor: John Gilham


Stairwell Books

161 Lowther Street

York, YO31 7LZ


Subscriptions £15 for 2 Issues, £22 for 3. See web site for subscriptions: and individual issues: . A Literary magazine of poetry, short fiction and art published twice a year. See the poetry library for more info and online issues. (



see website for submission details


A yearly journal featuring new writing andf graphics from writers, illustrators and photographers from around the world.

Edinburgh Review
22a Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh EH8 9LN

Published by the Centre for the History of Ideas in Scotland, University of Edinburgh

Managing Editor: Ronald Turnbull


Ty Meirion, Glan Yr Afon, Tanygrisiau, Blaenau
Ffestiniog LL41 3SU
Editor: Jan Fortune-Wood


Subs £15 per year (3 issues)  current issue £5.00, $10, payable to ENVOI.
Publishes groups or short sequences of up to 6 poems. Quick and helpful responses. But the current publication back-log is 18 months. Also runs regular competitions.

Episteme magazine   London based international literary magazine that presents challenging, spectacular prose, poetry and essays on arts and literature in political, cultural and economical contexts.   Themed issues - see website for details.  email submission.



Now closed

editor: Robert Marsland


Now Closed - Jan 2013

Exiled Ink!

31 Hallswelle Road, London, NW11 0DH
Editor: Jennifer Langer

  See more details at the website -
Fire Field Cottage, Old Whitehill, Tackley, Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 3AB
Editor: Jeremy Hilton
  See website for details -
On-line copy via The Poetry Library

First Time 'The Snoring Cat', 194, Downs Road, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 2DZ

Phone/fax: 01424 428855 Phone: 01424 201370
Editor: Josephine Austin


B-annual magazine to encourage first time poets. Subs £6.00 per year plus £1.00 p&p.

fragmente: a magazine of contemporary poetics.

editor: Anthony Mellors

address: 31 Dale Close, Oxford OX1 1TU


subs: £5 per issue inclusive of p&p

Freak Lung   Details at

The French Literary Reveiw

Editor Barbara Dordi

chemin de Cambieure, 11240 Cailhau, Aude, France.

The French Literary Reveiw is a twice-yearly (October & April) illustrated A5 magazine which publishes poetry, short stories, articles and b&w illustrations - all which must have a French connection.

2 issues UK/Europe £9 or 18 euros (including postage)
4 issues   "     "           £17.50 or 35 euros (includinging postage)


Fras Publications, The Atholl Browse Bookshop, Blair Atholl, PH18 5SG
Editors: John Herdman and Walter Perrie


Frogmore Papers, The

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

   See website for more details -


26 Blomfield Court, Maida Vale, London, W9 1TS
Editor: Kirsty Irving

  See website for more details -
Gairm 15 Strun Road, Glasgow G44 3AT
Editor: Derick Thomson
  All-Gaelic quarterly

Gabriel: a Christian Poetry Magazine

27 Headingley Court, North Grange Road, Leeds, LS6 2QU, West Yorkshire
Editor: Thelma Laycock



Global Tapestry

Spring Bank, Longsight Rd, Copster Green, Blackburn, BB1 9EU
Editor: Dave Cunliffe

Gold Dust Magazine   A print magazine for fiction and poetry, and appears seasonally, four times per year. Email submissions see site for details - (3505)
Granta   Obtain information re magazine from the website.
HQ Poetry Magazine 39 Exmouth Street, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 3PU
Subscription for 4 issues is £9 UK, £12 non-UK. Single copies £2.60, double issues £4.50.
Editor: Kevin Bailey

Haiku Quarterly, The

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


Haiku Scotland

2 Elizabeth Gardens, Stoneyburn, West Lothian, EH47 8BP
Editor: F. Henderson

Harlequin, PO Box 23392, Edinburgh EH8 7YZ
Editor: Unspecified


  The editor writes: You are invited to send works of intense beauty, mysticism and wisdom to the poetry magazine of the new century. We dare you to re-create your world and open new horizons in literature. Enclose an S.A.E. HARLEQUIN reserve the right to reject uninspired material.
Subscription £10.00 for four issues, payable to Harlequin. Add £2.00 for postage outside Europe.   (207)

If p then q

87 Thornton Rd, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 7NT
Editor: James Davies

  For further details check website -



Incandescent is a poetry book/magazine which will publish at least 3 times a year.  We are a Hull based group of writers and poets.
We welcome submissions from everyone and are looking to have our first issue out in late Autumn of this year.
Submissions are requested to our website or to the Editor at 213 Park Avenue, Hull East Yorkshire, HU5 4DE
Our email is
Our website with various other bits of info and submission guidelines is 


White Rose House, 8 Newmarket Raod, Fordham, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5LL
Editor: Michelle Foster

Inside Out, P.O. Box 429, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 9HF
Editor: Rebecca Atherton
Send: poems of up to 30 lines, prose and short stories of up to 2,000 words, and illustrations (paper and digital copy). Up to 5 pieces in each instance.
  Inside Out aims to promote the use of creativity for personal development. A new breed of lifestyle magazine, it encourages the submission and publication of work with a focus on self-awareness and self-help — because sometimes, simply owning something on the page is all it takes to move past it and move on, for both reader and writer. Turn the inside out — onto the page, into the world, and out of your system. (507)

Interpreter's House, The

19 The Paddox, Squitchey Lane, Oxford OX2 7PN
Editor: Merryn Williams

  For further details check website -
IOTA MAGAZINE   Poetry quarterly.  , Payment: one free copy.

Irish Pages

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

  For further details check website -
Island 8 Craiglea Drive, Edinburgh EH10 5PA
Editor: Julie Johnstone
  website -

"a magazine for new poetry inspired by landscape, nature, and the relationship between people and the land".

The Journal
17 High Street, Maryport,Cumbria, CA15 6BQ

Editor - Sam Smith

Used to be The Journal of Contemporary Anglo-Scandinavian Poetry


Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry   subscribe online at


Wesbite, at 



Kaffeeklatsch (issn: 2046-2158), a new journal of poetry and criticism, based in Manchester. Interested in poetry and criticism, and particularly in translation and writing which is inventive with respect to the relationship between content and form.


103 Westminster Crescent, Lodge Moor, Sheffield, S10 4EU
Editor: Richard Middlebrook

Krax c/o 63 Dixon Lane, Leeds LS19 4RR
KUDOS   replaces - Writing Competitions Monthly.  Full of information, competitions and leads.