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As some of you will know I used to work for a caritable organisation of a literary nature. Part of my job was to keep a list of small presses available to give out to unsucessful applicants to our own publication.

Below is that list as uptodate as it was when I used to work in the office, and some advice of submitting and the sort of work the care looking for where the information is readily available. As always check out a publication if you can before submitting.

I know this rules say no advertising but I see this as a tool instead of advertising the presses. I gain nothing from this.

These magazines and journals may not be the most prestigious out there but they are an excellent stepping stone. Good luck to anyone submitting.

POETRY MAGAZINES

This list of magazines publishing poetry in the U.K. is not exhaustive new magazines may have been launched and some of those listed may have folded.
Current prices are quoted (with number of copies for subscription in brackets) where known; please add postage. When submitting manuscripts (typed if possible) always make sure that your name and address is on every poem, and remember to include a self addressed stamped envelope for reply.

AESTHETICA
PO Box 371, York, Y023 1WL, UK
Cotemporary culture, new writing
£16.20 sub (4) £24.30 sub (6)
www.aestheticamagazine.com

A470
Peter Finch
Mount Stuart House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff, CF1 6DQ
Information, articles on literary Wales £15

ACUMEN
Patricia Oxley
6 The Mount, Furzeham, Brixham, South Devon, TQ5 8QY
Poetry, reviews, articles. £12.50 sub(3)
www.acumen-poetry.co.uk

AGENDA
Patricia McCarthy
The Wheelwrights, Fletching Street, Mayfield, East Sussex,
TN20 6TL
New poetry, reviews, lit criticism /£26.00 sub(4)

AMBIT
Martin Bax
17 Priory Gardens, London N6 6QZ
Poetry, short stories, reviews, art
www.ambitmagazine.co.uk
UK £7.00/£28 sub(4)
Europe £9.00/£30.00
Rest of World £10.00/£32.00

ARETE
Craig Raine
c/o P & G wells Limited, 11 College Street, Winchester
Hampshire SO23 9LZ
Poetry, Reviews, Criticism

BACK TO THE MACHINE GUN
Experimental poetry
Backtothemachinegun@hotmail.com

BAD PRESS

38 Ropery Street, London, E3 4QG
Experimental and modernist poetry and fiction
http://badpress.infinology.net

BANIPAL
Margaret Obank
PO Box 22300, London W13 8ZQ
Contemporary Literature from the Arab World
£7 sub £20 (3)

BRANDO'S HAT
Steven Waling
Flat 1a, 17 Mauldeth Road, Withington, Manchester M20 4NE
Poem sequences.

BRITTLE STAR
Louisa Hooper, Jacqueline Gabbitas, Martin Parker and David Floyd
PO Box 56108
London, E17 OAY
Poetry, reviews
£2.50/£6.00 (4)
www.brittlestar.org.uk

THE COFFEE HOUSE
Deborah Tyler Bennett
c/o Charnwood Arts, Loughborough Library, 31 Granby Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3DU
Poetry, short prose, visual art £2.50/£8.50 sub (4)

CRITICAL QUARTERLY
Colin McCaebe
School of English, Queen`s Building, Queen`s Drive, Exeter, EX4 4QH

CURLEW
P. J. Precious
Hare Cottage, Kettlesing, Harrogate, HG3 2LB
£2.50

CHAPMAN
Joy Hendry
4 Broughton Place, Edinburgh EH1 3RX
Poetry, fiction, articles, reviews.
£5.95/£18 sub(3)

DREAM CATCHER
Peter Lewin, Jenny Clarkson
Flat 1, 25 Cross O Cliff Hill, Lincoln LN5 8PR
Poetry, fiction, reviews. £6.50/£15 sub(3)

ENVOI
Roger Elkin
44 Rudyard Road, Biddulph Moor, Stoke on Trent ST8 7JN
Poetry, reviews £5/£15 sub(3)

FIRE
Jeremy Hilton
Field Cottage, Old White Hill, Tackley, Oxfordshire. OX5 3AB
Poetry
£4/ £7 sub (3)

THE FROGMORE PAPERS

21 Mildmay Road, Lewes, E.Sussex BN7 1PJ
Poetry, short stories, reviews £3.50/£7.00 sub
www.frogmorepress.co.uk

GLOBAL TAPESTRY
Dave Cunliffe
Spring Bank, Longsight Road, Copster Green, Blackburn BB1 9EU
Poetry, prose, novel extracts, reviews, interviews, art £3.00

HARLEQUIN
PO Box 23392, Edinburgh, EH8 7YZ
Poetry sub £10 (4)
www.harlequinmagazine.com

THE INTERPRETER'S HOUSE
Merryn Williams
19 The Paddox, Squitchey Lane, Oxford OX2 7PN
Poetry, short fiction £12.00 sub (3)

IOTA
Bob Mee, Janet Murch
1 Lodge Farm, Snitterfield, Stratford upon Avon, Warwicks
CV37 0LR
Poetry, reviews £3.00/£12.00 sub (4)
www.iotapoetry.co.uk

IRISH PAGES: A Journal of Contemporary Writing
The Linen Hall Library, 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast BT1 5GB
£16 for one year, £24 for two years
www.irishpages.org

THE JOURNAL
Sam Smith
Flat 3, 18 Oxford Grove, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 9HQ
English poetry and poetry in translation. £2.50/£7 sub

KRAX
Andy Robson
63 Dixon Lane, Leeds LS12 4RR
Light-hearted poetry, reviews, art, interviews, fiction
£3.50 [£4.00 after July 2009]

LONDON MAGAZINE: a Review of Literature and the Arts
World Wide Subscription Services LTD, Unit 4, Gibbs Reed Farm, Pashley Road, Ticehurst, Nr. Wadhurst,East Sussex,TN5 7HE.
£7.50 sub £32 (24)
Poetry, Fiction, Features, Reviews.

LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS
Mary Kay Wilmers
28 Little Russell St, London, WC1A 2HN
£2.74, £66sub(24)

MAGMA
David Boll
43 Keslake Road, London, NW6 6DH
£4.95/£14.50 sub(3)
www.magmapoetry.com

MALFUNCTION PRESS
Peter E. Presford
Rose Cottage, 3 Tram Lane, Buckley, Flintshire, CH7 3JB
Themed booklets only. Free for sae.

MSLEXIA
PO Box 656,Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE99 1PZ
Women's poetry, prose, articles, information. £18.75 sub (4)
www.mslexia.co.uk

NEON HIGHWAY
Alice Lenkiewicz
37 Grinshill Close, Liverpool L8 8LD
£2.00
Poetry and art

THE NEW CAULDRON
Anita Luna-Cantos
19 The Sandhills, Wirral CH46 3ST
www.thenewcauldron.co.uk


THE NEW WRITER
Catherine Smith
PO Box 60, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 2ZR
Poetry, fiction, articles, news
£27.00 sub (6) and a monthly E-news bulletin
www.thenewwriter.com

THE NORTH
Peter Sansom and Ann Sansom
Poetry Business
Bank Street Arts
32 – 40 Bank Street
Sheffield
S1 2DS
Poetry, critical prose, reviews £5.50/ £10.00 sub(2)

OBSESSED WITH PIPEWORK
Charles Johnson
Flarestack Publishing, 8 Abbot’s Way, Pilton, Somerset, BA4 4BN poetry

OPEN WIDE MAGAZINE
James Quinton
The Flat, Yew Tree Farm, Sealand Road, Chester CH1 6BS
Poetry, fiction, reviews £3.00/£9 sub (3)
www.openwidemagazine.co.uk

OTHER POETRY
Michael Standen
29 Western Hill, Durham,DH1 4RL
Single copy £3.50

ORBIS
Carole Baldock
17 Greenhow Avenue, West Kirby, Wirral CH48 5EL
Poetry, prose, letters, features, reviews £4/£15.00 sub(4)

PARTNERS MAGAZINE
Ian Deal
289 Elmwood Avenue, Feltham, Middlesex, TW13 7QB
Poetry

PENNILESS PRESS
Alan Dent
100 Waterloo Road, Ashton, Preston, PR2 1EP
£2.50/£8.50 sub(4)

P.N. REVIEW

Michael Schmidt
4th Floor, Alliance House, 30 Cross Street, Manchester M2 7AQ
Poetry, reviews, interviews, translation.
£4.99 bi monthly/ £29.50 sub(6)

POET IN THE ROUND
Olivia Mannion-Daniels
18 Blackbridge Lane, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1RP
Poetry, articles. £4

POETIC LICENCE
Peter Evans
70 Aveling Close, Purley, Surrey, CR8 4DW
£3.50/ £9.50(3)
www.poetsanon.org.uk

POETRY CORNWALL
Les Merton
Palores Publications, 11a Penryn Street, Redruth, Cornwall/Kernow, TR15 2SP
£3.95, £11.00(3)


POETRY LONDON
Maurice O’Riordan
6 Daniels Rd, London, SE15 3LR
£5/ £13(3)/£25(6)
www.poetrylondon.co.uk



POETRY NOTTINGHAM
Adrian Buckner,
11 Orkney Close, Stenson Fields, Derby, DE 243LW
Poetry £4.00/£12.00 sub

POETRY REVIEW
Fiona Sampson
Poetry Society
22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX
Poetry, reviews £6.95/ £30 sub(4)

POETRY WALES
Robert Minhinnick
1st and 2nd Floors, 38 40 Nolton Street, Bridgend CF31 3BN
Poetry, reviews, articles
£4.00/ £16.00 sub(4)


PRETEXT
Pen & Inc Press
School of Literature and Creative Writing,
University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolkshire, NR4 7TJ
£7.99, £14.00(2)
www.inpressbooks.co.uk/penandinc

RAIN DOG
P.O. Box 68, Manchester M19 2XD
Poetry, reviews
£3.50/ £6.00 sub(2)
rd_poetry@yahoo.com

THE READER
Phil Davis
19 Abercromby Square, Liverpool, L69 7ZG
www.thereader.co.uk
Articles, poetry, prose, reviews.
£6.95/ £24.00 (year sub – 4issues)

THE RIALTO
Michael Mackmin
PO Box 309, Aylsham, Norwich NR11 6LN
New poetry £3.90 /£10.00 sub(3)

SAND
Kevin Cadwallender
P.O. Box 1091, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR2 8WD
Poetry, prose, reviews £5
www.sandwriting.co.uk

SCINTILLA
Anne Cluysenaar
Poetry Editor
Little Wentwood Farm, Llantsisant, Usk
Monmouthshire, NP15 1ND £7.59
www.cf.ac.uk./encap/scintilla

SEAM
Frank Dallaghan
10 Collingwood Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 5YB

SMITHS KNOLL
Joanna Cutts and Micheal Laskey
Goldings, Goldings Lane, Leiston, Suffolk IP16 4EB
Poetry £5.00, £14.00(3)


SMOKE
Dave Ward, Dave Calder
Windows Project, 96 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HY
Poetry, prose, art. £0.80p/£4.00 sub(5)
www.windowsproject.co.uk

SPLIZZ
Amanda Morgan
4 St. Mary's Rise, Burry Port, Carms, Wales SA16 0SH
www.myspace.com/splizz

STAND
Matthew Welton
School of English, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT
Poetry, reviews, short stories, criticism £7.00 /£25.00 sub (4) (£18.00 unwaged/£10.00 student)

STAPLE
Anne Atkinson, Elizabeth Barrett
35 Carr Road, Walkley, Sheffield S6 2WY
Poetry and short fiction £5/£15 sub

TEARS IN THE FENCE
Dave Caddy
38 Hod View, Stourpaine, Blandford, Dorset DT11 8TN
Poetry, reviews, stories, art, essays £5.00/ £15.00 sub
www.myspace.com/tearsinthefence

10th MUSE
Andrew Jordan
33 Hartington Road, Southampton, SO14 0EW
a.jordan@surfee.co.uk
Poetry, prose, graphics, reviews £3.50/£6.00 (2)/ £9.00(3)

THE TEXT
Keith Jafrate
The Word Hoard, Office E144, Dean Clough
Halifax, HX3 5AX, West Yorkshire
£2.50 www.wordhoard.co.uk/thetext

TIME HAIKU

Doreen King
Correspondence to Erica Facey, Basho-An
The British Haiku Society105 Kings Head Hill, London E4 7JG
Haiku and related forms £6.50 (2)

URTHONA

Thomas Jones
9a Aukland Road Cambridge, CB5 8DW
Exploring art, literature and poetry from a Buddhist perspective
£3.50, £7.00(2)

WASAFIRI
Susheila Nasta
The Open University in London
1-11 Hawley Crescent, Camden Town, London. NW1 8NP
Black British, African, Asian and Caribbean literature:
Poetry, fiction, reviews, interviews, cross-cultural debate
£27 individual sub
www.wasafiri.org

WEYFARERS
Stella Storker
1 Mountside, Guildford, Surrey GU2 5JB
Poetry and reviews £2.50/£6.00 sub











NOTES ON SENDING WORK TO MAGAZINES

Probably hundreds of thousands of people write poetry and most will at sometime submit work for publication. It follows that publication is difficult, but not impossible.

• Present your work in a clear and readable fashion, each poem on a separate sheet and typewritten. A hand written poem is almost always ignored. Make sure that your name and address is on each sheet.

• Always keep copies of any original material you send by post.

• Do not submit too much work. Select half a dozen poems or less and try to avoid sending long poems on the first submission.

• Any covering letter should be kept very short. If the editor accepts your poems and wants further information about you, you’ll be asked.

• Always send a stamped addressed envelope, large enough for both reply and/or return of your poems. It is not the responsibility of any magazine to pay for either a reply or the return of any unsolicited material.

• Do not expect to receive a reply immediately. It is quite normal for weeks or even months to pass before a reply is made.

• Do try to see a copy of the magazine to which you intend to submit. Editors are never pleased to see poems totally unsuited to their magazine.

• Avoid newspaper adverts headed “poems wanted” and suchlike. No genuine magazine needs to advertise for poems. The adverts are usually inserted by “vanity presses”; publishers who play on the vanity or ignorance of inexperienced writers to get them to pay for publication. If you think you have talent, you should test it by trying all the outlets that do not ask for payment.

• Avoid paying for your poem to be published but do not expect to be paid. Most magazines cannot afford to pay contributors in other than free copies.

• Outlets for poetry fall into two almost distinct groups, the commercial and non-commercial. The commercial side uses far fewer poems and poets, largely relying on those with considerable reputations and the chances of a new poet’s work being accepted are very low. This category includes national weeklies, general arts-based magazines and national radio programmes. Information about this type of outlet is in The Writers and Artists Yearbook, which can be found in your library.

The non commercial publishers are known as little magazines and small presses. These are almost always run on a part-time basis by non-paid staff and though there are some large enough to be really commercial, there is an openness to new work that makes them the best place to try for first publication.

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I had to sleep with half the staff... they published me when I agreed not to sleep with the other half.
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