Poetry Publications and Internet Poetry
(Please note, this is only a brief representational list of thousands of poetry sites available on the internet. We recommend visiting these sites' comprehensive links sections, as well as the E-Zine List, a well-maintained alphabetical list of e-zines.)
- Ambit Magazine
Ambit was started in 1959 by Martin Bax. and is a quarterly, 96 page magazine which prints original poetry, short fiction, art and reviews. Their website has been recently revamped and is well worth browsing.
- Arts Council England
The Arts Council of England's web site for and about the arts. Streaming audio, video, and 'ArtsGuide' calendar.
- Banipal Magazine
Started in 1998, and with three issues a year, Banipal publishes today's poets (and fiction writers) from all over the Arab world in English translation.
- Contemporary Poetry Review
Devoted exclusively to the criticism of poetry, it also contains interviews with distinguished critics and poets, lists of newly published collections, and an exclusive chatroom.
- Contemporary Verse
Founded by one of Canada's best known poets, Dorothy Livesay, in 1975, Contemporary Verse: The Canadian Journal of Poetry and Critical Writing publishes quarterly, and features interviews, essays, reviews, articles and poetry by writers from all over the world.
- Electronic Poetry Center (EPC)
Resources for innovative writing - produces the literary journal RIF/T, hosts interactive spaces and comprehensively archives poetry-related electronic resources.
- Feathered Quill Book Reviews
The Feathered Quill Book Reviews is an online arts journal publishing writings in poetry, fiction, ideas and theatre. It exists to promote the work of talented and serious artists, especially the beginning of their careers.
- Peter Howard's poetry site
A regular columnist for Poetry Review and an excellent source of up to the minute websites of interest.
- Irish Pages
A biannual journal, edited in Belfast and publishing in equal measure writing from Ireland and overseas.
- Ink Sweat & Tears
Poetry & Prose, Word & Image Webzine
A free internet quarterly review of new writing - poetry, interviews, reviews and articles.Includes a selective list of excellent 'literary links' as well. (See also the Poetry Review article about this magazine.)
- Magma magazine
Includes poetry as well as writing about poetry. Contemporary, urban publication featuring new and established poets - based in London.
- Modern Poetry in Translation
Founded in 1966 by Ted Hughes and Daniel Weissbort to publish poetry that dealt truthfully with the real contemporary world, and to benefit writers and the reading public in Britain and America by confronting them with good work from abroad. Now in its third series, with two issues a year, the current editors of MPT, David and Helen Constantine continue in that tradition. The real circumstances of the world have changed, but they are every bit as pressing as they were when the magazine began. And as the English language marches towards an apparent hegemony, the need for its readers and writers to be confronted by what is foreign, is greater still.
- Oxford Brookes Weekly Poems
The Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre has teamed up with seven presses specialising in the publication of contemporary poetry (Bloodaxe, Landfill, Peterloo, Enitharmon, Anvil, Heaventree, Salt). Each week a new poem will be posted on the Poetry Centre website and e-mailed out to those who've signed up to the dedicated mail list.
- Poetry Daily
A daily anthology of poetry, chosen from books or journals currently in print, along with information about featured poets and publishers, news from the poetry world, and occasional special features. Poetry Daily's mission is to broaden access to and foster appreciation for contemporary poetry. Sign up for the free weekly e-mail newsletter.
- Poetry Kit
This well-structured bulletin board of poetry activities includes articles, competitions, courses, funding, how-to books, magazines, organisations, and of course - poetry.
The Poetry Library at the Royal Festival Hall has launched its free-access full-text digital library of 20th and 21st century English poetry magazines. Wherever you are, you may now explore and enjoy the unique mix of poems, articles, reviews, stories, translations and illustrations that represent the best of small-scale poetry publishing from around the UK. Produced in partnership with the Arts Council of England, and working closely with the featured magazines, this archive is part of the Poetry Library's year of 50th anniversary celebrations.
- Poetry Review
Britain's best-selling poetry magazine. Excerpts from current issue, archives from previous issues.
- The Reader
A quarterly magazine based at The University of Liverpool's School of English, publishing high quality new poetry and fiction, publish reviews, essays and interviews.
- Salt Publishing
Salt Publishing is an independent literary publisher with offices in Perth, Australia and Cambridge, England; it has a diverse and growing range of titles in poetry, fiction, literary criticism and drama.
A poetry webzine with themed issues, archived material and a descriptive links page.
- Sky Arts
Sky Arts channel's schedules and full programme details. It also has a huge searchable events database, listing concerts, exhibitions and events across the UK. In addition, you can find many thousands of pages of news, features and background information about featured artists.
- The New Writer
The New Writer is aimed at writers with a serious intent; everyone who wants to develop their writing to meet the expectations of today's editors. The team at The New Writer are committed to working with their readers to increase the chances of publication. (Please note: this website address is www.thenewwriter.com and is not to be confused with other similar-name sites which charge a fee for publishing work).
- The Poem
contemporary British and Irish poetry, including 'Limelight' web magazine.
- The Times Educational Supplement
General industry news digest, providing a forum for the development of education policy in Britain.
- Tim Love's Literary References
A definitive list of magazines that publish poetry and prose; poetry archives, presses information; theory; writers' groups and writers' resources.
- Unquiet Desperation
A poetry magazine published in England but also distributed in the US, Canada, Australia and Europe. Our philosophy is that poetry and indeed all forms of art should be available free of cover charge and free of ads. We recently started a new website to accompany our print zine, and we invite all artists, poets and writers that share this view to come and join our site and get involved. We mean for our site to become a haven for poets, writers and artists with an alternative point of view.
The site features comprehensive profiles on all the region's writers, publishers and events. You can also purchase any of the region's independent titles online - books or magazines - from this (or its sister site www.publishingnorthwest.co.uk at special discount prices not available anywhere else. So support your region's independents, and they'll support you!
Verse Daily posts a poem a day from published books and magazines it receives - it gives very good exposure to both the author and the press. Also includes Web Monthly Features - a special link each month to a poem of note first published in an internet magazine.
- Yahoo Poetry Listings
A shortcut to the extensive poetry directory within the Yahoo search engine.