Poetry Review welcomes submissions of unpublished poems and ‘literary’ translations of poems. These must be typed and sent as paper copies (not by email) to:
We have a policy of publishing work by new and upcoming poets as well as that of established poets. All submissions are read by the editor and considered on an equal basis. Unfortunately, due to the volume of submissions we receive, we cannot offer any individual criticism. Our aim is to accept or reject work within three months – but please read, and follow, the submission guidelines in order to facilitate our response.
• Send a maximum of six poems to be considered for an issue.
• Only send unpublished work.
• We do not consider simultaneous submissions, i.e. work that is being considered elsewhere.
• Poems should be typed – and on one side of the page.
• Please put your name and address at the foot of each page, as this helps us keep track.
• Include a cover note containing your address and email. You may add a brief publication history (but this won’t affect your chances).
• Include a stamped SAE for a response. We are happy to return your work but include sufficient postage if you want us to do so.
If you are submitting from outside the UK:
• Please provide an email address so we can respond by email.
Poetry Review receives many thousands of poems of which we print only a fraction. So don’t be discouraged by a rejection from us. You will find an extensive list of other poetry magazines to try on the Poetry Library website [see link below].
Trustees and staff of the Poetry Society may not submit material for publication in Poetry Review.
Many magazines have a presence on the Poetry Landmarks site