Welcome to The Poetry Society at Submittable.

The Poetry Review: Poets based outside the UK may now submit poems via Submittable.

Poetry News: Members may submit poems for the Members' Poems competition via Submittable.

Stanza Competition: Poetry Society members who are also members of a Stanza may enter the annual Stanza Competition via Submittable.



Ends on September 11, 2017

The Stanza Poetry Competition is open exclusively to Poetry Society members (if you’re not a member join here) who are also members of a Poetry Society Stanza. The theme for the 2017 competition is WALLS. Send up to two poems, max 40 lines per poem (not including title). Free entry. Closing date is Monday 11 September 2017 and the winners will be announced on National Poetry Day, Thursday 28 September 2017. Judge: Andy Croft.

DON'T put your name or any other contact details on the poem/s as the competition is judged anonymously.

Poetry News Members' Poems

Every quarter, Poetry Society members are invited to submit poems to Poetry News on a theme set by the judge, a professional poet. The six best are published in Poetry News and on a dedicated members' poems page.

Autumn 2017 competition: ‘Freedom’

Deadline: 7 August 2017

Poems selected will appear in the Autumn 2017 issue of Poetry News, published at the end of September 2017. Entries must be unpublished as of the Poetry News publication date. Entries are judged anonymously.

Winners are published in Poetry News, receive books, and entered into the Hamish Canham Prize and the Anne Born Prize. Selected poems may also be submitted for the Forward Prize.

‘Freedom’, the theme for National Poetry Day, Thursday 28 September 2017, is also the theme of the autumn 2017 members’ poems competition. Our judge is Amali Rodrigo, who was born in Sri Lanka and lives in London. Rodrigo has won numerous awards for her work and is currently an Associate Lecturer and PhD candidate at Lancaster University. Of her first collection, Lotus Gatherers (Bloodaxe, 2016), John Glenday wrote: “What makes Rodrigo a truly remarkable poet? In part, it’s the breadth and intelligence of her vision... in part, the deftness with which she can work that vision into a world we can marvel at, but also recognise. This is a world of paradoxes – exotic and familiar, a deeply spiritual world which delights in passion; that celebrates love, but does not hesitate to focus on unsettling histories of gender violence.”

How to submit

  • Please send no more than two poems, each max. 40 lines, uploaded in a single Word document, with your Poetry Society membership number - not name or address - at the foot of each page.
  • In the ‘title’ box please state ‘Freedom' and your membership number.
  • All entrants will be contacted prior to publication. 
  • Please note this competition is only open to current members of the Poetry Society. To join, visit http://www.poetrysociety.org.uk/membership/






PLEASE NOTE – this option is for people who are NOT members of the Poetry Society, submitting from outside of the UK. 
If you live in the UK, please see submissions guidelines here:

 http://poetrysociety.org.uk/publications-section/the-poetry-review/submissions-guidelines/

 To become a member if the Poetry Society, click here: http://poetrysociety.org.uk/membership/

The Poetry Review, founded in 1912, is the magazine of the Poetry Society, UK, and has a long-standing policy of publishing the very best work by new and up and coming poets and 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.

Submission guidelines (for all writers)

  • Submit a maximum of six poems.
  • You may submit new poems only when you have a received a decision about your last submission.
  • Only send unpublished work.
  • We do not consider simultaneous submissions, i.e. work that is being considered elsewhere.
  • All poems should uploaded in a single document. Please don't upload multiple files.
  • Please put your name and address at the foot of each page, as this helps us keep track.
  • Include a cover note stating the titles of the poems you are submitting, your name and email.
  • You may add a brief publication history (but this won’t affect your chances).
poetrysociety.org.uk
PLEASE NOTE – this option is for members of the Poetry Society, submitting from outside of the UK. 

If you live in the UK, please see submissions guidelines here:
http://poetrysociety.org.uk/publications-section/the-poetry-review/submissions-guidelines/

The Poetry Review, founded in 1912, is the magazine of the Poetry Society, UK, and has a long-standing policy of publishing the very best work by new and up and coming poets and 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.

Submission guidelines (for all writers)

  • Submit a maximum of six poems.
  • You may submit new poems only when you have a received a decision about your last submission.
  • Only send unpublished work.
  • We do not consider simultaneous submissions, i.e. work that is being considered elsewhere.
  • All poems should uploaded in a single document. Please don't upload multiple files.
  • Please put your name and address at the foot of each page, as this helps us keep track.
  • Include a cover note stating the titles of the poems you are submitting, your name and email.
  • You may add a brief publication history (but this won’t affect your chances).
poetrysociety.org.uk