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.



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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.

Summer 2017 competition: ‘Forecast’

Deadline: 2 May 2017

Poems selected will appear in the Summer 2017 issue of Poetry News, published at the end of June 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 Entries must be unpublished as of the Poetry News publication date.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.

Jean Sprackland will judge the next members' poems competition on the theme ‘Forecast’. Jean’s most recent collection, Sleeping Keys (Cape), is “a book distinguished by rueful but unembittered wisdom” (Sean O’Brien, The Guardian). Tilt won the Costa Poetry Award in 2008, and Hard Water was shortlisted for both the T.S. Eliot Prize and the Whitbread Award. Jean is also the author of Strands: A Year of Discoveries on the Beach, the winner of the Portico Prize for Non Fiction. She is Professor of Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University and Chair of the Poetry Archive..

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 ‘Forecast' 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