Welcome to The Poetry Society submissions page on Submittable


Here, you can submit poems to The Poetry Review magazine, The Poetry Society's quarterly journal first published in 1912. We welcome submissions of unpublished poems and translations of poems, and have a long-standing tradition of publishing new and upcoming, as well as established, poets. All submissions are read by the editor and considered on an equal basis. 

You can also enter a range of Poetry Society competitions, including our quarterly Poetry News competitions. Note, these may be open only to Members of the Society or our regional Stanza groups. Submissions via Submittable are FREE to Poetry Society Members – join here.

Obsidian Foundation is hosting a new poetry Online Retreat specifically for the advancement of Black poets. The deadline for applications was 15 November 2020. Obsidian Foundation Retreat is funded by Arts Council England and receives support in kind from The Poetry Society. 

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, 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 below, in order to facilitate our response. 

Submission guidelines (for all writers)

  • Submit a maximum of six poems, all in the same document, with page breaks between them. Only one document is allowed per submission.
  • You may submit new poems only when you have a received a decision about your last submission.
  • Only send unpublished work. 
  • Include a cover note stating the titles of the poems you are submitting, your name and email.
  • We do not consider simultaneous submissions, i.e. work that is being considered elsewhere.
  • You may add a brief publication history (but this won’t affect your chances).
  • If you need to withdraw individual poems from consideration, please click on the title of your submission; click on the "Activity" tab; and leave a note detailing which poem(s) should be withdrawn. Please only use the "Withdraw" function if you intend to remove all poems from consideration.

 

Use this form if you are a Member of The Poetry Society (submissions are FREE to Members). If you are NOT a Poetry Society Member please use this form. To join, please visit our website.

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, 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 below, in order to facilitate our response. 

Submission guidelines (for all writers)

  • Submit a maximum of six poems, all in the same document, with page breaks between them. Only one document is allowed per submission.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • If you need to withdraw individual poems from consideration, please click on the title of your submission; click on the "Activity" tab; and leave a note detailing which poem(s) should be withdrawn. Please only use the "Withdraw" function if you intend to remove all poems from consideration 
Use this form if you are NOT a Poetry Society Member. Submissions are FREE to members of The Poetry Society. To join, please visit our website.

Welcome to the latest Poetry News Members' Poems Competition! Every quarter, we invite Members to submit poems on a theme set by our judge, a professional poet. The six best are published in Poetry News and on our dedicated Members' poems webpage. 

The autumn competition will be judged by John McCullough. John's most recent collection Reckless Paper Birds (Penned in the Margins) won the 2020 Hawthornden Prize  and was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award. His poem ‘Flower of Sulphur’ is shortlisted for the 2021 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem.

  • Please send no more than two poems. Any additional submissions will be disregarded. Both poems must be unpublished. 
  • Note, this competition is ONLY for Members of The Poetry Society; if you're not a member, we're sorry to say your entry cannot be considered. Being able to enter these quarterly competitions is a benefit of membership. To find out about how you can join, please visit our website.


PLEASE NOTE: This competition for Poetry Society Members who are also members of a Poetry Society Stanza. Read on for details of how how you can join The Poetry Society.

The Stanza Poetry Competition is open exclusively to Poetry Society members (if you’re not a member you can join here) who are also members of a Poetry Society Stanza

  • The theme for the 2021 competition is CHOICE. 
  • Please send up to two poems, max 40 lines per poem (not including title). 
  • Free to enter
  • Poems should not have been published elsewhere
  • Closing date: Monday 6 September 2021
  • Winners announced: National Poetry Day, Thursday 7 October 2021
  • Judge: Katrina Naomi

Please don't put your name or any other contact details on the poem/s as the competition is judged anonymously. Please visit the Stanza Competition page for details before entering this competition. 

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