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.



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 2018 competition is TRADITION. Send up to two poems, max 40 lines per poem (not including title). Free entry. Closing date is Monday 10 September 2018 and the winners will be announced on National  Poetry Day, Thursday 4 October 2018. Judge: Penelope Shuttle.

DON'T put your name or any other contact details on the poem/s as the competition is judged anonymously. Please visit https://poetrysociety.org.uk/membership/poetry-society-stanzas/competition/ for the full rules before entering this competition. 

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, whether you are a member are not, please see submissions guidelines here: 

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

And if you are a member of The Poetry Society but are based outside of the UK, please use this form instead: 

https://thepoetrysociety.submittable.com/submit/24498/the-poetry-review-members-of-the-poetry-society-outside-the-uk

 To become a member of 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, 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 linked above and outlined again 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.
  • Please put your name and address at the foot of each page, as this helps us keep track of who each poem/page belongs to.
  • 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 form is for members of The Poetry Society who are submitting from outside of the UK. 


If you live in the UK, whether you are a member are not, please see submissions guidelines here: 

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

And if you are not a member of The Poetry Society but are based outside of the UK, please use this form instead: 

https://thepoetrysociety.submittable.com/submit/34403/the-poetry-review-non-members-of-the-poetry-society-outside-the-uk

 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 linked above and outlined again 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.
  • Please put your name and address at the foot of each page, as this helps us keep track of who each poem/page belongs to.
  • 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 

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 2018 competition: ‘Change’, judged by Meryl Pugh

Deadline: Monday 6th August 2018

Poems selected will appear in the Autumn 2018 issue of Poetry News. Entries must be unpublished as of the Poetry News publication date. Entries are judged anonymously.

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

How to submit

  • Please send no more than two poems, each maximum 40 lines, uploaded in a single Word or PDF document, with your Poetry Society membership number - not name or address - at the foot of each page.
  • All entrants will be contacted prior to publication to advise of whether you have been successful or not.
  • Please note this competition is only open to current members of the Poetry Society. To join, visit:  http://www.poetrysociety.org.uk/membership/


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