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:
And if you are a member of The Poetry Society but are based outside of the UK, please use this form instead:
To become a member of the Poetry Society, click here:
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- Only send unpublished work.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).