poetry magazines


Not at all a complete list, but all well worth submitting and subscribing to.


Acumen “deserves to be read for its first hand experience of poetry. The work it does is the opposite of academic and therefore valuable.”
Agenda: “one of the best known and most highly respected poetry journals in the world, having been founded in 1959 by Ezra Pound and William Cookson.”
Algebra of Owls: a “no frills” online poetry zine. CLOSED.
Ambit: Ambit is a 96-page quarterly literary and art magazine. It is created in London,
published in the UK, and read internationally.
Antiphon: an online poetry magazine dedicated to publishing the best in contemporary poetry from new and established poets. CLOSED.
Artemis: Poems submitted by women poets of any age. Each issue has a different judge selecting work. Also see Second Light.
Atrium: Atrium is a poetry webzine based in Worcestershire, UK. We aim to publish a quality new poem twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Auroras and Blossoms: a family-friendly platform. We feature art that is positive and uplifting, no matter the topic.
Bare Fiction: offer a platform for new creative writing across poetry, fiction and plays to encourage writers who are testing their boundaries to stretch themselves creatively.
The Blue Nib: Established in 2016 by Dave Kavanagh as a platform for both established and emerging writers. The focus was on poetry, publishing the work of new and already established poets.
Brittle Star: A magazine for new and emerging writers.
Butcher’s Dog: Butcher’s Dog is a new biannual poetry magazine, founded in the North East of England by seven poets who each won a Northern Promise Award from New Writing North in 2010 and/or 2011.
Cake: publishes poetry, short fiction, comment/essay-style pieces, reviews and artwork from both new and established literary and creative talent.
Cardiff Review: Founded in 2015 by four graduate students of Cardiff University’s MA in Creative Writing.
Carillon Magazine: Founded in 2001 Carillon is a neat, perfect bound magazine with poetry, stories and articles.
Coast to Coast to Coast: a stitched journal designed to be both a small piece of art work and a regular poetry publication. Each issue will contain the work of a maximum of twenty poets and each will be unique and produced as limited edition.
Crossways: An Online Literary Magazine: Set up in 2018 they are interested in writing that has beauty, power and depth. CLOSED.
Cyphers:  Founded in 1975. Editor: Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, with assistance from Léan Ní Chuilleanáin and Natasha Cuddington
The Dark Horse: is an international literary magazine committed to British, Irish and American poetry, and is published from Scotland.
The Dawntreader: a themed quarterly 52 page perfect bound literary publication with an international readership. Mainly poems but some prose on myth, legend, nature, environment.
Dream Catcher: an international arts journal, which offers contemporary readers a terrific mix of poetry, prose, artwork and reviews.
Erbacce: They accept poetry submissions that are radical either in form or content.
Exiled Writers Ink!: a magazine reflecting exciting, different voices in a new cultural environment. Literature, discussion, commentary.
Eye Flash Poetry Journal:  Eye Flash Poetry has been dedicated to showcasing and supporting emerging voices in contemporary poetry from across the world and has grown in popularity ever since.
The Fenland Reed Poetry Journal: bi-annual poetry magazine founded in Fenland.
Finished Creatures Magazine: is a new platform for emerging and experienced poets: an independent, no profit, printed magazine, carefully produced with an eye for detail and originality. Here you will find poets engaging with the realities of the Anthropocene.
The French Literary Review: A twice-yearly (April & October) international literary magazine of poetry and prose.
The Frogmore Papers: founded in 1983, since when The Frogmore Papers, its bi-annual magazine, has published hundreds of new, neglected and established writers. Edited by Jeremy Page.
Granta: is a literary magazine founded in 1889. Read the best new fiction, poetry, photography, and essays by famous authors, Nobel winners and new voices
Gutter: is an award-winning, high quality, printed journal for fiction and poetry from writers born or living in Scotland.

The High Window: is a quarterly review of poetry which, for its first twelve issues was co-edited by David Cooke and Anthony Costello.
The Honest Ulsterman: The magazine was created by the late poet James Simmons in May 1968.
Idler: Poetry, essays, shorts.
Ink, Sweat and Tears: a poetry and prose webzine edited by Helen Ivory.
Iota: Each issue is published with over one hundred  pages of excellent new work, reviews and interviews in a superbly designed and produced paperback format.
Into the Void: is an award-winning print and online literary magazine and small press publisher dedicated to providing a platform for world-class fiction, flash, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art
The Interpreter’s House: “is dedicated to the best in poetry and short stories”.
The Journal: ‘…interesting and experimental while avoiding the obscure and unnecessarily difficult. Add to the excellent selection of poetry, some interesting and insightful reviews and The Journal is a must for anyone who loves poetry  …” Juliet Wilson
The Lake: is dedicated to publishing all forms of poetry by new and established poets, highlighting the best of contemporary poetry and reviewing the best of the new books.
Lighthouse Literary Journal: a new journal published quarterly to give space and support to new talent. They look to publish the best short fiction and poetry emerging from the UK writing scene.
Litmus Publishing: a  press exploring the interaction between poetry and science. Each magazine will explore a different theme and feature poetry, visual art and essays.
Littoral Magazine: Unity in Diversity: Nature, the Environment and Spirituality. The spirituality aspect of the magazine is to be both inclusive and eclectic.
London Grip: independent online venue, a cultural omnibus providing intelligent reviews of current shows and events, well-argued articles on the widest range of topics, an exhibition space for cross-media arts and an in-house poetry magazine with its own editor.
The London Magazine: it is a home for the best writing, and an indispensable feature on the British literary landscape.
The Long Poem Magazine: publishes long poems and sequences twice a year, in May and October.
Magma: The poetry magazine with a different editor every issue.
Makarelle: Independent literary and creative arts magazine Founded in 2021 by Dini Armstrong, Jane Langan, and Ruth Loten. Prose, poetry, articles.
The Manchester Review: the best of international writing, publishing both well-known, established writers and new, relatively unknown poets and prose-writers.
Marble Poetry: Created in 2018. It’s aims are simple, to publish good new poems and is edited by Aisling Tempany. She is a graduate of Cardiff University, and a postgraduate of Swansea University.
Modern Poetry in Translation: The magazine is currently edited by poet and translator Clare Pollard, suceeding Sasha Dugdale in November 2017.
The Moth: Founded in June 2010, The Moth is a quarterly arts & literature magazine featuring poetry, short fiction and art by established and up-and-coming writers and artists from Ireland and abroad.
Mslexia: For women who write.
A New Ulster: Ireland’s newest literary and arts ezine, magazine – a gateway for local talent and global writers and artists.
New Welsh Review: Founded in 1988 as the successor to The Welsh Review (1939-1948), Dock Leaves and The Anglo-Welsh Review (1949-1987), New Welsh Review is Wales’s foremost literary magazine in English.
The North: ‘Redressing the balance of English poetry’ – Poetry Review.
Obsessed with Pipework:is quarterly magazine of new highwire poetry to surprise and delight”. Edited by Charles Johnson. Contact details: haroldthing@icloud.com or charles.johnson72@aol.co.uk and through the website obsessedwithpipeworkblog@wordpress.com
The Ofi Press Literary Magazine (Mexico) The Ofi Press prints eclectic poetry, fiction, articles, interviews and translations from all over the world.
Orbis: 84 pages of news, reviews, views, letters, features, prose and quite a lot of poetry.
Pennine Platform: publishes sixty pages of new poems by poets of all pages and backgrounds. An attractive A5 perfect-bound magazines with high standards all round.
POETICA REVIEW: exists to promote the work of new and older poets alike, the less fortunate, the dispossessed, those without a voice, but encourage the artistic talents of all, not just a privileged minority. All are welcome to submit.
Poetry Birmingham Literary Journal: A quarterly journal of poetry, reviews and poetics, ensconced in design inspired by the city of Birmingham and art that graces the walls and archives of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
The Poetry Bus: PB is open to ALL. The only ticket you need is to have a poem that says something interesting and says it well.
Poetry Kit Magazine:  an online annual added to throughout the year.
Poetry London: “a leading international poetry magazine where contemporary poets share pages with exciting new names.”
Poetry News: The newspaper of The Poetry Society
Poetry Review: is the Poetry Society’s internationally acclaimed quarterly poetry magazine, published in March, June, September and December and sent to every full member of the Poetry Society.
Poetry Salzburg: English poetry published at the University of Salzburg.
Poetry Scotland: a broadsheet magazine, edited and published by Sally Evans in Callander.
Poetry Wales: a quarterly magazine with an international reputation for excellent poems, features and reviews from Wales and beyond.
Popshot: “Popshot is a beautifully illustrated magazine that publishes short stories, flash fiction and poetry from the literary new blood.”
Prole: Prole aims to challenge, engage and entertain but never exclude. We want to reconnect readers with writers.
Pulp Poetry: This journal was created by embracing the ethos of pulp magazines – by providing the general population with quality and accessible writing which hits like a sucker punch.
Rattle: A US-based magazine. Rattle’s mission is to promote the practice of poetry. Rattle publishes about 150 poems each year, and all of them come from unsolicited submissions.
Reach Poetry: a long-established and successful monthly subscriber publication from Indigo Dreams Publishing. £50 prize-money from readers’ votes each issue.
The Reader: “The Reader is one of the best things to thump through the letter box. . . . Full of pithy, passionate and precise things.”- Seamus Heaney
Reliquiae is a literary journal that interleaves ecologically aware writing from the past and present, ranging from the ethnological to the philosophical, the lyrical to the visionary. As of 2019 it is published biannually.
The Rialto: independent poetry magazine and award-winning poetry publisher.
Riggwelter: a journal of creative arts founded by Jonathan Kinsman in 2017. It releases an issue once a month.
Saravasti: A 52 page, perfect bound quarterly publication from Indigo Dreams Publishing.
Shearsman: Issues appear in print in April and October of each year.
Skylight 47 “is, possibly, the best poetry paper in the West.”
The Selkie: was founded in Spring 2018 with the strong belief that ‘representation’ should stand as its core value.
Shooter is a literary magazine featuring entertaining, well crafted stories and poetry from up-and-coming writers, showcasing original artwork on the cover of each issue.
Smoke was established in 1974, and has kept to the simple format of sharp insightful poems and strong black and white graphics, with an international subscription list, and submissions from all over the world.
Snakeskin: Online magazine edited by George Simmers.
South: SOUTH is published twice yearly. It features previously unpublished poems written in English.
South Bank Poetry Magazine showcases the best new writing, submitted by novice and published poets from across the globe. We work to publish exciting, contemporary poetry from all over the world.
Spelt Magazine: a self sustaining magazine full of excellent poetry and creative non fiction, interviews, reviews, articles and writing prompts, but we need your help.
Stand: Stand was founded in 1952 with Jon Silkin’s £5.00 received after being made redundant.
Stinging Fly: was established in 1997 to seek out, publish and promote the very best new Irish and international writing.
Strix: shortlisted for the highly prestigious Saboteur Awards 2018 prize for Best Magazine.
Tears in the Fence:an independent literary journal established in November 1984.
The Times Literary Supplement: “The leading international forum for literary culture.”
Trouvaille Review:  “is a non-profit online journal that publishes the poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction writing of  writers and poets across the globe. For absolutely free, you may send us your work, and if selected, we will publish your works on this website. We strive to let the contributors know our decision within 24 hours.”
Under the Radar: It is a lively mix of the best up-and-coming and established poets and writers, as well as reviews and articles. Under the Radar is a place for readers and writers alike to make new discoveries.
Vaine Magazine: a quarterly magazine bringing together emerging artists and writers from all over the world in one place in order to showcase their talents .
The Wolf: presents new poetry three times a year and is edited by James Byrne. Currently closed.

64 thoughts on “poetry magazines”

  1. Hi – thanks for this information. I wanted to let you know of a new poetry magazine which is called “Capital Region Poets” by odeanpublishing.com and his work is out of this world. The quality of the submissions, photography, art, which compliments the poetry is as good. The quality of the magazine is outstanding. If anyone has a moment and can check odeanpublishing.com and his poetry magazine, please do. I was lucky to be featured in the upcoming magazine, although I was impressed before this happened, and told him so. He is a wonderful person to work with, and to talk to. Sincerely, Nancy

    This is a US press and on their home page I found this:

    Poetry is just the evidence of life.
    If your life is burning well,
    poetry is just the ash. ~Leonard Cohen


  2. Hi,

    One more to add if poss.

    Lighthouse Literary Journal publishes poems by emerging poets, and has features by the more established, we’re by upload too so it saves on postage. Published quarterly.

    Thanks for taking the time to compile, very useful.


  3. Hi Abegail, great list. I believe Staple to be defunct, although I think the webpage is still up and it is listed on Poetry Library lists etc. They accepted a poem of mine in 2009! Thankfully, I went off the poem. I have also spoken to the editor about it a year or two ago and he said further issues ‘seemed doubtful’

    Best wishes

  4. Great list, Abigail. Other journals: Abridged, Southword, Bare Hands, Pickled Body, Burning Bush 2, Skylight 47, Tears in the Fence, Poetry Bus, Penny Dreadful, Valve come to mind….

  5. On Chapman, the link doesn’t seem to work, but there hasn’t been an issue for a few years now. I’m not sure whether this is a pause or a halt to publication. I will try to find out info on that.

  6. Hi Abegail,
    Any chance of adding Black & BLUE to your list? We’re three years old & have published 4 anthologies of poetry so far. The latest one came out in November and is called Revolution
    We like to publish emerging writers from all over the world and are going to be opening up for submissions soon for a new anthology.
    Thanks for putting together such a good list!

  7. Hi Abegail,

    Might you add Shotglass journal to the list ?
    An American online journal devoted to the short poem.


  8. Great list Abegail! I’m the editor of Boston Poetry Magazine (http://bostonpoetry.wordpress.com). We accept submissions year-round and publish online and in print. If you could add BPM I’d greatly appreciate it. We’re just over two years and have published everyone from Pushcart winners to people who’ve never been published prior. Thanks for this resource! – Mike Jewett

  9. A very newonline venture: ‘theGROUND: poetry exploring faith’ is seeking submissions from writers of any faith or none. I’m looking for poems which explores rather than simply explains or reiterates a faith, or builds bridges between faiths or to those outside. Only one poem will be published each week. http://ground.rw5.uk

  10. Is “The Wolf” still in existence? I’d assumed that it had folded, after I submitted material, and after seven or eight months e-mailed and got no response. When I checked on-line, their page had an advert selling their domain name — though the link you have still works, so I’m now puzzled.

  11. Ground (http://www.ground.org.uk) has been going for over a year now. It aims to publish one new poem a week on the broad theme of faith and doubt. It’s not tied to one particular religion or one particular angle on religion. Submissions are considered anonymously. Online only. Poems which have already appeared in print are also considered.

  12. Hey there Abegail, thank you very much for providing this valuable resource for poets!

    Is there any chance that you could add a new magazine to your list? I am Co-Founder of a poetry journal called “Auroras & Blossoms Poetry Journal”. We only focus on inspirational and uplifting poetry. We have been publishing since October 2019 and will be releasing our third issue soon. We are open all year round for submissions.

    Our website is http://www.abpoetryjournal.com

    Many thanks and appreciate everything that you do!

    David Ellis

  13. Hi there, we are a new literary and arts journal featuring poetry, fiction, features writing and art from emerging writers and artists. We are based in South Wales and accept submissions free of charge from all over the world. Could you please add us to the list? Check out our website here: http://www.vainemagazine.com
    Many thanks,
    The Editor, VAINE Magazine

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