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” Yorkshire-based poetry e-zine with a simple mission; to publish engaging, accessible poetry from around the world on a daily basis
Ambit: Ambit is a 96-page quarterly literary and art magazine. It is created in London,
published in the UK, and read internationally.
Anon: a poetry magazine that judges submissions anonymously. Currently closed.
Antiphon: an online poetry magazine dedicated to publishing the best in contemporary poetry from new and established poets.
Artemis: Poems submitted by women poets of any age. Each issue has a different judge selecting work. Also see Second Light.
Assent: Formerly Poetry Nottingham.
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
Black and Blue: founded in Manchester in 2011 Black and Blue puts together beautifully designed physical anthologies of creative writing.
Boscombe Revolution: is a poetry publication from Hesterglock Press – a small publisher run by Paul Hawkins. A pocket-sized poetry / flash-fiction anthology themed on the provocations of Revolution.
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.
Carillon Magazine: Founded in 2001 Carillon is a neat, perfect bound magazine with poetry, stories and articles.
Clear Poetry: a blog aimed at encouraging an appreciation of, and an engagement with, contemporary poetry.
Cyphers: Cyphers was founded in 1975 to publish Irish and international poetry.
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: is an international journal, a small press and a community-based literature organisation. Editor Paul Sutherland.
Envoi: provides a platform for new work from both established and new poets. Edited by Jan Fortune.
Exiled Writers Ink!: a magazine reflecting exciting, different voices in a new cultural environment. Literature, discussion, commentary.
Eyewear: Online – a London-based blogzine of poetry, politics and pop culture. Edited by Todd Swift. Keep an eye out for Eyewear Publishing.
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.
Gutter: is an award-winning, high quality, printed journal for fiction and poetry from writers born or living in Scotland.
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.
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 Liberal:dedicated to a renaissance in liberal politics and the liberal arts.
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.
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.
Message in a Bottle: An online poetry magazine (running for seven years) publishing poetry from all over the world. The work included is quirky and focuses on the unusual and overlooked. Edited by Fiona Sinclair.
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 Walk Magazine: A quality international print journal for poetry and the arts, published each spring and autumn, full of poetry, art, fiction, interviews, articles, reviews and more, all in a big and beautiful format.The North: ‘Redressing the balance of English poetry’ – Poetry Review.
The North: ‘Redressing the balance of English poetry’ – Poetry Review.
Obsessed with Pipework:is quarterly magazine of new highwire poetry to surprise and delight”. The site is down for a while so send enquiries and submissions to charles.johnson72@aol.co.uk
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.
Peony Moon: Online poetry magazine edited by Michelle McGrane. Currently on sabbatical.
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 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.
The Pickled Body:The Pickled Body is an international poetry & arts magazine that plays with the senses – from the sensual to the surreal, and all points in between.
Popshot: is an illustrated literary 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.
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
The Rialto: independent poetry magazine and award-winning poetry publisher.
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 “possibly Ireland’s most interesting poetry publication.”
Snakeskin: Online magazine edited by George Simmers.
South: SOUTH is published twice yearly. It features previously unpublished poems written in English.
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.
Tears in the Fence:an independent literary journal established in November 1984.
The Times Literary
Supplement:
“The leading international forum for literary culture.”
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.

The Wolf: presents new poetry three times a year and is edited by James Byrne.

55 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

    AM

  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.

    A

  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
    Roy

  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
    Blackbluewriting.com/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!
    Best,
    Dane

  7. Hi Abegail,

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

    Stephen

  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.

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