Please remember that the information on this page, and the listings of publishers that follow, is not intended as a definitive guide, but rather a starting point. It's simply impossible to keep everything up to date on a daily basis, so please do check websites and writers' handbooks where possible.
For much more information on petry publishers and agents (as
well as comprehensive listings), consult the new editions of The Writer's Handbook or The Writers' and Artists' Yearbook - 2008 editions now available from Amazon.co.uk. Also available this year, a new, essential resource for writers and artists wanting to enter the highly competitive world of children's publishing: Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2008
Publishers of Poetry
JBWB Poetry Competition
UK Poetry Competitions
Poetry Writers' Yearbook 2008
Gwilym Williams (see Poetry section of the JBWB website) now has his own highly readable blog. Even if you're only remotely interested in poetry, pay Gwil and his friends a visit - and enjoy. You can find the blog HERE.
Aireings Poetry Magazine
Aireings is now an e-zine and can be found at http://www.aireings.co.uk The editors, Lesley Quayle and Linda Marshall, welcome submissions of poetry, prose and short stories from authors.
Will consider any genre although they focus on 'beat' poetry. Your work should be irreverent and challenging yet reflect the commonality of existence. Ideally your work should be unpublished. Think ordinary, think amateur, think irreverent, think blackheath books! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Website: www.blackheathbooks.org.uk
WEARPURPLE Vending Poetry
Submissions from poets are also invited at any
time to: http://www.wearpurple.co.uk/vendingpoetry/
Readers of poetry are also invited to rate the poems on an easy
sliding scale from SUBLIME to STARVING (all read poems will be selected
by the VENDING MACHINE, VEND-O-RAMA).
Poetry lovers will welcome the return of Stride
Magazine after an absence of several years. Editor Rupert Loydell
has resurrected the publication, and is keen to publish collections
of (four or five) poems, short prose, critical articles, reviews,
and poetry news. Submission can be by e-mail: email@example.com
or by post to: Stride Magazine, 11 Sylvan Road, Exeter, Devon EX4
6EW. Visit the Website for further details: http://www.stridemagazine.co.uk/
Writer's Market UK 2008