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Want to get your poetry published?

A list of resources for UK poets

If you want to get your poetry published, there are lots of opportunities out there but it’s hard to know where to start. To help you do just that, I have compiled a list of resources that will enable you to research magazines, journals and small presses that are looking for submissions. Here are my top three go to websites:

The Poetry Cafe:

The Poetry Book and Magazine Fair:

The National Poetry Library, London:

More resources

Arts Wales:


Dare to Write:

A Guide to Getting Published in UK poetry magazines:

The Indie Press Guide:

Lapidus Writing and wellbeing:

Mslexia’s mini writing guide:

NAWE Writers’ Compass:

Paper Nations:

Poetry Northern Ireland:

The Scottish Poetry Library:

ACE Partners

Here’s a list of the Arts Council England’s regional writing partners. These aren’t just for poets, of course, but in normal times these websites are a good way of finding out about events in your local area. 

Commonword  – Manchester

Artfulscribe – Dorset and Hampshire

Literature Works – South West

New Writing North

New Writing South

National Centre for Writing – Norwich

Spread the Word – London

Writing East Midlands

Writing West Midlands

More soon. Until then, happy writing!


P.S. This list isn’t meant to be exhaustive, but please let me know in the comments if you’d like me to add anything.

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