The Poetry Business resolves to discover new and exciting poetry to showcase and publish. Unfortunately we do not accept unsolicited manuscripts, however we do advertise open calls for submissions for books and guest-edited anthologies. Please check this page for details of any upcoming anthology publication opportunities.

Submit to The North

There are no restrictions on subject matter or style, but as a magazine of contemporary poetry, we look for energy, imagination and technique. We receive many submissions to The North magazine, and can generally only publish approximately 10% of the submissions we receive. You can submit up to 6 poems for consideration.

Submissions to The North are now closed. Submissions for Issue 71 will open at the end of the Summer.

Please note that unless you hear from us within 10 weeks, you may consider the poems available to be published elsewhere. We will contact you if we would like to publish your work, and regret that we cannot always offer specific rejections or feedback. If anything you have submitted is picked up elsewhere, you can let us know at

Apart from the general excellence of the enterprise, it’s always impressive to see how broad your church is, how impeccable you are in your taste and how fair in your judgement. Rare qualities.

Stephen Stuart-Smith, Director of Enitharmon

2024 Competitions

The 2024 International Book & Pamphlet Competition and the 2024 New Poets Prize are open for entries until 6th March 2024. Find out more on the competition pages of our website and our social media channels.