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

We have now been in touch with all accepted submissions for The North 67. Thank you to everyone who sent in work: we have enjoyed reading your poems. If you have not heard from us, please consider the poems available to be published elsewhere. Submissions for Issue 68 (Summer 2022, guest-edited by Andrew McMillan and Rachel Long) will reopen early next year. Details will be posted here.

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

2022 Competitions

Eight of our titles each year are by winners of our International Book & Pamphlet Competition winners, and the New Poets Prize. Entering our competitions is one of the best routes to publication under one of our imprints. The competitions open for entries on 1st October each year. Please see here for details of how to enter the International Book & Pamphlet Competition, and here to find out how to enter the New Poets Prize.