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

Submissions for The North 67 (Winter 21/22) are now closed, and we’re enjoying reading your work.

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.

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.

Submissions for Issue 68 (Summer 2022) will reopen next year.

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.