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
The North #68 (Summer 2022) will be guest-edited by Andrew McMillan and Stephanie Sy-Quia. Read more about the editors and the forthcoming issue here.
Submissions for Issue 68 closed on Sunday 3rd April 2022. We aim to have responded to all poets about the outcome of their submission within 12 weeks of entry. Please consider your poems available for publication elsewhere if you have not heard from us.
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.
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.