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“a poetry magazine aiming to publish the best in new writing, be it poetry, flash fiction or insightful reviews of new work. We began in September 2008, and have evolved – through hard work and luck – into something we are very proud of today.
We welcome submissions at any time, on any theme. Sticking as far as possible to the following guidelines will make our lives much easier and earn our gratitude:

Please send no more than five poems or no more than 500 words of flash fiction at a time. We stop reading after five, so sending us forty poems in one submission (it happens) won’t increase your chances of having a poem chosen. Please send your submission in the body of an email, not as an attachment, as this makes it easier for us to access and read through your work.

Please note we do not accept previously published work. If you have posted your work on your blog/website we may ask you to take it down temporarily to give us some exclusivity. We know it’s said a lot, but don’t adorn your work with coloured type, fancy fonts, borders, pretty paper or clip-art. Love your poems – give them the space they deserve. Similarly, don’t try and ‘sell them’ to us. You shouldn’t have to attach a three-paragraph explanatory note to your poem. If submitting by post please include a cover sheet with your name, contact details and poem titles, as things often get scattered during sifting. Please also include a stamped, self-addressed envelope if you want us to return your poems.

We also welcome suggestions for books for review. Please send a sample of your writing, along with the details of a specific book you are interested in reviewing (if you have one). Please be aware that poems will be considered both for the magazine and for the online content – if your piece is accepted we’ll let you know where it’ll appear. You’ll hear back from us after a maximum of six weeks, although it’s likely to be sooner. If you haven’t hear back by then, please feel free to drop us a friendly line.”


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