Submitting work to The North

We will be accepting submissions for issue 58, due out in Summer 2017 from 1st April 2017 until 30th May 2017. 

For Issue 58 we are running a special feature on poets under 35. More details can be found here.

The guidelines

> Please send work by post and not email. 

> Include either a stamped addressed envelope, or IRCs and an addressed envelope. This is so that we can post a response to you. We do not respond to postal submissions by e-mail. Tell us if you don't need the poems back.

> Send up to 6 poems.

> Please put your name and address on every sheet. Our office is full of pieces of paper, and things can slip astray of their moorings.

> We have no restrictions on subject matter or style, but remember we're a magazine of contemporary poetry. We have high editorial standards. We look for energy, imagination and technique.

> We try to reply within 6 weeks of receipt.

> Taking out a subscription won't affect your chances of publication. But it will win you our love and respect, and help to keep us afloat.

> We also need good critical articles and reviews to do with contemporary poetry. In first instance, just send us ideas, synopsis, etc.


Postage rates:

'Large' letters  (which include A4 size) and 'packets' are charged at a higher rate than 'letters'. Please be aware of this when sending us mail - if we are asked to pay excess postage (which is £1 on top of the underpaid amount) we will ask Royal Mail to return letters to the sender. Royal Mail rates can be found here.

We advise you always to put a return address on the outside of your envelope.


Submission Address

Please send your submissions to the following address:

Submissions Department
The Poetry Business
Bank Street Arts
32-40 Bank Street
S1 2DS


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