Submitting work to The North

The submission window for issue 61, due out in Summer 2019 is now open until the 1st February 2019. 


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, postal address and email 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
Campo House
54 Campo Lane
S1 2EG


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