Submit Your Poetry

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Submit your poetry to South Bank Poetry

Do you have a poem that you’re dying to share with the world, want to get published, or even forge a career? Then don’t wait! Submit your work now to South Bank Poetry.

From haikus to short experimental pieces to roaming ballads, South Bank Poetry accepts poetry of all kinds. We aim to publish the best new writing, regardless of the writer’s experience. Subscribers to our magazine can submit 3 to 6 poems via email to and will be fast tracked though not guaranteed publication. Non-subscribers may submit 3 to 4 poems via our website portal or by post.


Submission guidelines

For a greater chance of being successful, please submit at least 3 poems. Sending in a single poem is less likely to be accepted.

  • There are no submission deadlines.
  • Current subscribers to the magazine can submit 6 previously unpublished poems via email to  and will be fast tracked but not guaranteed publication.
  • Non-subscribers may submit between 3 to 4 previously unpublished poems via the website or by post.
  • We no longer acknowledge or reply to online submissions. If you have not heard back from us after 4 months please assume you will not be published in the next issue of South Bank Poetry.
  • Please ensure that your pages are numbered and that each page clearly states your name, email address and a contact number.
  • A brief biography (up to 25 words) should be enclosed with your submission.


By Post: Please send your poems in a C5 envelope (folding them once is fine) or larger envelope, enclosing a stamped addressed envelope for reply to:

South Bank Poetry, The Editors,
Kemp House 152-160 City Road, London EC1V 2NX

Please ensure that you attach the correct postage. We will reply as soon as possible but during busy periods you may have to wait for up to 4 months.

Please Note: Poems submitted may not be altered after acceptance for publication under any circumstances.

Submit a poem

  • Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 8 MB.



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