Submit Your Poetry

to South Bank Poetry

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 submissions of all kinds. Previously, we only accepted submissions from the UK, but we now are taking them from all over the world and on any topic! Submitting your work to South Bank is an exciting opportunity to publish your work with a reputable poetry organisation and share your writing with fellow poetry lovers both near and far. Our magazine is the UK’s leading urban poetry periodical. Each edition contains the best contemporary poems about city life. The poems we publish are submitted by novice and published poets from around the world, and we’re inviting you to be a part of that! Whatever level you are at, we would love to receive your best pieces.


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.

  • You may submit between 3 to 6 previously unpublished poems.
  • There are no submission deadlines.
  • Submissions are accepted by post or through the form to the right. No email submissions, please.
  • A brief biography (up to 25 words) should be enclosed with your submission as well as an email address.


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:

The Editors,
40 Ledbury House,
East Dulwich
London SE22 8AN

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.

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