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Literary Magazines

Published three times a year (January, May and September). Publishes a wide range of poetry both in style and in its poets. Work is considered from both established and talented newcomers on an equal basis. It publishes around 50 poems per issue as well as reviews, poetry comment and reader feedback.

This is a bi-monthly culture magazine that covers contemporary writers, artists, musicians and filmmakers. It features news and articles.

Founded in 1959 this is one of the best known and most highly respected poetry journals. They publish poetry, critical essays and reviews. They welcome poems that are deeply felt and well-crafted as well as essays/reviews that are challenging, original and well-constructed.

A quarterly, 96-page magazine that prints original poetry, short fiction, art and reviews. Aims to promote new writers and new writing.

Chapman is Scotland's leading literary magazine. It welcomes poetry, fiction and critical essays.

Edinburgh Review
Published three times a year. They welcome unsolicited submissions of short fiction, novel extracts, critical essays (up to 3,000 words) and poetry (three to six poems).


Published three times a year (February, June and October), Envoi welcomes all poets, both new and established. It publishes a small group of poems or a short sequence from each contributor rather than single poems.

Frogmore Papers
Appears twice a year in March and September. Publishes poetry from new and established writers. Occasionally publishes short stories (up to 2,000 words).

Granta magazine was founded in 1889 by students at Cambridge University. It is published quarterly and features new writing, including fiction, personal history, reportage and inquiring journalism.

A bi-monthly science fiction and fantasy magazine. Includes articles, fiction, interviews and book reviews. Open to submissions of short stories up to 10,000 words in length.

Published in Spring, Summer and Winter. Welcomes submissions of new poetry (send no more than six poems).

The London Magazine
A bi-monthly magazine which was founded in 1732. They accept contributions of short stories, memoirs and poetry, as well as features, critical essays and reviews on the Arts.

New Welsh Review
Contains the very best new writing from Wales. Each quarterly issue features the finest work from literary heavyweights alongside the cream of new talent. Inside the magazine are articles on literature and the arts, as well as interviews, reviews, new fiction and poetry.

Poetry London
Published three times a year (March, June and October). Publishes work from new and established poets.

Poetry Review
The internationally acclaimed quarterly poetry journal published by the Poetry Society. It includes poetry, essays and reviews

Poetry Wales
A quarterly magazine with an international outlook and a long-standing reputation for excellent poetry, critical features and reviews.


A quarterly magazine of poetry, short stories and literary criticism. Fiction should be under 3,000 words.

Theresa Gooda

"I am pleased to report that almost every penny that I have earned through writing is as a result of a lead or idea generated by the magazine. I have more than tripled my 'stake' through articles, letters and fillers, and recently achieved my first fiction success with third prize in a short story competition promoted on the Competitions News page. I have absolutely no hesitation in renewing my subscription as the time arises."

Theresa Gooda