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www.poetrymagazines.org.uk a website dedicated to poetry magazines


Poetry Publishers in the South West include:

Magazine Publishers:


Acumen Literary Journal

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General editor: Patricia Oxley




'A beacon of invention in the west, Acumen's guiding light is valued

throughout the wider world of letters. Printing the best, and not

necessarily the most celebrated, is its policy.'   Peter Porter



Areogagus Magazine

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Editor: Julian Barrit




A quarterly 32 page A4 sized Magazine.

This is a colour printed magazine, not an internet publication.

It publishes subscribers' fiction, poetry and articles.

Regular features include Letters to the Editor, book reviews,

a Prayer Page, and a column called 'Quotations'.

 Critical Quarterly

Critical Quarterly



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Editor: Colin MacCabe

School of English

The Queen's Drive

Exeter, EX4 4QH

'Probably the most influential English literary-critical journal in the

academic field over the post war decades.'

John Holloway, New Pelican Guide to English Literature.



 Graffiti Magazine







Editor: Rona Laycock

c/o 33 Sandford Leaze


Gloucestershire, GL8 8FB

Members of the Catchword writers group produce a writing

magazine Graffiti to help showcase new writers.

The magazine is available from small shops in Cirencester

and around the Cotswolds, and from the Brewery Arts

Centre in Cirencester.


Margins Magazine



Dr. Ann Pulsford




A 48-page issue of 4 articles, 12 poems and 12 short stories - on all

aspects of Dartmoor and its way of life, past and present.




 Obsessed with Pipework

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8 Abbot's Way


Somerset,  BA4 4BN

Flarestack Poetry's quarterly magazine of new highwire poetry

"to surprise and delight".




Poetry Cornwall /

Bardhonyeth Kernow

Poetry Cornwall



Editor: Les Merton

11a Penryn St


Cornwall,  TR15 2SP

Poetry Cornwall/Bardhonyeth Kernow publishes around 70 poets

per issue. This includes a blend of well known names and encouraged

newcomers, with a range of themes, poetic forms and styles.

Every issue features poets from around the world.






Editor: David Pike




Poetry webzine published quarterly and edited by David Pike.





Shearsman Magazine

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Editor: Tony Frazer




A contemporary poetry magazine with a clear inclination towards the

more exploratory end of the current spectrum. Notwithstanding this,

however, quality work of a more conservative kind will always be

considered seriously, provided that the work is well-written.


 Stride Magazine





Editor: Rupert Loydell


A gathering of new poetry, prose poems, articles and reviews

(or whatever takes our fancy), Stride is regularly updated with

new contributions.

 Tears in the Fence

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Editor: David Caddy




A 168 page book of poetry, prose poems, fiction, essays, translations,

interviews and reviews published three times a year.




The Haiku Quarterly

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HQ QuarterlyMagazine

Editor: Kevin Bailey

39 Exmouth St


Wiltshire, SN1 3PU

An international poetry magazine that publishes a broad range of work

- from the highly experimental to the very traditional.

The emphasis is on quality and originality. About one third of the

magazine's space is given over to haiku and haikuesque poetry;

the rest to mainstream poetry and reviews and articles.

 The Interpreter's House



Editor: Martin Malone

Tryst Cottage

16 Main Street

Monks Kirby


CV23 0QX

email: theinterpretershouse@aol.co.uk


Over 500 writers have appeared in The Interpreter’s House pages,

some very distinguished (Elizabeth Bartlett, Ruth Bidgood, Alan

Brownjohn, Toby Litt, Sheenagh Pugh, Carole Satyamurti, Penelope

Shuttle, R.S. Thomas) and some for the first time ever.



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Editor: Kenny Knight

Stowford House

43 Seymour Ave

St Judes


Devon,  PL4 8RB

Tremblestone is International in outlook and publishes

contemporary poetry.






Poetry Books Publishers:


Awen Publications

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Publisher: Kevan Manwaring

78 Bisley Rd


Gloucestershire, GL5 1HG


A small press specialising in high-quality writing that may not be

highly commercial but deserves to find a readership.

They like work that is imaginative, boundary-pushing, eco-conscious,

enchanting, and challenging to received wisdoms.

In a nutshell: fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction with inspiration

at its heart.

Bluechrome Publishing

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An independent publisher of poetry and literary or experimental

fiction. They published their first book in January 2003 and have

since developed a reputation for spotting interesting and unusual

fiction, which they have promoted alongside a growing list of high

quality poetry.

 Burning Eye Books

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Editor: Clive Bernie




21st Century punk publishing

Burning Eye Books think of themselves as an upstart indie publishing co.

They focus primarily on Performance Poetry as they have heard that

Performance Poetry does not transfer to the page but think this is untrue

and intend to prove it!

Cargo Press

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Perhaver House

Cliff Rd

Gorran Haven

St Austell

Cornwall, PL26 6JW

Cargo Press is a small press based in Cornwall UK. We produce limited

editions of poetry and Belles-lettres to a very high standard.




City Chameleon

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Editor: Bertel Martin



Bristol-based small independent press.




Etruscan Books

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Etruscan Website

Nicholas Johnson


Flat 2, 9 Maze Hill

St Leonards on Sea

East Sussex, TN38 0BA

etruscan books has published concrete, Gaelic and modernist poetry with

an ear for the lyric and the made up word. They give attention to spatiality,

experiment and the lyric. The books are carefully edited, and still sewn on

good papers.



Fal Publications

Fal Publications






Based in Truro, Cornwall, fal is committed to producing fine books

of contemporary writing from Cornwall. The books are beautfully

produced and some fully illustrated by local artists. They have

attracted local and national reviews and prestigious prizes.

Flarestack Poets






Poetry that dares outside current trends, even against the

grain... collections that aren't bus queues, from poets forging

their own linguistic connections with the root-ball of experience.


 Hippopotamus Press





Roland John

22 Whitewell Rd


Somerset, BA11 4EL


PS Avalon
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Will Parfitt



PS Avalon Publishing is an independent and committed publisher

offering a complete publishing service, including editorial, manuscript

preparation, printing, promotion, marketing and distribution.


Shearsman Books

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Editor: Tony Frazer




Shearsman Books was founded in 1982 in order to offer collections to

authors involved with the magazine. In 2003 the shifted up to short-run

digital and print-on-demand production for most of their titles.

They also make some e-chapbooks, in PDF form, available for free

download from their website.


Oversteps Books

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Editor: Alwyn Marriage

6 Halwell House

South Pool

Nr Kingsbridge

Devon, TQ7 2RX

Oversteps Books publishes some of the best in contemporary poetry,

covering a wide range of established and new poets. There is a rigorous

editorial policy, and the books are produced to the highest standards both

in terms of editorial accuracy and the beauty of the finished books.







For a full list of Poetry Publishers in the UK:  The Poetry Library