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Candelabrum Poetry Magazine (Twice-yearly poetry, mostly traditional) Rose Cottage, Threeholes Bridge, Wisbech
PE14 9JR. Email: Website:

The Coffee House A meeting place for the arts, poetry, prose and visual artwork. Contact Deborah Tyler-Bennett, Charnwood Arts, Loughborough Library, 31 Granby Street, Loughborough, Leics LEU 3DU. Tel: 01509 822558. Fax: 01509 822559. Email: Website:

Connections (Encourages new writing, carries information, stories, poems, articles) The magazine Connections is six years old, and has just been redesigned. Highly recommended, with a great short story competition. Email the editor, Jane Hardy, for subscription details:

Countryside Tales Poems can be in any style up to a maximum of 40 lines and on any subject with a rural theme. The best poem, article and short story in each issue (as judged by the editor) will receive a payment of £10.00. For all other published items, payment is a complimentary copy of the magazine. Details: Countryside Tales, Park Publications, 14 The Park, Stow on the Wold, Cheltenham, Glos GL54 1DX; contact editor David Howarth (tel: 01451 831053) to discuss ideas, or send sae for guidelines. Email: Website:

The David Jones Journal (Articles, information, reviews and inspired works) Anne Price-Owen, The David Jones Society, 48 Sylvan Way, Sketty, Swansea SA2 9JB. Tel: 01792 206144. Fax: 01792 205305 Email:

Decanto Non-conformist poetry magazine - any style considered, not just contemporary. Contact Lisa Stewart, PO Box 4194, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 2GT. Website: Email:

Descant An established, Canadian literary magazine. Descant considers submissions of poetry (submit about six poems), short stories, novel excerpts, plays, essays, interviews, musical scores and visual presentations. Standards for acceptance are high. They receive a large number of submissions every month – please send only your best, carefully edited work. No submission may be under consideration by another publisher, nor can it have been previously published. Please note that it can take up to 12 months to hear back regarding your submission. More information on the website ( Submission Guidelines:

Dial 174 (Poetry and poetry-orientated articles, travelogues, etc.) Joseph Hemmings, 21 Mill Road, Watlington, King's Lynn, Norfolk PE33 0HH

Eastern Rainbow (Focuses on 20th century culture via poetry, prose and art) Paul Rance, 17 Farrow Road, Whaplode Drove, Spalding, Lincs PE12 0TS. Email

Eclipse Bi-monthly poetry mag - all types and styles welcome.Contact Elizabeth Boyd, 53 West Vale, Neston, Cheshire CH64 9SE

Envoi (Poetry, sequences, features, reviews, competitions) Roger Elkin, 44 Rudyard Road, Biddulph Moor, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs ST8 7JN

Erbacce Poetry journal now in its third year and always on the look-out for new talent. Looking for poetry that is radical in either form, layout or content. Website:

Fire (Poetry: alternative, unfashionable, experimental, spiritual, demotic) Jeremy Hilton, Field Cottage, Old Whitehill, Tackley, Kidlington, Oxon 0X5 3AB. Website:

First Time Biannual magazine designed to encourage first-time poets. Contact Josephine Austin, The Snoring Cat, 16 Marianne Park, Dudley Road, Hastings, E. Sussex TN35 5PU

Flaming Arrows (Mystical insights through original writing, graphics, photography, poetry) Leo Regan, County Sligo V.E.C., Riverside, Sligo, Eire. Email

The Frogmore Papers Jeremy Page, 18 Nevill Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1PF. Website:

How Do I Love Thee? (The magazine for love poetry) Adrian Bishop, 1 Blue Ball Corner, Water Lane, Winchester, Hants S023 OER. Email: Website:

HQ Poetry Magazine (Haiku Quarterly) (General poetry mag with slight bias towards impeistic/haikuesque work) Kevin Bailey, 39 Exmouth Street, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 3PU. Tel: 01793 523927

iddie A journal filled with quality fiction and poetry. Website: Submission guidelines:

The Interpreter's House (Poems and stories up to 2500 words, new and established writers) Merryn Williams, 10 Farrell Road, Wootton, Bedfordshire MK43 9DU.

Irish Pages is a biannual journal, edited in Belfast and publishing, in equal measure, writing from Ireland and overseas. Its policy is to publish poetry, short fiction, essays, creative non-fiction, memoir, essay reviews, nature-writing, translated work, literary journalism, and other autobiographical, historical, religious and scientific writing of literary distinction. There are no standard reviews or narrowly academic articles.

Krax (Light-hearted, contemporary poetry, short fiction and graphics) Andy Robson, 63 Dixon Lane, Wortley, Leeds, W. Yorks LS12 4RR

The Landing Magazine is a quarterly print and online publication offering a variety of short stories, poetry, artwork, book reviews, and articles on any number of topics. No genre is off limits, however, the editorial staff prefers items with an edge, a twist, something that grabs the reader. All submissions should be directed to  in the form of an MS Word attachment or in the body of the e-mail. Please be sure to include the type of submission you are sending with a brief bio. Website:

Modern Poetry in Translation Poems from everywhere, translated into English. Contact Norma Rinsler, MPT, School of Humanities, King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS. Tel: 020 7848 2360. Fax: 020 7848 2145. Website

Mslexia Women writers' magazine Mslexia needs theme-based poems and short stories for its new writing section. Up to 30 selected submissions will appear in Mslexia each quarter and a guest editor will comment on each published piece. Previous guests have included Fay Weldon, Michele Roberts, Jackie Kay, Carol Ann Duffy and Wendy Cope. Poets can send up to four poems on the current theme, and fiction writers no more than 3,000 words. Mark envelopes with theme as appropriate; enclose a sae and daytime telephone number. Submissions to: Mslexia, PO Box 656, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE99 1PZ; tel: 0191 261 6656; e-mail (for information only, no submissions): Website:

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