General contribution information
We welcome poems that have not been previously published, either in print or online. Poems may be sent by email or by post if you live in the UK. All contributions by email are acknowledged on receipt. Postal submissions are not acknowledged until a decision is made.
Contribution deadlines for the three issues are the end of February, May and September. Poems are considered for one issue only. We write to contributors as soon as a decision is made. As Magma receives a very large number of poems, we cannot consider more than 6 poems per poet per issue which must be sent in a single email or postal submission.
Email contributions to firstname.lastname@example.org. We strongly prefer for poems to be sent in the body of an email rather than as attachments. If, for formatting reasons, you feel that you must send an attachment, then combine all your poems into one file. We accept contributions by post from the UK only, addressed to:
23 Pine Walk
Postal contributions must be accompanied by an s.a.e. The writer’s name must appear on each page.
Poems published in the magazine may also be published on this website and in Magma e-book versions for Kindle and iPad. Poems remain the copyright of their author. Contributors receive a copy of the issue in which they appear and and can purchase further copies at a discount. They are also invited to read at the issue’s launch reading.
We review books and pamphlets of poetry in the magazine, on our blog and in our e-newsletters. We regret that only poetry by living authors can be reviewed, although new translations of poetry of the past can be considered. Books and pamphlets for review must be sent to our reviews editor:
Rob A Mackenzie
30 Lochend Road