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Magma Poetry Competition 2020/21 : Winning and Commended Poems

We are delighted to share the winning and commended poems from the Magma Poetry Competition 2020/21! Click on the link below to read the poems: Magma Poetry Competition 2020/21 Winning and Commended Poems

Magma 80 — launch event!

  Launch of Magma 80: Avatars! Hosted by the editors with readings from contributors * Fri, 16 July 2021 19:00 – 20:30 BST * Book your free tickets here Hosted by Petra Kamula, Golnoosh Nour and Richard Skinner * With…

Call for Submission — Magma 82, Obsidian

The 82nd issue of Magma Poetry, edited by Nick Makoha and Gboyega Odubanjo, is in partnership with the Obsidian Foundation and will focus on Black poets. The submissions window for M82: Obsidian is open from 1st July – 31st July…

Magma Poetry 79: Launch II

Sat, May 1, 2021 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM BST Register here Magma Poetry 79’s second online launch will feature the poets Tishani Doshi, Penelope Shuttle, Natalie Bolderston & more. For accessibility the event will use screen-sharing of poems, and…

Magma Poetry Competition 2020/21 — Winners Announced

Magma Poetry is excited to announce the winners and commended poets for its 2020/21 Poetry Competition for both the Judge’s Prize and the Editors’ Prize. Many thanks to everyone who entered our annual Competition. We received something in the region…

Call for Submission — Magma 81, Anthropocene

* The submissions window for ‘Anthropocene’ is open from 1st March – 31st March 2021. We welcome poems that have not been previously published, either in print or online. Up to 4 poems may be sent via Submittable, or by…

Winner announced – Magma Open Poetry Pamphlet Competition

We are thrilled to announce that Alexa Winik has won our pamphlet competition, and so pleased that we will be publishing her pamphlet early next year – her debut pamphlet, our second ever.  Our competition judge, Mary Jean Chan, said…

Magma Open Poetry Pamphlet Competition – judge’s comments, and sample poems

We are delighted to feature, below, one previously unpublished poem from each of the ten entries shortlisted by our judge Mary Jean Chan. She had this to say: “It was a joy and privilege to read through the longlisted pamphlets…

The Magma Open Poetry Pamphlet Competition 2020 — Shortlist Announced

Thank you to everyone who entered Magma’s pamphlet competition. We are delighted to announce the shortlist. Our judge, Mary Jean Chan, has chosen: * All that fun we are not having by Mantra Mukim  Atmospheric Ghost Lights by Yvette Siegert…

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