General contributions information
We welcome poems that have not been previously published, either in print or online. Poems may be sent via Submittable or by post if you live in the UK. Postal submissions are not acknowledged until a decision is made.
Contribution deadlines can be found on the Current Call for Submissions page. 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 4 poems per poet per issue which must be sent in a single document or postal submission.
See The Magazine and the Magma Archive to gain an idea of the type of work we accept.
Magma has moved all its submissions online to Submittable. Submissions will no longer be read if sent to our Magma email address. If you don’t have an account, you can create a new one easily in a couple of minutes. 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. Postal submissions post-marked on the closing day of the submission period will be considered.
We accept work that has also been submitted to other publications but require you to notify us immediately if the work is accepted for publication elsewhere. Your work must be withdrawn via Submittable, or for partial withdrawals, add a note to your submission.
If your work has featured recently in Magma: please send us your poems, but be aware that we may want to give the space to new or different voices.
Poems published in the magazine may also be published on this website and as a PDF version for Exact Editions. 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 may also be 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:
St Mary Abbotts Court