Submit Your Poetry

to South Bank Poetry

Submit your poetry to South Bank Poetry

Do you have a poem that you’re dying to share with the world, want to get published, or even forge a career? Then don’t wait! Submit your work now to South Bank Poetry.


From haikus to short experimental pieces to roaming ballads, South Bank Poetry accepts poetry submissions of all kinds. Previously, we only accepted submissions from the UK, but we now are taking them from all over the world and on any topic! Submitting your work to South Bank is an exciting opportunity to publish your work with a reputable poetry organisation and share your writing with fellow poetry lovers both near and far. Our magazine is the UK’s leading urban poetry periodical. Each edition contains the best contemporary poems about city life. The poems we publish are submitted by novice and published poets from around the world, and we’re inviting you to be a part of that! Whatever level you are at, we would love to receive your best pieces.


Submission guidelines

For a greater chance of being successful, please submit at least 3 poems. Sending in a single poem is less likely to be accepted.

  • You may submit between 3 to 5 previously unpublished poems.
  • Current subscribers to the magazine can submit 6 poems and will be fast tracked but not guaranteed publication.
  • We no longer acknowledge or reply to online submissions. If you have not heard back from us after 4 months please assume you will not be published in the next issue of South Bank Poetry.
  • There are no submission deadlines.
  • Submissions are accepted by post or through the form to the right. No email submissions, please.
  • A brief biography (up to 25 words) should be enclosed with your submission as well as an email address.


By Post: Please send your poems in a C5 envelope (folding them once is fine) or larger envelope, enclosing a stamped addressed envelope for reply to:

South Bank Poetry, The Editors,
Kemp House 152-160 City Road, London EC1V 2NX

Please ensure that you attach the correct postage. We will reply as soon as possible but during busy periods you may have to wait for up to 4 months.

Please Note: Poems submitted may not be altered after acceptance for publication under any circumstances.

Submit a poem

  • Accepted file types: pdf.



Hone your writing skills and challenge yourself at South Bank Poetry’s workshops. Held in London, and run by the talented London poet, Katherine Lockton, each session is innovative and accessible, incorporating an exciting mix of mindfulness, drama, music, sound, cinema, fairy-tale and culture. Whether you are a novice or an experienced writer, come and explore your writing talents in a fun and creative environment.

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