About Poetry Wales

Founded in 1965, Poetry Wales is a quarterly magazine with an international reputation for excellent poems, features and reviews from Wales and beyond. Emerging from a rich bilingual culture, Poetry Wales explores the diverse perspectives of Welsh poetry in English and its international relationships.

Its interest in translation, and in local and national identities in a global context, are at the forefront of some of the most exciting developments in poetry today. The magazine is open to tradition and experiment, publishing poetry from a wide range of approaches. Against this background of dynamic contrast, it offers a lively and informed critical context for the best contemporary poetry.

Please read a copy of Poetry Wales magazine before submitting to get an idea of the kind of poetry we publish.

Submission Guidelines: 

Please submit no more than six poems as SEPARATE documents.
 
Simultaneous submissions are fine but please notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere by 'Withdrawing' your poem(s) from the submittable portal. The procedure is simple: login to Submittable and press the 'Withdraw' button next to the poem you wish to remove. 

Please bear in mind that it can take up to four months to receive a response. This is due to a high volume of submissions and a limited amount of resources. 

In the meantime, you can purchase a copy to read while you wait: 
Individual copies and subscriptions can be bought online at http://poetrywales.co.uk/wp/buy/. Thank you for your support. We look forward to reading your work. 
  • Please submit up to 6 poems to: Nia Davies, Editor.
  • Please include in the body of the text your name, contact details and short biog - no more than 50 words. Please also include your name in the file name of your document, e.g. 'Kate_Williams_PW_Submission_2014'. 
  • Submit multiple poems as separate files.
  • Though we cannot always respond immediately we do read and respond to all submissions. So please only submit once before waiting for a reply.
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted but please notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere by 'Withdrawing' your poem(s) from the submittable portal. The procedure is simple: login to Submittable and press the 'Withdraw' button next to the poem you wish to remove. 

    Please bear in mind that it can take up to four months to receive a response. This is due to a high volume of submissions and a limited amount of resources. 
          Thank you. We look forward to reading your poems.