Submissions

Current call for submissions:

Best of British: An anthology of poetry about Great Britain

We are looking for poems that encapsulate what Great Britain is really about. Its towns, its people, its customs, its history. And is it really so great?

Whether you live in the UK, visited it once, love it, loathe it…we want your poems to build a true picture of Britain, a journey from its very beginnings to what it is today. We are looking for poems that go beyond the tourist trail, poems that lead us into the back alleys of its cities to the farthest corners of its countryside, poems that celebrate its idiosyncrasies, poems that lay it bare.

Please adhere to the following guidelines. We may not accept poems that don’t.

  • Up to TWO poems per submission. Poems may be of any length.
  • Please submit poems as an attachment in one single word document and have your name as the name of the document. This is really important.
  • Email submissions to submissions@paperswans.co.uk and have GB Poems as your subject line.
  • Closing date for submissions is 31st August 2016.

 

Coming in September:

On 1st September, we will open submissions for a Young Adult anthology, to complement our 2015 publication, Schooldays.

We will be asking for poems from 14-18 year olds poets, on any theme. More information nearer the time, but if you are a teacher or work with young writers, please email editor@paperswans.co.uk for further details. Education packs and (hopefully) workshops will be available.

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