We have no open submissions at the moment. Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook for our latest news and updates.
Does my work need to be unpublished?
For anthologies, we are happy to accept previously published work, so long as you hold the copyright. We believe that great poems should be given the chance to be read by as many people as possible! For individual pamphlets, please only submit unpublished work. This means it has not been previously published in print or on a blog/website. For all Paper Swans publications, you will retain the copyright to your own work.
Will I get feedback?
We’re sorry, but we simply haven’t the time to offer feedback on submissions. You will receive an email to confirm your submission has been received and another, 4-8 weeks after the closing date, to let you know if you have been successful or not.
How do you select poems?
We will only select poems that the editorial agrees upon and loves. If your work is not selected it is not necessarily a reflection on its merit, but rather our own personal taste and whether it fits with the other pieces and the thematic specification. Do read our anthologies to see the sort of writing that we love.
What happens if you select my submission?
We will email you and discuss things from there. We are a small press so we can’t offer you any payment, but can offer lots of publicity and the opportunity see your work in bookshops and at literary festivals. UK residents will receive a hard copy of the book, overseas poets will get a digital copy.