Join us for a brand new Poetry Magazine Fair on Saturday May 13th 2017, at the church hall at Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Markets, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 4QE.
It's free entry to browse a hall packed full of current UK poetry magazines, with pop-up readings throughout the day!
Our current list of exhibitors includes Acumen Literary Journal, Agenda, Ambit Magazine, Butcher's Dog, The Frogmore Papers, The Interpreter's House, Long Poem Magazine, Magma, Modern Poetry in Translation (MPT), The North, Oxford Poetry, The Poetry Review, PN Review, Poetry London, The Rialto, Shearsman Magazine and Test Centre. You'll find more info about all of these further down the page.
There will also be an evening do at the nearby Betsey Trotwood pub, from 5pm onwards, so please do come along!
If you publish a magazine and would like to exhibit at the Poetry Magazine Fair, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Acumen Literary Journal
Acumen has a solid reputation as one of the leading UK literary magazines. It manages to blend new voices with established talents and has an exceptional reviews section. Elegantly produced, Acumen is the poetry magazine for the 21st century poetry reader ‒ serious but unpretentious, alert, intelligent and invariably interesting.
Agenda is a highly-regarded, long-established poetry journal. It contains poems by new, known and little-known poets which are a vital life force; essays, reviews, and it highlights two young Broadsheet poets in every journal (and in Broadsheets online, along with paintings). Anthology, Special, and International issues.
Ambit is a full colour 96 page quarterly which has been appearing since 1959 when it was founded by Dr. Martin Bax. Featuring poetry, fiction and contemporary art it publishes emerging poets alongside old friends. Editor: Briony Bax, Poetry Editor: Ralf Webb assisted by Ruby Silk, Imogen Cassels and Andrew Webb.
Butcher’s Dog is a biannual poetry magazine showcasing exciting new work by poets from all over the UK – with a special focus on the poetry and poets of the North. Every issue has a different combination of editors and each limited edition magazine is a beautiful object created with care and attention.
The Frogmore Papers
The Frogmore Papers were founded in Folkestone in 1983 and will publish their 90th edition in September. Edited by Jeremy Page, the Papers have published work by poets as varied as Brian Aldiss, Stewart Conn, Sophie Hannah, Tobias Hill, Helen Mort, Clare Pollard and Pauline Stainer, but remain receptive to new work from emerging writers.
The Interpreter's House
Now in its 22nd year, The Interpreter’s House has feature over 500 writers including John Siddique, Ian McMillan, Dan O’Brien, Alison Brackenbury, Jonathan Edwards, John McCauliffe, Rory Waterman, Penelope Shuttle, Bernard O’Donaghue, Vona Groarke and many poets whose work has been published for the first time.
Long Poem Magazine
Long Poem Magazine is the only magazine dedicated to publishing long poems and sequences. LPM, published twice a year, showcases the best of traditional and innovative new writing from established and emerging poets in the international community.
Our aim is to promote the very best in contemporary poetry. Every issue of Magma has a different editor, either members of our board or a prominent poet acting as a guest editor. It’s that fresh eye in each issue which gives Magma its unique variety.
Modern Poetry in Translation (MPT)
Founded 50 years ago by Ted Hughes and Daniel Weissbort, MPT publishes the best of world poetry in the best English languages translations. Published 3 times a year, each issue features a mix of poetry, features and reviews. Currently edited by poet and translator Sasha Dugdale.
A bi-annual magazine featuring contemporary poetry by new and established writers, a broad spectrum of book reviews, from mainstream publishers to smaller presses and critical articles, features and conversations with writers.
Oxford Poetry is over 100 years old. The magazine was started in 1910 by Oxford undergraduates and published by Basil Blackwell. Previous editors have included Aldous Huxley, Siegfried Sassoon, W.H. Auden, Louis MacNeice, Kingsley Amis, Geoffrey Hill, and John Fuller. In the 1980s, Mick Imlah, Nicholas Jenkins and Bernard O'Donoghue revived it as an outward-looking professional journal. In recent years, readers would have come across poems by Seamus Heaney, Andrew Motion, George Szirtes, Carol Ann Duffy, and Glyn Maxwell.
For four decades PN Review has been a place to discover new poems in English and in translation as well as interviews, news, essays, reviews and reports from around the world. Many poets begin their careers here; many re-start them in our pages.
Poetry London is an arts charity and leading international poetry magazine where acclaimed contemporary poets share pages with exciting new names. Published three times a year in February, May and September, each issue contains new poetry, incisive reviews and features.
The Poetry Review
Since it was founded in 1912, The Poetry Review has been home to the world’s best writing – by both internationally renowned and emerging poets, newcomers and Nobel Prize winners. Published quarterly, the magazine is produced and distributed by The Poetry Society and currently edited by Emily Berry.
Shearsman magazine was founded in 1981 and ran for two years before being folded into the London-based magazine Ninth Decade (later Tenth Decade), together with Oasis and Atlantic Review. The second series of Shearsman began in 1991, in a pamphlet format, and ran roughly quarterly until early 2005, when the format changed again to a half-yearly paperback book, each book being a double-issue of the magazine. The magazine's contents lean towards the more experimental end of the poetry spectrum but also always include more conservative writing.
Published once a year, Test Centre magazine brings together new poetry and fiction by a combination of writers previously published by Test Centre and new contributors. The magazine is risograph printed, A4 in format, stab-stapled, and features cover artwork by Test Centre collaborators.