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SOUTH Poetry Magazine

SOUTH poetry magazine has earned a special place on the poetry scene. It pioneered a unique system of selection aimed at giving all poets the best possible chance of getting published. Some earlier issues can be seen online at the Poetry Library website.

Why not give yourself (or a friend) the perfect Christmas present of a subscription to SOUTH at current prices? It’s a good time to do this as increases in postal and production costs mean that ordinary subscriptions to SOUTH will be rising from June 1 2023. Visit the Subscribe page.

The deadline for submissions to SOUTH 67 is 30th November 2022. Submissions remain free of charge at present. Please give plenty of time for your poems to arrive as the postal service can be erratic.

Our postal address is: SOUTH poetry magazine, PO Box 9338, WIMBORNE, BH21 9JA

SOUTH is published twice yearly. It features previously unpublished poems written in English.

Poems are chosen by a selection panel, which changes for each issue. The poets' names are withheld from the panel, to give all poets a fair chance of being published. Around 60 poems are chosen for each issue.

SOUTH features a specially written profile of a well-published poet, accompanied by a generous selection of poems. Book reviews and information for subscribers also appear in each issue. SOUTH encourages the poets it publishes to get to know each other by inviting them to take part in public readings that launch each issue.

SOUTH is run by a management team. The current team is: Anne Peterson, Penny Dale, Pauline Howard, Peter Keeble and Chrissie Williams.

Members of the management team are willing to give talks on all aspects of publishing SOUTH which they can combine with a poetry reading. Contact us if you would like us to visit your group - no fee is asked, except covering our travel costs.