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.

SOUTH 69 has now been published and sent out to subscribers and contributors. We hope you enjoy this latest edition. There will be an in-person and also a Zoom launch for SOUTH 69; see the Readings page for details.

Contributions for SOUTH 70 should arrive by 31st May.

In accordance with our aim of fitting in as many poems as possible, we are no longer accepting poems longer than 40 lines. We also ask all poets to check that their work meets all the Submission guidelines.

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

You can follow us on Facebook   X(Twitter) tag: @SOUTHpoetrymag

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 It features previously unpublished poems written in English.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, Dave Martin 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.