We are currently closed for submissions – keep an eye on this page and on Twitter to find out when our submission window opens up again

Please send us your poetry! rough diamond is about giving poets voices without thinking about particular styles or subjects – we are simply looking for the best poetry for our journal. We want poems from everywhere and about absolutely anything – please just make sure they’re written in English. We aren’t charging submission fees and are not able to pay contributors but we hope to expose, encourage and excite!

send us 1-5 of your unpublished poems (no more than 40 lines per poem)

send your poems in the body of an email along with a quick cover letter and third person bio. You can include your twitter handle if you’ve got one.

put in the subject line – poetry submission (number of poems)

simultaneous submissions ENCOURAGED! We know the feeling too 🙂 Just please let us know if your poems are picked up elsewhere.

send your work to

AND…follow us on Twitter @PoetryRough

NOTE – we would love you to tell us about your publishing credentials in your third person bio but regardless of anybody’s publishing history (or not) this will in no way reflect whose work is selected. We’re looking for what we like and that’s it!

We aim to respond to all poets in 8 weeks of your submission, we will try our best to get to you sooner. Depending on what we’re doing you could get a response the same day! If you haven’t heard from us after the 8 week mark please feel free to query.

Please understand that if your work is not chosen then this will mainly just be down to our tastes – it is not a reflection on you. We will not enter into any conversation surrounding this.