We are OPEN for submissions to Issue 4.

open until 31st March 2023

We are open for poetry, flash fiction and artwork/photography

Submission Guidelines

Poetry: send us 1-5 of your unpublished poems (no more than 40 lines per poem) send your poems in the body of an email (don’t send as an attachment) along with a third person bio. You can include your twitter handle if you’ve got one.

Flash Fiction: up to 1,000 words in the body of an email that has not been published before. Each submission round we choose one piece for our flash fiction feature.

Artwork/Photography: Please send as .jpg images. This is the first time we are opening up for artwork/photography

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!

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. If you send work outside of the submission windows these may go unread so please not when submission windows are.