We are back open for submissions.

Submissions open 6th March 2022 – 6th May 2022

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send us 1-5 of your unpublished poems (no more than 40 lines per poem)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

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.