Do you accept submissions that have been published before?
We only accept submissions that have not been published anywhere else, that includes online and on your social media.
Does the line number maximum include title and line spaces?
The maximum line number is 40 - this does not include titles - blank lines, epigraphs and footnotes
if i upload something in error what do i do?
Withdraw the submission and start again
If My SUbmission misses the deadline will it be considered for the next issue?
Please submit to the next issue if you wish
How do i demonstrate i am a new phase poet
This should be made clear in your bio
I live outside the UK can I still submit
Yes, we welcome poems from all over the world
I am having problems USING DUOSUMA what shalL I do?
If you have problems
- Try this link and watch the step by step video on the submissions page
- If all else fails contact us
how do i upload images?
Insert them in a word-compatible document and submit them with your bio and contact details and email them to us
For Issue 6 - Do submitted sonnets have to have a rhyme scheme and be in iambic pentameter and have a turn?
We refer you to Don Paterson's introduction to 101 Sonnets - '...what constitutes the true sonnet' 'no one can agree on anything but the fact that it has fourteen lines' AND ' every really good sonnet seems to ignore at least one of the so-called rules governing the form'
FOR ISSue 6 Does Blank verse count as a form?
We consider blank verse to be a style rather than a form. A sonnet form for example in blank verse is fine, successive lines of iambic pentameter not contained in a fixed form is not what we are looking for in this isse.