providing a showcase for the best

in contemporary British

and international poetry




Please follow these guidelines when submitting your work to Antiphon.

We are happy to read up to four poems that have not been published elsewhere (online workshopping is fine, but not publication in a magazine or blog. Please take note of this: we've rejected a number of submissions recently as they were already available on the web).  

We don't mind simultaneous submissions but would be grateful if you would let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere before we have got back to you. We aim to contact you within around 12 weeks, and often sooner. If we'd like to retain work for consideration for a later issue we will let you know.

Unless we specifically ask, please don't send further work immediately on rejection. Please wait at least until the next issue.

We're happy to consider all types of poetry but are looking for original, interesting work that is carefully crafted, with attention paid to sound, rhythm and image. We're friendly towards metrical and non-metrical work.

We now publish the magazine as a pdf, which can be downloaded and printed if readers wish. Readings of some of the poems can be found on our blog, If your work is accepted for publication we will offer you the chance to submit a recording.

We're afraid that we're running on a budget of pretty much no money at all and can't offer you payment for your work, just the satisfaction of seeing it snuggling up to equally exciting poems and reaching a wide audience of discerning readers.


Please submit through the Submittable link below.  This is an on-line submission manager - you need to create an account (just a username and password) - and can then upload a document.  We can't accept poems sent by email unless you are having a real problem with Submittable.

**Please upload all your poems (no more than four) in one document.  This is important!**  

**Please include a short third-person biography (no more than 150 words). **

Please read our earlier issues before submitting to get a feel for what we are publishing - we'd love to hear your opinions.  We don't really need statements of writing intent, photos of you, or explanations of your poems, but are always pleased to read your cover letters. By submitting you are confirming that you own the copyright of your submission and are happy for us to publish it online and in pdf format.

Submit to Antiphon poetry magazine


Copyright is retained by the authors.  All images copyright Rosemary Badcoe or Noel Williams. March 2015