Scotland's sharpest poetry magazine

Submissions are invited from October 6 to November 5 for Issue 10 of The Poets' Republic, which will be published in early December.  This new issue of the magazine will affirm the importance of internationalism in poetry, so we favour poems that reflect its themes.

This edition of magazine will be a 'double A-side' with a selected poem on the front and back covers. We are inviting sonnet contributions in particular – regular or irregular, 14 lines – and will make a payment of £30 each for the two poems chosen. We're looking for high-impact poems (although subtle effectiveness never goes amiss).

The usual guidelines for the magazine are as follows (please abide by them as they are essential to minimising admin):

* Please do not submit poems for Issue 10 if your work appeared in Issue 9 (Gaelic submissions exempted).
* Send up to three poems (no more) in a single word.doc attachment. 
* Poems should be no more than 40 lines each and previously unpublished. They should be set in 10 or 11 point; no fancy fonts or illustrations, please.
* Your e-mail should include a cover note including the titles of your poems, your address and a brief biography (up to 25 words) written in the third person.
* We rarely enter into critical correspondence about submissions, and try to keep it friendly, but please note the editors’ decisions are final.
* We welcome poems in English, Scots and Gaelic. As a socialist magazine, The Poets’ Republic is committed to equality and encourages submissions from all under-represented sections of society.
* Poems in English and Scots should be e-mailed to
* Poems in Gaelic should be sent to

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