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Ambit Magazine, have you read it?

Posted in Get Published!, Poetry with tags , , , on August 13, 2009 by sassysezzy

There are so many poetry publications, the Poetry Writers Yearbook(PWY) is full of them, so which one should you subscribe to and spend your hard earned money on?  Ambit caught my eye because PWY 2008 lists Carol Ann Duffy as one of its editors, so I reasoned that this must be a highly regarded quarterly.  I wasn’t disappointed when it plopped through the letter box.  My first impression was that it felt like a quality publication, the cover had a nice thick texture to it, the font and layout has clearly been properly designed, it wasn’t flimsy.  It’s not just poetry, there are equal quantities of literature and lots of black and white illustrations throughout.  I’m half way through it and was gripped from the first page by Fred Voss’s ‘Shakespeare Worked Here’ and mesmerised by the tragic Bernadette in Satyendra Srivastava’s ‘The Dinner in the Dog’.  I’m looking forward to reading the rest and certainly consider it a magazine to aspire to be published in.


The Mental Virus Arts Magazine

Posted in Get Published!, Poetry with tags , on August 12, 2009 by sassysezzy

Mental Virus Cover

Check out the North West based ‘The Mental Virus’ magazine.  They state on Facebook  that ‘The Mental Virus is an arts magazine published infrequently featuring poetry, fiction, travel blogs, photography, art and curious articles such as charity shop reviews.’  To download issues, see front covers or learn of events check out their website, or keep informed by becoming a member of their group on Facebook.

The Mental Virus on Facebook

Where should you publish your poetry?

Posted in Get Published!, Poetry with tags , , on August 10, 2009 by sassysezzy

If, like me, you are always on the lookout for places to publish your poetry, you should check out  It is a respected site which publishes quality poetry.  I first learnt about it reading the 2008 Poetry Writers’ Yearbook.  They say on their site:

“It exists to provide a platform where all kinds of creative innovations can be published.

Interpoetry’s aim is to provide a space where new creative writers and artists can be seen next to more successful, established ones. “

An internet publication has a few advantages over a print version.  Not only is it free but you have instant access to past issues.  You can get a real flavour of the site before submitting your own work.

Check it out and please leave me a comment.