The Lake
The Lake

The Lake





Submit up to five poems within the body of an email or attach one Word document with Poetry Submission in the Subject line. Please also include a short third person biography (50 words max.). If you have a publication or personal web site then you can also include a link to the site. I will respond to all submissions within two to three weeks. If after that time you haven't heard from me let me know via email.


Previously published poems will be considered providing you retain copyright and that they were published at least one year prior to submitting. Please also provide the place and date of publication. I'm also happy to receive simultaneous submissions but please let me know if your work is accepted elsewhere. If your work is not accepted please allow at least two months before resubmitting. If your work has been accepted please allow three months from the date of publication before resubmitting again. Those strictures aside, The Lake will consider all forms of poetry.


Before submitting your poems please read the current issue or trawl though the archive to get some idea of what the editor is looking for.


For further information on submissions please click here


Follow this link to read advice on what you need to know about publishing in online lit mags: here


Authors retain full copyright.


The Lake is run on a super-low budget out of my bank account so cannot pay for publication of your work. If I'm feeling particularly generous I might send someone a box of chocolates now and then. If. Or I might provide a link to one of those cute kitten videos that are so popular on Facebook these days. On second thoughts...


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*The next issue will be published in May*


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It's not easy getting a book or pamphlet accepted for review these days. So in addition to the regular review section, the One Poem Review feature will allow more poets' to reach a wider audience - one poem featured from a new book/pamphlet along with a cover JPG and a link to the publisher's website. Contact the editor if you have released a book/pamphlet in the last twelve months or expect to have one published.

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