Poetry Submissions

POETRY SUBMISSIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED – though we are always open to book reviews and ideas for books to be reviewed or proposals for critical writing, especially longer-form critical writing.

We will issue call-outs for poetry submissions (sometimes for work which fits a particular theme, or which responds to a specific issue or event) in the course of the year. Unsolicited submissions (that are not in response to a call-out or commission) will not be read. Call-outs will be issued via our social media channels on Instagram and Twitter – so, please keep an eye on those. 

We regret that we are presently unable to offer payment to contributors for their work because the GRB generates no income and receives no financial support. This is not a sustainable position over the long, or even the medium-term, and we are working to change this.

We are happy to receive information from publishers (via email only), on forthcoming books and offers of review copies. That said, our pool of contributors is finite, and we are dependent on their voluntary labour to produce reviews. So, please be aware that we are sometimes unable to source reviews of unsolicited new books.


You can contact us at glasgowreview [at] gmail [dot] com or find us on Instagram and Twitter: @GlasgowRevBooks


In line with our Vision and Values, we will be looking for quality writing from across the spectrum of poetic styles and practices. We aim to respond to submissions (when open) within 6 weeks.

Submissions should consist of a maximum of three poems that, when taken together, add up to less than one hundred lines. We accept simultaneous submissions but request that you inform us if your work is accepted elsewhere.

In line with our Creative Commons license, the poet retains copyright to their work but we would request that the poet cite the Glasgow Review of Books as the site of first publication.

Please email your work as attachments (Word or PDF) to glasgowreview [at] gmail [.] com, writing “Poetry Submission” in the subject line.