Call-out for poems

Send us your wee gems – your poems – for Issue 6 of The Poets’ Republic. We’re inviting submissions from April 1st to the end of May. This edition of the magazine will be launched at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on August 24th and 25th with four readings/shows, under the banner of The Poets’ Republic – Unleashed, at the Scottish Poetry Library. All poets included in the magazine will be invited to read, and there’ll also be big open mic slots – so come along, please, buy a copy of Issue 6 newly inked off the press, and make your voices heard.
We’re delighted to confirm the renowned Scottish poet Hugh McMillan as our guest editor for Issue 6. Hugh will be making the final selection of poems, which can be on any subject, and in any style, although we favour poems that are public-spirited, non-conformist, and deftly crafted. Warmth, wit and insight into this big, bad beautiful world we all inhabit rarely go amiss.
Please abide by the following submissions guidelines (which are essential to minimising admin), otherwise you risk your work being rejected outright.
* Send up to three poems (no more) in a single word.doc attachment. We tend to publish only one poem per poet, but we like to see a cross-section of work.
* Poems should be no more than 40 lines each and previously unpublished.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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