Note: The submissions window for Issue Nineteen is now closed. The next window is June 2018.
- Only submit in the submission months – poems sent outside this time will not be kept
- We do not accept simultaneous submissions
- We do not publish the same poet/s in consecutive issues
- Two poems maximum per issue
- There must be at least 75 lines of poetry (but no book length poems)
- Poems must be unpublished – although we will take an entire sequence where parts have been previously published
- Put your name and poem title on each page of your document and save in your own name + title, for example ‘Joe Bloggs Happy Days.doc’ and NOT longpoem.doc or submission.doc
- Send your submissions to email@example.com in Word .doc or .docx files. We do not accept paper submissions or submissions sent in the body of an email.
We recommend that you read the magazine before submitting.
The spirit of ‘long’ is probably more important than length – by which we don’t mean it doesn’t have to be long – but it also needs substance.
The long poem is as much a space in which to flex one’s muscles, grapple with problems, identify weaknesses, as it is to mine rich seams, give sway to obsessions and vent to narrative.
– Mimi Khalvati
Ask – is your poem ambitious – does it have a ‘big’ heart?
The editors read all submissions.
One essay on aspects of the long poem is featured in each issue of the magazine.
We welcome proposals for essays.
Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
We also publish book reviews which are exclusive to our website.
Books predominantly featuring long poems or sequences will be considered for review.
Post books to LPM, 20 Spencer Rise, London NW5 1AP.