Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Online Poetry Mags

I have never been a huge fan of online Poetry Mags as some seem to have no editorial filtering whatsoever but recently there has been a spate of new mags or old mags going online with some poems worth reading.

Of course, the business model with little or no advertising possible and no subscription income, means no payment for the poets so bear that in mind.

And some embrace the multimedia posssibilities more enthusiastically and imaginatively than others. Why so few mp3s or videos?

Southword used to be a real, paper mag but now it's been online for a while (they never take my stuff so editorial filtering is questionable!) but I'm magnanimously including it as some of the poets and poems are worth a read.

Bare Hands Poetry, now on Issue 3, has poems from, among others, Peter Goulding here. Showcasing contemporary poetry and photography from around the world.

Burning Bush, a revival of a mag that used to be based in Galway, revived by Alan Jude Moore.  Patrick Chapman, Kevin Higgins, Nuala Ni Chonchuir, Dave Lordan, Sarah Maria Griffin etc. Hardly any women, I notice. Maybe they'll address that for the next issue. Maybe more women need to submit.

Horizon Review from Salt Publishing is very good, a mix of poetry and fiction and reviews.

Wordlegs  has poetry and flash fiction. This magazine emphasizes its relevance and youth whilst maintaining the literary tradition of Irish writers, please keep your submissions in line with this

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