Should you want to send us your work for consideration, here's how to do it.

We are always looking for new poets and new poems.

When our submission window is open you are very welcome to send your poems to be considered for publication.

Please send no more than six poems at a time, please put all poems into one document.

Poems should not have been published anywhere, in print or online.


Online submissions

The submission window for Rialto 96, edited by Degna Stone, is now closed.

A massive thank you to all the poets who’ve sent in their work.

We received so many submissions that we reached our quota on Submittable and had to switch over to email submissions (300 submissions were emailed in the last three days of the window being open!).

Degna has been steadily reading through all your submissions since the window opened back in February and is hoping to complete the editorial process by mid-April.

To read about this issue please visit Degna’s blog here.

Subscribing to The Rialto

If you’re already a subscriber then many thanks for the support as we cannot survive without you!

If you don’t yet subscribe, or you have let this lapse, please do consider it carefully. It’s just £24.00 for an annual UK subscription (£19 for people living in the UK on a low income).  For everyone overseas it’s £36 (£24 plus £12 shipping charge).

You can subscribe by clicking here

Nature and Place Poetry competition submissions 2021

The Submittable portal for the competition is closed.


Other information

A large number of poems arrive every week. We aim to reply to you within three months, though it may take longer especially if we are considering your poems for the magazine. The editor usually announces which month’s intake he is reading in our online Newsletter.

We don’t, at least for the time being, have a problem with you sending your poems to other magazines while you wait to hear from The Rialto. If someone else accepts a poem of yours while it’s also out with us, please withdraw it by emailing info@therialto.co.uk.

Please note: email submissions of poems will not be accepted nor will links to work via Social Media.

We currently pay £20 per poem on publication.

It is a good idea to read The Rialto before sending any of your work. You would, of course, delight us by becoming a subscriber.

For the time being articles and reviews will be commissioned. Thank you for sending us your poems.