Magma is distinct from other poetry magazines because each issue has a different editor. The editorship circulates among the group that runs the magazine, with an occasional guest editor.
Each editor brings his or her particular interests to bear, resulting in poems and emphases that no one else in the group could have predicted.
The group is united by its commitment to the best in contemporary poetry, whether from new or little-known poets or the more established. We look for poems which give a direct sense of what it is to live today – honest about feelings, alert about the world, sometimes funny,
always well crafted.
Magma includes reviews of current publications and thought-provoking prose. The views expressed are those of the individual authors. Magma seeks to be a forum for debate, not to present a single Magma view.
We publish three times a year in spring, summer and winter,
with a selection of poems and articles on our website.
About the editors:
Leo Boix is a Latinx bilingual poet, translator and journalist who lives and works in the UK. His debut English collection will be out in 2021 with Chatto &
Dr Nathalie Teitler HonFRSL has worked promoting diversity, innovation and quality in British arts for 30 years. She is director of The Complete Works Poetry and co-editor of Nuevo Sol, the first major anthology of British LatinX writers
(flipped eye publishing).
Magma 77 (Summer 2020) is edited by Selina Rodrigues, Christine Webb and Gboyega Odubanjo. The theme is Act Your Age. Contributions are now closed.
Magma 78 (Autumn 2020) is edited by David Floyd and Alice Willitts. The theme is Collaborations. Contributions are now closed.
We are grateful to Arts Council England for funding.
To buy Magma
Please use the order form at the back of the issue or buy online at www.magmapoetry.com/buy-magma Available in selected bookshops and in digital version through Exact Editions – www.magmapoetry.com/digital.
Contributing to Magma
You are welcome to send us up to four unpublished poems by Submittable or, if you live in the UK, by post to Magma Poetry, 23 Pine Walk, Carshalton, SM5 4ES. We regret we cannot accept more than one submission per issue.
Submissions by Submittable are acknowledged on receipt, postal submissions when a decision has been made. We aim to notify submitters of decisions within a month of an issue’s submission window closing. Poems are considered for one issue only.
Please send review copies to our Reviews Editor, Rob A Mackenzie, 30 Lochend Road, Leith, EH6 8BS.
Other correspondence and enquiries to email@example.com or our postal address above.
Our website includes selections of poems and articles in Magma and details of how to submit, subscribe and order back copies.
Magma Poetry is a registered charity number 1141075