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Poetry Submissions are currently closed.

With our online magazine, SPAM aims to publish exciting poetry that speaks to the post-internet generation. Our tastes are varied, but for an idea of what we publish you can peruse our back catalogue of zines, anthologies and pamphlets, or check out our post-internet scrapbook here. We welcome any type of content that may be deemed 'poetic' in the 21st century. Simultaneous submissions are perfectly fine, as long as you inform us if your work has been accepted elsewhere. We don't do bios, but feel free to tell us a bit about yourself in a cover letter.

→  Please submit up to three A4 pages of poems as a .doc and PDF document (or any suitable format for video/audio/cross-media submissions).

→   We now accept submissions within limited reading periods throughout the year. If we have not responded to your submission within two months, you can assume the work was not right for us at this time and are free to submit elsewhere. You are also free to submit (new) work when submissions reopen for future issues.

→   Please do not submit work outside of the reading period.

→   If we publish you, please wait at least 2 more issues before sending us work again; this is to ensure a diversity of authors. 

→ Send your work to spamzine.editors [at] gmail.com, with 'Online Magazine Submission' within the subject.

N.B. We are especially interested in submissions from writers of colour, disabled writers, queer & neurodivergent voices.

Essay submissions are currently open.

We are interested in publishing critical essays, personal essays, “”“essays”“”, and experimental prose focused on current cultural artefacts. We take pride in calling ourselves a ‘post-internet’ endeavour, so please consider this when submitting; we would like to read pieces that are - or engage with - the contemporary. Word counts, scope and form of approach can be flexible.

→ To submit a piece for online publication, a proposal, to pitch an idea, or for general info, email  kirsty.spamzine [at] gmail.com

Review submissions are currently open.

We welcome reviews of any recently-published poetry/poetic publications, nonfiction books and, on occasion, experimental fiction whose style and ethos is aligned with that our readership and publications. Get in touch if you'd like to submit or pitch a review and/or interview. If you'd like to become a regular contributor, please send a sample of previous critical work.

SPAM Cuts submissions are currently open.
Submissions for our SPAM Cuts (single-poem reviews between 350-1200 words) are always welcome, as long as the poem (interpret 'poem' as you like) reviewed is freely available to read online and published, ideally, in the last six months.

→ To submit a review or for any information, email editors.spamzine [at] gmail.com

→ To submit a SPAM Cut, email alice.spamzine [at] gmail.com

Print submissions are currently closed.

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SPAM is a non-profit, community interest company / DIY operation.

Please note, at present we are unable to pay for website contributions.

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