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  The Wolf magazine was founded in April 2002 by James Byrne and Nicholas Cobic with a clear emphasis on publishing emerging new poets alongside more established writers. It is now published three times a year and edited by James Byrne .

Since January 2008, The Wolf has benefited from Arts Council funding. Since receiving its grant the magazine has increased its content by a third and is perfect bound.

The formative years of The Wolf quickly established the magazine as a leading independent poetry magazine in the UK. As Bloodaxe editor Neil Astley remarked during a lecture for Stanza: ‘The next [poetry magazine] to watch will be The Wolf, which has a young editorial team who aren't afraid to ruffle a few feathers.’

Since 2002, over 350 poets have been published in The Wolf, from all continents of the world. Recent authors published include Saadi Youssef, Penelope Shuttle, John Kinsella, Peter Redgrove and CD Wright. The Wolf publishes international translations, and commissions critical prose, book reviews and interviews with leading contemporary poets, which are frequently mentioned as distinguishing characteristics of the magazine. The poetry, however, comes purely through work submitted. There is no 'friends pile' or special treatment with regard to the consideration of any poet or poem.

Anyone is welcome to submit poetry or critical work, at any time. Depending on quantities of submissions, you can expect an email reply within six months of your submission. If, for any reason, you do not receive a reply in this time, please send a query to our main email address: [email protected]

Renowned for its auspicious launches, once a year, The Wolf also embarks on a poetry tour. Recent tour cities have included Paris (Shakespeare and Company Bookshop), London, Manchester, Glasgow and Wales.

The Wolf encourages both email and postal submissions and has a purchase & subscriptions facility that can accommodates using PayPal (recommended for international subscribers) or the sending of individual cheques. The Wolf, like most poetry magazines, relies on subscriptions in order to survive.

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Note: If you require a back issue of The Wolf please specify which issue you require. There are no issues of the magazines available before issue 12 and limited copies available of Wolfs 12-18.

Outlets that stock The Wolf

20 Trinity St


The Winding Stair
40, Ormond Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland


Scottish Poetry Library
5 Crichton's Close, Canongate

113-119 Charing Cross Rd

London Review of Books bookshop

14 Bury Place

Poetry Library

Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank

West End Lane Books

West End Lane, West Hampstead

Cornerhouse Books
70 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH


Shakespeare and Company
37 rue de la Bûcherie


1854 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

New York
St Marks Books
31, Third Avenue, New York, NY 10003

San Francisco

City Lights Bookstore
261 Columbus Avenue (between Pacific Avenue and Broadway Street), CA 94133

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Please send submissions to the following email address:
[email protected]

Please submit no more than 5 poems.

We accept any poetry of various styles or theme. But it's advisible to read a few issues of the magazine to see what gets in. The editor prefers poems to hold a modernist aesthetic over the postmodern. Experimental over mainstream. Serious over light verse. It's worth seeing how this fits in with recent publications of The Wolf.

Additionally The Wolf welcomes critical prose. Feel free to submit work on any poetry subject (again it maybe worth reading what kind of poetry criticism we tend to print before submitting. (approx. 2,000-3,000 words) or a review of a poetry book (1,000-1,500 words). It is advisable to make critical work for the attention of our reviews editor, Sandeep Parmar.

We welcome original artwork or photography. In each issue of The Wolf there is an Artist in Residence. We tend to print 6-8 page/half-page examples of artwork, so please send a healthy range of work. Individual pieces of artwork/photography will not be published.

A complimentary copy of The Wolf is available to each author published in the magazine.


James Byrne

Reviews editors
Kim Howey and Sandeep Parmar

Advisory panel
Alfred Corn, Carolyn Forché, John Kinsella and Robert Minhinnick

International Translation Advisors
Paschalis Nikolaou and Stephen Watts

Lara Shuttle

Jon Currie

Email:     [email protected]

Website: www.wolfmagazine.co.uk