Butcher's Dog is a bi-annual poetry magazine founded and published in North East England.

From 2021 we also publish themed anthologies. Get your hands on our first, Wagtail.

Independent and egalitarian, we print outstanding poems by diverse writers with distinctive voices from across the UK and ROI.

Issue 15 Cover Art COWRIE SHELLS & NAILS
by Shannon Bono © 2020,


  • Submissions to issue 16 are closed. Poems are currently being read with final outcomes confirmed by Christmas.

  • Non-fiction submissions to our brand new Butcher's Blog The Dog House Review are open year-round. Check it out!

  • The Spring call for submissions - issue 17 - opens January 1st 2022.


From the 1st July 2021, we sadly cannot accept orders from readers in the European Union. This is due to the UK's departure from the EU and VAT regulations that confer additional costs to the business and our readers. We're very sorry that we cannot presently sustain these costs or serve EU customers and hope the situation will change soon.