Want your artwork to be featured on the next cover of Butcher's Dog? 


  • Cover art should accommodate the standard position of our logo (top right) and issue number (left or bottom right). 

  • Our wrap-around dust jackets are A4 wrapped around to A5 and printed on the highest-quality FSC-approved recycled paper.

  • Landscape orientated images work best (other images should be crop-friendly).

  • Good quality, lower resolution images should be sent via the portal at submission stage.

  • When we go to to print we require the highest resolution files possible. This should be at least 2480 pixels x 3508 pixels (a.k.a 210mm x 297mm) at 300dpi).

Deadline ongoing.
Click the hands below to enter the portal.


Please upload up to five images (.pdf,.png or jpgs preferable) along with a brief cover letter containing a link to your online portfolio, if you have one. This letter must:

  • Include a valid email address. This is how we contact you with an outcome. Please check this is right or we can't reply. 

  • Include your full name and postal address. 

  • Hellos and biographies are lovely. Be as brief or detailed as you like.

  • A list of titles of the artwork(s) you'd like us to consider.


The editors look forward to seeing your work and the successful artists will be informed during each Spring and Autumn publication window. We'll choose work which best speaks to the poems in the issue and of course, the artwork that looks the most striking on the bookshelf.


Look at our shop for past covers or buy a copy to get a sense of 'the feel' of our canny arts-poetry magazine. 

Newcastle, United Kingdom