Submissions are currently Closed


Our last call opened on May 1st 2019. We accepted poems throughout the month. Thank you to everyone who sent us their work! We received over 5000 poems.  Jo Clement and Ian Humphreys have now edited Issue 12 and it is currently being printed.


Each year we open calls for the Spring issue at the beginning of January and for the Autumn issue in late May. Calls open for one month only. We do not accept submissions made outside the open call cycle.  Ever. Publication schedules can inevitably slide according to how many poems we receive.


Haven’t read Butcher’s Dog before? We strongly recommend that you read a few issues of any publication that you plan to submit your work to. If you like what you read then the chances are we’ll like your poems too. Check out our Shop or Subscribe via the links above and we’ll love you forever, like the loyal 'ole Dogs we are.


These pages will next update when the call for Issue 13 opens.

Newcastle, United Kingdom