Welcome to the submission portal for The Rialto Poetry Magazine.


You are very welcome to send your poems to be considered for publication.  Please send no more than six at a time. 

Poems should not have been published anywhere, in print or online.  

We have introduced a system of submission windows, the current one will run for approximately six weeks from September 11th 2018.

Ends on December 31, 2018£16.00 - 22.00
£16.00 - 22.00

Welcome to The Rialto’s Open Pamphlet Competition, judged by award-winning poet Richard Scott.

First prize: publication, a launch reading and up to £200 expenses.

Poets on the shortlist of 10 will each get a paragraph of feedback from Richard. The winner and 3 others will have a poem published in The Rialto. All shortlisted poets will have a poem published on our website.

Competition deadline: midnight on Wednesday 31 December 2018. We recommend you enter well before the deadline to avoid any technical problems arising from a last-minute rush!

Please read the competition rules before entering: see here.

We look forward to reading your 18-24 page pamphlet. Remember that entries must be anonymous. Please make sure that you haven’t put your name or contact details on any of the poem pages.

Click on ‘Submit’ to enter. Please put the title of your pamphlet in the title box; do not include your name. In the contact details box list your name, address, email, phone number.

Entry costs £22, or £16 if you are a Rialto subscriber. Payment must be in pounds sterling.

You will be asked for payment when you complete the process. You may pay by Paypal or credit card.

Non-subscribers may pay the subscribers’ rate if they take out a subscription when they enter the competition. A subscription costs £24 (£19 if you are on a low income) for 3 issues. You can subscribe here.

If you have any technical problems entering, please contact info@therialto.co.uk.

Welcome to The Rialto.  We are always looking for new poets and new poems.


You are very welcome to send your poems to be considered for publication.  Please send no more than six at a time.  Poems should not have been published anywhere, in print or online.  


We have introduced a system of submission windows, the current one will run for approximately six weeks from September 11th 2018.


Please put your poems into one Word document, RTF or PDF file.


The file name should include your name.  Start each poem on a new page, and put your name and email address on each page (in case we want to print a poem out).  You must include your postal address, phone number and email address with your Submittable submission, you may also include these in your cover letter.


It is a good idea to read The Rialto before sending any of your work and we’d be delighted if you’d subscribe.  http://www.therialto.co.uk/pages/


Any articles and reviews will be commissioned.


Thank you for sending us your poems.  




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