Submissions Policy

Smokestack only publishes poetry; it does not publish fiction, short-stories, drama, non-fiction or books for children.

Smokestack is looking for MSS that are unconventional, unfashionable, radical or left-field; that attend to the common music of poetry, its patterns, echoes and rhythms; that are held together by some kind of intellectual or emotional 'argument'. Smokestack is not usually interested in first collections.

If you think the above describes your work and you have a manuscript of at least 45 pages, please send it to:

Smokestack Books,
1 Lake Terrace,
Grewelthorpe, Ripon,
HG4 3BU


enclosing a SAE and indicating which individual poems have already been published or broadcast.

Submissions by e-mail are not accepted.