Advertising in The Poetry Review

The Poetry Review, the magazine of the Poetry Society since 1912, remains the touchstone of contemporary poetry – the place to read the best work by established and emerging poets, newcomers alongside Nobel prizewinners.

With 144 pages of new poems, original essays and wide-ranging reviews and comment, The Poetry Review is indispensable reading for approximately 15,000 readers worldwide – and the new digital issue extends our readership even more widely. Subscribers include an international audience of poets, writers and poetry enthusiasts, as well as schools, colleges and universities, writing groups and libraries. As an advertiser, you’ll be glad to know that The Poetry Review reaches a larger audience than any other UK poetry magazine.

For further details or to book an advert, contact Ben Rogers at [email protected]

The Poetry Review
The Poetry Society
22 Betterton Street
London WC2H 9BX
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 020 7420 9880

Please note that The Poetry Society team is still working from home and that we only have access to one phone line currently. Please email us where possible. Our apologies for any delays and difficulties.

Advertisement rates 

Prices, display advertising – prices effective 1 April 2022

Full page: £660 colour / £470 mono
Half page: £435 colour / £335 mono
Quarter page: £235 mono only
5% discount on series bookings. All rates shown exclude VAT. Inside back cover available upon request: email [email protected] for more information.


Loose inserts £700 excluding VAT into 5,000+ copies up to 12gms; additional weight may be accommodated, prices on request. Part insert bookings also available on request.

Advertisement schedule & specifications

Artwork/copy deadlines for 2022/23
Space in each issue of the journal is limited so early booking is advised in good time prior to the artwork deadlines

Issue           Artwork/copy           Publication
Summer       27 May                             23 June
Autumn        26 August                       22 September
Winter          16 November                 14 December*
Spring           early March                   TBC late March**

* for delivery by Christmas
** to coincide with announcement of National Poetry Competition winners

Technical specification

Ad dimensions, full page:
238mm deep x 157mm wide (trim size) 
244mm deep x 163mm wide (full bleed, must inc 3mm bleed on all sides)
190mm deep x 107mm wide (with border)

Ad dimensions, half page:
91mm deep x 107mm wide

Ad dimensions, quarter page:
91mm deep x 50mm wide (portrait)
42mm deep x 107mm wide (landscape)

Please send copy by email as a print-ready PDF. All quarter page display ad copy must be supplied in greyscale. Half pages or full pages may be in colour when arranged. Fonts must be embedded within the PDF. A high-resolution jpeg is also acceptable. All files should be 300dpi at 100% ad dimensions. Full page adverts should be supplied with crop marks and 3mm bleed on all four sides.

Line ads in Poetry News

£1 per word (excluding VAT). Maximum length 100 words. Minimum booking £20 (ex VAT). Advertisements will be typeset by The Poetry Society. 5% discount on series bookings.

For further details or to book an advert, contact Ben Rogers at [email protected]

Poetry News
The Poetry Society
22 Betterton Street
London WC2H 9BX
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 020 7420 9886

Digital promotion through Members’ e-bulletins

Reach The Poetry Society’s cultured and engaged audience by promoting your activity through its digital bulletins. Each month, The Poetry Society sends a digital bulletin to all its Members, and you can reach them by having your activity listed in the ‘events, opportunities and news’ section. A basic listing allows you up to 50 words and a weblink. An enhanced listing allows you up to 80 words with an image and a weblink. Content may be edited to fit the house style, and must be relevant to the interests of The Poetry Society’s Membership.  

Basic listing per bulletin: £50

Enhanced listing per bulletin: £75

Discounts are available for series bookings.

Please contact Ben Rogers at [email protected] to discuss promotion through Members’ bulletins